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7:05 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Movie crew praises Western New York

Small Town Prince shoots outside Vidler's 5 and 10 in East Aurora
Credit Courtesy of Vidler's 5 and 10 Twitter Page

The Los Angeles Production Company filming a movie locally is wrapping up work this weekend here in Western New York. 

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5:12 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Cuomo could face legal action over budget

The state budget might end up in court under some scenarios, as state lawmakers are discussing possible legal action against Governor Cuomo’s budget, and his proposal to link a number of unrelated items, like ethics reform and education changes, to the spending plan.

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4:53 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Leaders seek state surplus for local infrastructure

Much of the region's state delegation joined together to call for more investment into local infrastructure.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With New York sitting on on a $5 billion budget surplus, local officials are calling for a major investment into Upstate's deteriorating roads and bridges.

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2:27 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Hochul pushes plan to combat campus sex assaults

New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul (R) takes part in a roundtable about combating campus sexual assault at Daemen College.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul brought the state's new campaign against campus sex assaults to Daemen College in Amherst Thursday.

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11:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Women's history explored throughout March

Sawrie Becker, Commissioner of Office of Public Advocacy with Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Women's History Month places the spotlight on those whose contributions may have previously gone unnoticed. Sawrie Becker, commissioner of Office of Public Advocacy with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, says women's history offers valuable lessons. "Courage is probably the most important thing. To be willing to take a stand when it may not be the popular thing to do."

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9:48 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Small plane crash kills three native Western New Yorkers

Drummer Ted Reinhardt dies with two other friends in small plane crash in Norfolk, Virginia.
Credit Photo from Reinhadt's Facebook page.

A small plane crash in Virginia has taken the lives of three Western New York natives.  The four-seat Mooney aircraft clipped treetops, flipped over and crashed as the pilot attempted to land at an airport near Norfolk, Virginia, early Wednesday morning killing the pilot and his two passengers. 

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9:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Shea's 2015-2016 lineup includes new production of "Wizard of Oz"

Credit WBFO News File Photo

Shea’s Performing Arts Center has once again teamed up with Broadway Partner Albert Nocciolino in  releasing it's lineup for the coming 2015-2016 season.  

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8:08 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Garth Brooks concerts: What fans need to know

Garth Brooks performs on Good Morning America
Credit Courtesy of YouTube

County music legend Garth Brooks is appearing at First Niagara Center this weekend. The first of six concerts is set for Thursday night.  Traffic in the area of FNC is expected to be snarled, especially on Friday and Saturday when back to back concerts will mean people coming and going about the same time. 

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Delayed rock salt delivery a challenge for WNY
6:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Delayed delivery of rock salt challenging municipalities

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

What has turned out to be a long and arduous winter has meant extra time on the road for municipal highway crews, and extra demand for one of the season’s most precious commodities.

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5:01 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Sports tourism brings dollars to local economy

The presence of HarborCenter is helping to draw tourist dollars to Western New York.
Credit WBFO File Photo

With tournaments involving bowling, swimming and diving, and lots of hockey, sports tourism is expected to pump $3 million into the region's economy this weekend.

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4:51 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Local businesses look for export opportunities

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara President Erin Cole.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Interest in exporting locally-made products overseas appears to be growing. An organization that helps companies navigate international trade has been gaining new members. 

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Highway departments get ahead of flooding
5:54 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Highway departments get ahead of flooding

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

With temperatures expected to rise into the mid-30s this weekend, and into the 40s next week, highway departments across Western New York are getting ahead of possible flooding from melting snow.

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5:00 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

County works on snow piles to avoid flooding

Erie County Department of Public Works snow removal this season.
Credit Photo from Department of Public Works

With the forecast calling for warmer weather, local highway departments have been getting an extra jump on snow removal to avoid any flooding. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke to Highway Superintendents and brings us this report.

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1:23 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Pridgen puts management of Town Gardens on notice

Darius Pridgen's video of the snowy, iced covered sidewalks outside Town Gardens apartments.
Credit Photo from Darius Pridgen's Facebook video.

