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Two adult hikers are dead and one child is hospitalized after falling down a cliff in Zoar Valley.

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Emergency crews at the Erie County Fair were pressed into service last night as a fire engulfed a popular food stand.

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A campaign to help improve literacy among children is coming to Buffalo.

Erie County would be required to buy American under legislation passed by county lawmakers Friday.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The U.S. Conference of Mayors hosted events nationwide to publicly reject racism, extremism and bigotry. In Niagara Falls, elected officials, tourism leaders and representatives of the religious community united to share a message that hate is unwelcome in the Cataract City.


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To help keep refugee resettlement agencies afloat under the federal travel ban the new 2017-2018 state budget includes $2 million for agencies across New York.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The old statement in political campaigns is, 'Let's look at the record.' At Thursday night's Buffalo mayoral debate, Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown liked his record and challengers Mark Schroeder and Betty Jean Grant did not.

All aboard the Cotter for a special family reunion

Aug 18, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Members of a family with roots in South Buffalo and with the Buffalo Fire Department gathered Friday aboard the city's vintage fireboat. The tour is intended to not only celebrate the family's heritage but raise awareness that the ship is in need of upgrades.

Property owners of 190 commercial and upscale residential properties in Amherst are appealing for lower assessment reductions totaling $194 million.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Racism, bigotry, and Donald Trump were denounced Wednesday during a prayer vigil in the historic Durham Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in downtown Buffalo.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The Niagara Falls Sewage Treatment plant is under a microscope once again. State regulators are investigating a second discharge from the plant into the lower Niagara River. 

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A new law that cracks down on unscrupulous pet dealers has been signed by Governor Cuomo.

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New York's hate crime laws would be strengthened under legislative changes known as the Charlottesville Provisions being advanced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

A large group of parents and residents from around Windermere Boulevard Elementary School turned out Tuesday night to support the school in the wake of racist graffiti being found on some playground equipment.

Baptist Manor Apartments

A renovated affordable housing complex for seniors has opened in Buffalo.

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The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York condemns the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke the leader of the organization who is calling on Western New Yorkers to stand together against racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry.  

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Expanding Metro Rail into Amherst could bring drastic change to the region, providing an easy connection from a bustling suburb to the rejuvenated city of Buffalo. During her appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Charlotte Keith of Investigative Post outlines the plan's benefits while noting the many obstacles that it faces.


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Access to legal education seems to be the talk of the town for law schools these days. Schools like the University at Buffalo are reviewing whether accepting GRE test results will lead to higher enrollment.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Visitors heading to downtown Buffalo's growing waterfront will soon have an easier time not only locating Canalside. They will also see more useful information about the historic destination.
 

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Even though President Trump "missed the boat" by not denouncing the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists sooner, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says that it is important for leaders to speak out.

Southtowns water restrictions lifted

Aug 14, 2017
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Erie County Water Authority has lifted the temporary water restrictions for the Southtowns they put in place while repairing a major water main break at their Sturgeon Point treatment plant, calling it the most difficult repair in the ECWA's 68-year history.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens in South Park is one of the area's most visible environmental and historical sites. It received a stamp of approval last week when garden writers from across the country visited during their annual meeting here. However, the cultural center is facing serious long-term sustainability challenges.

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In the wake of the death and injuries in Charlottesville, around 100 protestors turned out Sunday night at Elmwood and Bidwell Avenues in Buffalo. Protestors said they were there in solidarity with those in the Virginia University city who were protesting a white supremacist event.


A Sanborn man has died while recovering from an ATV accident that happened earlier this summer.

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The University at Buffalo welcomed new medical students to its campus  over the weekend.

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Top elected leaders in New York are critical of President Trump for failing to publicly denounce white extremist groups responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting pressure from lawmakers and volunteer firefighters to sign legislation providing better coverage for illnesses often associated with firefighting.

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Given the widespread use of cell phones among young people, researchers at St. Bonaventure will be looking at the impact that the technology is having on students in the classroom.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Erie County Water Authority is extending the temporary water restrictions in the Southtowns until at least Aug. 17, due to "unforeseen complications" while repairing the water main break at its Sturgeon Point Treatment Plant.

Eileen Koteras Elibol

Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry is leaving “The Takeaway.” This is his last week as host of a program that attracts 2.7 million listeners.

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