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Kelly Clarkson
11:24 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Clarkson Buffalo concert postponed

Kelly Clarkson's concert Satuday at ECC's Flickinger Center downtown has been postponed. 

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Car splits in two after striking trees
10:37 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Authorities investigate fatal car accident

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred overnight.

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Mercy Flight called to scene
10:33 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Driver injured in early morning crash

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Mercy Flight was called in response to an early morning accident in Niagara County.

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American Red Cross assists residents
9:52 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Residents evacuated from unstable apartment building in Lockport

Residents of an unstable apartment building on Lincoln Place in Lockport were evacuated Friday evening.

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Local
2:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Local film commissioner applauds Cuomo veto

Legislation that would have expanded tax credits offered to film companies making movies and television shows in New York State has been vetoed by Governor Cuomo. The move is considered good news by Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark. 

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Local
9:01 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Bills guarantee Sunday sellout; Higgins continues to fight blackout rule

The Buffalo Bills have guaranteed a sellout for Sunday's game, ensuring that it will be seen on local television.

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Local
4:55 am
Fri November 15, 2013

IDA committee to review Delaware North tax breaks

The complicated jigsaw puzzle of the process for a new Delaware North Companies corporate headquarters will start falling into place this afternoon.

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Local
4:45 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Groups call for ban on standardized testing for young children

A coalition of unions and government reform groups are calling for a ban on standardized testing for New York’s school  children in second grade and younger.

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Local
5:24 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Lawmakers probe local CPS following child deaths

Robin Hart, Eain Brooks' grandmother, spoke emotionally at Thursday's hearing.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

State lawmakers investigating Erie County Child Protective Services in the wakes of two child murders heard testimony from nearly two dozen people in Buffalo Thursday.

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Local
8:53 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Higgins calls for action on Alzheimer's

Congressman Brian Higgins
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Representative Brian Higgins took to the floor of Congress to bring attention to what he calls a "public health crisis," one that will cost the Nation $203 billion this year.

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Local
8:39 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Senators hear Common Core complaints

New York State’s Teacher of the Year testified at a Senate hearing that even she could not receive high marks in her teacher evaluation process, due to what she and others say is the dysfunctional implementation of  the new Common Core standards.

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Local
10:47 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Sabres fire Regier, Rolston; bring back LaFontaine, Nolan

Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan will attempt to guide the team out of the NHL basement.
Credit Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres announced major organizational changes Wednesday, bringing back former Sabre Pat LaFontaine to serve as president of hockey operations and Ted Nolan to be interim head coach. Former coach Ron Rolston and longtime General Manager Darcy Regier have been fired.

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Local
9:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Hydrant colors provide firefighters with vital information

The color of a fire hydrant provides firefighters with important information.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Buffalo has come up with a low-tech way to help the first fire fighters arriving at a burning building.

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Local
8:53 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Ethiopian Bishop brings message to WNY

Archbishop Berhaneyesus Souraphiel addressed a gathering at Niagara University Tuesday.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

For the Catholic archbishop of the East African country of Ethiopia education is the future, a future of students of many different religions educated together.

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Local
6:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Polar bear Kali to stay in Buffalo until spring 2015

Polar bear cub's Kali (left) and Luna (top right.)
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Polar bear cub Kali will stay in Buffalo until spring of 2015. Tuesday, Senator Charles Schumer announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has committed to keeping the bear in the city pending a health inspection this spring.

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Local
5:06 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Calls continue for publicly-financed campaigns

Advocacy groups are encouraged by recent statements by the co- chair of Governor Cuomo’s anti corruption commission, who says he now favors public financing of political campaigns.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Tax credits move Roswell Park expansion forward

Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

A $6.3 million tax credit allocation will help advance construction of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Clinical Sciences Center.

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Local
12:18 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Murder suspect also charged with sexually assaulting boy

Matthew Kuzdal was indicted by an Erie County Grand Jury
Credit File photo

The man accused of killing a 5-year-old Buffalo boy has also been charged with sexual abuse.

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Local
12:00 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Explosion destroys unoccupied Newstead house

Authorities say a newly renovated home in the Town of Newstead has been destroyed by an explosion just days before its newlywed owners had planned to move in.

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Local
9:46 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Local labor policy aims to address unemployment issues

Construction worker.
Credit Rubber Dragon / Some Rights Reserved

Local hiring policies are becoming more commonplace as a way to address regional unemployment and strengthen the tax base. New quotas for local workers were just approved by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.

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Local
8:48 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Winter blast produces snow, icy conditions

A blast of winter weather late Monday night left its impact across the region. Icy conditions appeared to play a part in a series of highway accidents. Some areas reported five inches of snowfall.

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Local
5:17 am
Tue November 12, 2013

IDA could vote soon on Delaware North proposal

The confusing situation surrounding the proposed Delaware North Corporate headquarters is closer to being resolved.

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Local
5:09 am
Tue November 12, 2013

City Honors working through admission process

It's that time of year for Buffalo parents, as the admission process for criteria-based schools unwinds.

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Local
5:02 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Paladino keeping options open for 2014

Now that this year’s elections are over, the political world is gearing up for the 2014 contests.  So far, no candidate has officially challenged Governor Cuomo, but Buffalo developer Carl Paladino appears determined to put his stamp on the election.

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Local
3:25 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Sabres fans entering arena now subject to wanding

Credit File photo

Buffalo Sabres fans entering First Niagara Center will now face enhanced security screening.

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Local
1:19 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Paying tribute to America's veterans

Military salute at Forest Lawn Cemetery
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Western New Yorkers are paying tribute to America's Veterans Monday for their courage and self-sacrifice.  Ceremonies are being held across the region.

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on the Veterans Day 2013 ceremony at Forest Lawn in Buffalo.

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Local
10:13 am
Mon November 11, 2013

State steps in to help Buffalo Zoo complete Arctic Edge

Luna at the Buffalo Zoo
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday the state will step in allowing the Buffalo Zoo to close its current funding gap as it continues to raise funds to build the Arctic Edge exhibit and keep its popular polar bear cubs in Buffalo.

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Local
4:59 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Despite projected budget gap, Cuomo seeking tax cuts

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for additional tax cuts.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Now that elections are over, deadlines for the state budget are rapidly approaching. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released a largely positive budget outlook for the New Year, though he warns of some uncertainties.

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Police urge victims to come forward
10:28 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Authorities seeking evidence against predatory pair

Batavia Police Department
Credit City of Batavia / WBFO News

Batavia Police are seeking the public's help in a case regarding two sexual predators.

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Friar served at four local schools
11:23 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Priest with local connections investigated for misconduct

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is one of a number of Diocese contacting parishoners about alleged misconduct by a priest.

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