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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.
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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
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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

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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.
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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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Local
11:47 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Lighthouse renovations near completion

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The future continues to look bright for the Buffalo Lighthouse, the historic landmark that has adorned the waterfront for 180 years.  The public will get a rare chance to tour the structure on Saturday.

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Developing
5:43 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Molly's Pub victim dies

Molly's Pub on Main Street in Buffalo.
Credit Photo by Edmund Barker

The victim brutally beaten at Molly's Pub on Main Street in Buffalo in May has died.  Buffalo Police spokesman Mike DeGeorge telling WBFO News he can not confirm the death. However, the Buffalo News reports the Police Commissioner and Erie County District Attorney confirm William Sager, Jr. has died.

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Focus on Education
10:24 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Proposed bill would require college transparency for sexual assaults on campus

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In wake of the on-going federal investigation into campuses assaults and rapes U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she's co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation designed to curb sexual assaults on the nation's college campuses.   The Campus Accountability & Safety Act contains several provisions.


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Crime
1:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Basil pleads not guilty to Molly's Pub attack

Jeffrey Basil pleaded not guilty to multiple charges relating to the attack on William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in May.
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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has been arraigned in connection with the attack that seriously injured William Sager Jr. in May.

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Local
1:58 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Hamburg superintendent faces charge of filing false report

Richard Jetter is facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident.
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Police in the Village of Hamburg have charged district Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter with falsely reporting an incident for a situation involving his damaged vehicle.

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Local
10:27 am
Thu July 24, 2014

UB announces Distinguished Speakers Series lineup

John Oliver, Comedian, Political Satirist and Host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
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The University at Buffalo released the list of guests that will be part of this season’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Focus on Education
2:52 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Mandatory kindergarten bill signed for Buffalo schools

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that allows the Buffalo school board to require mandatory kindergarten attendance for 5-year-old children.

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Focus on Education
5:29 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Hamburg superintendent under police investigation

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The village of Hamburg police department has begun an investigation into Hamburg Central schools superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter.

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Legal
3:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Homeowner's family argues last Flight 3407 lawsuit

Karen Wielinski spoke publicly about surviving Flight 3407 in May of 2009 during NTSB hearings.
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A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in State Supreme Court Tuesday regarding legal claims being made by the family who lived in the home destroyed when Flight 3407 crashed into it in February 2009.

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Local
11:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Toddler critical following East side hit-and-run

A two-year-old girl is in critical condition at Women and Children's Hospital after police say she was struck Sunday night in an apparent hit-and-run.

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