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7:43 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Activists spreading anti-violence message

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Anti-violence activists say they will be going across the city pushing against street violence. On Wednesday, they were at Grant and Ferry streets.

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9:33 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with cancer

Credit File photo

Longtime Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret has been diagnosed with Stage 3 throat cancer. 

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9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Original Daemen College hall deemed a historic landmark

Rosary Hall on the Daemen College Amherst campus.
Credit Daemen College

Daemen College celebrated the historic landmark dedication of its Rosary Hall Tuesday. The building's unique architecture and history in Amherst helped land the accreditation.

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8:26 am
Wed July 2, 2014

'Complex' negotiations continue on RiverBend project

Hopes remain intact for hundreds of new jobs at the RiverBend project.
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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

After making celebratory announcements of plans to bring high-tech jobs to Buffalo, state officials appear to be toning down expectations.

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11:57 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Heat advisory in effect for parts of WNY

Heat advisory is in effect.
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Hot and humid temperatures will blanket all of western New York over the next few days. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Genesee and Orleans counties until 9 p.m. Tuesday as the heat index is expected to hit 100.

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9:20 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Court rules in favor of local fracking bans

Albany has been the site of anti-fracking rallies in recent years.
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WBFO's Mike Desmond reports.

New York's rules about natural gas "fracking" have become more complicated following a ruling by the state's highest court that local governments can ban the gas drilling process.

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4:39 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Crews begin installing first of three canal bridges

The first piece of the Lake Street bridge was installed on Monday.
Credit ECHDC

The first of three bridges that will cross over historically-aligned canals being re-created in downtown Buffalo is now being installed.

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3:40 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 Appeal goal

Catholic Charities officials announce the results of its 2014 Appeal.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The Diocese of Buffalo announced Monday the results of its 90th annual Catholic Charities Appeal. The organization exceeded its $10.8 million goal by collecting cash and donations of just over $11 million.

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1:08 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Bishop applauds Supreme Court ruling on contraception

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone
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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that business owners can refuse to provide health insurance that covers birth control to their employees. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo called the decision a "victory."

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8:36 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Disabled bicyclists embark on 12-day Erie Canal journey

John Robinson is on a 12-day bike journey along the Erie Canal.
Credit ourability.com

John Robinson and Doug Hamlin are on the road today, biking more than 300 miles along the State Barge Canal from Niawanda Park to the State Capitol in Albany. The two men are trying to prove how people with physical disabilities can make difficult trips like this.

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State Tourism
11:47 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Cuomo touts tourism in New York

With the school year now officially over, the summer vacation season is underway.  Governor Andrew Cuomo is hoping New Yorkers will spend their vacations enjoying some of the attractions the state has to offer.

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Son of NHL great has scoring touch
11:13 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Sabres select Lemieux in second round

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The Buffalo Sabres have chosen forward Brendan Lemieux with the first pick of the 2nd round in the NHL draft.

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Store brand product sold in New York State
10:36 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Wegman's recalls deli ham

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Wegman's supermarkets is announcing a recall of its own label organic ham.

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Woman steals benefit funds from IRS
10:32 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Buffalo worker bilks government

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A Buffalo woman has pleaded  guilty to stealing government funds.

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Rape charge leads to deportation
10:24 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Mexican native deported from Buffalo

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Officials with the Buffalo office of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported a man to Mexico.

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Local
3:37 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Wounded Fort Hood hero gets warm welcome home

Maj. Patrick Miller hugging his grandfather Andrew Miller
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Major Patrick Miller arrived home to western New York Friday. Miller was shot in the abdomen during an active shooter situation in Fort Hood, Texas on April 2.

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12:59 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Wright's futuristic filling station finally opens

Frank Lloyd Wright's "Filling Station" on display at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce Arrow Museum nearly 90 years after Wright drew up the plans.
Credit Chris Caya / WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Hundreds of people turned out Friday for the long-awaited unveiling of Frank Lloyd Wright's filling station at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum.

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9:07 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Russert exhibit en route to Buffalo History Museum

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

A team from the Buffalo History Museum is driving back from Washington D.C. today with a new exhibit for the Elmwood Avenue landmark that features one of Buffalo's favorite sons. 

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Fatal Fire
8:53 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Man dies in East Side fire

Fire claimed the life of a 56-year-old man on Regina Place in Buffalo early Thursday evening.

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7:54 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Senate leader pledges bipartisan cooperation

Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein says even though his group now plans to realign with the Democrats in the Senate, he won’t rule out working with Republicans in the future.

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12:44 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Veteran journalist Brian Meyer named News Director at WBFO

Brian Meyer
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Brian Meyer has been named as News Director at WBFO-FM 88.7. Meyer, of Buffalo, has previously served as a city government writer, business writer and most recently, a digital media producer at The Buffalo News. 

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Local
12:18 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Crane erected for high-profile Delaware/Chippewa project

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The steel frame for Delaware North's new corporate headquarters will start rising in downtown Buffalo next week.

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5:05 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Senate factions will form Democratic coalition

State Senator Jeff Klein says Senate Democrats have agreed to form a new majority in Albany.
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Two Democratic factions in the State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic Majority in the Senate, leaving Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power.

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5K Race at Canalside
11:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Buffalo Broadcasters Celebrity 5K attracts 200 runners

Credit Photo by Christina Lauren

About 200 runners took part in this year's Celebrity 5K Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association at Canalside.

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5:21 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Top-off complete, HarborCenter construction moving to next phase

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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The construction of HarborCenter has reached another milestone on Wednesday. The twin-rink hockey complex rising on the downtown Buffalo waterfront has now been "topped off." 

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2:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Schumer submits Denise O'Donnell for federal judgeship

Denise O'Donnell has been nominated to be a federal judge.
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Former U.S. Attorney Denise O'Donnell is being nominated to the White House to be a federal judge.

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8:29 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Cuomo not bullish on new stadium for Bills

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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is "not convinced" the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium.

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Local
6:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Teen pleads not guilty to murder, sex charges in Al-Shammari killing

13-year-old Jean Sanchez during his arraignment in Erie County Court.
Credit Pool photo / Buffalo News

The 13-year-old boy charged with murdering Ameer Al-Shammari has pleaded not guilty. Jean Sanchez was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday.

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5:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Rich Products unveils $18.5 million HQ renovation

Employees of Rich Products work in new state-of-the-art confrence room
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Renovations at Rich Products were revealed Tuesday. The company says the upgrades at its Buffalo headquarters on Niagara Street are expected to improve the employee and customer experience.

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4:39 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Smartphone Amber Alert first of its kind locally

The first Amber Alert sent to smartphones in the Buffalo area likely surprised many Western New Yorkers on Monday. 

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