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If this winter has seemed windy, the National Weather Service says you're right - and there's more to come.

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At the Golden Globe Awards this year, Meryl Streep received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. In her acceptance speech, she criticized then-President-elect Trump for mocking a reporter with a disability. Some applauded her comments, but others have reacted in a different way -- saying Hollywood has to take a look at its own acceptance of people with different abilities.


One of the chief arguments over the state budget will be whether to renew an income tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest. The debate stands next to Governor Cuomo's push to create new initiatives, such as free tuition at state colleges and universities.


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The list of refreshments available at local movie theaters may be expanded soon.


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In a landslide vote by more public participants than ever before, the Buffalo Zoo’s new baby ocelot has been named Nico.

Dense fog follows unseasonably warm Saturday

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Dense fog spread over much of the region Sunday morning. The National Weather Service warned motorists to slow down and be prepared for rapid changes in visibility. Conditions were expected to improve as the day goes on.

NAACP leader anxious about Trump presidency

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More African-Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump in November's election. That was especially true in Buffalo. So local leaders like the Reverend Mark Blue of the NAACP are anxious following Trump's inauguration.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan Saturday to require health insurers to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost.

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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators participated in the Women's March in Washington Saturday that brought together all genders, ages and races. 

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One of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development programs is being downsized in his new state budget. Start-Up NY is being rebranded as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.


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Are you a biking enthusiast who is looking for a safer, more expansive network of trails?

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New York Attorney General on Thursday issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under Republican President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

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Nearly as many people are expected in the nation’s capital to protest Donald Trump as there are to attend his inauguration. Among the 250,000 people who received a ticket to the event is a World War II veteran from Western New York who is proud to have defended the rights of protestors, but upset by politicians choosing not to attend.


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The committee formed by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to determine where the city's future Amtrak station will go held its first public hearing Thursday morning in City Hall.


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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is ramping up the fight against the growing opioid crisis by restoring a standalone narcotics bureau. Nineteen days into the new year, there have been 19 suspected overdose deaths in the county.

More than a dozen local groups plan to mark the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump by taking part in "Buffalo Resistance Weekend."


It is not just facts and figures about what taxes to collect and how to spend them. Governor Cuomo's budget plan  also contains unrelated changes — everything from allowing ride-hailing services to expand in the state to enacting ethics reforms.


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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of an ocelot kitten.

In what’s being billed as a first-of-a-kind local conference, experts are meeting with clergy members Wednesday in hopes of better preparing them to deal with the opioid epidemic.

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In the end, it wasn't much of a contest as Depew residents overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have brought an end to the village.  The final vote saw 3,006 showing their support of the village; only 1,165 wanted Depew to dissolve.

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Some state lawmakers are rejecting Governor Cuomo’s proposal to extend a tax on millionaires. Cuomo spent Tuesday rolling out his spending plan to individual groups of lawmakers in private briefings, then at night, released details to the public.

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The public's first chance to weigh in on a site for Buffalo's proposed new train station is Thursday in Common Council chambers. Plans will be presented for an alternative to the much talked about Central Terminal and Canalside locations. 

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department conducted a search Tuesday afternoon for a suspect in Alden off Broadway and Townline following an assault. 

Depew voters head to polls to decide village's fate

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Voters in the Village of Depew will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to dissolve the municipality and allow the Towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster to assume control of services, including public safety.

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In the summer, it's a splash pad. In winter, the pad transforms into an ice skating rink. This week, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is collecting new and gently-used skates at its Parkside Lodge office for skaters to use free of charge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to release his budget Tuesday. Revenues are down, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act could cost the state billions of dollars.


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A few hundred people took part in a Martin Luther King Day prayer vigil and rally to oust Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School Board on Monday. The effort is being sponsored by a broad-based coalition. Later that night, Buffalo parents, students, educators and community members gathered to draft official affidavits in support of the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization appeal to New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to remove Paladino.

 

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A popular Buffalo taco company that started as a food truck six years ago has announced plans to open its second brick-and-mortar restaurant on Hertel Avenue. But the latest project from Lloyd Products isn't another taco shop—it's an ice cream store.

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Local and state elected leaders and members of the African American community gathered downtown for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Buffalo Convention Center Monday. It marked the 27th year for the annual Scholarship Breakfast hosted by the New Hope Baptist Church. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley attended.   

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Niagara University’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature a keynote address by the late civil rights leader’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice King.

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