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National Guardsman collides with ambulance
10:13 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Local soldier killed in auto accident

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An early morning accident on Saturday has taken the life of a local soldier.

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Focus is how faith helped family with struggles
5:00 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Kellys subject of PBS broadcast

Jim and Jill Kelly
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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his family have made no secret that their religious faith has helped them deal with his cancer diagnosis and other challenges, but most importantly, it helped them deal with their son Hunter's struggle with and ultimate death from Krabbe Disease.

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Legal concerns at the heart of expenses
10:32 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Billions in state spending detailed by DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
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A report from the New York Comptroller's office shows approval for nearly $9 billion in payments made in the month of February.

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Red Cross is assisting fire victims
10:29 am
Sat March 28, 2015

House fire in Southern Tier displaces family

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A family in Sardinia, New York is being assisted by the Red Cross after a house fire early this morning.

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9:00 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Middle-schooler encourages County Exec to ban vaping in public

Jillian Myers stands third from the right, watching as Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signs the ban on 'vaping' in the county's public places
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At Friday's signing of a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz read an email letter he had received in favor of the ban.

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Local
3:34 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Peace Bridge moving ahead with upgrades

An artist rendering of what the "new" Peace Bridge will look like heading east across the span.
Credit Peace Bridge Authority

A new round of improvements are in store for the Peace Bridge. The bridge authority has approved a nearly $80 million makeover.

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Local
3:24 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

E-cigs banned in Erie County's public places

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signs legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Friday afternoon.

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Local
5:11 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Poloncarz highlights the positive in State of the County address

A large crowd gathered at the Central Library for the State of the County address delivered by County Executive Poloncarz.
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Erie County Executive Poloncarz on Thursday kicked off his re-election campaign with his State of the County address while two potential challengers stood just a a few feet away.

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Local
5:01 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Maple producers adapting to new rules as harvest arrives

It's the busy time of year for area maple producers, like Maple Glen Sugar in Gowanda.
Credit photo courtesy of Maple Glen

Across Upstate New York and much of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this is Maple Week.

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Local
4:49 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Budget battle focuses of education spending, minimum wage

Teachers flood the capital to protest Governor Cuomo's education policies.
Credit Photo from Karen Dewitt

The state Assembly, Senate and Governor Cuomo continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, as yet another item has now been dropped from the spending plan, raising the state’s minimum wage.

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Local
5:51 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

NFTA delays needed upgrades

The NFTA's new budget does not fund overdue improvements to Metro Rail stations even though some escalators no longer work.

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Local
11:31 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Report: Alzheimer's patients left out in diagnosis

A new report reveals that only 45 percent of Alzheimer's patients are told of their diagnosis by their doctors.

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10:19 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Keeping local veterans connected to health services

Buffalo's VA on Bailey Avenue.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Work continues to improve health care services for veterans nationwide.    Last year it was revealed there were long wait times for vets at VA clinics. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley checked in with the leader of Buffalo's VA to discuss the challenges for local veterans.

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Local
1:37 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Buffalo Bills to honor memory of Wilson with statue

Ralph Wilson, long-time Bills owner, died in March of 2014.

The Buffalo Bills will be honoring the late Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. with a statue.  The organization announced it will commission a statute that will be displayed outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

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Local
7:39 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Kenmore Tonawanda School Board takes a stand against Governor's education policies

Kenmore Tonawanda School Board.
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Members of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Board of Education have voted to "seriously consider" boycotting State mandated testing for third through eighth graders.  The moves is aimed at protesting Governor Cuomo's education policies regarding funding and teacher evaluations.  Meanwhile, Ken-Ton Superintendent Dawn Mirand did not support the matter.  In a written statement, Mirand says the vote puts the district at risk for sanctions that would likely have a negative impact on the community. 

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Local
7:19 am
Wed March 25, 2015

43 North gears up for another World's Largest Business Idea Competition

43 North holds the second World's Greatest Business Idea Competition
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Have a new idea for a business?  Here's your chance to "turn your dreams into reality." 43 North launches the second year of its World Largest Business Idea Competition today. 

