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Friends and family to deceased war veteran Corporal Robert J. Smith gathered in West Seneca Sunday morning to recognize him for his contributions during the Vietnam War.

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Tens of thousands of holiday revelers filled the grounds at Canalside yesterday for a day long celebration of the Fourth of July.

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A suspicious package forced Niagara County Sheriff's deputies to cordon off a section of Old Falls Street last night.

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Genesee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Cheektowaga woman.

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The Red Cross has been called to assist an East Side family after an early morning fire.

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Emergency rescue personnel were called to the Niagara Gorge last night to rescue an injured hiker.

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The Buffalo Police Department is taking a two-pronged approach to solving its cold cases.

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The Police Chief of a Chautauqua County town has been arrested after a domestic situation.

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A local firm will be helping nearly 10,000 American overseas troops celebrate Independence Day.

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A head-on collision near Batavia has sent three people to area hospitals.

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The international ride sharing company Uber has won a legal judgement in Toronto.

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A made-in-America summer treat is jumping in with the Western New York food truck boom. Get your straws ready, and forget the lunch counter, the diner, and the drugstore soda fountains of yesterday. That milkshake you crave is now on wheels.

As the fireworks-fueled holiday weekend sparks patriotic emotions, a new book may provide appropriate companionship. In Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America, Genesee County author Bill Kauffman may add to patriotic thoughts while challenging some accepted notions of national pride.


New Sabre Eichel visits young Roswell Park patients

Jul 3, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Just one day after he signed his first-ever professional hockey contract, highly-touted Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel was out in the local community, visiting some special guests.

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As Western New Yorkers head into the Independence Day holiday weekend, law enforcers and medical experts are both reminding the public about the dangers of fireworks when misused. The public is also being reminded that while some counties have legalized small fireworks and sparklers, they remain illegal in others including Erie County.

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The 91st Annual Appeal for Catholic Charities has exceeded its goal. As of Tuesday, the final day of the Appeal, just over $11.15 million had been received.

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Motorists could see another change in the speed limit on Buffalo's Scajaquada Expressway.

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Rural Metro Ambulance is making a $1.5-million investment in new ambulances for the Buffalo area.  The vehicles are part of a pilot project which the ambulance service is conducting in Buffalo and a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

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The long holiday weekend will mean travel for many Americans.  While many of us will likely be celebrating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reminding folks to use caution on the roads.

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In the past, when a motorist was pulled over for a moving violation in the City of Buffalo, all money from fines incurred would head straight to Albany. That came to an end on Wednesday.

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With the future of the Scajaquada Expressway studied for years, State Senator Mark Panepinto says it's time for the State Department of Transportation to make a decision.


City of Buffalo opens public pools for summer season

Jul 1, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The City of Buffalo has officially opened its pools for the summer season, inviting the public to use them from now through Labor Day.

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Residents in three Western New York counties will be able to legally purchase some fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. Niagara, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties have each legalized some small fireworks after a new state law left the decision  up to county governments. 

When Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a new rebate check for property taxpayers, they touted it as a significant “real” benefit to average homeowners. But fiscal watchdog groups say the program is severely flawed, and the money could be better used on something else.

City, state and federal elected officials support restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. But it appears the community group pushing the plan for the vacant Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority land will not be getting preferential treatment.

Plans have been unveiled for restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. Public housing that stood on the land for nearly 35 years was recently demolished.

A pioneering gay activist is suggesting the Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriages across the country may be the easiest part of the struggle for gay civil rights.

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Niagara Falls streets are improving, using a little money and some new machines.

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A seven year tradition in Hamburg is using golf to help young amputees and their families.

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A state lawmaker from Niagara County is hoping to take proactive steps to further secure the long-term future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station by developing an extensive emergency services and management hub on part of the grounds.

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