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The SPCA Serving Erie County is now working with Forest Lawn Cemetery to form a non-lethal strategy to help the latter rid its grounds of a coyote spotted there.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca.

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The World Junior Hockey Championship returns to Buffalo next month. Teams from ten countries will be competing and the event is expected to draw thousands of visitors.

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The journalism world these days is filled with allegations of fake news, confusion about what constitutes news, confusion about the First Amendment and those reporters who do responsible jobs. The news was the topic of a panel discussion before a packed house at the Buffalo History Museum Wednesday night.

Garrison Keillor's Buffalo show canceled

Nov 29, 2017
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A Garrison Keillor show that was scheduled to take place this weekend in Buffalo has been canceled.

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Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen says he cannot find out who will live in a building at 45 West Chippewa Street and, until he knows for sure, the building will not get a lodging house license.

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Many Mohawks are mourning the loss of a high-profile and often times controversial, leader. Born in Buffalo, Kakwirakeron - also known by his English name, Arthur Montour Sr. - died on October 31. He was 75 years old and left behind 59 grandchildren.

A local panel of distinguished media members will discuss the relationships between presidents and the news media tonight at the Buffalo History Museum starting at 6 PM.

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A popular East Aurora establishment known for its chicken wings and beef on weck is expanding in the Northtowns.

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Although tickets to the December 16 commissioning ceremony for the new U.S.S. Little Rock in Buffalo are all taken, there are still opportunities to get a close view of the Navy's new vessel in Canalside. But be ready to undergo security screening if you visit Canalside in the days leading up to the big event.

With many parts of their home still devastated by Hurricane Maria two months later, hundreds of individuals and families from Puerto Rico are coming to Buffalo in search of a place to live and work. The International Institute of Buffalo will hold an event next week to help those arrivals find a job.

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Local not-for-profit agencies and volunteers are working to collect basic needs and assist people arriving in Buffalo from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Several gathered in Buffalo Monday to provide information to those who are arriving in Buffalo and possibly staying for the long-term.

The Congressional Budget Office report released Sunday finds that the Senate tax overhaul bill harms the poorest Americans even more than originally thought.

A Florida teen, detained at by Customs officials at the Peace Bridge, now awaits an extradition hearing. The teen is considered a person of interest in connection with the death of his grandmother.

Pastor wraps up week with homeless

Nov 26, 2017

The Buffalo Dream Center's Pastor Eric Johns once again spent the Thanksgiving holiday week with the homeless.

Let the skating begin at Canalside

Nov 24, 2017
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As people skated, rode ice bikes and engaged in spirited games of curling, the scene had to put smiles on faces of regional marketers who have been working to make Canalside a year-round destination.

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Shark Girl sprinted down Delaware Avenue like a fish in water.

Legislation to ensure the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center remains in West Seneca is on its way to Governor Andrew Cuomo.


To keep waterfront revitalization moving forward in the City of Niagara Falls, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for removal of another section of the Robert Moses Parkway.

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Not-for-profit organizations that suffered damage when Lake Ontario water flooded the shoreline earlier this year are eligible for federal low-interest loans, Congressman Chris Collins announced.

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Federal law enforcement agencies are warning consumers about fake goods flooding the market.

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The New York Public Interest Research Group has released its 32nd annual report, known as "Trouble in Toyland," which highlights hazards among many toys on the market.

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People thinking about getting tickets for next month's commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS 9 have missed the boat. The event's organizers have suspended ticket registration. 

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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has surpassed its goal of $100 million for its "Upon This Rock" capital and endowment campaign.

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Buffalo's Planning Board gave the go-ahead Monday to building 166 units of affordable housing to replace the city's Shoreline Apartments on Niagara Street.

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The Amherst Town Board took its first vote on long-running fight over development of the former Westwood Country Club Monday night, although over a relatively minor environmental issue.

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A federal judge has ruled that the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia must reform how it decides parole for asylum.

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This year’s Thanksgiving meal will cost a little less, according to a new report. A survey released by the New York Farm Bureau shows the average holiday dinner will cost $44.74, which is $1.89 less than last year.

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A local pastor will once again spend the Thanksgiving holiday week living among Buffalo's homeless. On Monday morning, Eric Johns will embark on his 19th annual journey. 


Three Rochester residents have been arrested after a heist at a Batavia store and an attempt to flee from authorities.