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US Senator Charles Schumer is supporting new legislation that will reward individuals who help to thwart a terror attack by sharing information through social media.

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The first non-stop commercial flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles will be in the air soon. Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark says it's an "amazing development" for the region's growing film industry.

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Starting in June, JetBlue will begin non-stop flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles. JetBlue will be the first airline to offer direct flights from Buffalo to any California destination.

Reacting to Friday morning's confirmation that KeyCorp is buying First Niagara, local leaders say they will work to preserve jobs that many fear will be lost as part of the deal.

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KeyCorp announced Friday it has reached a deal with First Niagara Financial Group to purchase the bank for $4.1 billion. 


The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Buffalo Attorney Larry Vilardo as federal court judge in the Western District of New York.

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More vehicular traffic is coming to downtown Buffalo, with Washington agreeing to contribute $18 million to the Cars Sharing Main Street initiative.

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During a stop in the Wyoming County Town of Wethersfield on Monday, Senator Charles Schumer spoke for the first time about the Iran nuclear deal since he announced his opposition to it late last week.

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Residents in the Town of Clarence have been dealing with problems on Tonawanda Creek Road for about a decade, as erosion has caused part of the road to collapse. During a stop there Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer warned that unless Congress acts, road funding will run out soon.

The rising number of local craft brewers and craft distillers have one thing in common: a need for malted barley. It's hard to get because of rapidly rising demand and because New York farmers are reluctant to grow it since there is no federal crop insurance.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants those powerful green hand lasers banned because they are a threat to pilots and airplanes.

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The pilot who managed to safely land an airplane years ago on the Hudson River is now joining continuing fight over airline safety with the Families of Flight 3407.

Cuomo says state was prepared for Ebola case

Oct 24, 2014

Governor Cuomo says New York was properly prepared for the eventuality that an Ebola case would develop in the state. The governor made his comments during a Thursday night news conference.

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In Buffalo Wednesday just hours before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned, Sen. Charles Schumer said there needs to be a "whole housecleaning" at the agency.

Multiple bids were submitted Monday by prospective owners looking to purchase the Buffalo Bills from the estate of team founder Ralph Wilson.

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Erie County is conducting special water sampling in Lake Erie along the shoreline to look for the toxic algae that shut down the water in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend.

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New York State's two US Senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand, have announced funding for improvements to a pair of Western New York fire departments.

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The state's next National Veterans Cemetery could be named for a military hero from Buffalo.

Schumer submits Denise O'Donnell for federal judgeship

Jun 25, 2014

Former U.S. Attorney Denise O'Donnell is being nominated to the White House to be a federal judge.

VA chooses Pembroke site for veterans' cemetery

May 29, 2014
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A long-awaited veterans' cemetery for Western New York will soon be a reality. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a site in Pembroke for the new 132-acre resting place.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for the Department of Education to restore federal funding for school safety programs.

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Flooding along the Buffalo Creek in West Seneca could be a thing of the past if the federal government answers Sen. Charles Schumer's call for help.

The union representing workers at two ConAgra Foods plants in western New York say the company plans to close the plants, a move that would put more than 400 people out of work.

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After years of struggle in Washington,  a new system of processing trucks crossing the Peace Bridge into the United States is now officially in place

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Local craft brewers would pay less in taxes under a bill unveiled by Senator Charles Schumer in Buffalo Tuesday, which he says will spur investment and tourism.

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Senator Charles Schumer says increasing delays at the Peace Bridge are a threat to the economic recovery of Western New York.

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Assertions by state lawmakers to go without pay during the 16 day partial government shutdown in October appear to have been empty promises.

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To help curb prescription drug abuse, Senator Charles Schumer says he wants to make it easier for people to dispose of old or unwanted prescription drugs.

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The next phase of the Cars Sharing Main Street project was officially kicked off in downtown Buffalo Tuesday.

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New federal funding has been targeted for the Western New York region to shore up security at international points of entry.