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Crime
1:17 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Police say Hertel business owner was likely targeted

Police say Kevin Hogue was likely targeted at his Hertel Avenue business on Wednesday.
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Buffalo Police have identified the victim of Wednesday's fatal shooting on Hertel Avenue. 

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Crime
3:43 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Alert issued for couple attempting to lure teens

Authorities are looking for this Lexus in relation to multiple incidents of its occupants allegedly trying to lure teenagers.
Credit Buffalo Police

Buffalo Police are investigating recent incidents in which a couple tried to lure teenagers into their car, a white or tan four-door Lexus.

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Politics
6:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Gubernatorial debate in Buffalo set for October 22

The debate will be held at the WNED|WBFO building on October 22.
Credit Eileen Elibol

Four candidates for New York governor will face off in a debate in Buffalo on Wednesday, October 22. 

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Politics
5:36 am
Wed October 8, 2014

McCarthy sifts through complex 60th Senate race

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy
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Some local labor groups are supporting Senator Mark Grisanti as he continues to campaign on the Independence Party line in the battle to retain his seat in the 60th District. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy breaks down the challenges facing Grisanti's reelection bid in his weekly conversation on WBFO's Morning Edition.

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Crime
3:20 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Woman charged in fatal Hamburg hit-and-run

Hamburg Police have made an arrest in the case of a July hit-and-run on Big Tree Road that took a life.

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Man charged in Grant Street fires
6:29 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Riverside man charged in Grant Street fires

Surveillance video image used to help identify Allister M. Bouvart
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City of Buffalo Fire Marshals are charging a Riverside man in connection with the series of fires set along Grant Street, early Thursday morning.

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Crime
3:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Buffalo teen wounded while escaping intruder

Buffalo police are continuing their investigation into a shooting this morning in which a 15-year-old was struck in the leg.

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Sports
7:38 am
Fri October 3, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills prepare for Detroit

Sunday's Bills-Lions game in Detroit carries a special connection, said Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook." Before he founded the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson was a minority owner of the Lions.

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Crime
10:45 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Lewiston man accused of kidnapping, torturing woman

A Lewiston man faces a laundry list of charges connected with the alleged kidnapping and abuse of a Niagara County woman.

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
4:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

BPO opera "Bluebeard's Castle" features Chihuly art

Dale Chihuly's art will be part of BPO opera "Bluebeard's Castle."
Credit Photo by Misty Harris / WBFO News

Renowned artist Dale Chihuly sets the stage when JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Bela Bartók’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle Wednesday, October 1, 7 p.m.  Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, baritone, perform the lead roles in this rarely-staged opera.

Politics
10:12 am
Mon September 29, 2014

WNED|WBFO to host gubernatorial debate

October's gubernatorial debate will be held at the WNED|WBFO Studios.
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Candidates for New York governor will face off in mid-October in a Buffalo debate sponsored by WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News.

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Local
8:11 am
Wed September 24, 2014

McCarthy examines the politics of business incentives

In the midst of his re-election campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared Tuesday at the groundbreaking for SolarCity, a project promising hundreds of jobs in return for millions in state subsidies. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is campaigning against such incentives, as Bob McCarthy notes in a conversation with WBFO News.

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Crime
6:46 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Two nursing home workers charged with patient neglect

Two nursing home workers in Buffalo have been arrested and charged with neglecting an elderly resident.

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Local
7:47 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Two groups of Afghan officers found in WNY

Rainbow Bridge image.
Credit Photo from Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Web.

Five Afghan soldiers and police officers undergoing training in the U.S. at Cape Cod and Quantico, Virginia disappeared from their units and ended up in Western New York in separate situations.

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Crime
12:47 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Teenager pleads guilty to three Allentown rapes

A Buffalo teenager has admitted to committing three rapes in the city's Allentown neighborhood over the summer. 

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Beyond the Playbook
8:22 am
Mon September 22, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills lose to the Chargers

The Buffalo Bills 22-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday disappointed many fans, who expressed themselves by leaving in droves early in the 4th quarter. "At the end of the day yesterday, they lost to a very good Chargers team," said Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Local
5:48 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Buffalo Police investigating double homicide

Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of two young men on a Buffalo street. 

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Beyond the Playbook
8:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills are riding high

The undefeated Buffalo Bills are a hit beyond this region, so says Matt Sabuda on today's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO. "Buffalo and the Bills have been one of the rarer, positive stories in the NFL amidst an avalanche of bad press that the league has seen in recent days."

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Hamburg School District
6:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Jetter pleads guilty to filing false police report

Richard Jetter

Hamburg school superintendent Richard Jetter has pleaded guilty as charged to a third degree charge of falsely reporting an incident.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
6:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Golisano provides $3.5 million for Niagara Falls health center

Rendering of exterior of Golisano Center for Community Health

The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the largest gift in its history. Businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano, through his foundation, is donating $3.5 million toward construction of a new center for community health.

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Health
1:27 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

ECMC nurses agree to new 7-year labor deal

Credit File photo

Nurses at Erie County Medical Center have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new seven-year labor contract.

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Local
12:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Springville-Griffith student charged with making a bomb threat

A bomb threat was made Monday at Springville-Griffith Institute High School.
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 15-year-old Springville-Griffith Institute High School student and charged her with making a bomb threat.

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Crime
12:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Jury acquits man charged with cruelty in dog killing

Michael Tortorici has been found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his family dog.

An Erie County Court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the case of a Sloan man accused of aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his dog.

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Beyond the Playbook
10:07 am
Mon September 15, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills enjoy emotional win

Mary Wilson, the widow of former Bills' owner Ralph Wilson, congratulates E.J. Manuel after the team's emotional victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Credit photo from Matt Sabuda

An emotional, electric crowd helped to carry the Buffalo Bills to a 29-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. On "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO, Matt Sabuda says the fans, and the moment, combined to create a distinct home field advantage for the Bills.

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Primary Elections
9:12 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Cuomo, Hochul win, Stocker topples Grisanti

Kathy Hochul declares victory at Democratic Headquarters in Buffalo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout in the state's Democratic Primary Tuesday, turning back an energetic longshot bid by liberals who have criticized his pragmatic, centrist approach. 

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Local
9:01 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Political reporter Bob McCarthy analyzes Primary results

Though they didn't produce Primary Day upsets at the top of the Democratic ticket, gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout did earn 35 percent of the vote, Lieutenant Governor hopeful Tim Wu, 40 percent.

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Sports
3:24 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Officials statements on Bills sale from team, Pegula, Trump and Bon Jovi

The Buffalo Bills and the team's likely incoming owner, Terry Pegula, both issued statements Tuesday afternoon, making their sale agreement official. Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi, who both lost out in the bidding process, also issued remarks.

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Buffalo Bills Sale
7:16 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Pegulas, Trump and Toronto group submit binding bids for Buffalo Bills

Multiple bids were submitted Monday by prospective owners looking to purchase the Buffalo Bills from the estate of team founder Ralph Wilson.

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Local
9:21 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Cuomo brings last-minute rally to Buffalo

Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul will bring their campaign to Erie County today.
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Prompted by the surprisingly effective challenge from upstart candidates Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, Governor Cuomo will be in Buffalo today to try to energize local Democrats.

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Beyond the Playbook
9:19 am
Mon September 8, 2014

'Beyond The Playbook': Bills beat the Bears

"This had all the hallmarks of a potential Bills loss," said Matt Sabuda during "Beyond the Playbook," WBFO's new weekly feature looking at the Buffalo Bills.

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