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7:46 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Dareus misses the start of training camp

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is missing the start of training camp after failing his conditioning test.

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7:58 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Mayor Brown offers thoughts on stadium plans

Mayor Brown addressed several issues at an appearance Wednesday.
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The developer who hired Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's right-hand man, Steve Casey, has also hired one of the nation's top stadium design firms. The moves have sparked more speculation regarding the possible location of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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5:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Press Pass: Cuomo turns cool on new stadium

WBFO's Jay Moran speaks with Business First's Jim Fink on this week's Press Pass.
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Governor Cuomo made news on several fronts during his visit to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo last week. Sparking the most speculation were his thoughts regarding the possibility of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. "I think he's being very realistic," said Jim Fink of Business First during WBFO's Press Pass.

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4:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Prospective buyers given access to Bills' financial info

Potential buyers of the Buffalo Bills now have access to a secure online virtual data room of the financial dealings of the franchise.

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8:16 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Sabres owners expand interest in buying the Bills

Reports indicate Terry Pegula has more than a passing interest in the Buffalo Bills.
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The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have hired an investment banker as they consider making a bid for the Buffalo Bills.

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8:29 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Cuomo not bullish on new stadium for Bills

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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is "not convinced" the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium.

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4:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Cuomo: Trump not alone in pursuit of the Bills

Developer Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday said, that he "is the only potential owner of the Buffalo Bills who will keep the team in Buffalo where it belongs.

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10:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Wilson estate contacting prospective Bills owners

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills.
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A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills' sale process has told The Associated Press a law firm representing late owner Ralph Wilson's estate has started contacting prospective ownership groups.  WBFO'S Mike Desmond talked with Smith College sports economist Andrew Zimbalist.

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6:12 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Rail sliding Bills fan found guilty in stadium fall

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A jury has found a 29-year-old Buffalo Bills fan who fell from the upper deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium and injured another fan guilty on both counts against him.

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Buffalo Bills
6:38 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Jacobs pursuing new Bills stadium

Jeremy Jacobs

Two people involved in discussions have told The Associated Press the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is proposing to build a stadium to secure the Buffalo Bills' future in the region. 

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4:01 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

A call to change Blue laws could mean earlier beer sales at Sundays Bills games

Outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
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Do Buffalo Bills fans need access to stadium beer before noon on Sunday?  That is the question surrounding a proposed measure before the state lawmakers in Albany. Assemblyman Sean Ryan of Buffalo said the Buffalo Bills would like to see approval of a new rule that would allow concessions at Ralph Wilson Stadium to open at 11 a.m. on Sunday when kick off is set for a 1 p.m. game.

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6:49 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Golisano publicly expresses interest in buying Bills

Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano spoke publicly for the first time Thursday on his interest in buying the Buffalo Bills.  He addressed the issue during a speech at an awards ceremony at a Rochester high school. 

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8:53 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Buffalo Bills find new partner for fitness initiative

Independent Health is teaming with the Buffalo Bills in spreading the message of healthy lifestyles to area students.

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Crime
1:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Bills' Dareus charged with racing, reckless driving in Hamburg

Marcell Dareus faces three charges after being arrested in the Town of Hamburg.
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been charged with three crimes by Hamburg Police following a series of road-related incidents last Friday.

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Sports
2:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Bills staff help clean up South Buffalo park

Buffalo Bills staff volunteering in Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo.
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The Buffalo Bills staff took part in a day of service at Cazenovia Park Friday. This is the second year the Bills crew volunteered their time in the community.

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Sports
9:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Renovations at Ralph Wilson Stadium contribute to boost in season tickets

Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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Officials with the Buffalo Bills led a tour showcasing the progress of renovations taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday. The upgrades are contributing to a boost in season ticket sales.

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4:02 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Report: Golisano pursuing Bills purchase

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Former Sabres owner Tom Golisano has met with Buffalo Bills officials and public leaders, and informed them of his interest in purchasing the franchise, said people involved with the negotiations.

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8:38 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Press Pass: Locating a new stadium for the Bills

An investment bank and law firm have been retained by the estate of Ralph Wilson to help facilitate the sale of the Buffalo Bills. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses how the move should speed a sale process which will almost certainly coincide with the building of a new stadium.

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9:50 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

As It Happens brings anti-Bon Jovi effort to North American audience

The fan-generated effort to create a "Bon Jovi Free Zone" in Buffalo received some widespread publicity in the US and Canada Thursday night.  As WBFO's Mark Scott reports, the CBC's As It Happens found out why some people here are angry with the rock singer.

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6:50 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Bills rookies take tour of WNY

Bills rookies pose at the site of a future memorial to local service personnel who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Buffalo Bills rookies toured the area yesterday, traveling from Niagara Falls to New Era Cap to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park to the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum.

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4:23 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

New group among many proposing stadium on Buffalo waterfront

Rendering of the potential 'Olympia Sports Park' to be built along Buffalo's outer harbor to the right of Tift Nature Preserve.
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A new group unveiled plans to develop an amateur and professional sports complex on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Monday.

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3:37 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Developer Milstein says he won't bid to buy the Bills

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New York City real estate investor Howard Milstein has decided he is not interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, but he is backing efforts to make sure the team remains in Western New York.

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9:43 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Johnson traded to 49ers, Watkins arrives in Buffalo

Sammy Watkins poses at Ralph Wilson Stadium
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The Buffalo Bills Friday traded wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers for undisclosed draft considerations. 

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5:27 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Officials respond to Goodell's call for new Bills stadium

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is leading the chorus of those calling for the construction of a new football stadium for the Buffalo Bills.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes the Buffalo Bills will need a new stadium to remain viable in Western New York.  That comment spurred quick reaction, including calls to ensure a transparent process as state officials explore spending hundreds of millions on a new home for the Bills. 

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6:52 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Milstein may have interest in buying the Bills

Add real estate developer Howard Milstein to the list of those interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills. Two people familiar with discussions have told the Associated Press of Milstein's interest in the team.

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Sports
12:41 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

NYS hires law firm to help keep Bills in Buffalo

Buffalo Bills.
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In an effort to keep the Buffalo Bills in western New York the Cuomo administration has retained a law firm to persuade the team's future. The Governor is expected to announce the consulting firm's appointment with the state in the next few weeks.

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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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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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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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