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WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo Fire crews were called out to downtown Buffalo for an early morning fire that investigators say began in the first-floor restaurant.

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Buffalo's Planning Board on Monday removed the last barrier to starting a major piece of the city's Northland Corridor, approving a series of demolitions and renovation of 683 Northland.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

There is a new version of a proposed development at Forest and Elmwood avenues, with developer Chason Affinity cutting its proposal substantially to deal with community anger and Buffalo's new Green Code rules.


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Another of downtown Buffalo's classic old brick business buildings is going to be turned into apartments for the neighborhood's new residents.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo Public Schools are looking at a budget for next year with a lot more spending than revenue. This comes as the schools are expecting an increase in aid.

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The Buffalo Board of Education is suing Johns Hopkins University over fallout from the less than two years the Baltimore university was running two city high schools.

$2.7M to fight gun violence awarded to WNY

Apr 19, 2017

New York State is awarding more than $13 million to help law enforcement agencies combat gun violence.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

It might be 2027 before you can buy a ticket to ride the Metro Rail out to the University at Buffalo's North Campus - and even longer before you can head out to a job in the Crosspoint Business Park, where Millersport Highway and the I-990 meet.  That was the message Monday evening at a public forum organized by Citizens for regional Transit.

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With a state-appointed committee due to decide Thursday where a new city passenger train station should be located, a highly visible preservationist is arguing the new station should be in downtown Buffalo on Washington Street just south of Exchange Street.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Do you notice those bad sidewalks across the City of Buffalo? Well, so does City Hall.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Trump Administration's budget proposal is a threat to many programs important to Erie County's residents. What's in and what's out of the budget was the theme for a meeting Tuesday night in Hamburg High School.


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One of the largest housing developments in Buffalo in decades took another step forward Monday, before the city Planning Board.

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Buffalo's Common Council is cracking down on bad delis. If owners don't cooperate with residents, they might lose their city licenses.

Colored Musicians Club

One of the area's more prominent cultural tourism attractions is now going to be available to more people.

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Things heated up Tuesday as Buffalo Common Council members argued over the future of City Honors. The Masten District's Ulysees Wingo says the school's student population has to be more representative of the city's population and it isn't.

Rural Metro

If you need an ambulance in Buffalo, your help may arrive a little faster than previously. The city's ambulance provider, American Medical Response, says it has tuned up its operations in the city to the point it has knocked two minutes off response time.

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Some area charter schools are preparing for expansion on their campuses.  WBFO's Mike Desmond reports the charter schools are joining the rush to brick and mortar.

A driver is accused of intentionally ramming his SUV through the security gates outside the Buffalo FBI office.

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One of Niagara's most popular tourist attractions launched- not only its boats- but its past records away.

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Buffalo firefighters responded to a home fully engulfed by flames on Jewett Avenue in the city's Central Park neighborhood early Friday morning that "very quickly" spread to three other homes. Although more than a quarter-million dollars in damage was reported, no one was injured.

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A local economic development strategy has to include the area's growing immigrant and refugee population. That is according to the International Institute of Buffalo's Eva Hassett, speaking Thursday night at Medaille.

A police chase through South Buffalo has resulted in multiple injuries, including a drug suspect being chased.

A former auto dealership employee has admitted to stealing more than $4.1 million from the business over several years. 

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

New York State regulators have scheduled public meetings to gather comments from utility customers impacted by the windstorm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Western New York earlier this month.

Buffalo Police need your help to find a potential pedophile.

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The annual fight over admission to Buffalo's City Honors School, with its towering academic reputation, is turning into a deep look at the city's best schools and how to add to them.

Western New York Book Arts Center

A new exhibit is on display at the Western New York Book Arts Center downtown. It is titled "Contentual Relationships" and is organized by book artist, writer and storyteller Scott Kristopher.

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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

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Buffalo's Common Council voted Tuesday to pay just over $4 million to settle two major lawsuits against the city.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

Basketball brought thousands of visitors to Buffalo during the NCAA tournament, but what impressions of the Queen City will they take home with them? WBFO hit the streets to get a line on how visitors enjoyed March Madness in Buffalo.

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