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FEMA funds made available
2:56 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

'Snovember' storm declared a federal disaster

November's massive winter storm dumped more than seven feet of snow on parts of the region.
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FEMA has officially declared parts of Western New York a "major disaster" following last month's massive snowstorm.

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8:28 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Beyond the Playbook: Bills loss dashes playoff hopes

Buffalo Bills
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The Bills 26-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders dashes any hopes for the playoffs this season. Analyst Matt Sabuda spoke with WBFO's Jay Moran about the game and how the theme "next year" is getting old.

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6:53 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Chad Kelly facing charges after police scuffle

The nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly has landed in more trouble.

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5:08 am
Mon December 22, 2014

More development coming to Ohio Street

This freight house on Ohio Street is targeted for re-development.
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There are signs of yet another building project along Buffalo's burgeoning Ohio Street Corridor.

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4:52 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Cyclists celebrate winter in Buffalo

Members of Buffalo by Bicycle celebrated a cold Sunday with a bike ride.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

While many were inside staying warm on a chilly Sunday in Western New York, a few local residents celebrated the Winter Solstice with a bicycle ride from Front Park.

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Reports can be filed at State website
10:50 am
Sun December 21, 2014

AG investigates storm related price gouging

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is continuing an investigation into price gouging following the November storm.

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Sixteen-year-old female shot near Buffalo State
10:44 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Shooting victim dies; identity released

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A Friday night shooting that occurred on Grant Street near the Buffalo State College campus has taken a life.

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Units would be paid for with casino revenues
10:34 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Monday vote on body cams for Falls police

Body Cameras
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The Niagara Falls City Council will decide on Monday whether or not body cameras will be purchased for the city's police force.

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ECHDC to possess 50 acre parcel
10:29 am
Sun December 21, 2014

NFTA to transfer ownership of waterfront land

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has voted to begin transferring a Fuhrman Boulevard property over to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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Local
12:02 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Soldier surprises family when she appears at BPO concert

Katie Bauman hugs her mother, Mary Beth Bauman-Moyer, moments after their reunion.
Credit WBFO

One family's musical tradition became a memory of a lifetime when an Army sergeant who was stationed abroad for years appeared at a Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert Saturday night.

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Local
6:52 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Fatal fire in Byron under investigation

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal house fire in the Town of Byron.

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CFI hoping to bring free showing to town
11:29 am
Sat December 20, 2014

"The Interview" might play in Buffalo

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The Center for Inquiry is working with SONY Pictures in an effort to bring the controversial movie "The Interview" to Buffalo.

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Forward to make second appearance with team
11:24 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Grigorenko recalled by Sabres

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The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Mikhail Grigorenko.

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NFTA to revitalize Metro with $18 million upgrade
5:19 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

NFTA to revitalize Metro with new fare collection system

NFTA Metro Bus
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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is making a big investment towards its future.

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Local
2:28 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Phone scam net widening

A local phone scammer has expanded operations further across Western New York.

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Local
9:31 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Large crowd flocks to opening of Canalside ice canals

Skaters, young and old, took to the ice at Canalside Thursday night.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

After politicians were finished with their speeches and former Buffalo Sabres did a symbolic face-off at what was the site of center ice in the old Memorial Auditorium, onlookers swarmed the new ice rink at Canalside Thursday night.

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Local
8:22 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Fatal Fire in Byron

6900 block of Caswell Road in Byron, NY.
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The Genesee County Sheriff's office is investigating a fatal fire in the town of Byron.

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Local
8:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

'The 12 Scams of Christmas'

The 12 Scams of Christmas
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is out with its list of "The 12 Scams of Christmas." These Christmas cons may be worth a look as you celebrate the holidays.


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4:59 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Legislators propose database for future emergencies

Legislators spent Thursday's session reviewing lessons learned during the November storm.
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During the Snowvember storm, emergency workers were busy, ferrying people stuck in their homes to medical treatment. Officials are now developing a plan to have a list of those needing long-term help.

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Local
9:57 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Frack ban draws ire from business interests

Past anti-fracking projects in Buffalo.
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While anti-fracking organizations are celebrating a state ban against the gas extraction process, gas and business interests say they are outraged. WBFO's Eileen Buckley has reaction from both sides.

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Local
9:14 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Albany correspondent offers insight on fracking decision

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Environmentalists are celebrating while gas companies are fuming over Governor Cuomo's decision to ban hydro fracking in New York State for the near future. Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt provides some insight into the decision in an interview with WBFO's Morning Edition host Jay Moran.

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Local
8:37 am
Thu December 18, 2014

School board questions teacher, principal and school ratings

Buffalo School Board Members discuss teacher evaluations
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo school board debated issues surrounding the state's teacher and principal evaluation system Wednesday night.


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8:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Canalside ice rinks opening to the public

The ice is ready for skating at Canalside.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

After years of planning and effort, the redevelopment of Buffalo's waterfront reaches another milestone Thursday night with the grand opening of the "Ice at Canalside."

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Local
7:53 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Local artist gets probation for transporting child porn

A prominent local artist who lost his post after a child pornography arrest has been sentenced to two years probation after pleading to a lesser charge.


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7:01 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Escaped prisoner in custody

Thomas Walsh
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An escaped prisoner is back in custody. Thomas Walsh, 29, reportedly turned himself in to Orchard Park Police yesterday after about 24 hours on the run. 

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Local
3:41 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Cuomo administration moves to ban fracking in New York

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Environmentalists are celebrating after Gov.Cuomo said there will be no hydrofracking in New York for now, citing inconclusive scientific evidence on the health effects of the gas drilling process.

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Local
3:17 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Council staffers, activists protest against excessive force by police

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen, and Councilmember’s David Rivera and Michael LoCurto participated in the rally
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Buffalo Common Council staffers and local activists held a peaceful protest on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. The rally is in response to the lack of indictments in both Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and was inspired by the recent walkout of congressional staff and a demonstration by New York City Council members.

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Local
12:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Labatt holding 8th annual Pond Hockey Tournament at RiverWorks

Rink at RiverWorks
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The 8th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament is slated for the weekend of February 20th.  The popular event will be held at RiverWorks for the second year now in a row.


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12:40 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

New app to help improve cross-border travel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveiled the Border Wait Time app
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Crossing the border into the United States may have gotten a little more convenient. U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveiled the Border Wait Time app Wednesday. It will provide travelers with estimated wait times and open lane status at bridges.

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Local
11:35 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Divided opinions uncovered over Olean street reconstruction

Olean residents will become accustomed to the sounds of road construction over the next two years as the city's main thoroughfare, North Union Street, undergoes a $9 million reconstruction. The impact of the project has been the subject of community debate.

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