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Downburst could not be predicted
10:24 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Rare wind event causes damage in Clarence

Storm damage
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A Clarence neighborhood experienced extensive wind damage on Saturday due to a rare meteorological event.

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Western New York students will benefit
11:12 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Cuomo announces grants for after school programs

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new grants equaling nearly $11 million in support of Advantage After School Programs across the state.

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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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"Saturation Patrols" to be run this summer
10:37 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Police launch crime control effort in Falls

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An increase in gun violence and crime in Niagara Falls triggered the launch of "saturation patrols" on Friday night.

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Taste of Buffalo draws thousands
10:47 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Tantalizing tastes tempt throngs

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Rainy weather on Sunday didn't keep the crowds away from  Niagara Square for the 31st annual Taste of Buffalo.

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Transit Road site drew signs and chants
10:41 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Women protest court decision at Hobby Lobby

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The Hobby Lobby Store on Transit Road became the scene of a protest on Saturday.

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Local
3:40 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 Appeal goal

Catholic Charities officials announce the results of its 2014 Appeal.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The Diocese of Buffalo announced Monday the results of its 90th annual Catholic Charities Appeal. The organization exceeded its $10.8 million goal by collecting cash and donations of just over $11 million.

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Son of NHL great has scoring touch
11:13 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Sabres select Lemieux in second round

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The Buffalo Sabres have chosen forward Brendan Lemieux with the first pick of the 2nd round in the NHL draft.

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Store brand product sold in New York State
10:36 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Wegman's recalls deli ham

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Wegman's supermarkets is announcing a recall of its own label organic ham.

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Woman steals benefit funds from IRS
10:32 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Buffalo worker bilks government

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A Buffalo woman has pleaded  guilty to stealing government funds.

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Rape charge leads to deportation
10:24 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Mexican native deported from Buffalo

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Officials with the Buffalo office of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported a man to Mexico.

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Focus on Education
2:15 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New program seeks to prepare students for manufacturing careers

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A new program has been created to prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was in Buffalo Wednesday to announce the plan to create an advanced manufacturing early college program at Burgard High School.

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Local
6:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Teen pleads not guilty to murder, sex charges in Al-Shammari killing

13-year-old Jean Sanchez during his arraignment in Erie County Court.
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The 13-year-old boy charged with murdering Ameer Al-Shammari has pleaded not guilty. Jean Sanchez was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday.

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Local
9:34 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New Tonawanda trail improves waterfront access for residents

Bicyclists utilize the new Sherwood Greenway Trail.
Credit Peter Anderson.

A new community bike and footpath officially opened in Tonawada, Monday. Elected officials and local leaders took part in a ribbon cutting celebration of the Sherwood Greenway Trail.

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Local
12:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Social security satellite office expected to open in Williamsville

Social Security Administration satellite office could open in Williamsville.
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A new Social Security Administration satellite office is expected to open in Williamsville. Rep. Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced Monday a plan to open the satellite office inside of the Village of Williamsville Hall.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

New home to serve people aging with developmental disabilities

Baker Victory Services leaders and officials from the Alzheimer's Association of WNY celebrate the opening of the Memory House Residential Facility in Amherst.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Baker Victory Services with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York opened a new residential care facility for people with developmental disabilities diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or age-related dementia.

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Investigators suspect connection between blazes
10:33 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Series of fires strike a single street

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A North Tonawanda Street has been the scene of a series of fires this weekend.

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Two victims being treated at ECMC
10:27 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Triple shooting takes one life

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A triple shooting on Buffalo's East Side has killed one man and sent two others to the hospital.

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Gas taken from county site for personal use
10:17 am
Sat June 21, 2014

County employee fired over theft of fuel

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A better than five month investigation has resulted in the firing of an Erie County Employee for the theft of fuel.

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Shooting occurred during birthday celebration
10:11 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Woman dies from injuries in apparent murder/suicide

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A Lancaster woman has died after suffering a gunshot wound inflicted by her boyfriend.

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Cocaine sales being made just offshore
10:03 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Boater bagged for dealing on the water

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A Buffalo boater has been arrested for selling cocaine from his watercraft.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Williamsville residents to receive water through Erie County

Village of Williamsville merges with ECWA.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The village of Williamsville has officially merged its water system with the Erie County Water Authority. Village officials says the ECWA will provide the best, most affordable water service to its residents.

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Cultural
9:24 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Shea's begins final major upgrades at Buffalo Theatre

Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

The fourth phase of auditorium restorations at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre is now underway. Once completed, only minor updates will remain in the restoration project that began nearly two decades ago.

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Focus on Education
1:35 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Buffalo school district ranked last in WNY based on academic performance

School classroom.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The Buffalo public school district was ranked last in western New York based on academic performance. Business First ranked 97 public school districts in the eight counties of western New York based on four years of New York State test data.

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Health
5:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

VA of WNY's newly renovated prosthetics facility to help serve more veterans

VA of Western New York Healthcare System Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service Department's CPO Eileen Beck, Chief of Prosthetics Magaret Dunn and patient John Bray.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The VA of Western New York Healthcare System held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly renovated Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service Department Thursday.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

AARP members call for passage of bill to create utility consumer watchdog

Senior citizens and AARP members call for passage of bill to create utility advocate.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Western New York AARP members are calling on Senator Maziarz and other lawmakers to give utility customers a voice. AARP members held a meeting with local senior citizens Wednesday to discuss the importance of urging elected officials to act on a bill that would create an independent utility consumer advocate office.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Anchor Bar is spreading its 'wings' with franchise to open in Williamsville

Anchor Bar
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Anchor Bar signed a deal with a new franchisee this week. Brothers Michael and Tony Schiappa have been in the franchise business for over 20 years and now they will open their own Anchor Bar location in Williamsville.

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Local
12:23 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Soup kitchen in Niagara Falls receives funds to purchase fresh foods

Patrick P. Lee Foundation Executive Director of Mark O’Donnell and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Executive Director Robyn Krueger.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. received a $30,000 grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Tuesday. The funds will be used to purchase a year’s worth of food for its community soup kitchen located in Niagara Falls.

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Focus on Education
9:26 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Schumer says order to lower student loan payments “lifts weight” off New Yorkers backs

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses President Obama's student loan executive order during a stop in Buffalo Monday.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

President Obama signed an executive order Monday allowing borrowers to cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their income. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the action will help relieve the debt burden for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.

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Local
2:36 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Schumer looks to secure federal funds for continued work on Main Street

Mayor Byron Brown, Sen. Charles Schumer and other local leaders.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Buffalo Monday launching a campaign to secure federal funds to transform lower Main Street. The $28 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grant would make the street accessible to pedestrians, cars and light rail.

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