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10:15 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Blizzard Warning continues through Wednesday morning

Poor visibility on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo's blizzard continues to impact parts of the region. A State of Emergency remains in effect for Erie County.


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7:33 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Governor declares state of emergency for all of WNY: Blizzard warning issued

Lake snows in downtown Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for most of Western New York.

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4:48 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Heavy Lake Snows causing whiteout conditions downtown

Lake Effect snow in downtown Buffalo
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Strong winds are whipping across downtown Buffalo Monday,  causing white out conditions and near zero visibility at times.  

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Local
3:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Shoppers flock to supermarkets ahead of storm

Credit File photo

If you've visited a local grocery stores in the last few days, you've probably seen some empty shelves. Shoppers have been flooding into local markets over the last few days in anticipation of the big winter storm.

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2:17 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Thruway closing; crews prepared to battle winter storm

Pericak and Kaminski braved the cold to discuss their plans to keep the area's highways clear of ice and snow.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Given the severe weather that is moving in to the region, officials in charge of maintaining the region's highways are advising motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel.

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Developing
11:53 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Region braces for another storm: Lake effect & wind chill warnings

Winter Weather
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A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Genesee Counties, especially areas south of Buffalo and Batavia.

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Local
11:51 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Minor school bus crash Monday morning in North Buffalo

First Student school bus involved in crash on Parkside at Linden in North Buffalo Monday morning.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A yellow First Student school bus was involved in a crash Monday morning in north Buffalo at Parkside and Linden Avenues. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Press Pass: HARBORcenter’s infusion of economic development

HARBORcenter construction in full swing.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The large cranes that line downtown Buffalo are a sign of true economic development and progress the city hasn't witnessed in decades. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss HARBORcenter and how it is a catalyst of future growth in downtown's Canalside area. 

Heavy snows and single digit temps expected
10:54 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Frigid winter weather to drift into region again

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Winter weather is likely to make headlines again this week across Western New York.

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Access to be restricted to targeted hospitals
10:47 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Cuomo expected to make deal on medical marijuana

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Medical marijuana may soon be made available on a limited basis in New York State.

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Attendance remains low at the annual contest
10:33 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Future Bills games in Toronto to face review

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The Buffalo Bills are denying a Toronto Sun report that the future of the team's regular season series at the Rogers Centre may be in doubt.

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State Supreme Court decision survives appeal
10:23 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Court orders promotions for Falls police

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The path to promotion for four Niagara Falls Police officers appears to have been cleared.

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Board of Elections post defended by party leader
11:23 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Hiring of Poloncarz by Dems raises questions

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Questions have been raised about the hiring of Robb Poloncarz by the  Erie County Board of Elections.

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New York AG supports majority of decision
10:52 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Federal ruling on SAFE Act to be appealed

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Gun enthusiasts who oppose New York's new gun law are planning to appeal a ruling in federal court this week.

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Weekend Warm Up
9:18 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Weekend respite will be followed by stormy start to week

Return of lake effect snow and bitter cold Monday and Tuesday
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

After another night of bitter cold temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, milder temperatures will arrive Saturday.

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Local
3:08 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Two more women allege sexual harassment by Gabryszak

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak now faces six allegations of sexual harassment.
Credit File photo

The number of female staff members alleging sexual harassment by Cheektowaga Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzsak is now up to six.

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Local
3:00 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Man gets maximum sentence for North Buffalo murder

A young man convicted of the brutal slaying of another teen in North Buffalo in 2012 was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years to life in prison.

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Local
10:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Local geothermal energy company looking to expand

Credit Buffalo GeoThermal Heating

A local company says it wants to use the temperature of the earth to lower heating and air conditioning bills.

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Local
9:06 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Author examines political power struggle in new book

Bitten By The Tiger, by Jack O'Donnell

In all of New York's long history, only one governor was impeached and removed from office: William Sulzer. If the name doesn't mean much to you, author Jack O'Donnell has the book for you in Bitten By The Tiger. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with O'Donnell about his look at a century-old Albany power struggle.

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Latest Winter Storm
7:49 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter blast hits Western New York

Snowy weather across region
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service says the moderate snow that had been falling all day Thursday became lighter during the evening hours.  But forecasters say strong winds up to 25 miles per hour were still creating blowing and drifting snow.

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Local
11:58 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Buffalo News sportswriter discusses Miller's Olympic selection

Buffalo News sportswriter Mike Harrington thinks Ryan Miller should start in next month's Olympic Games.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has earned his way to the U.S. national hockey team for the second straight Olympics. Buffalo News sportswriter Mike Harrington says Wednesday's announcement came as no surprise, but he says Miller's place on this year's team was not always an open and shut case.

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Local
11:48 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Animal owners urged to take precautions from weather

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The severe conditions should serve as a warning for area residents to be properly prepared when heading outdoors over the next 24 hours.  Similar precautions should be taken by animal owners.

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Local
8:48 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Silver calls for quicker boost to minimum wage

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is a powerful ally for advocates of a higher minimum wage.
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A key lawmaker says the state’s minimum wage, which as of December 31st is $8 an hour, should jump to $9 an hour by next year.

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Local
8:46 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Miller named to U.S. Olympic team

Ryan Miller has been selected to the U.S. National Hockey Team for the second straight Olympics.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has been named as one of the three goalies on the 2014 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team.

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Local
8:45 am
Thu January 2, 2014

State Senator joins chorus of Gabryszak critics

The outcry continues to build in response to sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak.

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Local
10:47 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Snow & bitter cold weather

The National Weather Service says there will be snow and blowing snow along with bitterly cold wind chills.

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Local
5:29 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Cuomo to Gabryszak: Deny allegations or resign

Gov. Cuomo is calling on Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak to address the allegations against him or quit.
Credit File photo

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Tuesday, condemning the latest reports of sexual harassment in the State Assembly.

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Local
2:34 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Judge upholds most of SAFE Act, rejects magazine limit

A federal judge has upheld most of New York's new gun control law, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of popular semiautomatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights.

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Local
2:00 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Minimum wage increase in effect

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The minimum wage increase of $8 an hour went into effect in New York State Tuesday. The increase is the first of three raises that will result in minimum wage workers earning $9 an hour by the end of 2015.

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Local
1:32 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Brown vows to take more active role in city schools in third term

Byron Brown was sworn in Tuesday to his third term as mayor.
Credit City of Buffalo

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown took the oath of office for his third term in a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at City Hall. During his inaugural address, Brown said his priorities for the next four years include greater visibility in assisting Buffalo's struggling public schools.

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