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12:59 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Wright's futuristic filling station finally opens

Frank Lloyd Wright's "Filling Station" on display at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce Arrow Museum nearly 90 years after Wright drew up the plans.
Credit Chris Caya / WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Hundreds of people turned out Friday for the long-awaited unveiling of Frank Lloyd Wright's filling station at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum.

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9:07 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Russert exhibit en route to Buffalo History Museum

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

A team from the Buffalo History Museum is driving back from Washington D.C. today with a new exhibit for the Elmwood Avenue landmark that features one of Buffalo's favorite sons. 

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Fatal Fire
8:53 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Man dies in East Side fire

Fire claimed the life of a 56-year-old man on Regina Place in Buffalo early Thursday evening.

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Local
7:54 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Senate leader pledges bipartisan cooperation

Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein says even though his group now plans to realign with the Democrats in the Senate, he won’t rule out working with Republicans in the future.

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Local
12:44 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Veteran journalist Brian Meyer named News Director at WBFO

Brian Meyer
Credit WBFO News file photo

Brian Meyer has been named as News Director at WBFO-FM 88.7. Meyer, of Buffalo, has previously served as a city government writer, business writer and most recently, a digital media producer at The Buffalo News. 

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Local
12:18 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Crane erected for high-profile Delaware/Chippewa project

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The steel frame for Delaware North's new corporate headquarters will start rising in downtown Buffalo next week.

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Local
5:05 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Senate factions will form Democratic coalition

State Senator Jeff Klein says Senate Democrats have agreed to form a new majority in Albany.
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Two Democratic factions in the State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic Majority in the Senate, leaving Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power.

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5K Race at Canalside
11:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Buffalo Broadcasters Celebrity 5K attracts 200 runners

Credit Photo by Christina Lauren

About 200 runners took part in this year's Celebrity 5K Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association at Canalside.

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Local
5:21 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Top-off complete, HarborCenter construction moving to next phase

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The construction of HarborCenter has reached another milestone on Wednesday. The twin-rink hockey complex rising on the downtown Buffalo waterfront has now been "topped off." 

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Local
2:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Schumer submits Denise O'Donnell for federal judgeship

Denise O'Donnell has been nominated to be a federal judge.
Credit bja.gov

Former U.S. Attorney Denise O'Donnell is being nominated to the White House to be a federal judge.

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Local
8:29 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Cuomo not bullish on new stadium for Bills

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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is "not convinced" the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium.

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Local
6:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Teen pleads not guilty to murder, sex charges in Al-Shammari killing

13-year-old Jean Sanchez during his arraignment in Erie County Court.
Credit Pool photo / Buffalo News

The 13-year-old boy charged with murdering Ameer Al-Shammari has pleaded not guilty. Jean Sanchez was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday.

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Local
5:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Rich Products unveils $18.5 million HQ renovation

Employees of Rich Products work in new state-of-the-art confrence room
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Renovations at Rich Products were revealed Tuesday. The company says the upgrades at its Buffalo headquarters on Niagara Street are expected to improve the employee and customer experience.

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Local
4:39 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Smartphone Amber Alert first of its kind locally

The first Amber Alert sent to smartphones in the Buffalo area likely surprised many Western New Yorkers on Monday. 

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Local
4:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Cuomo: Trump not alone in pursuit of the Bills

Developer Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday said, that he "is the only potential owner of the Buffalo Bills who will keep the team in Buffalo where it belongs.

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Local
9:34 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New Tonawanda trail improves waterfront access for residents

Bicyclists utilize the new Sherwood Greenway Trail.
Credit Peter Anderson.

A new community bike and footpath officially opened in Tonawada, Monday. Elected officials and local leaders took part in a ribbon cutting celebration of the Sherwood Greenway Trail.

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Local
8:24 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Teen arrested after Amber Alert is canceled

Amber Alert Map
Credit Photo from NYS Police Amber Alert

An upstate New York teenage girl whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert has been arrested.

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Local
8:13 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Reformers blast referendum on redistricting

Government reform groups are beginning their push early to convince voters to reject an amendment on redistricting on the state’s November ballot. They say it’s a sham that does not offer the changes that it promises.

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Local
7:56 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Abusive deaths prompt state legislation

State Senator Tim Kennedy

Legislation has been approved in Albany that should help better protect children from abuse. 

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Local
12:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Social security satellite office expected to open in Williamsville

Social Security Administration satellite office could open in Williamsville.
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A new Social Security Administration satellite office is expected to open in Williamsville. Rep. Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced Monday a plan to open the satellite office inside of the Village of Williamsville Hall.

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Local
8:25 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Medical marijuana law raises road safety concerns

Across New York more people were getting high and driving  long before the state legalized medicinal marijuana last week. In recent years there's been a dramatic increase in the number of people arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

New home to serve people aging with developmental disabilities

Baker Victory Services leaders and officials from the Alzheimer's Association of WNY celebrate the opening of the Memory House Residential Facility in Amherst.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Baker Victory Services with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York opened a new residential care facility for people with developmental disabilities diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or age-related dementia.

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Local
5:46 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Press Pass: Shedding light on the SolarCity announcement

WBFO'S Jay Moran with Business First reporter Jim Fink.
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Before last week's announcement that it was being purchased by SolarCity, Silevo had planned on setting up a manufacturing facility at the former site of Republic Steel in South Buffalo. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First shares some thoughts on the promise that the SolarCity takeover will bring even more jobs to Buffalo.

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Investigators suspect connection between blazes
10:33 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Series of fires strike a single street

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A North Tonawanda Street has been the scene of a series of fires this weekend.

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Two victims being treated at ECMC
10:27 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Triple shooting takes one life

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A triple shooting on Buffalo's East Side has killed one man and sent two others to the hospital.

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Gas taken from county site for personal use
10:17 am
Sat June 21, 2014

County employee fired over theft of fuel

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A better than five month investigation has resulted in the firing of an Erie County Employee for the theft of fuel.

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Shooting occurred during birthday celebration
10:11 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Woman dies from injuries in apparent murder/suicide

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A Lancaster woman has died after suffering a gunshot wound inflicted by her boyfriend.

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Cocaine sales being made just offshore
10:03 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Boater bagged for dealing on the water

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A Buffalo boater has been arrested for selling cocaine from his watercraft.

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Developing
2:48 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

State Senate approves Medical Marijuana bill

The New York State Senate has passed the Medical Marijuana bill Friday afternoon in Albany. Lawmakers voted 49 to 10 in favor. This means  New York will now become the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana.

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