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A Mexican citizen is facing criminal charges after illegally re-entering the United States.

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Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has released a statement regarding the visitors lodge that has been proposed for Goat Island.

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While Buffalo mayor Byron Brown delivered his annual State of the City Address inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Friday afternoon, protesters outside spoke against him and the city's police department as they rallied in memory of a young man who recently died after being arrested by officers.


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This week's arrest of nearly three dozen immigrants, in Hamburg and Grand Island, is being denounced by local faith leaders, organized labor, and immigrant rights advocates.

Mayor Byron Brown is delivering his 11th State of the City Address this  afternoon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention center.

Brown is expected to highlight the city's municipal achievements over the past year, and unveil plans for shaping its development in 2017 and beyond.

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A new partnership is uniting members of the medical and legal fields together in a new service opening within the walls of Erie County Medical Center. The MedLaw Cancer Partnership of Western New York will provide free legal advice to qualified patients.

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On Thursday evening, residents of the Town of Clarence will have an opportunity to review and comment on a plan that, according to those who prepared it, offers a "smart growth" direction.

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Some upstate lawmakers are asking the state to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs that they said have been caught up in President Donald Trump’s travel ban and the resulting chaos.


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New York State is planning to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, based in the Town of West Seneca, and move the young patients to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Opponents of the idea, including several local state lawmakers, are urging the state's Mental Health Commissioner to meet and discuss what many believe is a bad idea.


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Young millennials are the worst-behaved drivers on the road, according to new data released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

New York State has established a $20 million competition for local governments to come up with ideas for consolidation, efficiency and shared services. The only grant to Western New York in the first round went to Chautauqua County.


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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is pushing for a measure to stop treating 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the state’s criminal justice system.


A plan to fix outdated water and sewer lines may go to voters in November. Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure improvement fund as part of his budget plan. The money would also boost water quality programs around the state.


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A seven-part biweekly reading and discussion program gets underway Wednesday evening inside the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site in Buffalo, during which participants will explore the meaning and responsibilities of being an American in the 21st Century.

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The site of a former hospital for the mentally ill will soon be reborn as a hotel and architecture musem and education center. Officials at the Richardson Olmsted Complex marked the completion Tuesday of a busy three-year stage of reconstruction.


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The leader of the Senate Republicans said he’s against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require local governments in each county to offer government consolidation plans to go before voters in November.


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Democratic Erie County Elections Commissioner Len Lenihan is stepping down next month. He's expected to be replaced by Democratic County Chairman Jeremy Zellner.


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The presence of radioactive waste in Niagara County may be more widespread than originally thought. That's the concern uncovered by Dan Telvock of Investigative Post. On WBFO's Press Pass, Telvock shares findings that highlight the troubling reality that property owners may be unaware of the presence of the radioactive waste.


Environmental groups are pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change. At a budget hearing Monday, lawmakers were focused on a more immediate concern — clean drinking water.


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In recent years - the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has become "the place to be" for entrepreneurs and new companies.


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The Buffalo Bisons will join the ranks of the Sabres and Bills when they utilize metal detectors at home games, beginning this spring. The minor league baseball club announced updated security measures Monday, less than two months before their scheduled home opener.

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The HarborCenter sported the color pink over the weekend.  It highlighted the work conducted by the Susan G. Komen Western New York affiliate.

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When a volunteer fire company in a small rural town is dire need of funding to replace an aging fire truck, snaring state funding is often essential.

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With the confirmation of Rowan Wilson to the New York  Court of Appeals, Governor Cuomo has now picked all of the judges on the state’s  highest court, the first governor to do so since his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo.


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Rain, freezing rain and sleet will change to all snow by late Sunday afternoon as a winter storm moves through Western New York.

There's a push underway for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in upstate New York.

Governor Cuomo is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to establish an official drinking water standard for the unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane.

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Sargento Foods, Incorporated is recalling a number of its dairy products due to possible contamination.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined 6 other state Attorney's General in testing the legality of another aspect of immigration enforcement.

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