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11:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Sabres remove interim tag, extend Nolan's contract

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The Buffalo Sabres have removed the interim tag from head coach Ted Nolan and given him a three-year contract extension.

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Local
3:57 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Wilson to be laid to rest Saturday in Detroit

Private funeral services for Ralph Wilson will be held in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday.
Credit Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have announced that private funeral services for late team owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. will be held in Detroit on Saturday.

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3:24 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

One charge dropped for man who caused school lockdown

A Buffalo man facing charges in connection with carrying a loaded gun into the Harvey Austin Elementary School on Sycamore Street school last month has had the most serious of three charges against him dropped.

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Local
12:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Bills choose seven representatives for stadium panel

Ralph Wilson Stadium could be replaced, repaired, or moved.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo Bills have announced the seven-member panel that will serve on the team's New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
9:34 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Doctors alter approach to Kelly's cancer

Credit WBFO File Photo

Doctors treating Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly now say surgery is not the best option for dealing with his cancer.

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Business
2:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

KeyBank closing ten area branches

KeyBank kas announced it will close ten area branches in July and August.

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Breaking
8:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Bills founder/owner Ralph Wilson Jr. dead at 95

Ralph Wilson Jr. died Tuesday at the age of 95
Credit Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills owner and founder Ralph Wilson Jr. is dead at the age of 95. Team president and CEO Russ Brandon announced the news Tuesday at the league's annual meeting in Orlando.

Owner and founder of the Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson has died at the age of 95. WBFO'S senior reporter Eileen Buckley takes a look at Wilson's long-standing ownership of his beloved team.

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Local
12:10 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

I-190 vehicle fire causes smoky conditions

I-190 south vehicle fire.
Credit Photo provided to WBFO by listener Terry Dunford.

An earlier car fire on the I-190 southbound in the Buffalo area tied up traffic late this morning.

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Local
6:51 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Standoff suspect: 'I made a big mistake'

The gunman who allegedly fired dozens of rounds at police Sunday night in the Town of Concord says he was drinking moonshine at the time.

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Local
8:42 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, hospital says

Jim Kelly has had a recurrence of cancer.
Credit File photo

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, according to a statement issued late Friday afternoon by ECMC.

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Crime
2:55 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Buffalo man found guilty of killing 13-year-old girl

Darshawn Morris faces a sentence of 37 years to life in prison.
Credit File photo

A jury on Friday convicted the man charged with raping and killing a 13-year-old Buffalo girl. Darshawn Morris, 21, has been found guilty on all counts.

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Business
3:46 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs

A local mortgage servicing company is planning a move and expansion that will nearly double its workforce.

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Developing
1:38 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Governor declares State of Emergency for WNY as region deals with blizzard

Blizzard conditions continue in Buffalo. Sixteenth Street at Breckenridge is a snowy scene.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for all of Western New York as a blizzard continues to grip the region.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

School Closings: Wednesday March 12, 2014

Yellow School bus in winter snow in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

The following schools and offices are closed for Wednesday March 12, 2014.

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Developing
8:58 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Blizzard Warning posted for most of WNY

Whiteout conditions in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

A Blizzard Warning in effect from 2 a.m Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. 

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Local
6:30 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Former radio host Weppner announces congressional run

Kathy Weppner has launched her congressional campaign.
Credit Twitter

A former radio talk show host announced her candidacy for Congress Friday morning. Kathy Weppner will run as a Republican in New York's 26th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Democrat Brian Higgins.

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Local
9:05 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Assembly approves bill to delay parts of the Common Core

The Common Core moratorium is a "logical bill," said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Credit WBFO File Photo

The New York State Assembly has approved a bill to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards. The measure, sponsored by Democrat Catherine Nolan, passed Wednesday by a vote of 110-to-10.

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Developing
12:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Bills 'postpone' Toronto series

The Buffalo Bills series in Toronto has featured poor attendance and losing games for the "home team."

The Buffalo Bills have put their annual regular-season game in Toronto on hold. The team will play all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium next season.

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Local
5:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Seneca Nation buys land near Rochester for possible casino

The Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel is one of three gaming operations the tribe currently runs in Western New York.
Credit File photo

The Seneca Nation of Indians has purchased 32 acres of land in Henrietta, NY for a possible casino in the Rochester area.

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Crime
1:42 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Teens convicted of murdering Buffalo cab driver

Credit WBFO News file photo

A State Supreme Court jury on Friday convicted two 17-year-olds of murder and robbery charges in connection with the shooting death of a Buffalo cab driver last March.

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Local
11:52 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Difficult commute in latest snow blast

Buffalo snow plow clearing snow Thursday morning along Forest Avenue between Delaware and Elmwood Avenues.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

Another wind whipped blast created a treacherous ride into work for commuters across the Buffalo Niagara region.  A very fine snow and strong winds made driving conditions difficult Thursday morning.

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Sports
10:24 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Trade talk for Miller

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
Credit WBFO News file photo

As the National Hockey League Trade deadline approaches, Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray confirmed to reporters Tuesday night that he is looking at possible trades for goalie Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. Both are unrestricted free agents.

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Local
8:02 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Assembly passes Dream Act

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pressing the State Senate to also pass the Dream Act.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Assembly Democrats on Tuesday passed a one-house version of the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit.

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Local
10:23 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Two dead in Cheektowaga house fire

Cleveland Hill Fatal Fire 27 Furlong Rd, Photos by Don Murtha III
Credit Photos from Erie County Fire Wire by Don Murtha III

Authorities say two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a fire at a Cheektowaga home. 

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Local
9:34 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Weary residents want action on West Seneca flooding

West Seneca flooding in Lexington neighborhood.
Credit Photo courtesy of EC Executive Mark Poloncarz

The West Seneca Town Board heard Monday night from homeowners who have been inundated with ice-jam flooding this winter. The situation was also brought to Governor Cuomo's attention.

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Crime
10:51 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Taglianetti sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison

Convicted murderer Anthony Taglianetti learned his fate Monday morning.
Credit File photo

A Virginia man has been given the maximum sentence for the 2012 killing of Chautauqua County school superintendent Keith Reed, Jr.

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Local
8:39 am
Mon February 24, 2014

IBM plans to create 500 jobs in Buffalo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to provide details Monday of a plan that would bring 500 jobs to the Buffalo.

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Local
2:48 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Pond hockey on new ice

7th Annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament underway with the grain mills in the back drop at RiverWorks on Ganson Street.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

The new RiverWorks on Ganson Street in Buffalo is now the site of the 7th Annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament.  The pond hockey games kicked off Friday morning along Buffalo's waterfront.

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Local
9:40 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

WNY prepares for another round of floods: High Wind Warning posted

With a warming trend on the way that is expected to melt the region's thick snowpack, local municipalities are bracing for potential flooding.

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Local
9:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Medaille College to consolidate as it faces deficit

Medaille College campus in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

Medaille College in Buffalo reveals that it will be closing its Amherst campus as it deals with major fiscal problems.

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