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Now that traffic on the Scajaquada has been slowed in the wake of the death of three-year-old Maksym Sugorovskiy, Parkside area residents want to know: How about slowing down Parkside traffic off the expressway?

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With more than 200-million dollars spent and a million work-hours put in, Terry and Kim Pegula's HarborCenter project is nearing completion. The final piece, the opening of a new hotel,  is expected in the coming months.

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The Catholic Health System is apparently less generous than other corporations. That's according to a new report released by the Communications Workers of America.

Kevin Guest House

The Kevin Guest House, which provides lodging and other services to out-of-town medical patients and their loved ones, is aiming to expand.

UB sports volunteers help sell coffee for 'Camp Day'

Jun 3, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

One of the region's most popular coffee chains is raising funds Wednesday to send underpriveleged kids to summer camps. In Amherst, they got some help from folks who are otherwise seen on the football field or basketball court.

City OKs Massachusetts Ave. Project 'farmhouse' plan

Jun 3, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Massachusetts Avenue Project is moving ahead with a plan to construct a new "farmhouse" on its space at 387 Massachusetts Avenue, a project that now has the formal approval of the Buffalo Planning Board.


A new study from the University of Houston finds news media may influence racial bias.

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Hundreds of area residents turned out Tuesday night in Delaware Park in Buffalo  to mourn the loss of Maksym Sugorovsky, the three-year-old killed when he was struck by a car that left the Scajaquada Expressway and onto the park's ring road.

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers are expect to take part in Torch Run ceremonies across Western New York this week for the upcoming Special Olympics.

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An Orchard Park man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for his father's death. After facing an initial charge of murder, 22-year-old Sean Keenan entered a guilty plea on first-degree manslaughter charges on April 13.

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Now that Paramount Pictures Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles packed up and left town, some new projects, in the motion picture pipeline, are in the works.  This week in our Press Pass Conversation, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark for a 'post-turtle' conversation. 

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Like so many aspects of life around here, immigration from across the world is changing the area's gardens and crops.

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Community members will hold a vigil tonight for the young boy struck and killed in Delaware Park by a motorist on Saturday. Organizers are also calling for more safety improvements in and around the park.

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The name of the driver involved in a fatal crash in Delaware Park, that killed a 3-year-old boy on Saturday, still has not been released.

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One of Buffalo's professional sports teams is set to host an event next month for members of the LGBTQ community.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the Buffalo Bisons will host "Out At The Ballpark" for a game in July.

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Last week, as UB's Center for 21st Century Music was about to embark on the 40th June in Buffalo music festival, an odd development occurred. Reports emerged that David Felder, the festival's director, had retired."I'm a very, very long way from retiring," Felder told WBFO.

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A Saturday tragedy is leading to major changes on the Scajaquada Expressway, especially where it cuts through Delaware Park. Signs ordering drivers to slow to 30 miles per hour were installed in response.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued an executive order for the state Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway to 30 mph following Saturday's tragic vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy and left his 5-year-old sister in critical condition.

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People Inc. has embarked on a new journey that works to improve the lives of the developmentally disabled. That journey began on Saturday, when four men left their homes to begin a 6,000 mile adventure across the nation.

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A tragic accident in Delaware Park yesterday killed one child and left another clinging to life.

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With the theft of metals on the rise, New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling for greater controls on the scrap industry.

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A state of emergency has been declared in the Town of Warsaw after heavy rains washed into the valley community overnight.

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A new launch and landing site for kayakers made its debut in Buffalo Friday afternoon. The outer harbor’s Wilkeson Pointe is now home to a safe and easy access point for waterborne visitors.

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A child is dead and another is in critical condition after a car struck them in Delaware Park.

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Erin Kelly, the daughter of Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly, has just released her book "Kelly Tough."

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Technology is making four of Buffalo's major parking ramps much brighter and greener.

Photo from the SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany

Another Western New York military member has been killed in a traffic crash.  24-year old U.S. Air Force Sergeant  Michael Klose died last Sunday in a traffic accident near Daun, Germany. 

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he knows the three men whose homes were searched by law enforcement Thursday well and was surprised to learn of the investigation.

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Town of Tonawanda Police say standard procedure was followed to the letter in an arrest that resulted in the death of a Grand Island woman.

A proposal to install term limits for Erie County's elected officials has hit a road block.