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4:35 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Budget shrinks as more items dropped from spending plan

Senator Jose Peralta talks of his disappointment and anger that the Dream Act will not be included in the budget
Credit Photo from Karen Dewitt

Governor Cuomo and the legislature are making progress on the budget. Cuomo, after a private meeting with Senate Republicans, says he’s closer to an agreement on ethics reform, but the governor is getting some criticism for dropping some items out of the budget, including the Dream Act.

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Local
4:28 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Restaurant owner discusses Hepatitis A scare

Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The owner of Casa di Pizza in the Elmwood Village said he knew a server was ill but didn't know he was infected with Hepatitis A.

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Local
2:47 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Koelmel leaving HARBORCENTER

John Koelmel will be leaving as President of HARBORCENTER.
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John Koelmel, president of HARBORCENTER, is vacating his post. A statement issued Tuesday morning said after successfully opening the sports and entertainment complex, Koelmel will leave the job.

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4:57 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Albright-Knox looks to the future

Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With a main building more than a century old, a wing more than a half-century old and public schools not teaching art as much as they used to, the Albright-Knox is looking to upgrade its physical plant while helping students learn about their artistic heritages.

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Local
4:42 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Deadline approaches for state budget

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With just over a week until the state budget is due, there’s pressure to drop a number of unrelated items in Governor Cuomo’s state spending plan.

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Local
2:14 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Request to keep VA daycare operating

One of the hundreds of local children that stay at the VA daycare center while adults receive their VA services.
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A temporary daycare service provided at VA medical centers is scheduled to close at the end of the year. But Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is co-sponsoring a bill to keep the program open permanently.

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8:03 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Buffalo Schools and Receivership: What's it all about?

Inside a Buffalo school classroom.
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As the Buffalo Public School District continues to struggle with numerous issues, there have been calls by parents and even Governor Cuomo for the district to enter into "receivership." So what exactly does that mean and will it help Buffalo's students? 

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Local
5:16 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Special clinic to address Hepatitis A concerns

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein
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The Erie County Health Department says up to 2,000 people should visit a special clinic at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Monday or Tuesday because they ate at Casa di Pizza. A server there has been found to have Hepatitis A.

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4:59 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Facelift coming to Williamsville

Plans for Williamsville have been in the works for many years.
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The arrival of spring means that construction season is not far behind. A project designed to revitalize the heart of the Village of Williamsville is moving forward.

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4:52 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Authors recall Buffalo's brewing history

Simon Pure is one of Buffalo's legendary beers.

When it comes to beer in Buffalo, everything old is new again. That's the view of two authors, Ethan Cox and Michael Rizzo, who say the emergence of microbreweries in Buffalo, in some ways, reflects the atmosphere of decades ago when there was a heavy presence of beer makers throughout the city.

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Pastors follow lead of many businesses
10:47 am
Sun March 22, 2015

Governor gets faith-based support for minimum wage hike

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Earlier this month 85 business leaders from across New York State put their collective support behind Governor Cuomo's effort to raise the minimum wage.

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Winner to be marketed globally
10:10 am
Sun March 22, 2015

Computer game competition seeks teaching tool

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
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A competition has been going on in Buffalo all weekend, ending tonight, for the development of a video game.

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Mayor has positive hopes for Central Terminal
9:00 am
Sun March 22, 2015

Mayor has positive hopes for Central Terminal redevelopment

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Informal proposals were due on Friday for the redevelopment of Buffalo’s Central Terminal. WBFO caught up with Buffalo’s Mayor to see what he thinks could happen at the site.

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Bulls give fans a thrill despite losing in NCAA
6:28 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Bulls give fans a thrill despite losing first match at NCAA tournament

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Friday’s NCAA tournament match between the University at Buffalo and West Virginia was a gripping competition.

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