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12:45 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Buffalo Jills lawsuit persists

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Even after the Oakland Raiders agreed to pay their cheerleaders, six-former Buffalo Jills are still fighting for some pay for their time performing at football games.

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12:33 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

New book pictures waterfront resurgence

The Buffalo waterfront has become a spectacle of change and construction. That process is on display in the new picture book "Celebrating Buffalo Waterfront: There's a Renaissance in Progress and It's Yours to Enjoy."

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11:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Snowy city streets left traffic at a crawl

Traffic crawled along Delaware Avenue in Kenmore & Buffalo
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Traffic was nearly at gridlock along many of the main streets metro Buffalo Thursday morning.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says what are normally shorter commute times took much longer for motorists.


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9:29 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Whooping Cough on the rise in Erie County

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Erie County's Health Commissioner is calling on all residents to make sure they're vaccinated for Whooping Cough in light of a recent increase in the infection locally.


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7:58 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Storm's timely arrival snarls traffic across the Buffalo area

Accident closes the 198 West between Parkside and Delaware
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Western New Yorkers generally don't let a little snow slow them down too much.  The winter storm that blew through the area this morning though has done just that, due it's timely arrival just prior to the morning commute.

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6:53 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory for much of WNY; Warnings for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Genesee and Wyoming Counties. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties. Both are in effect until 4am Friday morning.

WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with Meteorologist John Hitchcock early this morning...

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Local
4:56 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Richardson complex finding new life

Once a psychiatric hospital, the Buffalo landmark will soon become the Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO news

After sitting vacant for decades,  a West Side landmark that was saved from the wrecking ball is finally being brought back to life.

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Local
1:33 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Mayor says city already researching possible downtown stadium sites

Current and newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Buffalo Common Council has gone on record in support of a new downtown Bills stadium. Lawmakers approved a resolution calling on the mayor and the Department of Strategic Planning to explore various sites. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, that process is already underway.

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Local
9:23 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Council members would welcome downtown stadium

Council president Darius Pridgen wants a downtown stadium if it's used for more than just a handful of NFL games.
Credit WBFO File Photo

Buffalo Common Council members say they want to be ready if there is a push to build a new city stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Animal Cruelty
9:21 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Hoskins sentenced to jail for probation violations

Beth Hoskins in Aurora Town Court
Credit Photos by Chris Caya / WBFO News

A judge on Tuesday sentenced horse owner Beth Hoskins to 90 days in jail for violating her probation. She was convicted last year of 52 counts of animal cruelty for the deplorable conditions at her Town of Aurora horse farm. 

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Local
7:55 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Manhunt underway for two men who slipped into the U.S. by way of Lake Ontario

Niagara County Sheriff Deputies are on a manhunt for two individuals believed to have slipped into the U.S. by way of Lake Ontario.

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6:39 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Ken-Ton voters approve new spending

Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools Superintendent Dawn Mirand.
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Kenmore-Tonawanda voters approved a series of major construction projects for the district, as it readies to close three buildings.

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6:30 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Border Patrol recruiting effort focused on women ends today

U.S Border Patrol Agents
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On December 1, the U.S. Border Patrol launched its first ever recruiting effort specifically targeting women. 


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6:17 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory for most of Western New York

Recent Lake Effect snow pile.
Credit WBFO News file photo

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Western New York.  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties.  WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with the National Weather Service  about what to expect over the next couple of days.


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4:59 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Senate Dems call for permanent special prosecutor in police death cases

State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins is among those calling for a special prosecutor in police death cases.

There are growing calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens that end in the death of the person.  Senate Democrats are the latest to ask for immediate action in the wake of the death of Eric Garner and other recent incidents.

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Local
5:34 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Electrical fire at ECC North

ECC North Campus.
Credit Photo from ECC Website.

An electrical fire at Erie Community College's North Campus in Amherst has closed the school for the day.  The blaze broke out after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning inside Bretscher Hall.  

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2:42 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Regional tourism agency moves to Lafayette Square

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown cut the ribbon on the new visitor center.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

Visit Buffalo Niagara, Western New York's primary tourism agency, opened its new downtown visitor center Tuesday, right in the heart of Lafayette Square.

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12:40 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Could municipal internet work in Buffalo?

Computer
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Faster internet access for everyone is the goal that two Western New Yorkers are trying to accomplish. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel spoke to the organizers of ‘Free the Web’ about the benefits of bringing municipal internet to the region.

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8:33 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday Morning

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Forecasters initially called for a Winter Weather Watch for tonight but have now changed that to a Winter Weather Advisory. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Thomas about what to expected weather-wise this week.

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Local
8:05 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Body cameras for police officers: A few things to consider

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We may soon see more police officers wearing body cameras in the wake of police actions being called into question in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.

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4:53 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Civil rights rally planned for Buffalo

Members of Concerned Clergy of WNY, on the steps of Buffalo City Hall call for a "peaceful protest" Saturday.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

Buffalo is joining other cities that will be holding a rally in conjunction with Saturday's March on Washington.

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2:07 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Schumer urges FAA, OMB to release drone regulations

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer calls for federal regulations on drones.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for immediate federal regulations for small drones. Schumer says he is urging the FAA and The Office of Management and Budget to expedite the release of rules for the unmanned aircrafts.

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10:17 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Ferguson resident, turned crusader, speaks in Buffalo

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The road between Ferguson, Missouri and Buffalo is getting a little more crowded. A protest rally was held Sunday night in a Connecticut Street bookstore.

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10:06 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Fort Erie mayor says Peace Bridge is understaffed

Credit File photo

The mayor of Fort Erie, Ontario is pushing for his end of the Peace Bridge to help move traffic.

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6:43 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Holiday tips for mailing your cards and packages

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'Tis the season to be sending Christmas cards and holiday gifts.  What's the easiest, quickest or least expensive way to get your mail where it's going? 

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Local
6:30 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Economic news: Consumer sentiment up, gas prices down

Past gasoline prices in the Buffalo region.
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In economic news, a couple of new surveys issued Monday indicate gas prices continue to fall while consumer sentiment is on the rise.


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10:57 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Friday's local protests against police brutality began on East Side

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The recent national stories about police brutality spurred a series of protests on Friday night.

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Architectural treasures get rediscovered
10:30 am
Sun December 7, 2014

7th Mass Mob to descend upon Holy Angels Church

Holy Angels Church
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Holy Angels church will be the scene of a Mass Mob Sunday.

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5:11 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Polar plunge almost canceled due to November storm

Woodlawn Beach being prepared for the Polar Plunge
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The November storm snow almost put a monkey-wrench into the 2014 Polar Plunge Saturday. Mountains of leaves and sticks coated Woodlawn Beach after the storm.

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Family-friendly events planned for weekend
10:50 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Chippewa District uses holiday to update image

Buffalo's Chippewa District
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A group of dedicated professionals is committing time and effort in bringing the best of the holidays to the Chippewa District.

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