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11:35 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Erie County lawmakers approve road, bridge construction plans

The roads, bridges and highways set for repair in Erie County this year are highlighted in blue and green. The additional roads in need of fixing this year are highlighted in pink.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Erie County Legislature approved a $27.1 million infrastructure improvement plan for county roadways Thursday. The spending plan includes $4.5 million for additional roads in need of repair this year.

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Politics
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Conference focuses on future storm prep

Hurricane Sandy.
Credit Matthew Kraus / Some Rights Reserved

Governor Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Erie County to spend $27 million on road, bridge repairs

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz & County Commissioner of Public Works John Loffredo.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced a list of area roadways that will be under construction this season. The county plans to spend $27 million on the infrastructure projects if the legislature approves an additional $4.5 million.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Spring clean-up effort beginning on Elmwood Avenue

Elmwood Avenue.
Credit www.visiting-newyork.net

The Elmwood Village Association will hold its annual spring cleaning event this week. Spring Clean-up Week aims to beautify the neighborhood for anticipated visitors this summer.

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Police have not made the ID official
10:45 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Girlfriend identifies victim in fiery crash

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The victim killed in the deadly car crash on Saturday morning along the Kensington Expressway is thought to be Kevin Wayne Brown.

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Two GOP district committees weigh in
10:34 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Grisanti gains party support for re-election

State Senator Mark Grisanti
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

State Senator Mark Grisanti has gained support for his re-election from factions of his party faithful.

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Car in flames closes portion of Kensington Hgwy
9:52 am
Sat April 19, 2014

One dead after car falls onto highway

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

One person is dead and another being is questioned after a fiery crash on the Kensington Expressway this morning.

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Local
3:54 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Broadway Market packed for Easter weekend

The Broadway Market.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Thousands of shoppers are made their way to the Broadway Market in Buffalo Friday. People are looking for their Easter and Dyngus Day favorites. The popular market items include meats, breads, baked goods, and butter lambs.

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Local
4:45 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Campaign aims to boost number of volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters.
Credit IVolunteerFIRE.org

Local and state fire officials are calling on people in the community to become volunteer firefighters. The call comes as part of the fourth annual Recruit New York campaign that kicked-off Thursday.

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Local
12:38 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing half-brother to death

23-year old Cody Testerman.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The man who admitted to stabbing his half-brother 22 times on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation was sentenced to 25 years behind bars on Thursday.

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Cultural
5:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

War of 1812 bicentennial wraps up with yearlong events

Re-enactors fire muskets to commemorate War of 1812 bicentennial.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Buffalo History Museum kicked-off the last year of the War of 1812 bicentennial Wednesday with the firing of muskets.  This year a series of events will take place across western New York to commemorate the bloody battles of the war between the United States and Canada, and the 200 years of peace that followed.

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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
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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

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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

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

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

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