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WBFO's Nick Lippa

Notable players such as Grover Washington Jr. and Sam Noto are names that come to mind when you think of jazz in Buffalo. But what about the teachers who spurred their passion when they were students?

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Buffalo Public Schools may have as few as four high school football teams this fall, as the district grapples with a changing population that is more interested in soccer.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo legend Lance Diamond received one more standing ovation Thursday night at the North Park Theatre. It was opening night for the new locally filmed documentary about his life and career, "A Diamond in the Buff."

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals began its day Wednesday in a meeting room high up in City Hall and finished late in the evening in a sweltering Common Council Chamber, dark from some light bulbs that were not working. In the end, the board approved a controversial grocery store on Hertel Avenue and a major residential development at Elmwood and Forest.


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After months of study and a recommendation, on Wednesday night the Buffalo School Board approved a site for its new hospitality school, usually called Emerson Two.

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The Buffalo School Board has decided Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash is doing a pretty good job, garnering a grade of B-.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Four mayoral candidates had at least one thing in common Thursday night: attacking Mayor Byron Brown. They gathered in a mayoral forum at Buffalo's Central Library.

A Buffalo man is going to prison for shooting an 11-year-old boy.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia says a Buffalo native was killed fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria last week.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

It is going to be a long road to restore Frederick Law Olmsted's Arboretum in Buffalo's South Park - perhaps 20 years - but plans are moving forward.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A North Buffalo landmark is getting a new life, as the North Park Library is to be the new home of the Italian Cultural Center of Buffalo.

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It has been just over two weeks since ride-hailing services have been permitted outside New York City and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is pleased so far.

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Buffalo is becoming a hotbed for business entrepreneurs. The city is ranked number two on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of booming communities for start-ups.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

People around the region are wondering what kind of diet to start after this weekend's gastronomical marvel that is the Taste of Buffalo.


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Right after his graduation from Buffalo's Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, Jequan Wilson posted the image of his high school diploma on Facebook. Hours later, he became another victim of Buffalo's street violence.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Buffalo School Board finished the school year with a six-day hearing in Albany over whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the board. It opened the new year by re-electing officers and getting into Paladino's fight.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo is getting more water service to the Outer Harbor, making certain there is enough water for any future development.

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This Fourth of July, New York is not only celebrating the nation's independence, but a 363-mile waterway that helped bring economic independence to Buffalo and other cities across the state. Begun on July 4, 1817, the Erie Canal opened in its entirety in 1825 - and a variety of events are planned over the next several years to celebrate this engineering marvel. WBFO's Marian Hetherly got into the bicentennial spirit by sitting down with Erie Canal historian and teaching artist Dave Ruch


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Free agency started at noon today and the Sabres are keeping busy.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A relatively small group of people who attended a recent a public hearing on policing in Buffalo insisted there major problems that must be addressed. One after another, people who attended the Tuesday night forum told stories of problem encounters with police. Several retired officers agreed work is needed.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

Carl Paladino supporter Larry Quinn was the first to testify at Tuesday's hearing before State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. Then Paladino finally took the stand on the fourth day of his removal hearing.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

What to do about Buffalo's Central Terminal has been a local question for decades. Now, a team of experts on development is in town to study the issue and make some recommendations on Friday.


WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

The New York State Education Department hearing on whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo School Board for leaking private information in the board's executive sessions could conclude as early as Tuesday. On day three of the proceedings, the petitioners seeking Paladino's removal rested their case and the Buffalo businessman and former gubernatorial candidate's defense began.

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The Carl Paladino hearing continues for its third day in Albany Monday afternoon. The Buffalo School Board is fighting to have Paladino kicked off the board for disclosing teacher contract discussions in an Artvoice article. Attempts to remove Paladino began after he made racist remarks last December against the Obamas. School Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash was first called to testify when the hearing started at 1 p.m. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

More legal bills await the Buffalo School Board in the continuing saga of Carl Paladino's role as a member of the board.

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Football fans in Miami Gardens' Hard Rock Stadium may be eating hot dogs from Buffalo next year. Sahlen's has completed a major deal with the Publix supermarket chain to sell their red hots.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The protest group Just Resisting is demanding changes in the way Martin Luther King Park's casino is used. It is part of a larger fight for a smaller police force and more community input in city activities.

A young boy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday night.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo City Hall has a new look Thursday.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

With a week to go before a removal hearing in Albany, Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino is fighting back with a federal lawsuit saying the board and its governing majority is violating his First Amendment Constitutional rights.

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