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7:01 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Rex Ryan spotted around town

Jim Kelly and Rex Ryan at the Big Tree Inn
Credit Courtesy of Jill Kelly's Twitter page

The Buffalo Bills new head coach appears to be making the rounds as sightings are reported across the area.

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9:25 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Does Buffalo 'own winter?' Tourism group thinks so

An entry in Visit Buffalo Niagara's winter photo contest
Credit Courtesy of Visit Buffalo Niagara Twitter Page

One glance at Visit Buffalo Niagara's website finds three simple words on the homepage: "Buffalo owns winter."


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8:25 am
Tue January 13, 2015

New Era Cap president departs

Inside New Era Cap on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

One of Buffalo's best known companies will see some changes at the top.

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Local
4:48 am
Tue January 13, 2015

City Council considers daytime curfew

Council members have raised several issues relating to daytime curfews.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

University District Common Council member Rasheed Wyatt told a Buffalo Common Council committee he still wants a daytime curfew for young people in the city when they should be in school. During a public hearing Monday Wyatt said details still need to be worked out.

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4:35 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Roswell Park awarded stem cell research grant

Roswell Park.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded a nearly $12 million state grant for stem cell research.

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Day Two of Molly's Pub trial
7:29 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Bartender testifies Basil told her 'I just killed a kid'

Credit Chris Caya / WBFO News

The list of witnesses called in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial Monday included off-duty Buffalo police officer Adam O'Shei, who was working security at Molly's Pub the night William Sager Jr. was fatally injured.

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Local
12:56 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Cuomo picks Zemsky to lead state's top development agency

Credit File photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated local developer Howard Zemsky to serve as president and CEO of Empire State Development Corporation, New York State's primary economic development agency.

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Local
9:03 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Albright-Knox wraps up public meetings on growth this evening

Gallery opening at Albright Knox Art Gallery
Credit WBFO News File Photo

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is giving the public one last chance to comment about the museum's growth and development. A public meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the art museum.

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Local
5:08 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Erie County adapts to growing local food movement

County Legislator John Mills believes local farms have earned a solid reputation among area grocers.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Farming continues to be a significant industry in Erie County, although it's changing to reflect the rise of home-grown beers and a consumer push for more locally-grown food.

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Bills analyst Matt Sabuda offers his opinions
4:11 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Will Rex Ryan lead the Bills to the playoffs?

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The Buffalo Bills have interviewed a dozen candidates for their head coaching position and now appear to have settled on Rex Ryan

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Failings are highlighted as are past successes
11:41 am
Sun January 11, 2015

Times editorial makes Buffalo schools national story

Buffalo School student.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The plight of Buffalo's public schools has become the subject of a New York Times editorial.

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Conviction closes rape case from 2000
11:35 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Rochester cold case solved

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A man has been convicted in a Rochester cold case that went unsolved for 13 years.

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Metro Buffalo and Northtowns in snow's path
11:31 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Lake Effect snows headed north

Lake Effect Snows
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The National Weather Service has indicated that a band of moderate to heavy lake effect snow is shifting northward into the Metro Buffalo area.

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Local
11:56 am
Fri January 9, 2015

"Beyond the Playbook": Search for a new Bills coach

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The Buffalo Bills search for a new coach is the subject of our latest edition of "Beyond the Playbook."  WBFO's Howard Riedel talked with Analyst Matt Sabuda about the candidates.

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Local
11:36 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Busy week for Triple "A" due to wintry conditions

Did your car start today?
Credit WBFO News photo

Wintry weather has amounted to a spike in calls this week at Triple "A" of Western New York.


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9:54 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Heavy Lake Effect snows pounds northtowns

Snowy conditions along Delaware Avenue before sunrise Friday morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A heavy Lake effect snow band that pounded areas north of Buffalo overnight.  Snow bands have shifted southward and will continue south through mid-morning Friday. WBFO News spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Kirk Apffel who is monitoring the bands and snowfall rates.

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Local
9:49 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Canalside to host three-day winter festival

Skating at The Ice at Canalside
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Luring large crowds to the downtown waterfront on a balmy summer day is one thing. But planners know that the key to making Canalside a success involves turning it into a year-round destination.

That's one reason the evolving district is hosting the 2015 HarborCenter Winterfest at Canalside, a three-day bash that will offer a variety of events.

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9:47 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Road closures: Friday morning, January 9, 2015

A snow plow crew in downtown Buffalo early this morning, Friday, January 9, 2015
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

Erie County has issued a travel advisory until further notice.

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Local
9:44 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Closings & Delays for Friday, January 9, 2015

Credit WBFO News file photo

The following are closings for Friday, January 9, 2015:

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5:46 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Lake Effect Snow Warninng for northern Erie & Genesee counties

Heavy Lake Effect snows pounded downtown Buffalo Thursday.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for northern Erie and Genesee counties.  The warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

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3:13 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Snow stalls traffic downtown

Near zero visibility on the Skway during the Lake Effect snows.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Conditions in downtown Buffalo deteriorated quickly late Thursday morning as a Lake Effect snow band whipped off the lake.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley was in the midst of whiteout conditions in downtown Buffalo.


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12:38 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Erie County Comptroller proposes healthcare copays for inmates

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw
Credit WBFO News File Photo

The Erie County Comptroller is calling on the state to impose copays on inmates for healthcare services.


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10:42 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Center for Inquiry responds to freedom of speech & press

Credit Photo from Twitter feed.

The head of the Amherst-based Center for Inquiry is expressing hope the mass murder in Paris doesn't scare people into giving up fundamental freedoms like speech and press.

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Local
8:17 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Deep Freeze amounts to shortage of beds at City Mission

Inside the City Mission when meals are served.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Bone-chilling cold temperatures with wind chills well below zero made for another busy night at the City Mission


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Local
8:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Student accused of attacking Buffalo teacher: Union calls for increased support

Outside Highgate Heights Elementary School in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo

The head of the Buffalo Teachers Union would like to see some changes in city schools in light of a recent attack on a Buffalo school teacher.


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5:51 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Hamburg Police looking for missing teen

Santiago Deluna has been missing since Tuesday morning
Credit Courtesy Hamburg Police Facebook Page

Hamburg Police are seeking help locating a missing 16-year-old boy.

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Cardinal Dolan to Preside
3:25 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Funeral arrangements announced for Bishop McLaughlin

Bishop Bernard McLaughlin

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Bishop Bernard McLaughlin, who died Monday at the age of 102. 

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Catholic Charities Appeal
3:14 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Catholic Charities program caters to seniors as $10.9 million 2015 appeal goal announced

Bishop Malone announces Catholic Charities goal while chairs Jake and Katie Schneider look on.
Credit Photo by Mark Scott / WBFO News

Social service agencies across the region are stepping up their efforts to protect the most vulnerable from the bone chilling cold of recent days.  WBFO's Mark Scott visited a program on Buffalo's East Side that caters to the needs of older adults.

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Local
1:58 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Extreme wind chills forecast for Buffalo

Bitter cold, snowy morning in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A wind chill advisory is in effect for all of Western New York through 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Local
11:36 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Expert raises concerns over hotel projects

Future Delaware North headquarters at Chippewa & Delaware Avenue.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Delaware North has confirmed their new corporate headquarters building in Buffalo will include a 190-room hotel. It's the latest hotel project planned for downtown where four hotels have opened recently. One expert questions the need.

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