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4:47 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

HARBORCENTER officials showcase progress, announce retail plans

HARBORCENTER construction site located in downtown Buffalo
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

HARBORCENTER officials led a tour showcasing the progress of the facility in downtown Buffalo Thursday. HARBORCENTER president John Koelmel says the building is expected to be a world class entertainment venue once it’s complete.

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Local
10:46 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Bail denied for alleged Oakmont Avenue shooter

Accused killer Joseph Gant was denied bail before led away in Erie County Court.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

An East Side man will stay in the Holding Center on a string of felony charges which could send him to prison for 100 years. He is accused of the August 12 shootings near the Oakmont Avenue footbridge that left one teenager dead. 

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Governor's Race
5:25 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Teachout brings campaign 'momentum' to Buffalo

Zephyr Teachout is challenging Governor Cuomo in the approaching Democratic Primary.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With the Democratic gubernatorial primary two weeks away, challenger Zephyr Teachout says she has momentum and a major media victory.

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Local
5:11 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Author Gina Fava 'sculpts' a new novel

Buffalo native Gina Fava is out with her latest novel, a look at a serial killer in Italy. The Sculptor is a thriller that takes the reader to some of Europe's most famous destinations.

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Local
1:56 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, and Assemblymen Michael Kearns and John Ceretto are calling for stadium group transparency.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Assemblyman Michael Kearns now has the support of nearly two dozen fellow elected officials in calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
1:48 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Lackawanna roadways to see long overdue repairs

South Park Avenue and Ridge Road intersection.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A major roadway construction project was announced Wednesday for South Park Avenue and Ridge Road in Lackawanna.

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Local
9:46 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Program works to keep youths out of prison

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

An effective "alternative to incarceration" program for young people has received some much needed funding from Albany. 

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Local
8:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Village of Wilson survives dissolution vote

Village of Wilson voters rejected a dissolution plan Tuesday by a margin of 222 to 209.

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Local
2:36 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

New shops, eatery with Buffalo flair unveiled at airport

Jet Set market is among the new features at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport unveiled $3.8 million in upgrades completed by Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. The three new additions include convenience stores, a high-end retail store and a new restaurant.

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Local
10:18 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Private housing development coming to Buffalo

Public space and homes near new Chalmers and Hill intersection
LP Ciminelli

It's being called the largest private housing development in the city of Buffalo in decades. The project will be built at the former site of the Central Park Plaza.

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Local
9:47 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Extensive work will cause delays on Brighton Road

Work will continue along Brighton Road for the next several months.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Detours will be posted on one of the busiest roads in Erie County for the next several months.

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Local
8:28 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Miller seeks to become first female Seneca president

If elected, Darlene Miller would be the Seneca's first female president.
Credit photo from Seneca Nation

The Seneca Nation may get its first woman president, as Senecas prepare for another of their fractious political campaigns for president and Tribal Council.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Protestors rally against police brutality in wake of Michael Brown shooting

PUSH Buffalo protests against police violence.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A small group of protesters with Push Buffalo gathered outside U.S. Attorney William Hochul’s office in downtown Buffalo Monday. The rally was part of the National Day of Action to call for justice for slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.

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Local
8:28 am
Mon August 25, 2014

School board examines consultant costs

Board member Theresa Harris-Tigg is among those raising questions about consultants in Buffalo schools.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo schools spend millions and millions of dollars each year on consultants. Now, school board members are raising sharp questions about their value.

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Local
8:26 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Work set to begin on new waterfront state park

Plans are coming together for Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

More improvements to the Buffalo waterfront are just around the corner as construction of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park begins next month.

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Local
7:57 am
Mon August 25, 2014

State law gives boost to Eden farmers

Credit photo courtesy Eden Valley Growers

The Town of Eden now has legal protection for its agricultural industry, under a new state law.

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Missed Saturday game; Meeting team officials today
10:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills release Alan Branch

The Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive lineman Alan Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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Multi-year plan begins at end of Bisons' season
10:31 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Improvements planned for downtown ballpark

Coca Cola Field
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A multi-year plan to renovate Coca Cola Field has been released.

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Focus on Lakeview Animal Sancutary workers
10:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Rabies alert issued in Niagara County

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The Niagara County Health Department is issuing a rabies alert for anyone who worked at the Lakeview Animal Sanctuary over the past six months.

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Local
2:01 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Neighbors remain opposed to state-approved methadone clinic

New York State has approved a new methadone clinic on Buffalo's lower West Side, but residents of the neighborhood are upset and have planned a rally for Friday afternoon.

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Local
1:17 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Buffalo Dream Center remains homeless

Pastor Eric Johns standing with Buffalo Dream Center volunteers
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A mobile food pantry service in Buffalo is still without a facility. The Buffalo Dream Center lost their donated 6,000 sq. ft. space inside the Larkin Center of Commerce several months ago to new tenants.

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Buffalo Bills
9:54 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Report: Three Bills bids all below $900 million

The list of bidders interested in the Buffalo Bills appears to be short. A national publication reports the bids are coming in below the expected sale price.

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Local
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Cuomo won't commit to debate

Governor Cuomo is non-committal about whether he’ll debate his Democratic and Republican opponents in the fall elections.

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City of Lockport
6:43 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Lockport facing financial crisis

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey addresses city's fiscal problems.
Credit Photo by Chr / WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

To help close a large deficit, Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey says the city will end its ambulance service next month. State auditors blame poor record keeping for the city's financial problems. 

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Local
4:18 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Hospital says 'no evidence' of Jim Kelly's cancer

Credit File photo

Initial exams at a New York City hospital show Jim Kelly to be cancer-free.

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Local
3:25 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Organizers turning up the heat for this year's Wing Festival

National Buffalo Wing Festival Founder Drew Cerza joined by President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara Patrick Kaler and Mayor Byron Brown.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A preview of the 13th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival was held in downtown Buffalo Wednesday. The event takes place on August 30 and 31 at Coca Cola Field.

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Local
10:06 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Niagara Street being beautified into city gateway

Mayor Byron Brown and local leaders announce construction to begin on Niagara Street.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A major gateway construction project will begin in downtown Buffalo this week. The $16.3 million multi-phase roadway rehabilitation will extend along Niagara Street.

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Local
9:03 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Democratic primary foes debate city issues

Tensions were evident during the debate between State Senator Tim Kennedy and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Democrats are fighting over State Legislature seats in Buffalo. The candidates debated Tuesday night in the Burchfield Penney Art Center during an event sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists.

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Local
9:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

State Republican hopefuls meet with local Conservatives

Republican candidate for Comptroller Robert Antonacci made a campaign stop in Buffalo Tuesday.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and State Comptroller candidate Robert Antonacci were at the Erie County Conservative Party summer picnic yesterday, looking to ignite enthusiasm among local political activists.

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Local
8:24 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Business group ranks legislative voting records

An upstate pro business group is out with ratings for the Senate and Assembly, and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group’s agenda than conservative leaning Republicans.

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