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With more and more older buildings being converted to housing, adaptive reuse of structures originally built as factories, warehouses or electrical substations, architects have to deal with noise issues.

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A controversial Outer Harbor project could be considered as early as next week by Buffalo's Preservation Board. Local developer Gerry Bucheit wants to replace the old Freezer Queen plant off Fuhrmann Boulevard with a 23-story apartment building.

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An Erie County Sheriff's Deputy is behind bars for allegedly smuggling drugs into the Holding Center in downtown Buffalo.

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The Buffalo State campus will be the site of the annual Sleep Out - a night when students, activist groups and the community come together to bring awareness to the issues of hunger and homelessness in Western New York.

For many veterans, readjusting to civilian life can feel like a different kind of battle.

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Tuesday is not only New York’s Presidential primary. It also the day for two special elections to replace the disgraced former leaders of the legislature, who lost their seats after being convicted on multiple felony corruption charges.

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke in front of 11,400 people at Buffalo's First Niagara Center Monday night, in a large rally on the eve of New York's primary election.

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Hours before the doors were scheduled to open at First Niagara Center, numerous supporters of Donald Trump were already lined up in anticipation of the evening's rally for the presidential candidate.

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While Donald Trump's message connects with many, his ability to take the White House in November remains in doubt. "I don't think he's a viable general election candidate," said Jacob Neiheisel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo.


Most people, when you say transgender, may think of retired Olympian Caitlyn Jenner or actress Laverne Cox. But another person is perhaps foremost for those who consider gender-reassignment surgery. Dr. Marci Bowers visits the University at Buffalo Monday.

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Tick...tick...tick... New Yorkers have until midnight tonight to file their income taxes.

A long-time political satirist is finding an endless stream of material. Buffalo native and PBS comedy icon Mark Russell is still dishing out his tough political humor to both republicans and democrats. He returned home last Friday for a performance with for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. WBFO's Eileen Buckley sat down with Russell who continues his work at the age of 84.

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On the eve of the New York primary, presidential campaigns continue to make their way to Buffalo.

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You may be able to order a Bloody Mary at a Sunday brunch before noon under a proposal that could reach the State Legislature. Assemblyman Sean Ryan says the so-called "Brunch Bill" would allow restaurants to sell alcohol starting at 8 AM rather than the current noon starting time.

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One day before the New York primary, both Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton will make campaign appearances in Buffalo.

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A shooting late Saturday night has hospitalized one man. Buffalo Police are investigating the incident that occurred just before midnight.

Shea's Performing Arts Center

A black-tie event was held at Shea's Theater last night, celebrating the venerable venue's 90th anniversary.

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One of Elmwood Avenue's popular eateries has closed its doors.

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Buffalo Police have arrested three people in connection with Saturday morning's hit and run accident at Gates Circle.

Over 250 people gathered downtown at the VCAMP Health Accelerator this morning for Buffalo Unconference.

Kasich supporters go door-to-door

Apr 16, 2016
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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate John Kasich are going door-to-door around Erie and Niagara Counties Saturday. They're seeking voter support in advance of Tuesday's presidential primary in New York.

Man dies after fall from restaurant balcony

Apr 16, 2016

A Daemen College student died late Friday night after falling from a balcony at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.

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A small army of volunteers planned to hit the streets Saturday to plant about 400 trees throughout Buffalo.

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Rules that restrict New York residents from voting in Tuesday's primary "defy logic," according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan. He is co-sponsoring a bill with Senator Tim Kennedy that would streamline the state's nearly 90-year-old law.

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With a capacity crowd expected inside First Niagara Center - and the possibility of many protesters outside - Buffalo Police have announced some of the security measures for Monday's campaign rally in support of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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All three republican Presidential candidates  spoke at the state GOP dinner Thursday night.

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Just as the busy travel season begins, two big bridges have major construction underway. The Peace Bridge continues building ramps to the Niagara section of  the Thruway while work gets underway at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

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The Erie County Legislature has approved  County Executive Poloncarz' plan to deal with the county's burgeoning death toll for opioid use and addiction.

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What do you do with driftwood, old oars, railroad spikes and other material cluttering a historic neighborhood? How about turning them into public benches?

There's another list out about favorite supermarkets that ranks Wegmans highly in terms of  how consumers feel about them.