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2:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Buffalo’s RiverBend to be site of two new clean-energy research companies

A model of the RiverBend project
Credit WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $225 million state investment to create a new campus center of clean-energy on a former brownfield site in Buffalo.

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10:10 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Funeral arrangements announced for trooper killed in training accident

Trooper Ross M. Riley.
Credit Photo from NYS Police website

UPDATE:  Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a state trooper who died in a training exercise Wednesday.

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Local
8:46 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Buffalo District hires lawyer for school board president

Buffalo School Board president Barbara Seals Nevergold
Credit WBFO News file photo

The Buffalo School Board voted Wednesday evening to hire a lawyer for board president Barbara Seals Nevergold as school board member Carl Paladino seeks to have her removed from the board.

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Local
8:17 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Assembly hearing presses Education Commissioner King

The state’s Education Commissioner, John King, faced a bi-partisan grilling by liberal and conservative Assemblymembers at a hearing on growing concerns over student  privacy.

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Local
7:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Tonawanda Police deny racism accusation by Ying's owner

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The Town of Tonawanda police chief is denying allegations of racism against his department by the owner of a popular restaurant.

WBFO's EileeN Buckley reports on Tonawanda Police denying allegations of racial profiling.

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Local
5:27 am
Thu November 21, 2013

State investment targets 850 new local jobs

Governor Cuomo will be in Buffalo this morning to announce that a pair of California companies are coming to the city as part of a project that will create 850 jobs.

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Local
3:19 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

National Grid investing $4.2 million in Ohio Street transformation

Ohio Street is being transformed from a barren industrial site to a tree-lined parkway.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The positive spin-off from Canalside is continuing. Ground was broken Wednesday on a project designed to revitalize Ohio Street between Buffalo's Inner and Outer Harbors.

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Local
9:57 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Gun control, fracking protesters greet Cuomo at Buffalo fundraiser

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A large fundraising affair for Governor Andrew Cuomo brought protestors to downtown Buffalo Tuesday night.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Refugees revitalize Rust Belt city of Buffalo

Journey's End Refugee Services Janitorial student explains assignment to classmates as teacher Bishnu Adhikari (left) observes.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Upstate New York cities take in around 90% of all current refugee resettlements in the state. All this week, The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how that diverse population has weaved its way into the region’s changing economy.

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Local
6:00 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

City Mission receives turkeys from NOCO for holiday & winter season

NOCO president Jim Newman helps unload frozen turkeys at Buffalo City Mission.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A delivery of 160 frozen turkeys arrived at the Buffalo City Mission Tuesday. NOCO made the generous donation along with more than 1,800 packets of coffee. The City Mission is trying to collect 3,000 turkeys for next week's Thanksgiving Day Holiday and upcoming winter months.

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Local
5:38 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Lost Olmsted garden being restored at Riverside Park

Ground was broken Tuesday for the restored RiverRock Gardens at Riverside Park.
Credit Facebook

Visitors to Riverside Park in Buffalo next summer will see a redesigned landscape that fits the vision of renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted. 

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Local
3:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Proposed bill ensures veterans receive SUNY credit

Kennedy spoke to veterans and their families at his Veterans Forum and Services Fair Tuesday.
Credit Senator Tim Kennedy's office

A bill unveiled Tuesday by a local state senator would help veterans earn academic credit for coursework they completed as part of their military training.

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Local
10:13 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Buffalo pastor spending week with the homeless

Pastor Eric Johns
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A local pastor has started his annual week with the homeless and poor.

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Local
6:30 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Group seeks approval for East Side housing project

The former Deaconess Hospital was demolished in November 2012.
Credit File photo

A proposed housing development on Buffalo's East Side may take a big step forward Tuesday.

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Local
2:07 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Senior housing campus to anchor reuse of former Gates Circle Hospital

An artist rendering of Canterbury Woods at Gates Circle

Plans unveiled Monday show much of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital being replaced with a new mixed-use, senior housing development.

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Local
12:49 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Bills fan falls from upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Buffalo Bills fan falls from upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium

A Buffalo Bills fan plunged from the stands at Ralph Wilson Stadium during Sunday's game in Orchard Park.

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Local
9:58 am
Mon November 18, 2013

HEAP application process begins today

For thousands of New York residents this is a significant day because it's the start of applications for the HEAP program, which provides extra cash to pay heating bills.

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Local
9:56 am
Mon November 18, 2013

NFTA studying transit options for Buffalo-Amherst corridor

Credit File photo

Given the large number of people currently using public transportation between Amherst and downtown Buffalo, a study is being done to determine what the best options are for meeting future demand.

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Local
9:30 am
Mon November 18, 2013

City of Buffalo collecting & composting leaves

Fall of 2013 leaves
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As anyone traveling through the City of Buffalo has probably noticed, leaves are piling up this fall with some on the streets and lawns and others in clear plastic bags sitting at the curb.

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Local
5:52 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Press Pass: Delaware North controversy dismissed

WBFO'S Jay Moran & Business First reporter Jim Fink.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Press Pass this week examines the local group that will soon take control of Tops Markets and the latest developments at Canalside. Jim Fink of Business First  also offers his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Delaware North's application for tax breaks for its new downtown headquarters.

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Potentially damaging winds blowing in overnight
10:30 am
Sun November 17, 2013

High wind warnings issued for WNY

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Strong and potentially damaging winds will be blowing through Western New York tonight and into Monday.

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Local developer targeted for Millard Fillmore
10:24 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Plans for Gates Circle to be revealed on Monday

Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The future of the former site of Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital could be learned on Monday.

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Officer treated and released after drug bust
10:13 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Police officer injured in making arrest

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Authorities are reporting that a Buffalo Police officer was injured while investigating suspicious activity on Saturday night.

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Final approval expected to come on Monday
11:25 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Tax breaks for Delaware North pass first hurdle

Delaware North Companies
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Tax relief for the proposed Delaware North headquarters along Delaware Avenue are likely to be approved.

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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

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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

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

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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