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen is outraged by the snow and ice conditions around the Town Gardens apartments on Clinton Street.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the U.S. Post Office notified the lawmaker that there will be no mail delivery due to unsafe conditions.

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12:44 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Niagara Falls Water Board advises customers to keep water trickling

Niagara Falls Water Board advises customers to leave water trickling to avoid frozen pipes.
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Thousands of Niagara Falls residents are being advised to keep the water trickling.


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11:53 am
Wed March 4, 2015

March tradition benefits Hospice

Flowers for Hospice Bouquet sale.
Credit Photo from Hospice Facebook page.

With over 600 volunteers, the 29th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale is expected to raise $300,000 for Hospice Buffalo in the coming days. Rose Collins, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, said Hospice provides families of those with severe illnesses "a compassionate, skilled way to look after your loved one and give them quality time in the time that remains." 

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9:24 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Nickname debate draws hundreds to Lancaster High School

The cafeteria at Lancaster High School hosted a large crowd on Tuesday night.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Passions are running high in the ongoing discussion regarding the nickname for Lancaster High School. On Tuesday night, supporters and detractors sat down to share their thoughts on the matter.

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5:14 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Increased tourism boosts demand for city cabs

Buffalo is going to get 25 new cab licenses and 25 livery cab licenses. Officials say they are responding to a growing demand.

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5:02 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Questions surround use of state budget surplus

Governor Cuomo outlined budget successes during his State of the State speech.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Governor Cuomo is taking credit for the state budget’s turn around from huge gaps to healthy surpluses, but a watchdog group says  Cuomo is relying on future funds that have not yet materialized .

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1:28 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Cuomo proposes minimum wage hike at Buffalo appearance

Governor Cuomo launches his fight for a higher minimum wage while appearing at the Boys and Girls and Club on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo Tuesday.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Buffalo Tuesday to push for increasing New York's minimum wage. 

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11:07 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Lancaster Schools to hold forum to discuss controversial "redskins" mascot

Banner over Central Avenue in Lancaster in support of keeping the name.
Credit Photo from Keep The Tradition Alive Organization Facebook page.

Lancaster School District officials are slated to hold a forum Tuesday night inviting public comment about its controversial mascot.

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7:32 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow, freezing rain, sleet on the way for your ride home

Snow vehicle in past storm in downtown Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning at noon Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday.


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4:29 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Gillibrand pushes sexual assault bill

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul with U.S. Senator Gillibrand appearing at UB's north campus discussing sex abuse on college campuses.
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses has been reintroduced by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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4:11 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

More relentless wintry weather headed to region

Snowy 2015 winter season in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. It will be posted from noon Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday for Western New York.

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3:38 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

U.S. Attorney highlights consumer protections against scams

Money pile.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Consumers across the western New York region are encouraged to protect their rights and watch for scams. 

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8:07 am
Mon March 2, 2015

February 2015 was the coldest month of all time in Western New York

Icy view of Niagara Falls, February 2015
Credit Courtesy of Jenna Hagen

How cold was it in Western New York last month? National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Ansuini says February of 2015 will go down in the record books as being not only the coldest February on record, but the coldest calendar month ever in the history of record keeping here in Buffalo

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6:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Buffalo's First Ward: A rich history and promising future

Grain workers along the First Ward's waterfront
Credit Courtesy "Buffalo's First Ward"/WNED-TV

Buffalo's First Ward has a rich history and promising future.  Monday night WNED-TV airs the story of the "Old Neighborhood" through the eyes of those who live there.


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5:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Demand continues for city apartments

This building on Niagara Street could be transformed into an apartment complex.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The push for new apartments in downtown Buffalo appears to be moving farther and farther out from the Central Business District.

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4:47 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Zoning fight building in South Buffalo

Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

An uproar is building in the South Buffalo neighborhood around Abbott and Coolidge, where a pet daycare center is being proposed.

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Threat of flooding not imminent
10:36 am
Sun March 1, 2015

March will bring slow warming to region

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The dawning of March brings with it thoughts of spring.

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