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Reform groups say in light of the criminal charges against some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former associates, there are a number of changes that should be made to stop more corruption in the future.

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One of the largest group of refugees living in Buffalo is from Burma. This Sunday, The Buffalo News begins a special series " From Burma to Buffalo ". WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talks with Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski and Chief Photographer Derek Gee who traveled to Burma following refugees now living in Buffalo. They share their stories and sounds from their travels to Burma and refugee camps.

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What's known as a Hi-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, or HAWK signal, is now installed along Kenmore Avenue at the Rails to Trails intersection in North Buffalo. Thursday's dedication of the crosswalk marks the end of a reconstruction project along the busy Buffalo road.

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As fall weather settles in - Erie County Highway crews are starting their last major road project of the season.

Ahead of the most common time of the year for fires in the home, a new campaign to promote fire safety has been created. CSAA Insurance Group, AAA of Western New York and the American Red Cross are partnering together to inform people on fire safety.

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Pressure is mounting against Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino's support defending remarks made by GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.

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A rare carousel, that was made in North Tonawanda more than 90 years ago, is moving closer to having a new home at Canalside.

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The Buffalo chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive Wednesday to benefit the victims of Hurricane Matthew.

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This past summer, downtown Buffalo’s Canalside saw an astounding amount of traffic – both from visitors and vehicles. A new project aims to help improve that experience.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be losing support from some national Republican figures, but he maintains a strong following throughout Upstate New York. That's the view of Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, who notes that Congressman Chris Collins is bucking the trend by remaining firmly in the Trump camp.

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Ten years ago, October 12, 2006, marks the arrival of the "October Surprise." It was an early Lake Effect snowstorm that hit Buffalo, crushing trees and bringing down power lines. It started the evening of October 12 and by Friday, October 13, there were extensive damage and heavy snow across the region. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley takes a look back and how our trees have recovered over the last decade.

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Developers of a proposed seven-unit complex at Delaware Avenue and Bedford Avenue in North Buffalo have agreed to take another look at the project, reflecting neighborhood concern about parking and potential snow removal.

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It's been two years since a section of Tonawanda Creek Road in Clarence was shut because the creek washed the road away. One county legislator is vowing to remedy that situation.

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Democrats in New York are trying to keep the heat on Republicans running for office over the coarse remarks made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in a leaked video.

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The federal government is creating some new jobs downtown. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the Buffalo Passport Agency is among 29 such centers across the country that will be hiring new workers over the next few months.

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Alain Kaloyeros, the embattled president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has resigned amid a corruption probe.

More than $2M in 'zombie' funds coming to WNY

Oct 11, 2016

New York is allocating $12.6 million to 76 municipalities across the state to address the problem of vacant properties and so-called zombie homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure.

Buffalo's penchant for charitable giving combines with its love for food once again today with the annual "Dining Out for Life " event. The proceeds of participating restaurants benefit the multiple services provided by Buffalo's Evergreen Health .

"Gentrification" is a word we may hear, but what does it mean for neighborhood residents impacted by it? That is what residents of Buffalo's Fruit Belt want to find out, as they begin a "broad brush" study of the East Side neighborhood, its history and how new development may be chipping away at its unique identity.

The Adirondacks in upstate New York is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the U.S., with millions traveling to the small towns each year. But troubling racial incidents in the Adirondacks this summer have sparked conversations among some visitors and experts in the tourism industry who say that people of color do not always feel welcome or safe there.  Brian Mann of Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports. Read more on this story via North...

Across New York, thousands of residents are getting pistol permits, with the applications rising rapidly statewide.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is keeping the heat on New York Republicans to disown Donald Trump after a video revealed the GOP presidential candidate’s coarse remarks about women.

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Distinguished Professor Jo Freudenheim, former chair of the Epidemiology and Environmental Health Department at the University at Buffalo, is returning to that post. The department is part of the larger School of Public Health and Health Professions, a vast operation covering treatment and research.

To some, Columbus Day is merely a day off from work. Others view it as traditional holiday that commemorates an explorer’s arrival to the Americas. Still others shun it as an inappropriate national holiday that should not be celebrated -- or should be redefined.

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Three hours of great music ended with a standing ovation from the crowd at Saturday night's WBFO Blues Bash.

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After a month in Buffalo recording the personal stories of Western New Yorker’s, the StoryCorp mobile team is back on the road and headed for their next tour stop. Before the team said goodbye, WBFO’s Avery Schneider sat down with Mobile Tour Site Manager Stacey Todd for a look back on the team’s visit to the Queen City.

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Commuters who drive the Buffalo Skyway should expect lane closures in both directions for the next several weeks. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - it's part of a plan to increase safety and determine the future of the mile-long bridge.

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The office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released an audit of the City of Jamestown.

The Buffalo Bills are enjoying a modest two-game winning streak, but analyst Matt Sabuda believes continuing that trend will be difficult. For Sunday's game, the Bills will travel to the West Coast to meet the Los Angeles Rams. As Sabuda points out, the Bills have won just three of their last 14 games on the West Coast.

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It was standing room only at Depew High School Thursday night. Residents came to a community meeting for answers to the question: What happens if they vote to dissolve the village? Answer: It will not be simple.