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9:43 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Kennedy calls out Verizon over city service

State Senator Tim Kennedy says Verizon needs to expand its high-speed FiOS service within Buffalo.

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8:48 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Demand rising for Allentown housing

As growth continues at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, housing demand is surging in Allentown.
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With thousands more workers anticipated for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the real estate market is booming in the adjacent Allentown neighborhood.

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7:40 am
Mon February 17, 2014

National group revives Skyway demolition conversation

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The Congress for New Urbanism picked the Skyway out of nominations from more than 50 cities for its list of  "urban highways most in need of being removed."

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Local military man suffers accidental death
11:02 am
Sun February 16, 2014

Soldier's remains return to region

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A military member hailing from Tonawanda made a quiet return home on Saturday.

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Second bank heist in town in two days
10:48 am
Sun February 16, 2014

Female thief strikes OP bank

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For the second time in two days, a bank in Orchard Park has been robbed.

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Car struck tree; victims identity withheld
10:36 am
Sun February 16, 2014

Evans teen killed in crash

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Town of Evans Police are investigating a deadly auto accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon.

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12:42 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

CSEA workers reject fourth contract with Erie County

Members of the CSEA Local 815 have rejected another tentative contract negotiated with Erie County.

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8:53 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Comcast commits to preserving local Time Warner jobs, call center

The former Sheehan Memorial Hospital will still be the site of a planned call center.
Credit File photo

Following news of its intention to purchase Time Warner Cable, Comcast says it will preserve all roughly 1,000 jobs in Western New York and move forward with a planned call center in the City of Buffalo.

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8:52 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Support grows for minimum wage hike for cities

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The idea of allowing cities to set their own minimum wage has support from the head of the state’s black and Hispanic caucus, but the plan faces obstacles elsewhere.

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Local
2:29 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Revelation of injuries in Tonawanda Coke blast stirring anger

Tonawanda Coke, River Road, Tonawanda, NY.
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Rep. Brian Higgins says he is outraged after learning that three workers at Tonawanda Coke were injured in a January 31 explosion, contrary to what the company initially reported.

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Local
2:28 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Washington and Ottawa reach tax deal

Washington and Ottawa have signed a deal that means Canadian banks won't have to report on their American customers to the I-R-S.  But that doesn't let those American customers living north of the border, off the hook.  The deal means Canada's Revenue agency will collect the information, and then pass it on to its U-S counterparts.  And that's not sitting well with many.  

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9:46 am
Thu February 13, 2014

15-year-old student charged with making school bomb threat

Niagara-Wheatfield High School

A 15-year-old Niagara Falls High School student was arrested on a felony charge Wednesday for making bomb threat phone calls to his high school and Niagara-Wheatfield High School, which led to evacuations and lockdowns.

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8:58 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Plans developing to connect neighborhoods with medical campus

Big changes may be on the way as City Hall tries to better connect the Fruit Belt, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Allentown. The subject was the topic of discussion at a Wednesday night meeting.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

On 5th anniversary, some 3407 families ready to turn the page

Flight 3407 family members.
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The Families of Continental Flight 3407 invited Western New Yorkers to join them in Clarence Center Wednesday  night as they mark the fifth anniversary of the 2009 crash that claimed 51 lives.

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Local
1:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Wallenda taking up summer residency at Darien Lake

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The "King of the High Wire" is returning to Western New York this summer for an extended stay.

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Local
9:47 am
Wed February 12, 2014

'Mayhem' expected for long-awaited opening of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Today marks perhaps the most highly-anticipated restaurant opening in Buffalo history as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opens its doors on Franklin Street downtown.

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9:23 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Severe cold sends homeless seeking shelter

All 50 cots were filled last night at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy.
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As the cold winter drags on in Buffalo, a toll is taken on the area's homeless and those who try to provide relief to the growing numbers. With Tuesday night expected to be among the coldest of the season, the sleeping room was packed in St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on the city's East Side.

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8:57 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Cuomo, NYC mayor at odds over taxation issue

The debate over universal pre kindergarten shows no signs of slowing down at the Capitol. The Democratic Mayor of New York City is not backing down from his plan to tax the wealthy to pay for pre-K, but that plan is expected to be blocked by Albany.

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4:36 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

New FBI director calls cyberspace the new battleground

New FBI Director James Comey
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The new director of the FBI says cybercrime is the issue of the day, in the wake of tens of millions of people having their financial information stolen while making credit card purchases.

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9:54 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Contracts awarded for development at former Aud site

An artist rendering of the South Aud Block
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Another piece of Canalside is going to final design, after a vote Monday by the board of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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Local
9:32 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Child Protective Services will deploy workers at local hospitals

With statistics indicating that a majority of child abuse cases are reported from three area hospitals, Child Protective Services is moving into those facilities to allow for quicker investigations.

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9:02 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Cuomo committee to explore new Bills stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium opened in 1973 and is one of the oldest facilities in the NFL.
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As the $130 million rehab of Ralph Wilson Stadium continues, Governor Cuomo is moving toward starting a long-planned study of a new home for the Buffalo Bills.

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4:41 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Former Kenmore East student found dead in Army barracks

Specialist Ian Patrick Morgan

A former student at Kenmore East High School was found dead Sunday morning near his Army barracks at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. 

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9:22 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Bomb threat disrupts school in two Niagara County districts

Outside Niagara Wheatfield where students were evacuated Monday morning.
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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

A bomb threat disrupted classes at Niagara Falls High School and in the Niagara Wheatfield School District yesterday. Students in Niagara Falls sheltered in place, while Niagara Wheatfield bused its students to a nearby shelter site.

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9:20 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Students study in new tea café

Argo Tea cafe opened in the Butler Library at SUNY Buffalo State.
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Buffalo State students are celebrating a brand new place to sip tea and other specialty drinks. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, an Argo Tea cafe opened in the Butler Library giving students a new area to catch up with friends or study on campus.

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9:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Council urges more visible markings on city police cars

Common Council members want the Buffalo Police Department to make sure there are visible numbers on the sides of all patrol cars, not just on top for airplanes and helicopters

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9:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Supporters push GMO labeling bill

Green apple.
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Sponsors of a bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, or GMOs, say they hope they have better luck this year advancing the legislation, after it died in committee late last session.

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8:58 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Legislators set to review Cuomo tax proposals

Governor Cuomo’s tax commissioner is set to testify before a legislative budget hearing Monday morning, and he’s expected to get plenty of questions about a plan to freeze property taxes and cut some income taxes.

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7:47 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Body found in Amherst fire

Investigators say the remains of a body were found in the debris of an early Sunday morning fire in Amherst.

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Snowfall amount already reaching historical levels
11:18 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Buffalo winter measured against extremes

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Snowfall totals in the Western New York region have been above average for the winter season thus far, but Buffalo is finding itself way ahead of other major cities.

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