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No injuries were reported as an Alaskan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport this morning.

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, but some want to see that changed.  Four states don't recognize Columbus Day and a growing number of cities have followed suit.

More business expansion planned for Riverbend area

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While SolarCity is getting the most attention in Buffalo's developing Riverbend section, a British couple who opened up their food businesses on South Park Avenue nearly four years ago are moving forward with an expansion.

M&T merger passes another regulatory hurdle

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The next expansion of Buffalo's M&T Bank has taken another step toward reality. New York state regulators have approved M&T's application to acquire Hudson City Bancorp Inc. 

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Allen Street may be a legendary local drinking and partying street in the neighborhood but the Allentown Association is tiring of some alcohol-fueled behavior. The group is backing the push to move last call from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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This may sound odd, but a successful career and a happy life is not something you should start thinking about after you graduate college. The Director of Career Services at the University of Buffalo says you should focus on those things when you begin college.

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On Sunday morning a number of people gathered in North Buffalo to race for equality.

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In general, Western New Yorkers get to enjoy a wonderful fall season, but everyone knows that this is the precursor to winter.

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Olean Police are seeking the public's help in solving a brazen bank robbery that occurred Friday afternoon.

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If you are traveling to Canada this holiday weekend be prepared for busy border crossings. Both Americans and Canadians will celebrate a holiday on Monday.

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Its been 10 days since the tragic campus shooting that left nine people dead at Oregon's Umpqua Community College and SUNY campuses are rethinking if their planned emergency tactics are sustainable.

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Thursday's horrific crash along Route 16 in Sardinia has turned deadly.

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Buffalo Fire officials are reporting that two people are dead after an overnight blaze destroyed a building on the city's East Side.

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A local family is filing a lawsuit against West Virginia University in the death of an 18-year-old student.

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Halloween will be celebrated at the Buffalo Zoo this weekend.

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Squaw Island is no more. Along Niagara Street Friday, members of the Seneca Nation of Indians joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in unveiling a new entry sign for what is now "Unity Island."

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While leaders earlier this week announced that minority and women hiring goals have been met or exceeded at the SolarCity construction site, protestors on Friday complained that the numbers should have been higher.

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NPR's "Family Matters" event drew a large crowd Thursday night to the WNED-TV studio. The session drew nearly 400 people who came to learn more about their personal finances.

Governor Cuomo has been speaking out about the need for national gun control laws in recent days, but Cuomo says he doesn’t know when a key provision of New York’s own gun safety laws will be enacted.

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Buffalo's newest hotel celebrated its official grand opening Wednesday. After extensive renovations, one of the city's historic mansions is now a boutique inn.

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While he's excited for the nationwide release of "Finding Noah," producer and Buffalo native Jonathan Shaw notes tonight is likely the only night his documentary will appear in movie theaters.

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The latest installation from the Public Art Initiative is now on display at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. It's the latest effort resulting from the partnership between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Erie County.

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There was a sense of victory Wednesday afternoon in Batavia with the announcement that a $700 million  solar wafer plant would add 1,000 jobs to Genesee County.

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Governor Cuomo, facing questions about the on going federal probe of contracts associated with his Buffalo Billion economic development project, was reluctant to say much about the progress of the investigation.

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For weeks, the Erie County Clerk has been suggesting a change in the county's closing time for bars. Chris Jacobs now has a supporter in the Erie County Legislature willing to sponsor the proposal.

The Red Cross has dispatched 11 Western New York volunteers to assist in the flood-ravaged areas of South Carolina. "We're trying to help the people who were in harm's way to have a safe place to be," said volunteer Diane Sargent.

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New York Congressman Tom Reed is calling for mental health legislation as means to prevent mass shootings in the U-S. 

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As weaponized drones become an increasingly common method of warfare, activists are speaking out against them.

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission has been pushing for major improvements at the U.S. end of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge for years. Now, Washington is starting to clear the way for a $64 million rebuild and expansion.

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For two generations, the Kensington Expressway has cut through Buffalo's East Side along the route of Frederick Law Olmsted's old Humboldt Parkway. Now, there's an increasing push back against Route 33, even a movement to roof it over for much of its path.