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It appears that state lawmakers have adjourned their business for the year.

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The Seneca Nation's Tribal Council has recently banished 5 people from their sovereign territory for dealing illegal drugs.

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Comments made by Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino to a local weekly newspaper have led to widespread condemnation of the controversial developer.

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Surrounded by the hoopla and religious observance of Christmas, it can be easy to forget religions which don't see Christmas as part of their traditions. One local imam discusses how he explains those customs with members of his heavily-immigrant congregation.


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An ethics reform proposal quietly circulated between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders for a possible special session that also could include a pay raise is getting blasted by the state’s attorney general as possibly unconstitutional.


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Amidst a major financial crisis, some in the Town of Evans are suggesting the municipality may save nearly half a million dollars by cutting its police department and having the Erie County Sheriff's Office assume control of public protection. The sheriff, though, says his office has not been approached nor will he try to force it upon the town.


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As Jamestown officials intensify efforts to market the Southern Tier city as a hub for humor, the National Comedy Center has announced its headliner for the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

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Advocates for the homeless say the governor and Legislature don’t need to call a special session to free up more money to help create more housing for those in need. They say political leaders could simply sign an already printed memorandum of understanding and start helping people now.


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A stretch of Route 5 in Lackawanna is closed after a tanker truck hauling propane crashed into a pickup truck and overturned early this morning.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo has awarded $3.5 million for the final design of the Niagara Gorge Project. 

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In Albany’s own version of Groundhog Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are still keeping open the possibility of a special session before the year ends that could include legalizing ride-sharing services statewide and a pay raise for lawmakers.


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The Common Council's Legislation Committee approved the latest version of the Green Code Tuesday and sent it for full Council approval on Tuesday. The matter moved through committee though several speakers raised concerns over a variety of issues.


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In a ceremony complete with full military honors, Sergeant Kevin W. White was posthumously remembered Monday with the dedication of the bridge on U.S. Route 20, between Oak Street and South Portage Street in the Town of Westfield.

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Under a new state law that takes effect Tuesday residents are encouraged to report zombie properties. And people facing foreclosure are encouraged to stay in their homes.


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The city Planning Board last night delayed for two weeks a decision on the proposed Queen City Landing project on the city's Outer Harbor.


Local congressmen offer their wishes for 2017

Dec 20, 2016
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What might a Congressman want in the New Year? Two local elected representatives, one from each party, recently offered WBFO some of what they'd put on a wish list for the coming year.

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On the Monday before Christmas, just that one day alone, United States Postal Service personnel were expected to handle approximately 611 million pieces of mail. The final days leading up to Christmas will be extra busy for postal carriers, including those in Western New York who have processed tens of millions of cards and letters since Thanksgiving.


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At this time of year, riding through the streets of Buffalo on two wheels can be harrowing even to think about. But for many Buffalonians, it’s a way of life no matter what the season.


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Could downtown’s Canal District become Buffalo's next hot residential community?

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Buffalo Niagara International Airport has earned some high praise. In a study done by J.D. Powers and Associates, Buffalo was ranked as the second-best medium-sized airport in North America.

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With Buffalo's Green Code and fair housing legislation for Erie County both in the midst of being finalized, the transition of leadership at one of Western New York's best known civil rights agencies is happening at a crucial time. Housing Opportunities Made Equal has been fighting housing discrimination for over half a decade. At the end of the year, current Associate Director DeAnna Eason will take over as Executive Director from 35-year HOME veteran Scott Gehl.


A brief ceremony Monday morning in the Village of Lewiston will remember a cold day of war in the long years of the War of 1812.

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Road conditions have improved after a treacherous start to the morning. Freezing rain and falling temperatures overnight iced up area roadways.

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The NFTA said an African-American male in his mid 30's appeared to be hit by a train.

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Now's your chance to get paid doing one of Buffalo's oldest traditions; shoveling.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns holiday shoppers to check the fine print on gift cards.

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A State Supreme Court has decided against a petition filed by a former Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Commissioner.

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Snow continues to blanket all of Western New York, as a Winter Weather Advisory covers Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties into early afternoon.

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The Food Bank of Western New York has seen an 11 percent increase in the number of families it serves over the past year.

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A Lake Effect snow squall hit the city of Buffalo mid-morning Friday, but moved to the north before 2 p.m.  However, it left behind another one to three inches of new snow and created slick streets.  

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