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While residents of Orchard Park, Lackawanna and Elma dig out of the snow piles left by Sunday's weather, some other locales should keep their shovels and plows at the ready in the coming days. A new weather system follows the lake effect snow that impacted Sunday's Bills game where snow totals near New Era Field approached a foot-and-a-half. A winter storm watch has been issued from tonight through Wednesday afternoon.


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DeRutte Alley is hidden in the center of Allentown, little known to many, even perhaps in that neighborhood. However, a worn garage on DeRutte has turned into a city Preservation Board issue.

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A new database is being tested that allows airlines to check a pilot's credentials before they're hired. It's required as part of the safety regulations enacted after the crash of Flight 3407, in Clarence Center, that killed 50-people.

After a lull Saturday, more lake effect snow is heading our way. Narrow bands of heavy lake snow will intensify Sunday afternoon.

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If someone hands you a pink envelope today, consider yourself very fortunate.

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According to published reports, some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring practices are the subject of an FBI investigation.

Regulation of electronic signs and a church's desire to spread its message collided Thursday before the Buffalo Preservation Board.

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A Lake Effect snow band shifted north during the height of the Friday morning commute in the city of Buffalo and nearby suburbs. In some spots, it caused gridlock and snarled traffic at times.  

Eileen Buckley

The Friday morning commute around Buffalo was complicated by lake effect snow drifting into the city. Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service expects two to four inches of snow to fall before 10 a.m. A winter weather advisory has been issued for Northern Erie and Genesee counties.


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Without debate or discussion, Erie County legislators Thursday unanimously approved a budget for next year.

Consul General of Germany makes first visit to Buffalo

Dec 8, 2017
Omar Fetouh, WBFO

He is based in New York City, but his territory includes Western New York. David Gill, Consul General of Germany, has just wrapped up his first visit to Buffalo and Rochester. His schedule was jam-packed, but it included a visit to WBFO's studios.


A "Black Lives Matter" sign featured at the front entrance of a Williamsville church has been vandalized.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The "Date Which Will Live in Infamy" was remembered, as it always is on December 7, at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. This year's edition of the Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony featured honors for two veterans who served on submarines in World War II and remarks from one of the officers aboard the soon-to-be-commissioned new USS Little Rock LCS9.


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After years of sitting idle, a Chautauqua County ski resort has been sold. The Cockaigne Ski Area in Cherry Creek plans to re-open for the ski season next year.

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Some Buffalo Common Councilmembers say they are trying to clean up mistakes in the city's new Green Code, thousands of pages of minutiae about neighborhoods, almost down to every house.

In modifying its forecast, the National Weather Service is now predicting significant lake effect snow for later this afternoon and tonight.  Buffalo, along with parts of Northern Erie and Genesee counties, will be under a winter weather advisory from 4 pm until 1 am Thursday. A lake effect snow warning begins tonight for areas south of the city.


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Western New Yorkers have plenty of experience coping with winter storms. But one risk that can be overlooked as we deal with snow-clogged sidewalks and icy roads involves heating our homes.

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Oral arguments in a case against suspended Buffalo Police Officer Joseph Hassett are set to begin next month.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The annual alcohol-free, family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration, known as First Night Buffalo, will again be held inside the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center. Event partners offered a preview of this year's activities. 

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Less than 24 hours before the City of Buffalo was anticipating its first snow accumulation of December, Mayor Byron Brown declared the city's streets personnel ready not just for the forecasted weather but for the entire coming winter season.


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Plans for a major affordable housing project are going ahead after approval by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday. However, developers are watching Washington closely, where the new tax bill might cripple the financing.

Eileen Elibol

The Caledonia bagpipers were on the Central Wharf Monday for the official reception to the harbor for LCS-9, with the name "Little Rock" just barely visible on the stern. The U.S. Navy's newest ship is finally docked at Canalside, readying for a first-of-its-type commissioning, next to its much larger predecessor.

Early Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of the area. According to meteorologist John Hitchcock, the watch runs from late Tuesday through late Thursday. Throughout that duration, lake effect snow bands will move throughout the area, leaving solid snow piles from Buffalo to Western New York's ski country.


The new USS Little Rock arrives in Buffalo

Dec 4, 2017
Eileen Elibol, WNED-WBFO

The long-anticipated arrival of the new USS Little Rock finally came Monday morning, as the littoral combat ship arrived in the Buffalo River, greeted by hundreds of civilians and saluted by docents who stood aboard the ship's decommissioned elder counterpart.


Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York

As shortages of Christmas trees drive up prices in some parts of the country, a statewide expert says New York has an abundant supply of trees.

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The tax reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday includes an excise tax that would affect universities and colleges who have large endowments.

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The US Senate scrambled to cobble together a tax plan that would bring its fractious elements on board yesterday.

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A Buffalo Public school has been removed from the state Education Department's Priority School list.

If you are near Canalside today, look for the American flag and the evergreen tree on top of the structural steel for the new Explore & More Children's Museum. The construction industry mark signals the topping off of the $27 million project.

A Chautauqua County man was charged Thursday in last week's accidental shooting death of a woman.

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