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Western New York remains above national average
11:28 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Gas prices continue dropping

Past gas prices in WNY.
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Gasoline prices across the nation continue to fall and the trend is being reflected at local pumps.

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Vaccine came into common use in 1967
10:49 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Mumps a growing concern for the NHL and others

Dr. Gale Burstein
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Mumps is a disease which was once a serious health problem but has been essentially wiped out by a vaccine licensed in 1967.

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Claims for weather related damage will be reviewed
12:06 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Officials available to assist with filing storm damage reports

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Western New Yorkers whose homes and property were damaged by the November storm can get assistance with insurance claims today.

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Site has been common scene for police presence
10:57 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Friday's local protests against police brutality began on East Side

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The recent national stories about police brutality spurred a series of protests on Friday night.

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Architectural treasures get rediscovered
10:30 am
Sun December 7, 2014

7th Mass Mob to descend upon Holy Angels Church

Holy Angels Church
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Holy Angels church will be the scene of a Mass Mob Sunday.

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Family-friendly events planned for weekend
10:50 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Chippewa District uses holiday to update image

Buffalo's Chippewa District
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A group of dedicated professionals is committing time and effort in bringing the best of the holidays to the Chippewa District.

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Suspect struck by officer after being handcuffed
11:05 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Former Buffalo cop faces sentencing for abuse

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A former Buffalo Police officer will be sentenced tomorrow morning for federal civil rights violations during an arrest.

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Initiative encourages shopping local
11:21 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Cuomo promotes Small Business Saturday

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Calling small businesses and local entrepreneurs the backbone of the state's economy, Governor Andrew Cuomo has designated today as Small Business Saturday.

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70s stars will be in attendance again
11:13 am
Sat November 29, 2014

World's Largest Disco returns

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Western New Yorkers know that one of the best ways to burn off those Thanksgiving calories is to dance the night away at the World's Largest Disco.

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Injuries not life threatening; shots were fired
10:31 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Amherst cops injured during attempted arrest

Amherst Police Headquarters
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A pair Amherst Police of officers were hospitalized last night while attempting to arrest a shoplifter.

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Hamburg and West Seneca announce early
10:27 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Schools begin to cancel classes for this week

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School officials with the school districts in Hamburg and West Seneca have announced that schools in those communities will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

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One local business caught in illegal practice
10:16 am
Sun November 23, 2014

AG addresses price gouging post storm

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun to take legal action against incidents of illegal pricing following the snow emergency in Western New York.

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Monday morning commute could be slow
11:10 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Heavy snows coming to region

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A Lake Effect Snow Watch will go into effect Monday night and last through Wednesday morning.

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School President and Board of Trustees speak
10:48 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Statements about student suspension released by Canisius

Canisius High School
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A pair of statements have been released by administrators at Canisius High School regarding the suspension of a student athlete and the firing of a former Dean of Students.

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Government
10:23 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Gillibrand applauds Lynch nomination for AG

US Senator Kirstin Gillibrand
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New York State's junior Senator is urging swift action on the confirmation of President Obama's nominee for the Attorney General's post.

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Larkin District
10:49 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Flying Bison opens new brewery

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Another step in the revitalization of downtown Buffalo will be celebrated today with the grand opening of the new Flying Bison brewery.

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Cultural
2:56 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

Tom Magliozzi's laugh boomed in NPR listeners' ears every week as he and his brother, Ray, bantered on Car Talk.
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Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:23 pm

Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.

Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.

If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious.

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Negativity in 146th Assembly race continues
5:17 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Campaign ad criticized in Assembly race

146th Assembly candidate Steve Meyer
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A potential legal issue has arisen in the race for the 146th State Assembly seat.

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Politics
12:25 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Astorino encourages WNY'ers to get out to vote

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino
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With the election only days away, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and lieutenant governor candidate Chris Moss headlined a GOP get-out-the-vote rally this morning in the Main-Transit Fire Hall.

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Legislation is targeted toward new drivers
12:04 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Strict texting laws in effect today

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that strict, new laws regarding texting while driving are going into effect today.

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Dr. Glick has returned from visit to Sierra Leone
12:09 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

County Health Commissioner declares Ebola risk low for local doctor

Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein
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Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein has released a statement regarding Dr. Myron Glick and his possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Allegations to be heard by Nation's court
10:12 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Intimidation charged in Seneca Nation elections

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Tribal unrest is preceding next month's elections for leadership of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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Fire controlled; no injuries reported
10:47 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Candle blamed for blaze

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A costly Williamsville house fire is being blamed on an unattended candle.

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Mishandling of gun suspected in tragic mishap
12:07 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Medina student in accidental shooting identified

Seal of the Village of Medina
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The Orleans County Sheriff's Office has identified Jacob Stahl as the victim in what is being termed an accidental shooting on Friday.

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Chemical mixture in lab leads to blast
11:53 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Explosion at U of R injures students

University of Rochester
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Three University of Rochester students were hospitalized after an explosion at the school yesterday.

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Individual tracking can be invasion of privacy
11:45 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Schumer working to limit GPS tracking

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
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New York Senator Charles Schumer is moving to propose legislation that would limit the use of GPS trackers.

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Order seeks clear communication and protocols
11:27 am
Sat October 18, 2014

State directive for handling Ebola cases issued

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The New York State Acting Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, has issued a directive regarding the handling of Ebola cases in the state.

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Invited on trip by Defense Secretary Hagel
10:30 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Cuomo makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Governor Cuomo meets with a member of the New York Army National Guard in Afghanistan.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Afghanistan for a surprise visit.

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Problems can arise during power outage
10:08 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Kidde recalls smoke alarms,CO detectors

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A recall of some Kidde safety products is being enacted according to the manufacturer.

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Easily defeats Manna in vote
12:43 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Zellner retains post as Democratic Chairman

Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner
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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

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