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Small majority support city site
9:51 am
Sun January 25, 2015

New downtown stadium wins favor in poll

Ralph Wilson Stadium
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A majority of Erie County voters do support building a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, but it is a slim majority.

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Multiple accidents reported with one fatality
9:46 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Icy roads test Saturday drivers

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Icy roads caused problems for area drivers beginning in the afternoon hours yesterday.

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Man ultimately takes his own life
9:37 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Former Buffalonian behind Queens shooting spree

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A former Buffalo resident has been connected to the shootings of four females in Queens, New York.

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107th Airlift Wing welcomes new commander
1:55 am
Sun January 25, 2015

107th Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

Colonel Robert G. Kilgore New York Air National Guard
Credit New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs / WBFO News

  Just months after gaining a new mission flying the MQ-9 “Reaper,” the 107th Airlift Wing is welcoming a new commander. 

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Residents satisfied with a multi-use Main Street
1:37 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Residents satisfied with a multi-use Main Street

A 1919 Pierce Arrow bus is the first vehicle to officially drive on Main Street's multi-use thoroughfare, Friday afternoon.
Credit Avery Schneider / WBFO News

  For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo’s downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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Region regularly above national average
12:06 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Being at end of pipeline blamed for high gas prices

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Gasoline prices in Western New York are typically higher than other regions, and a report released by the US Energy Information Administration offers at least one explanation as to why.

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Local
6:19 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

600-block of Main Street re-opens to traffic

Traffic reopens in the 600-block of Main Street downtown after 30-years.
Credit WBFO News photo by Avery Schnider

After three decades of rail-only access on Main Street in Buffalo, the first stretch of multi-use roadway is officially open Friday. The stretch between Tupper and Chippewa Streets was made accessible to cars, bikes and pedestrians, months after its expected opening.

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Local
8:20 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Attorney provides insight into Sheldon Silver corruption case

Sheldon Silver.
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Buffalo trial attorney Terry Connors spoke with WBFO live Friday morning to provide insight into the corruption case against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the legal process ahead.

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Local
7:22 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Newfane teacher arrested for forcible touching

Salvatore A. Anello
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A teacher from the Newfane School District has been arrested and charged with forcible touching.

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Local
6:41 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Buffalo's waterfront attracts more upscale housing

Ciminelli Development in Waterfront Village

The coming of spring is likely to bring more new housing to Buffalo's Waterfront, with a continuing demand to live on waterways.


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Local
7:30 am
Thu January 22, 2015

State lawmakers weigh in on Governor Cuomo's budget plans

Governor Cuomo outlines his New York State of Opportunity, 2015
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State legislators are wading through the vast array of proposals thrown at them yesterday when Governor Cuomo did both his state budget and State of the State messages at the same time in a 90-minute long address.


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Local
5:45 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Jim Kelly remains cancer-free

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly hugs his doctor after cancer-free report
Credit Courtesy of Jill Kelly's Instagram Page

The latest tests indicate former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly remains free of cancer.

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Local
9:54 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Renaming of Squaw Island appears likely

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It a near certainty that Buffalo's Squaw Island will soon have a new name, but it's not certain what the name will be or when the change will come.

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Local
8:38 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Medina voters choose not to dissolve village

Medina will remain a village after voters rejected dissolution Tuesday.
Credit Public domain

Medina will survive, as village voters decided Tuesday not to dissolve the nearly two-century old community into two towns.

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Local
7:37 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Local congressional delegation weighs in on State of the Union

President Obama during last night's State of the Union Address
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The Western New York congressional delegation is predictably split along party lines when it comes to their thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union address.


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Local
7:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Pastor's food truck to cater to the homeless

The custom-built food truck arrived at True Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday.
Credit Facebook

The City of Buffalo's newest food truck will hit the road in the coming weeks, but you won't be able to buy food from it. 

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Local
6:45 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Western New York's top five trending jobs

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The State Labor Department has identified Western New York's top five trending jobs for the year.

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Local
6:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Bank robbery suspect nabbed in Amherst

Surveillance photo of bank robbery suspect
Credit Courtesy of the Buffalo Police Department Facebook Page

Amherst Police have arrested a Buffalo man for the robbery of the Boulevard Mall branch of the M&T Bank.

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Local
2:01 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Stadium should remain in Orchard Park, supervisor argues

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem
Credit Town of Orchard Park

Tailgaters, taxpayers and many southtowns merchants could be the big losers if a new football stadium is built in downtown Buffalo, according to Orchard Park's top elected official.

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Local
6:45 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Closing arguments today in Basil trial

Jeffrey Basil
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Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in the murder trial of Jeffrey Basil.


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Press Pass
6:44 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Press Pass: Developers drawn to Canalside success

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The Ice at Canalside has proven to be a big hit this winter as skaters have flocked to the outdoor facility, even on the most frigid evenings. The activity has not gone unnoticed by the business community, says Jim Fink on WBFO's Press Pass.

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Local
6:43 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Buffalo's first homicide of 2015

Buffalo Police file footage
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Buffalo police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year.

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Local
5:30 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

MLK Scholarship event in Buffalo reflects on civil rights

Christian Education Scholarship Committee of New Hope Baptist Church presented the 25th Annual MLK Scholarship breakfast at the Convention Center.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Members of Buffalo's African-American community celebrated the silver anniversary of the Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast Monday morning.

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Bills stadium
5:00 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Petition urges no public funding for new Bills stadium

Paul Wolf says public money should not be used to fund a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.
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An online petition has been started to oppose using public money to build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
10:38 am
Mon January 19, 2015

MLK's legacy extolled at Kleinhans celebration

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

For a large crowd in Kleinhans Music Hall Sunday night, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. remains strong and needs to be passed on to the new generation.

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Local
10:30 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Gillibrand asks 'How do we address terrorism long term?'

U.S.Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared last Friday in Buffalo at a local daycare center. WBFO News asked the Senator about the on-going threats of terrorism.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

President Obama vowed the U.S. will stand with its allies to fight the recent round of terrorism globally. The President said he believes extremism will be something that will be defeated. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asked U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York for her thoughts on the issue.


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Local
8:45 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Pros and cons of downtown stadium sites

Outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Credit WBFO News file photo

A state-backed study lists three downtown locations as possible sites for a new football stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
8:43 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Local college ranks among safest in nation

Houghton College, Allegany County
Credit Courtesy of Houghton College Facebook Page

Houghton College has been ranked one of the safest college campuses in the nation.

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Local
8:40 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Governor proposes minimum wage hike

Minimum wage fight outside the McDonald's on Niagara Street in Buffalo last summer.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an increase in the minimum wage to $10.50 by the end of next year.

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Three city locales and Orchard Park rise to top
11:13 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Study finds downtown is good place for new Bills stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium
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Four locations have risen to the top of the list for a new Buffalo Bills stadium, according to a study commissioned by New York State.

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