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Buffalo Public Schools ran an unanticipated surplus last year. That was the good news, after even supporters of the district described finances as bleak.

First Student

Buffalo Public Schools and First Student say they are making a dent in the problem, but students should expect delays getting home on time until mid-November.

Sen. Chris Jacobs

North Buffalo's Shoshone Park will be getting a major indoor sports complex, pushed forward by $1 million in state funds and more than $1 million in city money.

Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates

After a lot of neighborhood opposition, City Hall has approved turning the old Ascension Church in Buffalo into senior housing. However, the project is now stuck in the complicated process of not-for-profit housing.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the torso with a butcher knife.

Explore & More Children's Museum

As the four stories of Explore & More's new $29 million home take shape at Canalside, the children's museum has launched its first crowdfunding effort to help shape its inside.

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Buffalo Public Schools say they are making headway in their chronic attendance problems among students, from kindergarten through high school.

Buffalo State College

It is a problem across public higher education, traditionally financed by state governments to keep tuition and costs low. Across the country, states are cutting back on support, prompting schools to get seriously into fundraising to close the gap. Buffalo State College President Katherine Conway-Turner says her school is no exception.

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It's been a long time coming. Buffalo Police have been headquartered out of the same building at Franklin and Church streets since the 1930s. On Friday, their new HQ opens to officers and the public.

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When did immigration to the United States become illegal? That is the question many people may wonder, as the Trump Administration toughens restrictions on undocumented Americans. As Latin American scholar and author Aviva Chomsky told an audience Thursday evening at Trinity Church of Buffalo, excluding non-white immigrants is a long tradition.

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For decades, the Grant Street entrance to Buffalo State was just kind of there, a walkway to parking lots. It is now going to be an entrance to the college's past and future.

Christ the King Seminary

Another priest in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese has been put on leave. This time it involves an alleged sexual advance made on an adult.

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For a century and a half, local residents have used the park system established by the designs of Frederick Law Olmsted. A new exhibit probes the question, Who was Olmsted?

Silvestri Architects/ McGuire Development

Buffalo's East Side will be getting a new daycare center and doctor's office, just not quite on the site originally planned.

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A proposed major expansion of Western New York Maritime Charter School was rescinded by a Common Council committee on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, the entire project is due in court.

Cedarland Development/Blackfish Investment

Another large student housing complex is coming to Main Street in Buffalo, as the University at Buffalo Medical School and all other branches of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus attract rising numbers of students.

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OSHA has issued 21 citations against the Buffalo Zoo during construction of its new Amphibian and Reptile Center.

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has placed yet another priest on leave. 

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Former Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta has formally announced his retirement as an NHL player, but he has accepted a role as a development coach for the Sabres and Rochester Americans on a part-time basis.

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While development plans and projects continue, City Hall is still talking about setting quotas for how many units in Buffalo projects involving public money should be affordable.

Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback for the Buffalo Bills by accounting for three touchdowns in his first road start in the NFL. Allen made Minnesota's Kirk Cousins look like the raw rookie in a stunning 27-6 upset of the Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is well received by the passengers who use it, according to a study undertaken by J.D. Power.

A Buffalo woman has been found guilty of stabbing her mother to death.

PUSH Buffalo

As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

CSS Construction

The next step for a major housing development on Buffalo's East Side is now concrete and steel. Buffalo's Common Council approved the final stage of a $31 million People Inc. project on Jefferson Avenue.

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With new leadership on the horizon, there are some big changes occurring at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, including 12 percent raises for union workers.

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The lawyer for Buffalo Police officer Elnur Karadzhaev says the evidence will show the officer defended himself and shot 32-year-old Rafael "Pito" Rivera within the law.

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Businesses can take years to start, but dozens of local people spent the weekend learning how to take their first steps at the University at Buffalo's Hayes Hall.


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The attorney for the family of Rafael "Pito" Rivera says a high-definition surveillance video clearly shows Rivera running away from Buffalo Police when he was fatally shot early Wednesday morning.

Melvin Gordon matched a career high by scoring three touchdowns, and the Los Angeles Chargers defeated Buffalo 31-20 in manhandling the anemic Bills during rookie quarterback Josh Allen's debut as a starter.

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