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8:33 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Train crash claims one life in Evans

Authorities say a motorist whose vehicle was hit by a train at a town of Evans railroad crossing has died.

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Local
1:45 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Fourth female staffer alleges sexual harassment by Gabryszak

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak is facing numerous sexual harassment allegations.
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A fourth woman has now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak.

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Local
9:17 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Flooding, power outages remain from weekend ice storm

Ice coated trees in Niagara County Sunday.
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A strange mix of warm weather and freezing rain has left much of the region scrambling this morning. More than 8,000 NYSEG and National Grid customers are without power, with much of that focused in Niagara and Orleans Counties.

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Local
9:16 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Assemblyman Gabryszak facing sexual harassment allegations

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak faces sexual harassment allegations.
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Cheektowaga Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak has been accused of sexual harassment by a group of former female staff members.

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Buffalo Bills
9:08 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Higgins says NFL blackouts unfair to Bills fans

Congressman Brian Higgins
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The Buffalo Bills will play their last home game of the season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.  But if you don't have a ticket, you won't be able to see it.  The game will be blacked out on local television after failing to sell out. 

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Business
12:31 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Crosby tapped as First Niagara President and CEO

Gary M. Crosby

A man who oversaw a five-year revamp of the Buffalo Public Schools' operations and finances is the new President and Chief Executive Officer at First Niagara Financial Group.

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Local
10:30 am
Thu December 19, 2013

UB student killed in morning car accident

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Officials at the University at Buffalo say an international student who was planning to fly home to Taiwan on Thursday has been killed in a one-car accident.

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Local
11:48 am
Tue December 17, 2013

New snowfall makes for slow driving across metro Buffalo

Buffalo snow plow heads up Tupper at Franklin Street during the Tuesday morning commute in Downtown Buffalo.
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It was a rough trek into work for commuters in the Buffalo Niagara region Tuesday morning.  Overnight snowfall coated the roads with another layer of new snow, making driving hazardous.

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Local
12:14 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

City snow plow driver in court on DWI charge

Buffalo snow plow
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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

A City of Buffalo snow plow driver was arraigned Monday after being arrested early Sunday morning and charged with DWI.

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Local
10:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Conversion plan expected to save Dunkirk plant

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A holiday celebration of sorts began Sunday in Dunkirk as Governor Cuomo announced a plan that assures the future of the NRG power plant.

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Legal
9:25 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Frosty grip: Winter Weather Advisory

Crews clearing sidewalks from snow and ice Friday morning on Parkside & Amherst Street near the Buffalo Zoo.
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There's a winter weather advisory across the Western New York Region. 

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Local
4:24 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Heavy snow making travel treacherous

A strong lake-effect storm is dumping snow on communities south of Buffalo and wreaking havoc on travel in the region.

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Local
2:10 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Heavy snow to cause difficult travel conditions

A significant amount of lake-effect snow will start to blanket parts of Western New York Tuesday, in a storm that could last until the early morning hours of Thursday.

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Local
1:18 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Five CSX cars derail in Cheektowaga

Five tank cars filled with crude oil bound from Chicago to Philadelphia derailed Tuesday morning on the tracks along Broadway near Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.

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Local
1:17 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Car collides with Metro bus, injuring many

NFTA logo
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

An accident involving a car and an NFTA Metro bus in Buffalo Tuesday morning resulted in several minor injuries.

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Crime
5:02 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Jury finds teenager guilty of murder in death of toddler

A 16-year-old defendant who admitted to killing a nearly two-year-old toddler last March has been convicted by a jury of second-degree murder.

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Local
3:21 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Authorities investigating deaths of two inmates at Attica prison

Two inmates died Thursday at Attica prison.
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State authorities are investigating the deaths of two inmates Thursday at the Attica Correctional Facility.

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Education
2:22 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Education forum with King Thursday in Buffalo at WNED/WBFO

Bob Bennett and John King will both participate in next Thursday's forum.
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Details have been released about an education forum in Buffalo with State Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennett.

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Local
4:10 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Accused Buddy Nix phone pranksters given deal

Former Bills GM Buddy Nix was the target of a phone prank last spring.
Credit File photo

The federal government has reached a resolution with the two Massachusetts men accused of intercepting, recording, and selling a private phone call involving former Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix.

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Local
11:35 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Police investigating two shooting deaths

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Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help as they investigate two separate shooting deaths from Saturday morning. 

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Local
9:02 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Digital realities threaten Market Arcade

The marquees of its many movie houses once lit the nighttime sky in downtown Buffalo. Now, the downtown scene may soon be without any movie theaters.

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Local
11:56 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Security addressed, 14,000 run Turkey Trot without incident

The deadly bombings at this year's Boston Marathon likely changed forever the way organizers plan for large running events. With security concerns addressed, the 118th Buffalo Turkey Trot provided another memorable experience to thousands. 

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Local
9:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Orleans County pastor arrested on sexual abuse charges

Rev. Roy Harriger Sr, 70, is accused of numerous sexual abuse crimes.
Credit New York State Police

State Police have arrested a Middleport pastor and charged him with a series of felony sexual charges, including incest.

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Local
9:27 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Sheriff's deputy who chaired West Seneca Democrats killed in car crash

An Erie County sheriff's deputy was killed early Wednesday morning in a two-car crash in West Seneca.

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Local
10:55 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Local food banks to benefit from increase in emergency assistance

Thanksgiving dinner.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Several local food banks will benefit from an emergency food assistance grant. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the $4.5 million increase this week.

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Local
2:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Buffalo’s RiverBend to be site of two new clean-energy research companies

A model of the RiverBend project
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $225 million state investment to create a new campus center of clean-energy on a former brownfield site in Buffalo.

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Developing
10:10 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Funeral arrangements announced for trooper killed in training accident

Trooper Ross M. Riley.
Credit Photo from NYS Police website

UPDATE:  Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a state trooper who died in a training exercise Wednesday.

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Local
5:27 am
Thu November 21, 2013

State investment targets 850 new local jobs

Governor Cuomo will be in Buffalo this morning to announce that a pair of California companies are coming to the city as part of a project that will create 850 jobs.

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Crime
11:56 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Man arrested, charged with 1979 murder of his wife

An arrest has been made in a 34-year-old cold case murder in Lackawanna.

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Business
12:37 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

ECIDA grants tax breaks to Delaware North HQ

An artist rendering of the proposed complex
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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of sales tax abatements for planned new corporate headquarters for Delaware North Companies.

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