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6:20 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Charlie the Butcher celebrates 100 years

Charlie the Butcher is celebrating 100 years of doing business in Buffalo this week by offering customers a card that will get you a free Beef on Weck on your next birthday.


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5:03 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Planning Board reviewing proposed housing complex

Pilgrim Village, Buffalo, NY.
Credit Photo image from Google Maps

The Buffalo Planning Board gets a look Tuesday morning at a major housing development to be located where a much smaller housing complex sits now.  A proposed development called Campus Square will be replacing much of Pilgrim Village.

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4:46 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Grape growers feeling impact of last winter

21 Brix Winery is among the local grape growers who have been impacted by last winter.

For most, the bitter cold and snow of last winter provide bad memories. Area grape growers, however, are living with daily reminders of the effects of winter.

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Man charged in Grant Street fires
6:29 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Riverside man charged in Grant Street fires

Surveillance video image used to help identify Allister M. Bouvart
Credit WBFO News

City of Buffalo Fire Marshals are charging a Riverside man in connection with the series of fires set along Grant Street, early Thursday morning.

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LPD arrest two men for Ecstasy possession
3:38 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Two men arrested for possession of Ecstasy at border

Lewiston Police arrested two men at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge late Friday night for possession of Ecstasy and Marijuana.

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Local
3:09 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Two lawmakers say ‘no housing’ for Outer Harbor; Gioia says 'all about public access'

Buffalo's Outer Harbor at Gallagher Beach off Furhman Boulevard.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Rep. Brian Higgins and Assemblyman Sean Ryan are speaking out against the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation's proposal for Outer Harbor redevelopment, which calls for a big emphasis on new housing.  

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Local
9:30 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Saying goodbye to two local teens who died tragically

Students at Lancaster High School remember freshman James Metz by leaving notes at his locker.
Credit Instagram

The first of two funerals for two Western New York teens who died under tragic circumstances last weekend took place today, capping an emotional week here.    


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5:14 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Catholic Health opens new headquarters

It took just under two years and $48 million to turn an open field in the curl of the end ramp of the Kensington Expressway into the new headquarters for Catholic Health System.

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Local
1:40 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Buffalo Fire probes rash of West Side fires

Grocery-deli on Grant Street was the scene of a blaze.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A series of fires broke out on Buffalo's West Side early Thursday morning. Three Buffalo firefighters and a Buffalo police officer suffered minor injuries. 

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1:32 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

First Niagara donation to benefit youth mentoring organizations

First Niagara Foundation officials, Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Ted Nolan deliver $175,000 donation to nine local non-profit organizations.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The First Niagara Foundation donated $175,000 to nine non-profit organizations in Buffalo/Niagara. The shared award will provide financial support and draw attention to the importance of mentoring programs.

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9:18 am
Thu October 2, 2014

'Save Our Sons' meeting focuses on youth violence

Frank E. Merriweather Library "Save Our Sons" meeting
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The theme for the evening was "Save Our Sons." The event attracted a crowd looking for ways to deal with murders of young black men in Buffalo.

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5:15 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Schumer assails local demolition company, calls for federal help

Senator Charles Schumer says Battaglia Demolition is causing air quality issues in Buffalo.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Help may be on the way for Buffalo residents plagued by dust clouds from a concrete recycling facility. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to "send a message" to Battaglia Demolition.

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Local
5:42 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Schumer calls for Secret Service 'housecleaning'

Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday under heavy pressure.
Credit Public Domain

In Buffalo Wednesday just hours before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned, Sen. Charles Schumer said there needs to be a "whole housecleaning" at the agency.

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Local
11:28 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Investigators say electrical malfunction likely sparked blaze at Sanborn landmark

Exchange Hotel/Marlboro Inn, Sanborn, NY
Credit Photo courtesy of the Sanborn Area Historical Society, Inc.

Investigators in Niagara County say an electrical malfunction was the probable cause of an early morning blaze at the Marlboro Inn in Sanborn.

