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Local
1:38 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Jills suspend all activities in wake of lawsuit

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All activities of the Buffalo Jills have been suspended until further notice.

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Local
7:27 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills scheduled to open season in Chicago

The Buffalo Bills travel to Chicago on September 7th to play the Bears to open the 2014 season, a season in which the Bills will play all home games in Orchard Park for the first time since 2007.

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Local
1:55 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Former Jills cheerleaders sue team over low wages, allege 'degrading' treatment

Five former Jills are suing the team over low pay and "degrading" situations
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A group of five former Buffalo Jills cheerleaders has filed suit against the Buffalo Bills, saying the football team exploited them by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State's minimum wage laws.

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Local
12:53 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Reed joins fan group's fundraising effort to keep Bills in Buffalo

An effort to keep the Bills in Buffalo has gained the support of some former players, including Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed and kicker Steve Christie. They've joined the advisory board of the Buffalo Fan Alliance in an effort that allows fans to contribute to a fund that would lend to new ownership.

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Sports
9:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

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Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

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Candidates line up for School Board elections
5:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Press Pass: Ralph Wilson Stadium and school board elections

Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly and WBFO's Chris Jamele
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The recent passing of Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. has raised serious questions in regard to the status of the existing stadium, just as $130 million in renovations are underway for next season.

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Fans and former players gather at fieldhouse
11:36 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Bills fans pay tribute to Wilson

Ralph Wilson, Jr.
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Fans from around Western New York descended upon the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse on Saturday to pay their respects to the one and only owner the team has ever known.

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Local
5:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Mary Wilson takes controlling ownership of the Bills

In the continuing uncertainty of what will happen to the Buffalo Bills in the wake of owner Ralph Wilson's recent death, the team released a statement Thursday saying Wilson's widow Mary is now the controlling owner of the franchise.

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7:35 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Stadium group meets for first time

Bills President Russ Brandon with County Executive Mark Poloncarz
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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The New Stadium Working Group met for the first time in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Tuesday afternoon. The panel is made up of representatives from the state, Erie County and the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kelly's cancer treatment delayed

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's chemotherapy was scheduled to start at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City Monday to treat his recurring oral cancer.  But in an interview with Buffalo News sports reporter Tim Graham late Monday night, Kelly's brother Dan revealed the treatment was delayed because Jim was suffering from a fever.  He'll now undergo seven weeks of chemo and radiation starting next Monday.

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Local
7:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Press Pass: The future of the Bills, downtown developments

WBFO's Jay Moran is joined each month by Business First reporter Jim Fink on Press Pass.

In the days since the death of Ralph Wilson, speculation has mounted regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills. "Everybody take a step back," says Jim Fink of Business First. On WBFO's Press Pass, Fink shares his views on what to expect for the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
5:01 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Tailgating fans honor Ralph Wilson

A special tailgate party paid honor to Ralph Wilson, the late owner of the Buffalo Bills.
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The music rocked and the hotdogs grilled as hard-core Bills fans remembered team owner Ralph Wilson yesterday during a party within sight of the football stadium.

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Local
10:45 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Buffalo Bills sale expected to take two years or more

It may be more than two years before the Buffalo Bills are formally on the auction block, as the estate of owner Ralph Wilson goes through the legal process.

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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.
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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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Local
12:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Bills choose seven representatives for stadium panel

Ralph Wilson Stadium could be replaced, repaired, or moved.
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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

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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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Local
3:16 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Medical community lauds Wilson's philanthropic legacy

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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Along with founding and owning the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson Jr. was also a philanthropist whose contributions often came without fanfare.

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Sports
12:33 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bills fans to celebrate Wilson's life with tailgate party

Buffalo Bills fans tailgate before the game.
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A group of Buffalo Bills fans plan to celebrate team owner Ralph Wilson’s life with a tailgate party this weekend.

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Local
10:43 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Bills players, alums mourn Wilson's passing

Former Bill Thurman Thomas was emotional in talking about Ralph Wilson's death.
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Current and former Buffalo Bills mourned team owner Ralph Wilson yesterday, some tearfully.

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Local
9:18 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Former Bills color commentator Pete Weber reflects on Ralph Wilson

Bills owner Ralph Wilson during the championship years of the 1990's.
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Reaction to the death of Ralph Wilson came quickly Wednesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with longtime sports broadcaster Pete Weber, who now serves as the play-by-play voice for the Nashville Predators. During his time in Buffalo, Weber served as color commentator for the Buffalo Bills during the Super Bowl playoff years of the 1990s.

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
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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
8:42 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, hospital says

Jim Kelly has had a recurrence of cancer.
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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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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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Attendance remains low at the annual contest
10:33 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Future Bills games in Toronto to face review

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The Buffalo Bills are denying a Toronto Sun report that the future of the team's regular season series at the Rogers Centre may be in doubt.

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9:08 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Higgins says NFL blackouts unfair to Bills fans

Congressman Brian Higgins
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The Buffalo Bills will play their last home game of the season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.  But if you don't have a ticket, you won't be able to see it.  The game will be blacked out on local television after failing to sell out. 

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Local
9:30 am
Thu December 5, 2013

County executive wants all Bills home games in OP

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, home of the Buffalo Bills.
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During his weekly radio show Wednesday, Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon expressed concern over whether the Bills lose a competitive edge playing home games in Toronto. Brandon says the series held in the Rogers Centre will "be reviewed in a grand manner." Meanwhile, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he would like to see all Bills home games played in Orchard Park.


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Local
4:10 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Accused Buddy Nix phone pranksters given deal

Former Bills GM Buddy Nix was the target of a phone prank last spring.
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The federal government has reached a resolution with the two Massachusetts men accused of intercepting, recording, and selling a private phone call involving former Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix.

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Local
4:51 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Bills fan pleads not guilty in stadium fall

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A football fan who slid down a stadium railing during a Buffalo Bills game and fell into the stands below has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges.

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Local
8:12 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Bon Jovi report worrying Bills fans

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The Buffalo Bills may not be for sale, but a report by CBSSports that rocker Jon Bon Jovi is "positioning himself to purchase the team" is raising concerns among some fans.

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Sports
10:49 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Rocker Bon Jovi reportedly interested in buying the Bills

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The Buffalo Bills didn't play this weekend, but were still making headlines when a report surfaced Sunday by CBSSports. Reporter Jason La Canfora wrote rock star Jon Bon Jovi is, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, positioning himself to purchase the NFL team.

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