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Easily defeats Manna in vote
12:43 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Zellner retains post as Democratic Chairman

Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner
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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

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Five firefighters injuried at scene
12:26 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

North Buffalo fire displaces family

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Buffalo firefighters were called to a smoky blaze in North Buffalo Saturday night.

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Heavy damage suffered; estimates to come
12:19 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Fire in Falls finally under control

A fire crew fights the blaze at Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls
Credit Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Windy conditions helped turn a Niagara Falls industrial fire into a challenge for firefighters on Saturday.

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Stricter charges to follow multiple offenses
11:26 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Stiffer DWI penalties on tap

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Drivers with multiple DWI offenses will be facing stiffer penalties come November first.

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Local
2:30 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Authorities search area along 219 in Orchard Park

219 southbound at the interchange with NY 179 (Mile Strip Road) in Orchard Park
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Authorities are conducting a search along a section of Route 219-in Orchard Park.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the search began earlier today, but police remain tight lipped about this investigation.

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Local
8:55 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Opening arguments heard in Flight 3407 civil case

The Wielinski home was destroyed when Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center.
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Members of the Wielinski family are reliving the crash of Continental Flight 3407, this time in State Supreme Court.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills are riding high

The undefeated Buffalo Bills are a hit beyond this region, so says Matt Sabuda on today's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO. "Buffalo and the Bills have been one of the rarer, positive stories in the NFL amidst an avalanche of bad press that the league has seen in recent days."

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Local
9:10 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Rochester man charged with supporting ISIS

U.S. Attorney William Hochul
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The manager of a Rochester convenience store is behind bars on allegations he was promoting terrorism by trying to send people to Syria to fight with the militant group ISIS.

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Local
6:56 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Scholars@Hallwalls series begins Friday

Professor Jonathan Katz heads the doctoral program in Visual Studies in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo.
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The Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series begins this Friday with a talk provocatively entitled “Art, Sex and the Sixties.” Presenting the talk is UB Professor Jonathan Katz, who goes deep on a variety of issues, including politics and sexuality.

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Local
6:56 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Bills sale to Pegulas earns NFL Finance Committee approval

Terry Pegula is one step closer to owning the Buffalo Bills.
Credit File photo

The NFL's finance committee has unanimously approved the pending sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula.

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Toronto Mayor
6:53 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Ford being treated for aggressive tumor

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Doctors in Toronto have provided a medical update on the condition of controversial mayor Rob Ford.  He’s been diagnosed with a malignant and aggressive tumor and will undergo chemo therapy over the next few weeks.

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Local
9:52 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Council looking at GPS tracker to avoid police chases

A compressed-air launcher uses a laser to target the fleeing vehicle and then deploys a GPS tag.
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Buffalo Police may start using a gadget right out of James Bond movies to help get away from potentially-dangerous high-speed chases.

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Local
9:40 am
Wed September 17, 2014

More funding coming to Williamsville Water Mill

Renovations are coming to Williamsville's historic water mill.
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Just off the rush and traffic of Main Street, the Village of Williamsville is continuing its push to build a public plaza around its landmark water mill.

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Local
9:11 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Wal-Mart fined for false advertising

False advertising has landed the nation's largest retailer in hot water with New York State.  Wal-Mart, as part of its settlement, will pay thousands of dollars in penalties.

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Local
8:27 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Fracking politics will influence gubernatorial election

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The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

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Local
4:14 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Vets upset at planned closure of VA childcare center

Kids Korner Child Care Waiting Room
Patrick Welch

A free childcare service offered at the Western New York VA Hospital is set to close by the end of the month. Local veterans says the closure of the Kids Korner Child Care Waiting Room will make it difficult for many to receive treatment.

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Local
12:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Springville-Griffith student charged with making a bomb threat

A bomb threat was made Monday at Springville-Griffith Institute High School.
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 15-year-old Springville-Griffith Institute High School student and charged her with making a bomb threat.

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Local
9:42 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off in Buffalo

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There was a festive atmosphere in Buffalo's Central Library Monday for the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Several local events are planned over the next 30 days to  highlight the contributions of Hispanic Americans to Western New York and the United States.

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Local
4:32 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Tonawanda garden dedicated to domestic violence victims

Officials break ground at site of new Tribute Garden in Isle View Park in Tonawanda.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Construction of a ‘Tribute Garden’ in honor of domestic violence victims and survivors is underway at Isle View Park. Local officials broke ground on the garden in Tonawanda on Monday.

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Beyond the Playbook
10:07 am
Mon September 15, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills enjoy emotional win

Mary Wilson, the widow of former Bills' owner Ralph Wilson, congratulates E.J. Manuel after the team's emotional victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Credit photo from Matt Sabuda

An emotional, electric crowd helped to carry the Buffalo Bills to a 29-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. On "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO, Matt Sabuda says the fans, and the moment, combined to create a distinct home field advantage for the Bills.

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Local
6:16 am
Mon September 15, 2014

DEC restudying Peace Bridge neighborhood air quality

The exhaust fumes from traffic on the Peace Bridge are being blamed for respiratory problems on Buffalo's west side.
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A new air quality study is underway on Buffalo's West Side near the Peace Bridge. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation will provide more information during a public meeting tonight.

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Local
5:51 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Battle lines being drawn in 60th Senate district

After losing Tuesday' Republican primary, Senator Mark Grisanti vowed to supporters that he would campaign on the Independence Party line.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Control of the State Senate next year may be decided in the 60th Senate district. After a pair of bruising primary battles, the race to the November election is expected to be fierce and expensive.

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Local
5:22 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio meets with supporters in WNY

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has strong support for a Presidential run in 2016.
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Senator Marco Rubio apparently raised a lot of money yesterday for his "Reclaim America" political action committee during a visit to the region Sunday.

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Names of local heroes engraved in granite
10:42 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial unveiled

The Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial
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A five-year long effort to memorialize Western New Yorkers who gave their lives during conflicts in the Middle East has come to fruition.

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Attack came outside of police barracks
10:13 am
Sat September 13, 2014

PA state trooper killed another injured in shooting

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A late Friday night shooting in Northeastern Pennsylvania has taken the life of one state trooper and has injured another.

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Local
1:45 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Citizenship candidates naturalized in Buffalo

New citizens recite the oath of allegiance to the United States of America.
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Thirty one people became United States citizens in Buffalo Friday. The naturalization ceremony took place at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site located on Delaware Avenue.

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Local
9:11 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Historic Bethlehem Steel sign installed at Steel Plant Museum

Bethlehem Steel sign.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The iconic Bethlehem Steel sign was unveiled at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York in South Buffalo Thursday. The raising of the historic sign serves as a reminder of Buffalo’s rich steel heritage.

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Local
8:55 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Stadium allows for more handicapped accessible parking

Sheriff Tim Howard warns drivers of fines for the illegal use of handicapped parking tags.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Among the many changes to Ralph Wilson Stadium are two new parking lots for the disabled.

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Local
2:32 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Plans approved for AMC movie theater at Market Arcade

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown makes announcement about developer for Market Arcade Cinema.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

An eight-screen AMC movie theater is coming to the Market Arcade building in downtown Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown on Thursday announced the city has selected Benchmark to redevelop the Market Arcade Cinema Complex.

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Local
12:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Solemn ceremonies mark 13th anniversary of 9/11

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To mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ceremonies were held across Western New York on Thursday.

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