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Health
10:39 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Cuomo says state was prepared for Ebola case

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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Local
5:42 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Schumer calls for Secret Service 'housecleaning'

Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday under heavy pressure.
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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.

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Buffalo Bills Sale
7:16 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Pegulas, Trump and Toronto group submit binding bids for Buffalo Bills

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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Environment
3:40 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Erie County testing lake water for toxic algae

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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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DHS monies benefit Buffalo, West Seneca
10:55 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Federal funding will improve local fire departments

Senator Charles Schumer
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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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Local
2:47 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Schumer suggests new veterans cemetery be named for 'Wild Bill' Donovan

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

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Local
2:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Schumer submits Denise O'Donnell for federal judgeship

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

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Local
4:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

VA chooses Pembroke site for veterans' cemetery

The 132-acre site of a planned veterans' cemetery in Genesee County
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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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Focus on Education
4:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Schumer urges restoration of school safety cuts

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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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Local
3:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Schumer asks Army Corps to develop flood plan for Buffalo Creek

Sen. Charles Schumer says action is needed to prevent flooding along Buffalo Creek.
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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.

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Local
10:13 am
Wed March 19, 2014

ConAgra closing plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia, leaving 425 jobless

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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Local
5:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pre-inspection of truck cargo begins at Peace Bridge

A view of Peace Bridge traffic from the Canadian side of the span
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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
12:53 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Schumer envisions Buffalo as a craft beer destination

Sen. Schumer speaking Tuesday at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery
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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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Local
3:23 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Schumer says loss of border agents slowing bridge traffic

Sen. Charles Schumer says long wait times on the bridge are becoming a major problem.
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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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Local leaders received scheduled paychecks
9:43 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Despite contrary promises, lawmakers receive pay during shutdown

State Capitol in Albany
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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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Local
4:28 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Schumer calls on DEA to allow pharmacy takebacks

Sen. Charles Schumer
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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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Local
8:04 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Main Street transformation progressing, block by block

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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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Security will be strengthened at area entry points
10:55 am
Sun August 25, 2013

New Homeland Security funds coming to WNY

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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.

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Local
3:21 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

EPA relocating residents living near contaminated creek

The contaminated Lockport creek tends to flood, spilling toxins into nearby properties.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will relocate six Lockport families away from the contaminated waters of Eighteenmile Creek.

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Business
9:53 am
Tue June 4, 2013

New yogurt plant a boon for local dairy farms

Chris Caya/WBFO News

One of the largest yogurt manufacturing facilities in the country is now officially open in just off Route 33 in Batavia. The state-of-the-art facility will be doing plenty of of business with local dairy farms.

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Politics
10:05 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Schumer urges both sides 'bury the hatchet' in Peace Bridge dispute

Peace Bridge span, view from the I-190
WBFO News file photo

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging both sides in the dispute over running the Peace Bridge to "bury the hatchet." Schumer says cooperation could lead to lots of new jobs.


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Local
1:18 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Regional counter-terrorism task force facing elimination

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A key piece of the region's anti-terrorism task force is facing elimination by the Department of Homeland Security, according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Veterans Golden Age Games back on

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer appears in Buffalo to announce VA Golden Age games back on
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

The Department of Veteran Affairs has reversed course and now says the 27th Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games are back on, after being postponed last week.

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Local
10:26 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Schumer seeking to stop Bank of America closure

Sen. Schumer says he will try to get Bank of America to "rethink" its decision.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

A high-ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee is looking into Bank of America's decision to shut down it mortgage processing center in Getzville.

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Politics
9:42 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Deadline to stop the sequester

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer during a visit to Buffalo
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

First it was the fiscal cliff -- now the buzz word is sequestration.  Congress and the President are working against a March First deadline to stop the sequester.

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Health
3:46 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Schumer working to secure tax credits for Roswell Park expansion

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer appears at Roswell Park
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is working to gain recently extended New Market Tax Credits for Roswell Park in Buffalo so the cancer hospital so it can build a $42 million Clinical Sciences Center.

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Business
9:53 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Schumer calls on DOE to ensure financial security of Jamestown’s RHI Monofrax

Scientists cleaning up nuclear waste sites in West Valley, South Carolina and the state of Washington have a process that turns the waste into glass logs and they all use a substance produced in a Jamestown plant.

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Local
9:07 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Schumer urges Medal of Freedom for four Webster firefighters

Medal of Freedom
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is joining the effort to gain the Medal of Freedom for the four firefighters ambushed in West Webster on Christmas Eve day.   WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Schumer is calling on the President to fast-track the process and grant the medals.

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Crime
3:40 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Schumer bill aims to protect witnesses from intimidation

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer displayed a tee shirt that are sold being sold on the streets state "Snitches get Stitches

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for legislation that would make it a federal crime to intimidate a witness and set tough penalties for intimidation.

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Local
8:56 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Schumer joins gun control debate

New York’s senior Senator is taking issue with the NRA in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings.

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