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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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Local
1:31 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Authorities talk down man threatening Niagara Falls jump

Crisis negotiators worked through the night to convince a Canadian man who was threatening to jump over Niagara Falls to return to safety.

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Local
5:06 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Biopsies show Jim Kelly is cancer-free

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly received good news Thursday, learning that the biopsies taken last week in Manhattan showed no signs of his oral cancer.

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Local
3:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Rochester police officer killed in the line of duty

Daryl Pierson was an eight-year veteran of the Rochester Police.
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A Rochester police officer was killed by gunfire Wednesday night by a suspect who was fleeing police.

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Local
12:44 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Second sibling child dies from pool accident

A swimming pool accident at a home in Lancaster last Friday has claimed the life of a second young child. A 4-year-old boy died overnight at Women and Children's Hospital, just days after his 3-year-old sister lost her life.

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Focus on Education
8:44 am
Wed September 3, 2014

School board member removed in Hamburg

After four months at the center of controversy, Catherine Schrauth Forcucci has been removed from the Hamburg School Board.
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Following a four-month process which cost the district $100,000, Catherine Schrauth Forcucci has been removed from the Hamburg School Board.

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Buffalo Bills
8:43 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Golisano reportedly drops his bid for the Bills

Tom Golisano is reportedly out of the process to buy the Buffalo Bills.
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Tom Golisano will not be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills. According to the Associated Press, the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres will not be making a bid on the NFL franchise.

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Local
12:44 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Petition shows support for Crisis Services

A fight is underway over a massive budget cut that could hinder the work of Crisis Services, the local agency that connects those in need to an array of emergency services.

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Kathy Hochul
9:39 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Hochul downplays Post report she could be dropped from Cuomo ticket

Lieutenant-Governor candidate Kathy Hochul downplayed a New York Post report Monday that says Governor Andrew Cuomo might drop Hochul from minor party lines he's running on if she loses the September 9th Democratic primary.

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Local
6:47 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Local groups protest Tim Hortons merger

A coalition of local labor unions and activists is crying foul over the merger that would combine the corporate efforts of Tim Hortons and Burger King. A demonstration was held Monday at a Burger King on Seneca Street.

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Local
6:16 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Schneiderman marches in Labor Day Parade

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With Election Day fast approaching, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman followed a familiar campaign tradition by marching in the Buffalo Labor Day Parade Monday.

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Local
5:39 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Bills set roster, practice squad

The Buffalo Bills have added quarterback Jeff Tuel and six other players to their practice squad.  All seven were cut by Buffalo on Saturday before rejoining the Bills on Sunday.

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Local
5:17 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Polar bear cub injured at Buffalo Zoo

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After the Buffalo Zoo's young polar bear Luna took a tumble into the dry moat of the tiger exhibit, zookeepers had to tranquilize her to haul her out. 

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Buffalo Bills
5:17 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Bills cut Quarterback Jordan Palmer, Punter Brian Moorman

Just days after he was signed, the Buffalo Bills released back-up quarterback Jordan Palmer Friday.

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Local
2:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Akron toddler drowns in swimming pool

Tragedy struck an Akron family Thursday when a 1-year-old girl drowned in a small swimming pool at a home on East Avenue.

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Hamburg School District
9:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter, now on leave.

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Hamburg Village Court Wednesday evening on a charge that he filed a false police report. 

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Developing
3:04 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Cartagena gets maximum 25 years-to-life sentence

Sentencing of Candace Cartagena in Erie County Court.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Candace Cartagena has been sentenced of 25-years to life for the death of her 8-year-old daughter.  Cartagena appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Francyzk Tuesday afternoon, where the sentencing was handed down.

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Missed Saturday game; Meeting team officials today
10:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills release Alan Branch

The Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive lineman Alan Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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Politics
2:14 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Arnold re-enters Senate race, week after dropping out

Gia Arnold has resumed her state Senate campaign.
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The woman who just last week announced she was pulling out of a State Senate race after admitting to an extramarital affair says she is now back in.

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Local
4:18 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Hospital says 'no evidence' of Jim Kelly's cancer

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Initial exams at a New York City hospital show Jim Kelly to be cancer-free.

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Crime
1:12 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Former Eden wrestling coach admits to raping two juveniles

A former wrestling coach in the Eden School District has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape after admitting to engaging in sexual intercourse with two juveniles.

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Politics
11:08 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Senate candidate exits race after admitting to affair

Gia Arnold is pulling out of her State Senate campaign.
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A Niagara County State Senate candidate is pulling out of the race after admitting to an extra-marital affair.

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Shooting
6:55 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

One killed, three wounded in Buffalo shooting

Buffalo police officers investigate shooting near Kensington Expressway
Credit Photo by Mike Desmond

A shooting near the Langfield Housing Projects in the Bailey-Kensington neighborhood has left one person dead, and three people wounded.

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Local
6:54 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Governor, legislative leaders visiting Israel

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity'' during that country's conflict in Gaza.

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Cultural
12:18 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

175th Erie County Fair opens its gates

Today marks the opening of the 175th annual Erie County Fair in Hamburg.

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Buffalo Bills
8:25 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Bon Jovi letter draws criticism from Bills fans

A local group has been quick to respond to the hand of cooperation extended by prospective Buffalo Bills owner Jon Bon Jovi.

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Sports
3:13 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Andre Reed prepares for HOF induction ceremony

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver and pro football HOF inductee Andre Reed
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Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. The ceremony will take place in Canton, Ohio. It will be followed by a HOF football game on Sunday.

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Local
11:55 am
Fri August 1, 2014

New charges possible following Sager's death

Credit photo courtesy of Edmund Barker

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says he'll reconvene a grand jury to consider more charges against  bar manager, Jeffrey Basil, following the death of Air National Guardsman William Sager.

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Local
11:49 am
Fri August 1, 2014

U.S. Attorney issues warning letter to Governor Cuomo

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo explained his administration's dealings with the Moreland Commission. The appearance may have only fueled the controversy.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney investigating possible interference by Governor Cuomo’s aides in an ethics probe has sent a warning letter to the governor.

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