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A woman and a police officer were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a chase landed them in Cazenovia Creek.

Hostel Buffalo Niagara celebrated 21 years of service over the weekend. To commemorate the occasion the organization hosted an open house on Sunday from 3p-6p at its home located at 667 Main street.

The State Assembly approved the new state budget Saturday. State Senators will convene at 5:00 Sunday afternoon to vote on budget bills.

New York will be the first state in the nation to offer free college tuition to middle-class students under the new state budget deal worked out by Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers.

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The proposed 97-mile pipeline would carry natural gas from northwestern Pennsylvania to Elma.

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A Cheektowaga man has pleaded guilty to a grand larceny charge for stealing from an elderly neighbor.

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New York State lawmakers have agreed upon a new $153 billion budget that is expected to be approved next week.

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Catholic Health is planning to relocate its STAR treatment center within the Town of Amherst. On Friday, a candidate for Amherst Town Supervisor suggested that while drug treatment centers are needed, the planned future site is the wrong place to put one.


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New data indicates that many motorists across the state are texting behind the wheel – and are getting caught in massive numbers.

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As a vote on a new Amtrak train station site draws near, Preservation Buffalo Niagara is supporting the Central Terminal location in Buffalo.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports the organization and other supporters of the site say it's time to bring new economic life to that east side neighborhood.    

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A Winter Weather Advisory continues until 2 pm for Western New York as a wet and heavy April snow moves through the region. According to Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service, the snowfall has been widespread with the heaviest snow hitting areas to the east and south of Buffalo. The winter feel should be short-lived as dry weather arrives this weekend.


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In light of a recent spike in suspected opioid-related deaths in Erie County, an Erie County legislator is proposing an increase in funding to make treatment services more accessible to those who seek help but cannot afford it.


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The NFTA is trying to entice local companies to take part in a new discount pass program for their employees. Increasing Metro ridership, the authority says, could have several benefits for community members.  

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority says a 26-year-old Kenmore woman suffered non-life threatening injuries Wednesday after she jumped onto Metro Rail tracks in front of an arriving train at the University station.

A Buffalo police officer crashed into a pole Wednesday morning in South Buffalo after swerving to avoid another vehicle while responding to a call.

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Despite the efforts of generous New Yorkers, low-income residents continue to face numerous challenges when it comes to accessing nutritional foods.

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The cuts announced to UB's athletics department this week are "just wrong" according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.


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Tuesday, April 4, marks National Equal Pay Day - symbolizing  how far into 2017 women must work to earn the same amount as men did in 2016.

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The local economy could take a hit in the coming months if tourism drops off. A recent study by Tourism Economics projects that the U.S. will see more than 4 million fewer international visitors because of President Trump's travel bans.


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The SPCA Serving Erie County  is closed this week, as the organization moves from its 55-year-old home in the Town of Tonawanda to a $15 million new home on Harlem Road in West Seneca. The new facility will have better quarters for domestic animals and ailing wild animals.

A man and his dog have died after an overnight fire at an apartment in Jamestown.

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Twenty-one students received top honors this weekend after taking part in the Western New York Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Cheektowaga Central High School.

State lawmakers are putting in a rare weekend searching for consensus on a new state budget, already a day late.

One woman was wounded in an early morning shooting Sunday at a party in Orchard Park. Town police officers responded to the Frank Young Sports Arena on North Buffalo Road around 1:30am.

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Buffalo has seen its fair share of protests the past few months in response to President Trump's policies and actions. Saturday afternoon at Niagara Square, people gathered in support.

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One of Niagara's most popular tourist attractions launched- not only its boats- but its past records away.

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The new fiscal year began today for the State of New York, and for the first time under Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership, the state budget will be late.

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Approximately 100 teens from as far away as Utica gathered at Roswell Park Cancer Institute this morning for a trip to Toronto.

Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association

Bicycling was on the minds of many people Sunday as an event was staged that promoted the activity while raising money to maintain and create shared green space trails in Western New York.

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A longtime Buffalo tradition returned to a city landmark Friday, as the Broadway Market formally announced the start of its pre-Easter holiday shopping season. City officials marked the occasion by announcing some upcoming capital improvements to the cherished East Side facility.


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