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11:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Tonawanda News shutting down after 134 years

The Tonawanda News announced Thursday it will cease publication as of January 31. The newspaper says economic conditions have made the operation unsustainable. 

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11:50 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Lawmakers call for additional emergency gates on Skyway

Buffalo Common Councilmember Christopher Scanlon and Senator Tim Kennedy.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Sen. Tim Kennedy and Buffalo Common Councilmember Christopher Scanlon are urging the New York State Department of Transportation to install gates on all Skyway on-ramps.

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Local
8:06 am
Thu October 30, 2014

HarborCenter Tim Hortons opens its doors

A line formed outside the new Tim Hortons at HarborCenter for the official opening this morning
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

The first of many official openings happened Thursday morning at the HarborCenter, with the grand opening of the Tim Hortons location there. 


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Local
6:45 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Changes taking off at Jamestown Airport

There's a new airline flying out of Jamestown offering connections to Pittsburgh.

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Local
5:33 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Arson a possibility in Howard Street fire

Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield provided an update on Tuesday's massive blaze on Howard Street.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Investigators are still looking for the cause of a four-alarm fire that destroyed a Howard Street warehouse Tuesday.

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Local
1:21 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Hospice Buffalo unveils newly renovated facilities

Hospice Buffalo Renovations
Credit Courtesy of Hospice Buffalo

Hospice Buffalo cut the ribbon today on it's newly renovated facilities in Cheektowaga. 


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Local
1:11 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Poloncarz warns ECC lawsuit could delay high-tech job training

Erie Community College's construction of a new $30-million academic building on it's north campus has brought up an old debate over whether the college should have three separate campuses or one central location downtown.  It's a debate that's headed to court and could lead to project delays.


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Local
9:41 am
Wed October 29, 2014

McCarthy sees some Election Day surprises

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy in our WBFO studio.
Credit WBFO News photo

A tight race is winding down in the 143rd Assembly District where two candidates are vying for the seat once held by Dennis Gabryszak. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says Republicans are feeling confident in a district that has been a Democratic stronghold for many years. 

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Local
5:27 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Local officials sorting through Ebola guidelines

Dr. Gale Burstein is Erie County's Health Commissioner.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

State and federal officials disagree on the guidelines for those who may have been exposed to Ebola. The disagreement is not preventing local officials from being prepared.

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Local
5:15 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Medaille president leaving post

Citing unspecified health reasons, Medaille College President Richard Jurasek says he's retiring at the end of the academic year.

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Local
5:49 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Massive four-alarm blaze destroys Buffalo warehouse: Fire marshals investigating origins

4-alarm blaze on Howard Street causing smoky conditions.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Buffalo Fire Marshals are looking for the cause of yesterday's four-alarm blaze that leveled a warehouse on the city's east side and spread to several neighboring buildings.

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Local
4:17 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Baby giraffe born at The Buffalo Zoo

The male giraffe calf was born last Friday to first-time parents.
Credit Kelly Brown/The Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby giraffe.

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Local
6:06 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Night out ends tragically with drowning in Cazenovia Creek

Buffalo Police say the victim entered Cazenovia Creek near South Legion Drive.
Credit Google Maps

A night out with friends has ended tragically in South Buffalo.  Buffalo police say a man rescued from Cazenovia Creek overnight has died.  


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Local
6:01 am
Tue October 28, 2014

District says Buffalo schools prepared for Ebola

Buffalo School District Medical Director Dr. Steven Lana
Credit WBFO News/Chris Caya

"Better safe than sorry" is how the Buffalo School District is preparing for the possible arrival of Ebola.

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Local
6:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Access concerns raised over Michigan Avenue plan

Common Council members are expected to vote on a plan that would grant control of a portion of Michigan Avenue to General Mills. The issue has raised concerns over public access to the City Ship Canal.

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Local
6:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Pegulas donate to Cuomo-Hochul campaign

Terry Pegula
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula appear to be throwing their support behind Governor Cuomo for this year's gubernatorial race.

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Local
5:30 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Support shown at rally against domestic violence

Mayor Byron Brown was among the many officials on hand for Monday's rally against domestic violence.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Many recent stories have placed the spotlight on the dangerous realities of domestic violence. Advocates on Monday paid honor to victims during a rally on the steps of Buffalo City Hall.

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Local
3:10 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Local doctor says Ebola quarantine is 'beyond science'

Jericho Road Community Health Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Myron Glick
Credit www.jrm-buffalo.org

A Buffalo-based doctor, just back from Sierra Leone, says the governors of New York and New Jersey "went beyond science" in quarantining healthcare providers returning from West Africa.

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Local
9:53 am
Mon October 27, 2014

General Mills seeking control of part of Michigan Avenue

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

General Mills and the City of Buffalo are considering a deal to limit access to a section of Michigan Avenue which is heavily used by grain trains and trucks going into the plant.

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Local
7:21 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Domestic violence activists target police commissioner's comments

A black Audi was towed from the scene of an apparent murder/suicide in Allentown.
Credit WBFO News File Photo

Domestic Violence takes center stage at City Hall Monday. Activists are planning to protest comments made by Buffalo's police commissioner last week amidst a rally this afternoon.


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Local
6:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Higgins weighs new realities of border security

With the emergence of lone wolf terrorists and the arrival of Ebola from West Africa, protecting America's borders is getting more difficult, so says Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins.

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Dr. Glick has returned from visit to Sierra Leone
12:09 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

County Health Commissioner declares Ebola risk low for local doctor

Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein has released a statement regarding Dr. Myron Glick and his possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Allegations to be heard by Nation's court
10:12 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Intimidation charged in Seneca Nation elections

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Tribal unrest is preceding next month's elections for leadership of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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Police search river for South Buffalo man
4:12 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Police divers search Buffalo River for missing South Buffalo man

Timothy A. Borden, 51-years-old, 6'0", 140 lbs Missing since 10:30pm Friday night (October 25, 2014)
Credit Buffalo Police Department / WBFO News

The Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team was called to search the Buffalo River near Cazenovia Creek this morning, in connection with the search for a missing man.

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Fire controlled; no injuries reported
10:47 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Candle blamed for blaze

Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A costly Williamsville house fire is being blamed on an unattended candle.

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Breaking
2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Possible explosion at Amherst business injures one

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Two alarms were called to an industrial park in Amherst Friday morning for a possible fire or explosion.

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Local
12:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Concerts returning to Ralph Wilson Stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium will again host concerts, starting next year.
Credit File photo

For the first time since 2001, concerts are coming back to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The pop group One Direction will play The Ralph next November, it was announced Thursday.

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Local
7:05 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Occupants of sought-after Lexus cleared of wrongdoing

Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo says the occupants of a sought-after Lexus have been cleared of wrongdoing.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

The driver of the white Lexus being sought by Buffalo police has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with reported attempts to lure teenagers earlier this month.

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Developing
7:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Stage set for gubernatorial debate from WNED|WBFO

Inside the WNED/WBFO studio the stage is set for the debate
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

In the race for the New York governor’s office, Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Party candidate Michael McDermott, will debate live from the WNED-TV studios in downtown Buffalo. “Election ‘14: The Race for Governor” will air on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by The Buffalo News and WNED | WBFO.

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3:23 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Hazmat investigates white powder found at U.S. Courthouse

Hazmat crews were on scene at the Federal courthouse to investigate suspicious white powder
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

First responders were called to the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse in downtown Buffalo Wednesday to investigate a suspicious envelope with a white powdery substance inside. The Buffalo Fire Department responded to the scene in hazmat suits around 12:30 p.m.

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