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3:32 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

The Lexington Co-op is growing

Lexington Co-op General Manager, Tim Bartlett announcing the co-op's second location.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

The Lexington Cooperative Market is expanding to North Buffalo.

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Birthplace of chicken wings
11:04 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Buffalo wins spot on top 10 list of world's best food cities

Buffalo wins food honors for being the birthplace of the chicken wing
Credit WBFO

Louisville has its  Hot Brown, an open-face turkey sandwich. Cincinnati is famous for its chili. And, of course, Buffalo is the birthplace of the chicken wing.

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9:38 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Brrrrrrr! It’s cold!

Temperature dipped to minus 1 Friday morning in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Severe cold and brutal wind chills are gripping the Buffalo Niagara region.  A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until noon Friday.  A Wind Chill Watch will remain posted from Saturday evening through Monday morning. 

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6:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Alzheimer's: A conversation with a family coping with the disease

Credit Courtesy of the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association

The Movie “Still Alice” opens in local theaters today. The film has been credited with its’ accurate portrayal of a woman coping with Alzheimer’s Disease. WBFO’s Cheryl Hagen spoke with a Western New York couple facing the same circumstances.


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5:17 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Closings for Friday, February 13, 2015

Credit WBFO News File Photo

The following schools are closed Friday, February 13, 2015:

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4:59 am
Fri February 13, 2015

State competition seeks new energy ideas

In an attempt to address the state's critical energy challenges, Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a new competition. Nearly $40 million is being made available to spur the development of small independent power grids.

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4:53 am
Fri February 13, 2015

New master plan unveiled

Graphs and maps offered a look at how poor planning has impacted the region in recent decades.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

There's a new master plan for Erie and Niagara Counties. "One Region Forward" looks to provide ordinary citizens the tools to balance proposals from planners and developers.

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5:34 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

'Technical error' causes Legislature to delay action on e-cigarettes

Credit File photo

An issue described as a technical error meant the Erie County Legislature could not vote Thursday on electronic cigarette regulations and has to go back through the entire process.

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4:44 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

New Darien Lake rides geared toward thrill-seekers

Darien Lake General Manager Christopher Thorpe talked about the two new rides coming to the park this spring.
Credit Tipping Point Communications

Darien Lake theme park on Thursday announced two new rides for the 2015 season. Neither one is for the faint of heart.

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8:16 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Local leader will speak to White House panel today

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Credit photo courtesy of CFGB website

Public-private initiatives in the city of Buffalo, like Promise Neighborhoods and Say Yes to Education, are drawing national attention. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, will discuss those programs at a White House panel today.

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Local
8:09 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Crowd gathers as Buffalo School Board considers fate of low-performing schools

A rally outside the Buffalo School Board meeting yesterday as Board Members considers plans for four low-performing schools
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo School Board heard from a large crowd of parents, teachers and others Wednesday night as school board members consider plans for four low-performing schools.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Alzheimer's movie 'Still Alice' raises consciousness

Julianne Moore as Dr. Alice Howland who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease
Credit Courtesy of YouTube MOVIECLIPS Trailers/"Still Alice"

Since the release of the movie “Still Alice” in January, the film has drawn rave reviews for its accurate portrayal of Alzheimer’s disease.  The movie opens locally in Dipson Theaters tomorrow.


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5:05 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Trayvon Martin's father says many black teens are 'lost'

Tracy Martin addressed a large crowd Wednesday at Fredonia State College.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Trayvon Martin's father says he was a good kid who collided with a bad law in a society which doesn't give young black males equal opportunity. Tracy Martin shared his message with a packed house Wednesday night at Fredonia State College.

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Local
4:53 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Albany debates education tax credit

Governor Cuomo's proposed education tax credit is creating debate in Albany.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Supporters of Governor Cuomo’s education tax credit were at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers that the credit, which would benefit donors to private and charter schools, should be approved as part of the state budget.

