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8:47 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Roundtable aims to raise awareness and stop domestic violence

Senator Mark Grisanti, Executive Director of Family Justice Center Mary Travers Murphy and David Wisniewski.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A roundtable discussion about domestic violence prevention took place in downtown Buffalo Friday. The meeting was hosted by Senator Mark Grisanti and the Family Justice Center of Buffalo.

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Peace Bridge
8:46 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Peace Bridge plaza plans open for public review

Plans for improving traffic flow on the Peace Bridge plaza in Buffalo continue moving forward.

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3:26 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Allegany soldier injured in Fort Hood attack recovering

Major Patrick Miller (right) was wounded in Wednesday Fort Hood shooting spree.
Credit Photo from Patrick Miller's Twitter page.

A native of Western New York who was seriously wounded in Wednesday's Fort Hood shootings is expected to recover. 

WBFO'S senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with Olean Times Herald newspaper reporter Christopher Michel. Michel spoke family and friends of Miller in his home town of Allegany.

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Local
3:13 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Large crowd attends hearing on the future of School 63

School 63 is showing signs of neglect and vandalism
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Buffalo's University Heights community is grappling with a problem familiar to most city residents: What to do with a vacant landmark school right in the middle of a residential area?

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Local
5:18 am
Fri April 4, 2014

MusicalFare Theatre unveils cabaret space tonight

The finishing touches are bring applied to MusicalFare Theatre's new cabaret space at Daemen College.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The area's cultural scene is expanding Friday evening, as MusicalFare Theatre opens its new cabaret space with "A Tribute to the Music of Louis Prima."

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Local
5:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Mary Wilson takes controlling ownership of the Bills

In the continuing uncertainty of what will happen to the Buffalo Bills in the wake of owner Ralph Wilson's recent death, the team released a statement Thursday saying Wilson's widow Mary is now the controlling owner of the franchise.

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Local
5:17 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Study finds job, education influence car insurance rates

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

A new statewide study reveals the high cost of being of poor. According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, big auto insurers charge less educated and lower-tier workers higher rates.

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Local
9:36 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Researchers examine museum mummy

Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Using a C-T scan, researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute had a chance Wednesday to examine a mummy from the Buffalo Museum of Science.

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Local
8:53 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Bisons open the 2014 baseball season today

Sunshine bathed Coca-Cola Field just hours before the first pitch of the 2014 season.
Credit Photo courtesy of Ben Wagner

The Buffalo Bisons begin another season of baseball at Coca-Cola Field. At the ballpark early this morning,  team announcer Ben Wagner told WBFO News, "Everything is getting a thumbs up  and we are ready for baseball!"

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Local
5:57 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Flight 3407 wrongful death lawsuits settled

Victims of Flight 3407
Credit WBFO News file photo

All federal lawsuits stemming from the crash of of Continental Connection Flight 3407 have now been settled.

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Local
5:56 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

New state budget includes financial aid boost

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

College students and businesses have something to gain from the recently enacted state budget. One area lawmaker says the local economy should benefit, as well. 

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Buffalo Bills
7:35 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Stadium group meets for first time

Bills President Russ Brandon with County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Credit Photo by Chris Caya / WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The New Stadium Working Group met for the first time in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Tuesday afternoon. The panel is made up of representatives from the state, Erie County and the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
7:33 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

HarborCenter Tim Hortons honors late Sabre

A massive portrait of Tim Horton as a Buffalo Sabre will adorn the new HarborCenter restaurant.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

There was a special resonance yesterday as the Sabres announced a new addition to the HarborCenter complex coming to the Waterfront.

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Local
4:06 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Deputy fire commissioner asked to resign over overtime costs

Credit File photo

The City of Buffalo has requested, and received, the resignation of a deputy fire commissioner based on what it calls a failure to rein in overtime costs.

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Local
1:36 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Reconstructed Ohio Street seen as bridge between harbors

State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Mayor Byron Brown, Rep. Brian Higgins and Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak kicked off the Ohio Street Reconstruction Project Tuesday.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

More improvements are underway along Buffalo's waterfront. On Tuesday morning, elected leaders kicked off the reconstruction of Ohio Street.

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Peace Bridge
9:07 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Additional officers will be assigned to local border crossings

Congressman Brian Higgins
Credit WBFO File Photo

Homeland Security is adding more customs and border patrol officers to Western New York border crossings.

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Local
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kelly's cancer treatment delayed

Credit File photo

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's chemotherapy was scheduled to start at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City Monday to treat his recurring oral cancer.  But in an interview with Buffalo News sports reporter Tim Graham late Monday night, Kelly's brother Dan revealed the treatment was delayed because Jim was suffering from a fever.  He'll now undergo seven weeks of chemo and radiation starting next Monday.

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Local
10:22 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Effort to refurbish blighted parcels up and running

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The effort to rebuild and revitalize local communities has taken another step forward. Funding is in place and a leader has been hired for the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank.

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Local
9:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Buffalo-Niagara population on the rise

Buffalo Skyline from Lasalle Park
Credit Rich Mitchell / Some Rights Reserved

The population of Buffalo Niagara is on the rise. United States Census Bureau data shows that the region’s population saw a boost of 348 people since 2012.

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Local
8:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Legislators will vote on state budget today

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have finalized the details on a $138 billion state budget and say they are on track to meet tonight's deadline. The budget includes a multi-step plan that could  lower property taxes and $340 million for schools to start pre-K programs.

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Local
7:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Press Pass: The future of the Bills, downtown developments

WBFO's Jay Moran is joined each month by Business First reporter Jim Fink on Press Pass.

In the days since the death of Ralph Wilson, speculation has mounted regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills. "Everybody take a step back," says Jim Fink of Business First. On WBFO's Press Pass, Fink shares his views on what to expect for the Buffalo Bills.

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Local
5:01 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Tailgating fans honor Ralph Wilson

A special tailgate party paid honor to Ralph Wilson, the late owner of the Buffalo Bills.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The music rocked and the hotdogs grilled as hard-core Bills fans remembered team owner Ralph Wilson yesterday during a party within sight of the football stadium.

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Local
4:30 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Comptroller's race will test campaign finance systen

The new campaign finance system will focus on the Comptroller's race and ignore Governor Cuomo's $33 million campaign treasury.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to a very limited form of campaign finance reform in the state budget, it would only apply to the state Comptroller’s race.

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Buffalo billion commitment maintained
10:47 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Agreement on state budget reached

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

An agreement on a new spending budget for New York State was reached on Saturday.

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Three teens nabbed fleeing the scene
10:28 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Violent house invasion leads to arrests

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Three Lockport teens are in custody after an armed home invasion and attempted robbery last night.

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One victim reported with serious injuries
10:24 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Overnight shooting injures three

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Buffalo Police continue to investigate an overnight shooting that injured three males.

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Neighboring structures saved from flames
10:51 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Morning fire destroys East Side house

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

An early morning blaze has destroyed an abandoned East Side house.

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Man and woman ejected from rolling SUV
9:53 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Auto accident takes two lives

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Authorities are investigating a fatal, single car accident this morning that has taken two lives.

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Local
10:45 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Buffalo Bills sale expected to take two years or more

It may be more than two years before the Buffalo Bills are formally on the auction block, as the estate of owner Ralph Wilson goes through the legal process.

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Local
8:18 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Officials delay ice boom removal

Ice along the Lake Erie shoreline in downtown Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Northern Erie County through Saturday morning over concerns of ice jam flooding. On Lake Erie, however, it's another story where there's so much ice cover the removal of the ice boom has been delayed. 

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