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The leader of SUNY toured the Niagara County Community College campus in Sanborn Tuesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says among the topics discussed was campus safety.

Browse a variety of photos of Robert F. Kennedy's visits to Buffalo and how his death was observed in Western New York. Photos From the Courier-Express Collection and SUNY Buffalo Collection, Archives and Special Collections, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

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Fifty years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy succumbed to the gunshot wounds he suffered one day before, wounds inflicted by an assassin who shot him just moments after Kennedy finished a victory speech at the Democratic Presidential Primary in California. The tragedy shook countless Americans including many in Buffalo, who recalled their memories of RFK, including his visit to Buffalo four years prior as a candidate for US Senate.


Rep. Brian Higgins

Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. Higgins says the authority is grossly mismanaged.


Though the drowning death of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner remains under investigation, some troubling details regarding the incident continue to emerge. For her recent reporting, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post reviewed United States Coast Guard documents recorded during the search for Lehner. During her monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Porat described how the Niagara River's swift conditions on that fatal day were less than ideal for a training exercise.


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The very first psychiatric center in Buffalo was called Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. The name changed over the years and so did the way patients were handled. In our Mental Health initiative WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley explores past treatment, as the former mental institution decline. 

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Another proposed use for a one-time firehouse has been killed. The Buffalo Planning Board has voted against recommending to the Common Council that a micro-brewery restaurant take over the Jersey Street location.

New York State Board of Elections

With the elections season heating up, there is increasing attention to making sure someone with bad intent cannot interfere with the vast computer systems behind the vote.

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A fatal fall from a third story nursing home window is being investigated by Buffalo Police. Captain Jeff Rinaldo says, 87-year-old William Strasner was found lying in the parking lot of the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, on Delaware Avenue, just before 6 a.m., Monday morning.

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One of Neglia Conservatory of Ballet’s pre-professional dancers will be heading to an international competition this weekend. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the ballet student will be part of an 18-day event.  

If you walked by the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue Saturday, you heard the beautiful voices of the church's various choirs during an event called the Hymn-a-thon.

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WBFO earned nine first-place awards at the New York State Associated Press Association awards banquet on Saturday – more than any other radio or television station in the state.

Buffalo police are investigating two shootings, one of them fatal.

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A book sale that raises money to benefit female students through scholarships is underway in Clarence. The American Association of University Women's annual project continues through the weekend.


Binghamton Senators

The assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators hockey franchise has been charged with a violation harassment count in relation to an alleged incident Thursday involving a 19-year-old male employee of the Westin in Buffalo.


Buffalo Preservation Board

The Buffalo Preservation Board on Thursday voted to recommend to the Common Council that the old and historic Concrete Central Elevator be designated as a landmark. The board also talked about making more visible the process for designating what everyone thought were landmarks as official city landmarks.

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One of Gates Circle’s newest neighbors on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo is pitching in to beautify the traffic circle. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Canterbury Woods, along with residents contributed a $5,000 donation to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for the circle. 

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The Food Bank of Western New York unveiled a brand new refrigerated truck that will now serve Cattaraugus County.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Food Bank is expanding its Direct Delivery Program. 

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For Mark Mistretta, Thursday is his first official day on his new job as Western District Director of New York State Parks. Mistretta takes the place of Mark Thomas, who has retired from the position he held since 2007.


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Niagara Street has changed a lot in recent years and will continue to change, according to experts speaking to a large crowd Wednesday night at the Rich Products Atrium on Niagara Street.

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For many residents of Buffalo's Fruit Belt, recent years have been a battle, trying to save the community against the all-enveloping Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and developers. The neighborhood now has new weapons to save an old community.

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An amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act could prevent Siemens from closing down their Wellsville plant. Representative Tom Reed and New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have been working together to save 250 skilled jobs from leaving the state.

Sheriff says deputies acted properly in jailhouse death

May 29, 2018
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York State Commission on Corrections and US Department of Justice are investigating the death of an inmate, two days after he attempted suicide inside the Erie County Holding Center.

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The Parent Network of Western New York will be launching a new effort to help families of individuals with disabilities. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has a preview on the "Guide & Connect" campaign that will be launched Wednesday.

WNY Land Conservancy

The Western New York Land Conservancy is looking for community input on how to best repurpose the abandoned DL&W rail corridor. The best way to do that? Talking to volunteers while completing short term projects.

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He is best known to most Americans as the developer of classic television shows including "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times." Before that, during World War II, Norman Lear was part of a B-17 crew that ran missions over Germany. What many may not know is his Buffalo connection and how the war influenced his TV career.


The winners of the 2018 Buffalo Marathon were from the region. Tim Chichester of Hornell was the top men's finisher with a time of 2:18:06. Laura Anderson of Rochester was the first woman to cross the finish line at 2:57:06.

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They're often called the "orphan population" at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center -- adolescent and young adult cancer patients. They often don't take advantage of the support services the center provides pediatric and older adult patients.

Jamestown Police

Jamestown Police say a body found earlier this week has been positively identified as missing person Sean Carpenter.

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Jewish Americans accounted for a higher percentage of the US military during World War II than the entire US population. On Sunday, May 27 at 9:30 p.m., WNED-TV will broadcast a documentary which celebrates the Jews who contributed to the war effort, specifically members of the US Army Air Corps.


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