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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday cleared the way for construction of another building on the former site of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital at Gates Circle.

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Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said he believes he can be more effective in changing the companies’ behavior by acting from the inside.


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New life has been breathed into a historic building in Buffalo's Theatre District.

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Longtime local political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is charged in two separate state cases, now faces a federal complaint. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, Pigeon is accused of trying to arrange a large contribution by a foreign national to what his attorney identified as Governor Cuomo's campaign.


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A California Congressman introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 to stop conversion therapy. WBFO's Eileen Buckley recently spoke with a local member of Buffalo's LGBTQ community who decries the method.    

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This unusually wet spring is being taken with a grain of salt by at least one local farmer. Despite the record breaking amount of rain, so far the growing season is right on track in the Eden Valley.

Former Kleinhans usher recalls 1945 VE Day concert

May 8, 2017

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of VE Day, the beginning of the end of World War II. The German surrender was marked by celebrations around the world. This report from WBFO's archives was produced five years ago by contributor Rich Kellman. It's the story of a Buffalo teenager who was in the midst of it all and remembers it as if it were yesterday.


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Pinnacle Foods Inc. has voluntarily placed a recall on several of its products due to a contamination concern involving Listeria monocytogenes.

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The Buffalo area has received more precipitation to start the year than at any similar period of time in the 147-years of record keeping by the National Weather Service.

Republican Congressman Tom Reed received an earful from constituents Saturday over his vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He was booed during a town hall meeting Saturday in Chautauqua County.

A community group that distributes free meals to the homeless in Lafayette Square was dispersed by police last Monday for not having a permit to do so.

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The American Diabetes Association's annual fundraising bike ride -- the Tour de Cure -- is coming up early next month. Saturday, association members teamed up with riders from the group Reddy Bikeshare to promote the event.

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A student from Sweet Home High School has been reported missing.

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A single vehicle accident in the Southtowns has led to the arrest of a Lackawanna woman.

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A local biotech company continues growing, thanks in part to the state's Startup New York program.

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Erie County legislators are lining up in support of a proposed law intended to protect senior citizens living in assisted care homes. The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee discussed the proposal, known as "Ruthie's Law."


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The union representing 911 call dispatchers for Erie County's Central Police Services say they'd like to continue using a 12-hour work shift format that began as a trial nearly six months ago. They stated their case Thursday morning before the Erie County Legislature's Public Safety Committee.


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SolarCity, which is moving forward with plans to open its massive solar panel factory in Buffalo's Riverbend neighborhood, is reportedly under investigation by federal regulators over customer contract cancellations.

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A local manufacturer is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar expansion. The project - which is being driven in part by state and local incentives - is expected to create dozens of new jobs


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A threat was made to Public School #99 in Buffalo earlier today.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us a student called in a threat to the Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center on Jefferson Avenue. 


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Members of the Buffalo Common Council are perusing through the nearly $500 million budget unveiled Monday by Mayor Byron Brown. On Thursday, they'll hear from city department heads and have also invited the public to speak.


Some local nonprofit agencies are expanding their workforce as part of a new behavioral health program. A main goal of the program is to increase access to outpatient services. 


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Explore & More Children's Museum has received another large cash gift to help build its planned new facility in Buffalo's Canalside district. The charitable foundations from the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and New Era Cap have teamed up to provide a $1 million gift for the introduction of a local sports themed exhibit.


Assembly Democrats grilled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s energy officials for more than four hours Monday about a plan executed by the Public Service Commission and a major energy company that will keep three upstate nuclear power plants alive for the next 12 years.


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The lawmaker who secured millions of dollars in public funding to revitalize Buffalo's waterfront is questioning how the money's being spent. Congressman Brian Higgins wants a full accounting from the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.      

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Calling it "on time and balanced" for the 12th straight year, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown has released his spending plan for the city's next fiscal year. It holds the lines on taxes but uses $12 million from the city's reserves.


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The National Weather Service has canceled a Tornado Watch that had been in effect for all of Western New York.

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A native of Cornwall, Ontario who has spent the past four years directing a library downstate will be the next executive director of the Niagara Falls Public Library System. Sarah Potwin will take the position beginning July 1.

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St. Louis Roman Catholic Church officials are caught between wanting to improve access to the historic church's basement and Buffalo Preservation Board requests to not be so visually blatant about it.

Slow Roll Buffalo returns Monday evening with a new season of bicycle rides through the city's diverse neighborhoods.

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