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Armed man kept authorities at bay for 4 hours
10:51 am
Sun February 8, 2015

Man in Attica standoff identified

Genesee County Jail
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The man involved in a tense standoff in Attica on Friday night has been identified.

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Offensive guard has troubled past
10:19 am
Sun February 8, 2015

Bills plan to bring back Incognito

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The Buffalo Bills have announced that they have reached an agreement in principle with veteran offensive guard Richie Incognito.

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TransitDrive-in owner began effort on Saturday
10:07 am
Sun February 8, 2015

Local drive-in owner walking 1000 miles to save theaters

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The owner of the Transit Drive-In is taking extreme measures in an effort to preserve this truly American form of entertainment.

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Local
3:50 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Lawmaker seeks change to abuse statute

The abuse cases of Vanessa DeRosa and Tino Flores have caught the attention of Sen. Marc Panepinto, who is seeking a change in the statute of limitations law.
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Efforts are being made to repeal New York State's statue of limitations in response to claims recently brought forward by two victims of child sexual abuse.

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Local
9:47 am
Fri February 6, 2015

After reforms, CPS caseloads cut in half in Erie County

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
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Reforms to Erie County's Child Protective Services have resulted in significantly lower caseloads, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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Local
9:04 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Blowing snow causing difficult conditions

Difficult driving conditions in the city of Buffalo Friday morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Snow and blowing snow is making driving conditions difficult across the region Friday morning.  The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement noting the blowing snow will continue to impact the area.  

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Local
8:04 am
Fri February 6, 2015

UB Water Lens to be featured on CBS show

A U.B. student works on the water lens project
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The University at Buffalo will be getting some national exposure this weekend when the CBS show "Innovation Nation" shares stories of the world's greatest inventions and highlights new innovative work.

WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with UB Professor James Jensen about the University's part in the show.

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Local
4:54 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Two Albany corruption cases come to a conclusion

Two sexual harassment victims of former Assemblyman Vito Lopez have settled their case and will receive  $580,000 in restitution. It was one of two lingering corruption cases which came to resolution in Albany Thursday.

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Local
9:02 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Buffalo Auto Show opens today

Polaris Slingshot at the Buffalo Auto Show
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The Buffalo Auto Show runs today through Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  The annual event draws thousands to downtown Buffalo.  WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with organizers about the show - and some new elements this year.

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FTI opens state-of-the-art training wing
6:01 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Finishing Trades Institute opens state-of-the-art training wing

Business Manager Mark Stevens explains the uses of a steel bridge structure to Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul
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Hands-on opportunities await future skilled trade workers at a state-of-the-art facility in Cheektowaga.

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Local
6:58 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Obituary: Ray Marks, former Buffalo newsman

Ray Marks, former Buffalo broadcaster.
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Veteran Buffalo radio newsman Ray Marks (Markiewicz) has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.  His friends say Ray died at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where he was being treated as he continued his recovery from a bone marrow transplant.

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Local
11:10 am
Wed February 4, 2015

City imposes e-cigarette restrictions

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"Vaping" is now banned in the same places tobacco smoking is banned in the City of Buffalo. The new law, passed by the Common Council on Tuesday, was quickly signed by Mayor Byron Brown.

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Local
8:06 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory; Slippery road conditions

The Kennsington Expressway (33) this morning
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There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect across Western New York until 4 a.m. on Thursday.

WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist John Hitchcock early this morning about what to expect.

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Local
6:45 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Making a Difference: Buffalo woman guides teen girls in need

Sister Janet DiPasquale provides support to young girls in need of support.
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Throughout February WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to lend a helping hand.

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Local
6:00 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Thruway official 'shocked' at call girl investigation

Acting chair of the New York State Thruway Authority, Donna Luh, says she was never made aware of an investigation of high-level Thruway officials by the State Inspector General.

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Local
4:42 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory issued for WNY

After a cold, dry Tuesday, area drivers should be prepared to deal with difficult conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through 4 a.m. Thursday.

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Local
3:29 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Cuomo pushes ethics reform in Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking to reporters after presenting his "Opportunity Agenda" to invited guests at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

During a stop on the Buffalo State College campus Tuesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his 2015 agenda.

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Local
9:02 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Housing outlook improves on Buffalo's West Side

West side housing.
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Not only is the West Side of Buffalo  a hot market for house purchases, it's getting some market-rate housing. 

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Local
6:15 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Jury selection proving difficult in Corasanti civil trial

Dr. James Corasanti
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Jury selection in the civil trial of Dr. James Corasanti may be a difficult process. 


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Local
4:35 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Officials revise school closing procedures following Monday storm

Upon review, city officials believe schools should have been closed during Monday morning's heavy snowfall.
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The Buffalo Public Schools have a new process in place for deciding when to close schools. Heavy snowfall Monday morning made it difficult for school busses to navigate side streets.

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Local
4:30 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Carl Heastie expected to take over as Assembly Speaker

Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie will be New York's next Assembly Speaker.
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The State Assembly is poised to elect Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie as the next Speaker, as Sheldon Silver resigns in disgrace over serious corruption charges.

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Aviation safety
2:51 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

'Miracle' pilot joins Flight 3407 families' fight for aviation safety

Captail Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger vows support for Flight 3407 families fighting air safety.
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The pilot who managed to safely land an airplane years ago on the Hudson River is now joining continuing fight over airline safety with the Families of Flight 3407.

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Local
8:33 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Super Bowl ads: Which ones caught your eye?

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There will be lots of talk about Super Bowl Commercials today. WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with Matt Low from the advertising agency of Crowley Webb and the Ad Club of Buffalo for his expert insight on the big game's ads.

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Local
6:27 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Improvements planned at Williamsville toll barrier

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa
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Long-debated plans to make improvements at the Thruway's traffic-clogged Williamsville toll barrier are expected to move forward in  the near future.

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Making a Difference
6:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Making a Difference: Lancaster boy pays it forward

Greg Kowal with his mom, Lisa, work on Make-a-Wish Stars
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Throughout February, WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to lend a helping hand.

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Local
5:45 am
Mon February 2, 2015

School Closings for Monday, February 2, 2015

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The following schools are closed or delayed on Monday, February 2, 2015:

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5:30 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Winter Storm Warning for Western New York

Wintry weather in downtown Buffalo & metro Buffalo Monday morning.
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The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for most of Western New York. That warning extends to 7 p.m. for Niagara and Orleans counties.

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Local
4:51 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Silver's days as Assembly Speaker ends Monday

Sheldon Silver's 21 years as the leader of the New York State Assembly are coming to a close. The Manhattan Democrat will resign late Monday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

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4:46 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Corasanti heads back to court today

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Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for a civil suit against Dr. James Corasanti, who previously served jail time for the drunken driving death of a skateboarder. 

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Have a plan for drinking or driving for Super Bowl
11:40 am
Sun February 1, 2015

Have a plan for drinking or driving on Super Bowl Sunday

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On Super Bowl Sunday, most people have already chosen which side they’re rooting for. But one organization is encouraging fans to choose which side they will pick when it comes to drinking or driving.

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