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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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Discussions over a December special session has turned to finger pointing, as Governor Cuomo and Senate Republicans blame each other over lack of progress.

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Some Buffalo Common Council members are concerned that city residents are being shut out of SolarCity's hiring process. But not everyone in City Hall feels that way.

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Labatt USA is teaming up with other local businesses to urge Albany to pass legislation that would allow ride-hailing in Western New York.

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A Lake Effect Snow warning is posted for Chautauqua, Wyoming and Cattaraugus Counties until 7 a.m. Friday.  A Winter Weather Advisory remains posted for the rest of Western New York through 5 a.m. Friday.   

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As Buffalo braces for its next dose of snow following the city’s first major lake effect storm, officials say plows are ready and traffic conditions should be better, compared to Wednesday afternoon’s gridlock.

Lake effect snow is expected to return to Buffalo today, though it is not likely to cripple traffic as was the case during the Wednesday afternoon commute. Jeff Wood of the National Weather Service believes the city will see another inch to three inches of snow, with heavier snowfall hitting parts of Niagara and Orleans Counties.

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Most Western New Yorkers were warm in their homes as winter weather blew through the region. Nadia Pizarro was in a Matt Urban Hope Center white van looking for the homeless, as a Code Blue prompted efforts to persuade the homeless to come inside, stay warm and get a hot meal.

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Just in time for the first major Lake Effect snow storm of the season - the Buffalo Police Department has rolled out new all-wheel drive cars.

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The Buffalo Public School District canceled all after-school activities Wednesday, however, it is a slow ride home for some students. The District said First Student school buses are running late due to the snowy conditions.  

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Heavy lake-effect snows crisscrossed the region Wednesday, causing widespread traffic migraines in many communities. Strong winds created whiteout conditions.

WNY Winter Weather Closings: Wed. Dec. 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016

Follow WBFO for the latest announcements of WNY school and organization closings. The following schools/organizations closed or delayed activities on Wednesday afternoon and evening due to inclement weather.