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Authorities say a man hiking in Zoar Valley over the weekend slipped and fell 70 feet to his death.

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It is a name you have probably heard, but may not know much about. Henry Wells is the Wells of of Wells Fargo. In 1852, he and William Fargo co-founded what is now a multinational financial services company. Wells may have a home on a former industrial complex Rich Products wants to knock down - and because of that, a demolition request has stalled before the city Preservation Board.


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Many Buffalo neighborhoods are quieter Monday and their gardeners relaxing, after thousands of people toured yards during this weekend's 24th Annual GardenWalk Buffalo.

Photo by Mark Scott / WBFO News

The three-day Lebanese Festival at an Amherst church continues. Hours Sunday are noon to 8pm at St. John Maron Church on Wherle Drive near Youngs Road.

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The New York State Comptroller's Office is giving ECMC a favorable review regarding problems found during a previous audit.

Man dies of injuries in ATV mishap

Jul 28, 2018
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A Niagara County man has died of the injuries he sustained Friday night when his A-T-V crashed in the Town of Porter.

Erie County District Attorney

The Erie County District Attorney and New York State Inspector General announced Friday the arrests of three people accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme to circumvent minority- and women-owned business requirements at a state-funded work site in Buffalo.


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A woman who escaped domestic violence and conquered alcoholism is sharing her story to offer hope for others. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Jillian James who says a women's shelter and food assistance saved her life.

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Niagara SPCA has a new Executive Director. He is North Tonawanda native and nonprofit executive Tim Brennan, and he plans to start work September 1.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The local economy gets a significant boost from our neighbors to the north, but a recent survey shows a majority of Canadians are planning to cut back on visiting the United States.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

For many residents of Buffalo, the NASCAR-like driving of too many motorists is a continuing aggravation or danger on residential streets. One summertime solution is speedhumps, but the city has only nine of them.

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The death of 27-year-old India Cummings after more than two weeks at the Erie County Holding Center in 2016 was in the spotlight at County Hall on Wednesday, with criticism of the care and treatment of inmates there taking center stage.


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After a year of celibacy, a 22-year-old gay man was allowed to donate his blood in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the donor is trying to raise awareness of the FDA's longtime donation policy for gay and bisexual men, which he calls "antiquated."


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This year’s Erie County Fair is less than two weeks away and, as usual, the fair promises to have plenty of food options to choose from – many of them steeped in tradition.

The Erie County Fair has long been a place to see and taste new things.

Rich Wahl

The filming of an Asian-inspired horror film continues in downtown Buffalo. Work on the film is taking place across the region and creating dozens of local jobs.


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Buffalo Common Councilmembers are very critical of how the Kensington Expressway looks within city limits - the grass, weeds and trees. One word used to describe the roadsides and ramps was "jungle."

Robert Wilkie, who was confirmed overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, takes over a department that President Donald Trump has vowed to shake up by firing "bad" employees and steering more veterans toward private health care. The head of a veteran support agency in Buffalo says change is good, though no one's talking about replacing or fully privatizing the VA.


New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says around 500 SUNY and CUNY students are in Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild, 10 months after devastating hurricanes. One of those students is Lisa Marcellus from the University at Buffalo.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Mozee's Ultimate Family Daycare has been shut down and will not be reopening after a toddler was seriously injured Monday. The daycare, at 83 Glenwood Avenue in Buffalo, and it's ability to operate has been revoked by the New York State Office of Child and Family Services.

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Erie County will soon have one-half mile less road in its 1,200-mile highway inventory and the Village of Williamsville will have an additional one-half mile of sharply improved highway.

A 2-year-old girl in critical condition at Oishei Children's Hospital after a rescue call to a Buffalo daycare center.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo Monday pushing for the Reproductive Health Act to be passed in Albany.

The region has become home to thousands of refugees in recent years. The influx is credited with the dramatic change in the fortunes of the west side of Buffalo.  WBFO/WNED Senior Director of News and Public Affairs Dave Rosenthal will examine the impact of refugees and their future roles in this community during "Understanding the Refugee Process." Rosenthal will be joined by a panel of experts for the community conversation which can be viewed on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 24 at 1 p.m.

Have a question or comment for the group? Leave it on WNED's Facebook event post or send it to fblive@wned.org.


Erie County Commission on the Status of Women

Even though there are slightly more women than men, in Erie County, a new report shows most elected offices are held by men.

In courtrooms across New York, the bail system helps guarantee defendants show up for their cases. But critics say the system hurts low-income families; if they can’t put up thousands of dollars, they have to sit in jail.

States like New Jersey, California and New Mexico have already reformed their bail structure. Now, reform in New York State is being looked at as well.


Temporary fix saves SNAP use at farmers markets

Jul 23, 2018
Dave Sommerstein

Food stamp programs at New York farmers markets have a new lifeline. A national farmers market group is stepping in with a cash infusion to keep food stamps working across the state.

Bipartisan pilgrimage honors Rep. Louise Slaughter

Jul 23, 2018
Caitlin Whyte / WXXI News

A first of its kind "pilgrimage" brought both Republican and Democratic leaders to Western New York this weekend to explore two significant freedom movements in the state, the abolitionist movement and women’s suffrage.

Erie County Comptroller's Office

An Erie County Central Police Services forensic lab worker is back on the job, after investigators say the individual received two doses of Narcan following an feared accidental drug exposure. The incident has sparked a dispute between the Erie County Comptroller and County Executive, who offered conflicting claims about whether CPS had its own Narcan available.


Photo by Jon Crispin

After state officials closed the Willard Psychiatric Center near Ithaca, they made an unusual discovery. In the attic were 400 suitcases left behind from patients who lived there. For more than 20 years those suitcases have been in the hands of the state, but now they may finally be reunited with families of the patients.

The body of a 5-year-old girl who went missing has been recovered from the Erie Canal in Monroe County.

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