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8:47 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Texas governor Rick Perry campaigns for Astorino in Buffalo

Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke on behalf of his fellow Republican, New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With the gubernatorial election little more than a month away, Republican Rob Astorino continues on the campaign trail. His Tuesday night fundraiser at Buffalo's Ellicott Square Building featured Texas Governor and probable presidential candidate Rick Perry.

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8:23 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Movie shoot in Lockport today

Where Heaven and Hell Collide
Credit Facebook Page: Where Heaven and Hell Collide

Niagara County Sheriff Officials are advising Lockport residents they might be in for a loud day. The LaFarge Stone Quarry will be the site of a movie shoot today.


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4:54 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Council approves new regulations for e-cigarette retailers

Common Council Member Chris Scanlon
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

Shops selling electronic cigarettes will soon need a permit to operate in the city of Buffalo.

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Local
4:57 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Panel recommends pay hikes for Erie County’s four top elected officials

Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Erie County’s four top elected officials would receive raises ranging from 16 percent to 29 percent under a plan unveiled Tuesday by by a citizens review panel. 

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11:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

City Hall open to adjusting price hikes for marina docks

Erie Basin Marina
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The City of Buffalo says it may reconsider massive price hikes for slips at Erie Basin Marina. The cost of rent for boat docks is expected to double by 2016 and then triple by 2017 for nonresidents of the city.

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8:16 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Six-pack on the Buffalo skyline

Buffalo Riverworks
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

Commuters traveling near the Ohio Street lift Bridge may notice something a little different, a giant Labatt Blue six pack. At least that’s what it looks like.

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3:16 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

American expats living in Canada fighting U.S. tax law

FATCA, or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, has been in effect for several months. The global tax law is aimed at rooting out Americans living outside of the United States who are not paying their U.S. taxes. But many expatriate Americans in Canada are fighting back.

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1:16 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Two killed in Newfane collision

Route 18 between Hess & Philips Roads.
Credit Photo image from Google Maps

Two people are dead following a head-on collision on Route 18 in Newfane.

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8:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

NTSB says initial plane crash investigation could wrap up quickly

Rescue vehicles from the Townline Fire Department at scene of Lancaster plane crash.
Credit Mark Scott / WBFO

Two planes collided in mid-air Saturday morning. Two passengers who were on one of the planes are dead. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say there are a lot of other things that are still unknown and might not be known for more than a year.

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6:10 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Bike & skate park honors teen killed by drunk driver

Bryce Buchholz, 14, was remembered as family and friends gathered for the official opening of a BMX Bike and Skate Park in his memory Sunday. 

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Plane crash victims identified
6:56 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

NTSB continues plane crash investigation; Lancaster Police identify victims

Lancaster Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli
Credit Photo by Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Lancaster Police have identified the victims of Saturday morning's plane crash in Lancaster.

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Invited on trip by Defense Secretary Hagel
10:30 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Cuomo makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Governor Cuomo meets with a member of the New York Army National Guard in Afghanistan.
Credit U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim, Combined Joint Task Force-10 Public Affairs / WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Afghanistan for a surprise visit.

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Mid-Air Plane Collision
6:00 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Lancaster superintendent says crash victim was well liked

James Metz

Lancaster school students are grieving the death of one of their own in a Saturday morning plane crash.

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12:21 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Two small planes crash in Alden/Lancaster

Rescue vehicles from the Townline Fire Department at scene of Lancaster plane crash
Credit Photo by Mark Scott / WBFO News

Two people were killed while two others walked away without injury following a mid-air collision of two small airplanes Saturday morning along the Lancaster-Alden border.

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Problems can arise during power outage
10:08 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Kidde recalls smoke alarms,CO detectors

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A recall of some Kidde safety products is being enacted according to the manufacturer.

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4:39 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Court filing seeks answers on sex offenders placed in West Seneca

Assemblyman Michael Kearns is asking for judicial intervention in a state FOIL request.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

Questions remain over the placement of seven high-level sex offenders in a West Seneca neighborhood. 

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