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9:29 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Audit to shed light on Buffalo's street lamps

Credit File photo

Buffalo has 32,000 street lights. How many of them work? The city will know soon when a consultant reports.

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Local
7:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

World War II veteran honored 69 years later

Private Indiana Hunt-Martin
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A 92-year old World War II veteran who served in the first African-American female battalion has received several military honors. Private Indiana Hunt-Martin was honorably discharged from the military 69 years ago Monday.

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Local
6:45 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Businesses work together to protect the environment

Credit WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

Dozens of companies across the region have joined a new business-driven initiative to protect the environment. The Sustainable Business Roundtable was launched this past spring on Earth Day. 

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Local
6:17 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Mayor Brown unveiling 2015 capital budget plan

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is set to release his 2015 Capital Budget Monday. The mayor's plan amounts to $26 million and is said to include funding for major infrastructure improvements, public safety, cultural organizations, arts, libraries and parks.


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Local
5:09 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Officials search for solutions for crumbling county roads

Erie County has more roads of its own than almost any county, a situation that many would like to resolve.

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Red Cross responds to four fires in 24 hours
4:54 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

WNY Red Cross responds to quick subsequent blazes

Firefighters help unload a Red Cross truck.
Credit The American Red Cross / WBFO News

15 people continue to be helped by the Red Cross after fires struck four different homes across Western New York in just 24 hours.

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Government
10:23 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Gillibrand applauds Lynch nomination for AG

US Senator Kirstin Gillibrand
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

New York State's junior Senator is urging swift action on the confirmation of President Obama's nominee for the Attorney General's post.

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Larkin District
10:49 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Flying Bison opens new brewery

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Another step in the revitalization of downtown Buffalo will be celebrated today with the grand opening of the new Flying Bison brewery.

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Newest Waterfront Attraction
4:53 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

(716) restaurant opens in HarborCenter

Hundreds of people turned out for the grand opening of (716) Food and Sports Friday. Buffalo's newest restaurant is part of the HarborCenter complex.

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Local
12:31 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

More than 100 dead and alive animals removed from Getzville kennel

Authorities made several disturbing discoveries at the Getzville kennel Friday.
Credit SPCA

The SPCA made a disturbing discovery Friday while carrying out a search warrant at a Getzville kennel. 


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Local
7:56 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Lancaster Police warn: Beware of IRS scam

Credit WBFO News File Photo

Lancaster Police are warning of an IRS phone scam that uses "spoofing technology" and intimidation to convince victims of their authenticity.


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Local
4:44 am
Fri November 7, 2014

HarborCenter celebrates its grand opening

HarborCenter president John Koelmel addresses the gathering as the Pegula family looks on.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Kim and Terry Pegula, the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, welcomed thousands Thursday night to the official opening of the HarborCenter.

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Local
7:32 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Hostage situation at downtown pawnshop comes to an end

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A hostage situation in downtown Buffalo has come to an end. Three hostages who had been inside a Broadway pawnshop near the Central Library emerged unharmed from the building shortly before 2 p.m. The suspect, described by police as "distraught," shot and killed himself.

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Local
5:18 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Legislature rejects pay raises for top elected officials

Credit File photo

Proposals from Erie County's Salary Review Commission for substantial pay raises for four of the county's top elected officials crashed and burned unanimously on the floor of the Legislature Thursday afternoon.

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Local
6:16 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Pegulas talk new stadium, ending Toronto games and more

Buffalo Bills Owner Terry Pegula
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are prepared to end the team's series of annual home games in Toronto, are again committing to constructing a new stadium and add they're not planning on making any changes yet to the organization.

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Local
5:40 am
Thu November 6, 2014

A look back at Buffalo during the flu pandemic of 1918

A chart showing the dramatic rise in flu deaths starting in 1918.
Credit Public Domain

Much recent attention has focused on Ebola, but few people know about an epidemic that cause more chaos and heartbreak than virtually any disease outbreak in modern history.

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Local
5:30 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Council orders additional training for city police officers

Police Oversight Committee meeting.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Buffalo Police officers will now be required to take part in an at least 21 hours of ethics, diversity, and use-of-force training per year. The new measure was announced during a Buffalo Common Council Police Oversight Committee meeting Wednesday.

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Local
4:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Authorities break up gun scheme

Officials display some of the guns confiscated in the case against Juan Lopez.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Law enforcement officials say they've broken up an illegal gun-dealing scheme. In some cases, people with drug problems were recruited to buy guns so they could be sold on Buffalo streets.

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Local
5:09 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Medicaid enrollment is up but costs are down

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (R) and County Medicaid Inspector General Michael Szukala discuss new Medicaid findings.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

A new report shows that more than 25% of Erie County residents - including 4 out of 10 children - are now covered by Medicaid.

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Local
10:55 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Former Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly launches new venture 'The Public'

A new weekly publication will soon be on the streets of Buffalo and Western New York. Former Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly has put together a core staff of seven writers, designers and sales representatives in creating "The Public."

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Local
4:57 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Election results: Panepinto, Ortt, Wozniak heading to Albany

Democrat Marc Panepinto conducts live interview with WBFO
WBFO News photo by Jerry Urban

Democrat Marc Panepinto and Republicans Robert Ortt and Angela Wozniak were among the big winners on Election Day, winning seats in the state legislature.

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Local
8:26 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Herrera-Mishler resigns as head of Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Thomas Herrera-Mishler has resigned his post as head of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Credit File photo

The leader of Buffalo's Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Thomas Herrera-Mishler, has resigned his post to allow him to "seek new career opportunities."

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Local
7:01 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

15 dogs found abandoned on Wyoming County roadway

The Hiram and Genesee Road intersection in the Town of Arcade
Credit Google maps

Fifteen puppies and dogs found abandoned in the middle of a rural road are settling in at the Wyoming County Animal Shelter. Authorities are still looking for those responsible for leaving the canines where they were nearly hit by a car Sunday evening.

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Developing
5:42 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Election 2014: Races, Governor & NYS Senate seat

Lawn signs and polling signs in Buffalo & Kenmore and one of the Propositions on the 2014 ballot.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Voters have been casting their ballots for Election Day 2014. Polls across the region will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Local
4:09 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

New growth in the Fruit Belt

St. John Community Development Corp. marks completion of 49 new townhomes in Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The neighborhood around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus continues its turn around.

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HarborCenter
9:33 am
Mon November 3, 2014

First hockey games at HarborCenter draw rave reviews

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

For local hockey fans and parents, the opening weekend of HarborCenter was a big success.

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Local
8:15 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Jim Kelly being treated for MRSA infection

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly is facing yet another challenge.  The Hall of Famer has told the Miami Herald Newspaper he is now battling a form of the staph infection called MRSA in his bones.

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Local
8:10 am
Mon November 3, 2014

New York State is "Wine Region of the Year"

Credit WBFO News File Photo

New York State wineries have made a major comeback, according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine, earning the state the title "Wine Region of the Year."

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Negativity in 146th Assembly race continues
5:17 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Campaign ad criticized in Assembly race

146th Assembly candidate Steve Meyer
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A potential legal issue has arisen in the race for the 146th State Assembly seat.

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Politics
12:25 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Astorino encourages WNY'ers to get out to vote

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

With the election only days away, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and lieutenant governor candidate Chris Moss headlined a GOP get-out-the-vote rally this morning in the Main-Transit Fire Hall.

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