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Governor Andrew Cuomo is encouraging New York residents to take advantage of state rebates offered for the purchase of an electric car.

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April 15th is traditionally tax day, and those who procrastinate find themselves scrambling to get their forms filed by midnight.

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For countless Western New Yorkers, a visit to the Broadway Market is a must-do task right before Easter. Thousands were shopping there on Good Friday, considered one of the busiest days of the year at the cherished Buffalo landmark.


A long-respected Western New York jurist has died. Judge John T. Curtin passed away Friday at the age of 95.

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Ride-hailing services are expected to be up and running across the region in about 90 days, according to State Senator Tim Kennedy.

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An employee at Guercio and Sons on Grant Street in Buffalo has been fired for what is considered a racist act.

New NYS budget holds line on homeless funding

Apr 13, 2017
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says among the items approved in the new state budget is $20 billion for New York's homeless. This includes $2.5 billion "to advance the creation of 100,000 new affordable and 6,000 supportive housing units."

However, after a review of legislative figures, that appears to hold the line on funding for New York's five-year plan against homelessness. This comes at a time when demand is continuing to rise, according to a couple of local advocates.

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Do you notice those bad sidewalks across the City of Buffalo? Well, so does City Hall.

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The Public Service Commission is holding two days of public hearings to listen to those affected by the windstorms of five weeks ago. Especially those served by NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric had problems getting their power back on.

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Refugees across the region are going to continue receiving help adjusting to their new life in America. Albany is now funding resettlement agencies that faced cuts under President Trump's refugee ban. Local advocates see many benefits for the community.

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The future is looking brighter for local refugee resettlement agencies.

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Following a recent violent incident at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, as well as the acquisition of documents reporting dozens of deaths there over a three-year span, State Assemblyman Michael Kearns is asking the local acting U.S. Attorney to look more closely.


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The Trump Administration's budget proposal is a threat to many programs important to Erie County's residents. What's in and what's out of the budget was the theme for a meeting Tuesday night in Hamburg High School.


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The region's trauma center is battling a virus. It caused Erie County Medical Center to shut down its computer system several days ago. And law enforcement is investigating.  


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The new state budget includes provisions for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to expand into upstate New York as of this summer.

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One of the largest housing developments in Buffalo in decades took another step forward Monday, before the city Planning Board.

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Now that KC-135 Stratotankers will be the primary aircraft used by one of the units at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, calls are being renewed to install a KC-135 simulator on the base. Senator Charles Schumer appeared in Niagara Falls Monday, joining local base advocates and urging the Department of Defense to act.


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The Erie Canal Harbor Development board has cleared the way for more construction at Canalside.

Vintage car "Great Race" to return to Buffalo in 2018

Apr 10, 2017
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An annual competition featuring vintage automobiles will return to Buffalo in 2018. Officials with the Great Race announced Monday that the Queen City will be starting point of next year's run, which will end in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Apr 10, 2017

The newest member of the Supreme Court celebrated his swearing-in with a public ceremony in the White House Rose Garden Monday morning. Neil Gorsuch will cement the conservative 5-4 majority on the high court, delivering on a key campaign promise of President Trump.

"I've always heard that the most important thing that a president of the United States does is appoint people — hopefully great people like this appointment — to the United States Supreme Court," Trump said. "And I got it done in the first 100 days."

New York will become the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students. The tuition initiative is part of a new state budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, a day after the Assembly approved it.

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A new wind turbine is up and running in Irving - about 30 miles south of Buffalo. It's part of the Seneca Nation of Indians' plan to become energy independent.

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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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