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The recovery from Wednesday's wind storm continues around the region.

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Republican Tom Reed faced a vocal crowd yesterday as he held a Town Hall meeting in Ithaca.

National Grid crews have been working diligently to restore power for almost 180,000 upstate New Yorkers who lost power as a result of Wednesday's damaging windstorm.

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Utility crews across Western New York are working to restore power after Wednesday's damaging winds.

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The US Customs and Border Protection officers nabbed a couple of criminal suspects last night.

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A bipartisan group of legislators is pushing for money in the upcoming state budget to help fund refugee resettlement agencies. The $12 million plan would help keep agencies across New York open during the Trump administration's 120-day refugee ban.

Cold weather is further complicating a power outage that still affected thousands of Western New Yorkers on Friday. The Salvation Army has stepped in to assist those in need of a warm place while they wait for the restoration of utility services.


Mason Blair

National Grid and NYSEG continue to work on restoration efforts after the wind storm on Wednesday that brought down power lines, utility poles and trees and caused damage throughout Western New York.

A New York lawmaker is calling for a legislative oversight hearing on a relatively new state agency that investigates the mistreatment of disabled people.

AG warns of scam attempts following storm damage

Mar 10, 2017

As numerous Western New Yorkers begin the process of repairing properties damaged by Wednesday's severe winds, the New York State Attorney General's Office is warning people to beware of attempts to price gouge or scam homeowners.


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International Women's Day protestors marched from Buffalo City Hall to Tupper Street Wednesday, seeking a variety of legal changes and more equality in hiring and promotions.

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A provision in the Affordable Care Act replacement plan by Republicans in Congress sets up a potential clash with New York state over abortion coverage.


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Thousands in Western New York remain without electricity Thursday morning and many schools are closed as the region recovers from Wednesday's stormy conditions which produced winds in excess of 70 miles per hour. 

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High winds forced the closing of the SUNY Genesee Community College (GCC) campus in Batavia Wednesday afternoon. All classes and activities were canceled.   WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports.  

Life-saving heroes to be honored

Mar 8, 2017
Erie County Sheriff's Badge & Shield Club

The Erie County Sheriff’s Badge and Shield Club has named Peter O’Brien as its Outstanding Citizen and Deputy Brian Pauly as its Deputy of the Year.

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A group of disabled Western New Yorkers are among those who were arrested for protests in New York’s capitol on Tuesday afternoon.

STAR program changes leading to check delays

Mar 8, 2017

New York homeowners have complained about changes that were made to the STAR tax relief program last year.

Karen DeWitt

The state budget is due in 3 1/2 weeks, but the biggest push at the Capitol is for a change that is not a spending item. It’s a measure to treat 16- and 17-year-olds as children, not adults, when they are charged with serious crimes.


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Congressman Brian Higgins is urging Amtrak to support Buffalo's Central Terminal site as the choice for a future train station.


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A new campaign to help steer more tourists to see Buffalo by bicycle is getting underway.

NYPA

A sure sign that spring is just around the corner can be seen on the waters off of Buffalo. Crews from the New York Power Authority started the process of removing the nearly 1.66 mile long Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom on Monday.

New York State's Criminal Justice Services Division has released a report, indicating how many untested sexual assault evidence kits were in the hands of police departments. But as part of that report, the division identifies numerous police agencies that did not submit any numbers by a late February deadline. Buffalo, according to the report, was one of them.


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Participants in AmeriCorps are being lauded this week for the 1.3 billion hours they have committed to improving their communities since 1994.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

While there are major housing development projects going on in downtown Buffalo and along the city's Elmwood Strip, churches like True Bethel are developing their own neighborhoods.

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The New York State Thruway Authority is announcing temporary traffic interruptions that will occur this week.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is urging more action to be taken in assuring the safety of small aircraft.

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Nicknamed the birthplace of "American" architecture, Buffalo's buildings have generated great interest in travel enthusiasts.

A 24 year old Buffalo male was struck by gunfire last night near Mills Street and Peterson Street.

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Authorities in Niagara County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man.

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The Buffalo Police Department is making moves to better equip its officers.

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