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OSHA proposes fines for Wegmans safety violations

Jun 21, 2016

OSHA has cited Wegmans for repeat safety violations at its central bakeshop in Gates, NY. The federal safety agency is proposing a total of $140,000 in fines after officials say that a worker who was cleaning a conveyor belt and roller last December got her hand caught in the machine and suffered broken bones in her hand and arm.

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The leaders of the National Hockey League and its teams are in town for the 2016 Draft. When they leave, tourism officials are hoping they leave some green behind.


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The MSG cable network will be featuring more Sabres and Bills programming as Pegula Sports and Entertainment expands its reach.


What began in January as an ambitious reform package to address a wave of corruption at the Capitol, proposed by Governor Cuomo, dwindled to just two proposals by the time the session closed in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning. 


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It may have rained this week, but that is not expected to have much effect on streams and lawns across the region. Rainfall is more than four inches below normal.

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Humans have gazed at space since the dawn of time and the Buffalo Museum of Science hopes to, one day, once again allow visitors to be able to look up at the stars.

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An investigation into a crash that claimed the life of a seven-month-old girl on Buffalo's East Side continues.

Outer Harbor to host "Undomesticated Games" July 16

Jun 20, 2016
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A popular brewer, whose U.S. corporate headquarters is based in Buffalo, is announcing the arrival of a unique tournament that will be held next month in the city’s Outer Harbor.


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Rural Metro's ambulance response times are under review by Buffalo's EMS Board. It unanimously approved a "Notice of Inquiry" Monday.

Buffalo Pride

The LGBTQ community holds a Candlelight Wish Celebration Tuesday at the Evergreen Commons in Buffalo in celebration of Buffalo Pride's 25th anniversary. Doors  open at 6:30 p.m., with the celebration starting at 7:30 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and takes a then-and-now look at how far the community has come since Buffalo's first public Pride event in 1991 and how much farther it still needs to go. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with organizer Carol Speser for a preview of the celebration, which has taken on a greater significance in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

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For kids with no place to go when school is out, days can often be spent bored at home or out on the streets of local communities, unsupervised and un-engaged. Thanks, in part, to the return of a county-funded program, that won’t be the case for hundreds of children.


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It was a beautiful weekend for the Juneteenth Festival and the public responded by turning out in large numbers in Martin Luther King Park.


After three months of negotiations, Kaleida Health has reached a tentative agreement with three unions that represent 7,500 of its employees.

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More progress is being made in the restoration of the historic Statler City building. Construction workers are now taking apart the powered scaffold system on the Delaware Avenue side of the structure where they've been repairing terra cotta elements in the facade.


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A new attraction at Silo City aims to connect local residents with Buffalo’s historic waterways. Silo City Paddling Company recently launched its inaugural season along the Buffalo River, renting kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Relief is just around the corner for motorists who live near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports legislation has been approved that allows the city to issue residential parking permits. 


The Buffalo Connection: Ken Baker of E! News

Jun 20, 2016
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Tim O’Shei of The Buffalo News has been traveling around the country visiting Western New Yorkers who’ve made it to the highest levels of show business and pop culture. Sunday's paper included his latest feature in with a profile on Ken Baker of E! News. The Hamburg native has spent the last 20 years covering celebrities in Hollywood, but once had big dreams of hockey.


Karen DeWitt

Lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session at around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, agreeing to take steps to cancel the pensions of convicted lawmakers in the future, legalize daily fantasy sports and extend New York City’s mayoral control law for another year.


New York State Senate

Albany lawmakers worked through the overnight hours into Saturday morning, settling a number of measures at the end of the legislative session. State Senator Patrick Gallivan ( R, C, IP ) of the 59th Senate District said some items were still overlooked.

New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs

A New York Army National Guard aviation unit, headquartered in Rochester, welcomed a new commander on Saturday.

Canal Corporation

A local tourist attraction and banquet facility is assuring the public that maintenance on a Western New York portion of the Erie Canal will not impede its operations.

It's time to get fishing poles and tackle ready, as state environmental officials open the regular harvest season for largemouth and smallmouth bass.

The Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the addition of a arescued Arctic fox, and is celebrating Father's Day with the debut of its new lion cub.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality alert for Western New York, in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

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After Buffalo's Board of Education largely ignored an expert's recommendations on correcting the District's Civil Rights violations - some parents are seeking federal help.

An expert on Freedom of Information Law is saying the City of Buffalo has more to gain in complying with a Freedom of Information Law request than a defendant has to lose in a federal civil rights case.

Buffalo now has direct plane service to and from Los Angeles, with the first flight out Thursday night and the first flight arriving very early this morning. Some believe the Jet Blue service will be an economic engine for Western New York.


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The list of housing options for people looking to live in downtown Buffalo continues to grow. WBFO's Chris Caya has more on the adaptive reuse of an historic building - that nearly met the wrecker's ball.

Financial exploitation is costing seniors and New York state nearly $1.5  billion each year. A new multi-agency study shows that in many cases victims aren't aware the crimes are taking place.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

With the nation's worst mass shooting fresh in the the minds of many, local health officials are working to provide understanding on the relationship between gun violence and mental illness.


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