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The Buffalo Marathon will be run Sunday morning at 7 AM.

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Buffalo Police are reporting that a former chef has been arrested for selling marijuana laced cookies.

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Police are continuing the search for a missing teen.

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A criminal investigation has resulted in a guilty plea in a tax fraud case.

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Firefighters were busy in the early morning hours in the Orleans County village of Medina.

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Faith leaders from both the Christian and Jewish communities of Western New York have teamed up with labor advocates in the fight for paid family leave.

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In the months between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, "Operation Evaluation" will take place in Erie County. State Assemblyman Michael Kearns says it's a survey that will help determine what upgrades outdated VFW and American Legion posts need to better serve veterans.

Canalside kicks off summer activities

May 22, 2015
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With Memorial Day weekend bringing with it the unofficial start to the summer season, summertime activities are getting underway at one of Buffalo's hottest visitor destinations.

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Governor Cuomo has been steering clear of public events at the State Capitol recently, after a second major party legislative leader, the head of the Senate was forced to resign over corruption charges. 

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Just in time for the start of the summer travel season some detour signs are coming down in Niagara Falls. The new roundabout at the intersection of the Robert Moses Parkway and John Daly Boulevard is opening to traffic today.

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Leaders from state, education, and the healthcare industry announced the addition of $1.3 million to funding for the Buffalo Public Schools’ health related programs, Thursday morning.

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The first of several new hotels planned for downtown Niagara Falls celebrated its grand opening Thursday.

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Bishop of Buffalo Richard Malone and Temple Beth Zion Senior Rabbi Gary Pokras took part in the grand opening of a food pantry Wednesday. The partnership is aimed at helping some of the less fortunate residents of Amherst.


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Fast-food workers rallied in several cities across New York, including Buffalo, Wednesday morning. The events coincided with state Wage Board hearings on increasing the minimum wage.

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A shifting population and healthcare's push for greater efficiency have left some regions with little access to important services. A coalition of community groups in Eastern Niagara County has addressed a gap in mental health services by opening the Peer Recovery Respite Center at 344 Walnut Avenue in Lockport.


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More people would be able to adopt a child under a bill proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.


Assembly Democrats are approving a one house bill to strengthen New York City’s rent regulations in favor of tenants. The rent law renewal and many other issues, including an education tax credit and the Dream Act, are in flux as the final weeks of deal making approaches. 

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It appears the Buffalo Common Council will not be rubber stamping a new deal with Rural Metro. Last Tuesday, an elderly driver waited 45-minutes for an ambulance after her car hit a Hertel Avenue restaurant.

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More affordable housing is coming to Buffalo's East Side thanks to some help from Washington. The Federal Home Loan Bank is providing a $300,000 grant for Bellamy Commons on Jefferson Avenue near East Ferry Street.

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Citizens for Regional Transit unveiled plans for a gondola lift system on Buffalo's waterfront at Hallwalls Monday. Some envision the system as a key part in developing a waterfront that would attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Waterfront bike ferry makes its maiden voyage

May 18, 2015
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Beginning this Friday, bikers and pedestrians will have a new and inexpensive way to get from Canalside to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The Queen City Bike Ferry made its ceremonial debut Monday morning.

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Is your license plate showing signs of peeling? If so, you're not alone. 

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office is participating in a national effort beginning Monday to enforce seat belt laws. 

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A State Program aimed at reducing medical waste in the environment is also helping to keep used needles and old prescriptions out of the wrong hands.  

Group raising hopes for waterfront gondolas

May 18, 2015

Could a system of gondola lifts successfully carry visitors along the city's waterfront? The group Citizens for Regional Transit wants to explore the concept during a public meeting this afternoon at Hallwalls.

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The legislature will be finishing up its work in the next couple of weeks with two new legislative leaders- one in his third month, the other in just his second week on the job.

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For many taxpayers across New York State, the worst nuisances on their blocks are the decaying buildings which no one appears to own. The  buildings are often referred to as "Zombie houses."


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US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand will be presenting new federal legislation today to open greater opportunities for children seeking new homes.

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The University at Buffalo is holding its 169th commencement ceremony today.

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Construction will soon begin at the Northtown Plaza.

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