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Batavia woman accused of negligence
10:27 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Child's death nets second arrest

Batavia Police
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A Batavia woman has been charged in the 2014 death of an infant, a case that also sent her son to jail.

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85-year-old woman with dementia last seen Friday
10:21 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Missing Adult Alert issued for Falls woman

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A New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued for a Niagara Falls resident.

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Local
4:42 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Gillibrand wants to offer relief for high child care costs

U.S. Senator Gillibrand appeared at Family Help Center on Dingens Street in Buffalo to discuss her proposed bill.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping to ease the burden of the high cost of child care for families.

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Local
2:26 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Comptroller unveils webpage showing county expenses

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw unveils a new section of his website called The Taxpayer's Checkbook.
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Taxpayers in Erie County can now get a better look at how their tax dollars are being spent.

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Local
8:33 am
Fri January 16, 2015

New $15 million ice arena opens in Lockport

Cornerstone CFCU Arena in Lockport
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Officials in Lockport are touting the new $15 million Cornerstone CFCU Arena this weekend as a "game changer" for the city.  


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Local
6:30 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Taylor Swift inspires local girl to 'shake off' her cancer

Stella Usiak (c.) and her mother Jennifer (r.) say meeting Taylor Swift will be a dream come true.
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There is a light at the end of the tunnel for a young cancer patient from Western New York. Eleven-year-old Stella Usiak of North Tonawanda has won a national contest that will allow her to meet her idol, singer Taylor Swift.

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Local
4:42 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Higgins says region's momentum stems from 'internal growth'

Rep. Brian Higgins says the success of Canalside reflects how recent growth has come from local initiatives.
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Rep. Brian Higgins believes the region's psychology is changing as residents see the emergence of new buildings and an active waterfront. The congressman delivered that message at a talk at Medaille College Thursday night.

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Human Trafficking
5:34 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Human trafficking victim shares her story with local students

Amanda Palmer spoke about her experience as a human trafficking victim Thursday in Cheektowaga.
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A victim of human trafficking shared her experience Thursday with students at Cheektowaga Central High School.

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Students and leaders celebrate the legacy of MLK
4:15 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Students and leaders celebrate the legacy of MLK

Students of Enterprise Charter School and Bennett Park Montessori gather at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library for a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Thursday is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Local students celebrated his legacy at a tribute in downtown Buffalo’s Central Library Thursday, where they heard from some of the area’s most influential leaders.

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Local
1:50 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Tobe leaving county government for state job

Deputy County Executive Richard Tobe at his desk at the Rath Building.
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A top official in Erie County government is leaving to take a job in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration.

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Local
4:55 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Testimony continues in Basil murder trial

Donald Hall (foreground) testified in the murder trial of Jeffrey Basil.
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The jury in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial heard testimony Wednesday from friends of William Sager who were at Molly's Pub on the night of his death. Basil is accused of "launching" Sager down a flight of stairs inside the now-closed Main Street bar in May.

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Local
7:10 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Temperatures dip below zero in Western New York

Temperatures dipped below zero in WNY
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Western New York is in the ice box as temperatures dipped below zero overnight.  WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist David Church about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday about our frigid weather and what to expect over the next few days.

 

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Local
7:01 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Rex Ryan spotted around town

Jim Kelly and Rex Ryan at the Big Tree Inn
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The Buffalo Bills new head coach appears to be making the rounds as sightings are reported across the area.

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Local
9:25 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Does Buffalo 'own winter?' Tourism group thinks so

An entry in Visit Buffalo Niagara's winter photo contest
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One glance at Visit Buffalo Niagara's website finds three simple words on the homepage: "Buffalo owns winter."


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Local
8:25 am
Tue January 13, 2015

New Era Cap president departs

Inside New Era Cap on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
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One of Buffalo's best known companies will see some changes at the top.

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Local
4:48 am
Tue January 13, 2015

City Council considers daytime curfew

Council members have raised several issues relating to daytime curfews.
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University District Common Council member Rasheed Wyatt told a Buffalo Common Council committee he still wants a daytime curfew for young people in the city when they should be in school. During a public hearing Monday Wyatt said details still need to be worked out.

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Local
4:35 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Roswell Park awarded stem cell research grant

Roswell Park.
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded a nearly $12 million state grant for stem cell research.

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Day Two of Molly's Pub trial
7:29 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Bartender testifies Basil told her 'I just killed a kid'

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The list of witnesses called in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial Monday included off-duty Buffalo police officer Adam O'Shei, who was working security at Molly's Pub the night William Sager Jr. was fatally injured.

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Local
12:56 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Cuomo picks Zemsky to lead state's top development agency

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated local developer Howard Zemsky to serve as president and CEO of Empire State Development Corporation, New York State's primary economic development agency.

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Local
9:03 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Albright-Knox wraps up public meetings on growth this evening

Gallery opening at Albright Knox Art Gallery
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is giving the public one last chance to comment about the museum's growth and development. A public meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the art museum.

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Local
5:08 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Erie County adapts to growing local food movement

County Legislator John Mills believes local farms have earned a solid reputation among area grocers.
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Farming continues to be a significant industry in Erie County, although it's changing to reflect the rise of home-grown beers and a consumer push for more locally-grown food.

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Bills analyst Matt Sabuda offers his opinions
4:11 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Will Rex Ryan lead the Bills to the playoffs?

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The Buffalo Bills have interviewed a dozen candidates for their head coaching position and now appear to have settled on Rex Ryan

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Failings are highlighted as are past successes
11:41 am
Sun January 11, 2015

Times editorial makes Buffalo schools national story

Buffalo School student.
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The plight of Buffalo's public schools has become the subject of a New York Times editorial.

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Conviction closes rape case from 2000
11:35 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Rochester cold case solved

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A man has been convicted in a Rochester cold case that went unsolved for 13 years.

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Metro Buffalo and Northtowns in snow's path
11:31 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Lake Effect snows headed north

Lake Effect Snows
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The National Weather Service has indicated that a band of moderate to heavy lake effect snow is shifting northward into the Metro Buffalo area.

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Local
11:56 am
Fri January 9, 2015

"Beyond the Playbook": Search for a new Bills coach

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The Buffalo Bills search for a new coach is the subject of our latest edition of "Beyond the Playbook."  WBFO's Howard Riedel talked with Analyst Matt Sabuda about the candidates.

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Local
11:36 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Busy week for Triple "A" due to wintry conditions

Did your car start today?
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Wintry weather has amounted to a spike in calls this week at Triple "A" of Western New York.


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Local
9:54 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Heavy Lake Effect snows pounds northtowns

Snowy conditions along Delaware Avenue before sunrise Friday morning.
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A heavy Lake effect snow band that pounded areas north of Buffalo overnight.  Snow bands have shifted southward and will continue south through mid-morning Friday. WBFO News spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Kirk Apffel who is monitoring the bands and snowfall rates.

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Local
9:49 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Canalside to host three-day winter festival

Skating at The Ice at Canalside
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Luring large crowds to the downtown waterfront on a balmy summer day is one thing. But planners know that the key to making Canalside a success involves turning it into a year-round destination.

That's one reason the evolving district is hosting the 2015 HarborCenter Winterfest at Canalside, a three-day bash that will offer a variety of events.

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Local
9:47 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Road closures: Friday morning, January 9, 2015

A snow plow crew in downtown Buffalo early this morning, Friday, January 9, 2015
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Erie County has issued a travel advisory until further notice.

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