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Sports
5:24 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Sabres lose draft lottery; GM, coach reflect on 'unacceptable' season

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Ted Nolan recap season at First Niagara Center.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Buffalo Sabres just can't seem to catch a break in what has been a season of suffering.  The Sabres lost the lottery held in Toronto Tuesday night to determine which of the non-playoff teams would get the top draft pick in the NHL draft this June.

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Business
5:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

City unveils tool for redevelopment of historic buildings

Mayor Byron Brown unveils 'Preservation Ready Study' at the Planning Mill located on Elm Street in downtown Buffalo.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A new study was released Monday to steer developers to historic buildings ready for re-purposing in downtown Buffalo. The ‘Preservation Ready Survey’ is expected to make it easier for developers to see which buildings are eligible for historic preservation tax credits and incentives.

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Business
10:13 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Business competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students

Entrepreneurs.
Credit AGmakonts / Some Rights Reserved

Aspiring entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo will participate in a rapid-fire competition expected prepare them for pitching business ideas to potential financial backers. Seventy-five student teams will have 90 seconds to deliver their idea to a panel of six judges.

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Station recognized at BEMA Awards banquet
5:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

WBFO named Radio Station of the Year

BEMA Award, 2014 Radio Station of the Year
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

WBFO has been named the Radio Station of the Year.

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Report indicates Police knew of abuse
10:37 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Bullying behind mother's push for teen fight

Niagara Falls Police
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Niagara Falls resident Eula McCray was arrested last week on multiple charges for forcing her teenage daughter into a fight.

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Rabid raccoon identified in Niagara County
10:53 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Rabies reported in Western New York

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The region's first case of rabies for the year has been reported.

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Health
1:26 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Dementia symposium raises awareness, connects people to care

Alzheimer’s Association Executive Director Leilani Pelletier.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Western New York Alzheimer’s Association held a Dementia Care Symposium in Cheektowaga Friday. The day-long event aims to spread awareness about the disease and how to get help for loved ones at risk.

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Health
5:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Countywide campaign aims to boost organ and tissue donors

Bill Williams, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Roxanne and Olivia Williams.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

In honor of National ‘Donate Life’ month Erie County has launched a year-long campaign to increase the number of organ and tissue donors in New York State.

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Business
11:12 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Business competition attracts applicants from 56 countries

World's largest business plan competition.
Credit 43North.org

The 43 North business plan competition is attracting people from around the world to Buffalo. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and teams from 56 countries and 48 states have applied to participate in the world’s largest business idea race.

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Politics
2:00 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Poloncarz calls on IDA to address wage inequality

Erie County Officials observe national equal pay day.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Officials in Erie County observed National Equal Pay Day Tuesday. The symbolic day aims to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between working men and women.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Erie County kicks off National Volunteer Week

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz kicked-off National Volunteer Week 2014 with Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy Schinzel. (far right)
Credit Peter Anderson / Press Secretary, Office of the Erie County Executive

The 40th annual National Volunteer Week is now underway. The celebration honors individuals and organizations dedicated to giving back to the community.

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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.
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

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
8:47 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Roundtable aims to raise awareness and stop domestic violence

Senator Mark Grisanti, Executive Director of Family Justice Center Mary Travers Murphy and David Wisniewski.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A roundtable discussion about domestic violence prevention took place in downtown Buffalo Friday. The meeting was hosted by Senator Mark Grisanti and the Family Justice Center of Buffalo.

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Business
8:30 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Tax relief for manufacturers aims to boost NYS economy

Senator Tim Kennedy discussing local manufacturing.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Manufacturing businesses in western New York can expect tax relief through this year’s state budget. The effort aims to improve the economic competitiveness of upstate New York.

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Health
5:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Mental health providers collaborate to improve patient care

President of Child and Adolescent Treatment Services Bonnie L. Glazer announces collaboration with Lake Shore Behavioral Health, Inc.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Child and Adolescent Treatment Services & Lake Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. have teamed-up to offer mental health programs for people of all ages. The partnership will allow the agencies to increase the number of mental health programs locally.

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Focus on Education
5:19 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Buffalo Public Schools to receive state aid boost

Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown.
Credit Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

The Buffalo Public School District is expected to receive an increase in state under the new budget agreement. The city school district will see a more than a 4.3 percent increase in aid.

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Local
9:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Buffalo-Niagara population on the rise

Buffalo Skyline from Lasalle Park
Credit Rich Mitchell / Some Rights Reserved

The population of Buffalo Niagara is on the rise. United States Census Bureau data shows that the region’s population saw a boost of 348 people since 2012.

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Buffalo billion commitment maintained
10:47 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Agreement on state budget reached

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

An agreement on a new spending budget for New York State was reached on Saturday.

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Three teens nabbed fleeing the scene
10:28 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Violent house invasion leads to arrests

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Three Lockport teens are in custody after an armed home invasion and attempted robbery last night.

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One victim reported with serious injuries
10:24 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Overnight shooting injures three

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Buffalo Police continue to investigate an overnight shooting that injured three males.

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Neighboring structures saved from flames
10:51 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Morning fire destroys East Side house

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An early morning blaze has destroyed an abandoned East Side house.

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Man and woman ejected from rolling SUV
9:53 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Auto accident takes two lives

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Authorities are investigating a fatal, single car accident this morning that has taken two lives.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

TEDx event aims to inspire and empower youth in Buffalo

President and Founder of You and Who Dan Gigante speaking at the TEDxYouth @Buffalo conference.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

An event held at Buffalo State College Thursday focused on inspiring young people to follow their dreams. The TEDxYouth at Buffalo conference offered students the opportunity to hear the stories of local leaders.

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Environment
3:43 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Peace Bridge pollution discussed at Washington conference

The Peace Bridge
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The continuing issue about polluted air from the Peace Bridge blowing across Buffalo’s West Side was discussed during a national meeting in Washington this week.

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Local
9:42 am
Thu March 27, 2014

City leaders propose creation of second Elmwood historic district

A portion of the Elmwood Village.
Credit www.visiting-newyork.net

A public meeting was held Wednesday night to discuss the idea of getting an area in the City of Buffalo listed as the Elmwood Historic District (east). If approved, that portion of the city would be placed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, providing benefits to area homeowners.

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Health
5:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

New campaign aims to reduce falls in senior population

Local senior citizens receive information on "Falls Prevention" at free event.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Buffalo’s Fillmore district launches a fall prevention initiative. The effort is being led by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and Western New York Inc., government officials including councilmember David Franczyk, local businesses and community stakeholders.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Fatal fire highlights importance of smoke detectors

Fire Alarm.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

In light of the fire that claimed the life of 7-year-old Alexavier Torres-Santiago in the city on Sunday, Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield is reminding people to make sure they have working smoke detectors in their home.

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A loss of life and a lost home reported
10:47 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Two morning fires bring tragic results

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A pair of early morning fires have led to tragic results.

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Syracuse upset by upstart Dayton
10:37 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Orange squeezed out of March Madness

Syracuse Orange
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

March Madness means fevered excitement for basketball fans, but it has become an ailment of sorts for Syracuse followers this year.

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Coroner to help owners memorialize pets
10:30 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Pet Crematory planned for Lockport

City of Lockport seal
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A location in Lockport could soon become a local pet crematory.

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