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Local
6:33 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Photos show damage to Corasanti's car

Photographs of Dr. James Corasanti's car show it was heavily damaged in the hit and run crash that killed Alix Rice in July 2011. Corasanti is being sued in State Supreme Court, in Buffalo, by Rice's parents.

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Local
3:26 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Working to entice film & television productions to the Queen City

The City of Buffalo is now seeking Requests for Proposals for hiring a qualified consulting team to help grow film, television and post-production in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Mayor Brown wants to enhance the city's effort in luring film, television and post-production to the Queen City.  Mayor Brown appeared inside Shea's Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning to announce the city is putting out requests for proposals (RFP) to hire a qualified consulting team to help grow that market.

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12:30 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

City crews working to remove snow from narrowed side streets

Henley Road in north Buffalo still covered by snow and narrowed by snowy build up.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some Buffalo residents living on the most narrowest of city streets say snow piles are making streets nearly impassable.  But Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tells WBFO News city Public Works Department crews are doing the best to remove the snow.

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11:11 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Fillmore's role in slavery faulted by civil rights group

Frank Mesiah, left, talks with Rep. Brian Higgins
Credit Congressman Higgins Twitter page / WBFO News

If the name of the late President Millard Fillmore is placed on any new buildings or sites, a local civil rights group says the "whole story" must be told.

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7:34 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Lloyd Taco Truck brings home the cash on CNBC reality show

Lloyd owners Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo
Credit Courtesy of CNBC Restaurant Startup

Lloyd Taco Trucks made all the right moves on last night's episode of the CNBC reality series "Restaurant Startup" 


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6:00 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Making a Difference: Former NBA Player makes learning fun for underserved youth

Willie Hutch Jones teaches kids basketball skills as part of his sports and education programs for underserved youth.
Credit Courtesy Making a Difference/WNED-TV

Throughout February WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference."


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5:04 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Emotions run high in Corasanti case

The jury in Dr. James Corasanti's civil trial heard emotional testimony about Alix Rice in State Supreme Court in Buffalo on Tuesday.

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4:56 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Area roads suffering in extreme weather

With pot holes popping up on area roads, local drivers are feeling the effects of the long winter. Erie County is already starting to prepare for the work ahead.

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4:48 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Lawsuit filed against Niagara County District Attorney

Michael Violante is Niagara County District Attorney

A Niagara County assistant District Attorney has sued District Attorney Michael Violante, alleging sexual harassment.

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4:40 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Outside income debate continues in Albany

Senator Jeff Klein announces that he's giving up his law practice as the debate continues over outside income for state legislators.
Credit Photo from Karen Dewitt

One day after Democrats in the Senate proposed sharply curtailing outside income earned by state lawmakers, the leader of another Senate faction says he’s quitting his private law practice.

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Local
2:08 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Dareus to stand trial for alleged street race, crash

Credit File photo

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will stand trial for reckless endangerment nearly a year after he crashed his car into a tree during an alleged race with a teammate.

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Elmwood Bridge revamp; Scajaquada still undecided
11:00 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Elmwood Avenue Bridge to be reconstructed; Scajaquada design still undecided

Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway
Credit Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The State Department of Transportation took opening bids for the re-construction of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, on February 5.

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5:15 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Operator chosen for waterfront park

The Buffalo Outer Harbor features little activity during the winter months.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Another piece of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park fell into place Monday, with the hiring of a Tennessee firm to run the small boat harbor.

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5:10 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Buffalo food truck goes national

Credit WBFO File Photo

Lloyd Taco Truck will be featured at 10 p.m. on CNBC's "Restaurant Startup." Lloyd co-founder Peter Cimino says the show gives contestants a chance to attract investors as they seek to open a new restaurant.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Making a Difference: Buffalo doctor goes beyond healthcare for refugees

Dr. Myron Glick
Credit Courtesy Making a Difference/WNED-TV

Throughout February WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference”.


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5:04 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Demolition set for Gates Circle hospital

The demolition process begins this week at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

It's been almost three years since Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital closed its doors after more than a century of care. Actual clean-up and demolition of the site starts this week.

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