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Joseph Mascia says he isn't going away any time soon and will use his campaign for Fillmore District councilmember to open a community conversation on race and economic injustice.


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Lackawanna is back in the news, with the arrest of a Steel City man on accusations of terrorism support. Peter Ahearn, who led the Buffalo FBI office during the arrest of the Lackawanna Six, offered perspective.

Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

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The momentum for Mayor Byron Brown’s Buffalo Opportunity Pledge continues to grow. Local faith-based leaders gathered at Niagara Square on Wednesday to sign the pact.

Police enforcing 30 mph on Scajaquada

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Amid fierce debate about what the future speed limit should be on the Scajaquada Expressway, Buffalo police are letting motorists know that the current  30 mph speed limit is not negotiable. Officers have written about 500 speeding tickets on the 198 since early June.

Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

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After another long year of planning, organizers are ready to unveil the 2015 Lucy Comedy Festival, a packed weekend of events starting Thursday in Jamestown.

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The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bipartisan bill to reform campus sexual assault policies across the nation. Studies show one in five women on college campuses will experience some form of unwanted sexual contact by the time they graduate.

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If all goes according to plan, there could be some new attractions at Canalside in the not too distant future.


Supporters of paid family leave in New York say they hope 2016 will be their year, but business groups are urging caution.

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From skate parks and dog parks, to swimming pools and splash pads, the heat wave was affecting activities in a big way. Tuesday was another hot one in Buffalo, the fifth straight day of temperatures above 80 degrees.

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A new bike path extension opened on Buffalo's Outer Harbor Tuesday. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul joined other officials for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on the connector at the north end of Furhmann Boulevard near Wilkeson Pointe.

Rochester has been chosen as the national headquarters for a photonics hub that will be launched with more than $600 million in federal, state, university and industry investment. 

Study finds Buffalo 9th most liberal city in America

Jul 28, 2015
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Researchers have been studying American cities to survey how their elected officials and their policies reflect the political views of their constituents. The study found Buffalo is the ninth most liberal city in the nation.

The top local leader of the Boy Scouts says he doesn't see any immediate problems in the wake of the national board lifting a ban on openly gay leaders in the troops.


This summer may have had a cool, rainy start, but the second half looks drier and warmer, especially over the next couple days.

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The numbers are still being added up but officials in Chautauqua County say damage is in the millions from flooding that hit some two weeks ago.

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A newly-launched community newspaper aims to serve Buffalo's immigrant population by providing news and other information in multiple languages, in an effort to get those who have not yet mastered English more involved in the public.

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Rich Products is celebrating its 70th birthday by hosting a conference with leaders from around the world.

Thousands of people weaved through way through Buffalo's West Side over the weekend during the annual Garden Walk.


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Across New York State sales tax collections are lagging, part of a long-term trend threatening one of the largest taxes collected on the state and local levels.


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US Senator Charles Schumer will announce today his support of a safe driving technology.

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Reports of a strange odor at an Amherst address have opened a legal investigation.

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senator Robert Ortt along with other elected officials gathered in North Tonawanda Saturday to celebrate and call for the NFTA to reinstate two Niagara County bus routes.

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The outrage over racist comments made by Buffalo Municipal Housing Resident Commissioner Joe Mascia continues.

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Nearly 100 Western New Yorkers will be taking a risk at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino today.

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While it may be known as the "Buffalo Billion," New York State's large cash investment in Western New York includes other parts of the region. And elected officials say you're seeing a similar economic turnaround as a result, including one in Niagara Falls.

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The leader of the Erie County Democratic Party will be calling on Joseph Mascia to end his candidacy for the Fillmore District Common Council seat.

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The City of Buffalo has launched a construction project to convert a one-way section of Pearl Street to two-way in downtown Buffalo.

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“Fasten your seatbelts, it is pandemonium…it is fandemonium…it is fantastic.”

Twenty-two years later, Van Miller’s call as the Buffalo Bills completed the greatest comeback in NFL

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