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WBFO earned nine first-place awards at the New York State Associated Press Association awards banquet on Saturday – more than any other radio or television station in the state.

Buffalo police are investigating two shootings, one of them fatal.

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A book sale that raises money to benefit female students through scholarships is underway in Clarence. The American Association of University Women's annual project continues through the weekend.


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The assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators hockey franchise has been charged with a violation harassment count in relation to an alleged incident Thursday involving a 19-year-old male employee of the Westin in Buffalo.


Buffalo Preservation Board

The Buffalo Preservation Board on Thursday voted to recommend to the Common Council that the old and historic Concrete Central Elevator be designated as a landmark. The board also talked about making more visible the process for designating what everyone thought were landmarks as official city landmarks.

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One of Gates Circle’s newest neighbors on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo is pitching in to beautify the traffic circle. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Canterbury Woods, along with residents contributed a $5,000 donation to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for the circle. 

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The Food Bank of Western New York unveiled a brand new refrigerated truck that will now serve Cattaraugus County.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Food Bank is expanding its Direct Delivery Program. 

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For Mark Mistretta, Thursday is his first official day on his new job as Western District Director of New York State Parks. Mistretta takes the place of Mark Thomas, who has retired from the position he held since 2007.


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Niagara Street has changed a lot in recent years and will continue to change, according to experts speaking to a large crowd Wednesday night at the Rich Products Atrium on Niagara Street.

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For many residents of Buffalo's Fruit Belt, recent years have been a battle, trying to save the community against the all-enveloping Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and developers. The neighborhood now has new weapons to save an old community.

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An amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act could prevent Siemens from closing down their Wellsville plant. Representative Tom Reed and New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have been working together to save 250 skilled jobs from leaving the state.

Sheriff says deputies acted properly in jailhouse death

May 29, 2018
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York State Commission on Corrections and US Department of Justice are investigating the death of an inmate, two days after he attempted suicide inside the Erie County Holding Center.

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The Parent Network of Western New York will be launching a new effort to help families of individuals with disabilities. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has a preview on the "Guide & Connect" campaign that will be launched Wednesday.

WNY Land Conservancy

The Western New York Land Conservancy is looking for community input on how to best repurpose the abandoned DL&W rail corridor. The best way to do that? Talking to volunteers while completing short term projects.

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He is best known to most Americans as the developer of classic television shows including "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times." Before that, during World War II, Norman Lear was part of a B-17 crew that ran missions over Germany. What many may not know is his Buffalo connection and how the war influenced his TV career.


The winners of the 2018 Buffalo Marathon were from the region. Tim Chichester of Hornell was the top men's finisher with a time of 2:18:06. Laura Anderson of Rochester was the first woman to cross the finish line at 2:57:06.

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They're often called the "orphan population" at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center -- adolescent and young adult cancer patients. They often don't take advantage of the support services the center provides pediatric and older adult patients.

Jamestown Police

Jamestown Police say a body found earlier this week has been positively identified as missing person Sean Carpenter.

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Jewish Americans accounted for a higher percentage of the US military during World War II than the entire US population. On Sunday, May 27 at 9:30 p.m., WNED-TV will broadcast a documentary which celebrates the Jews who contributed to the war effort, specifically members of the US Army Air Corps.


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Students at a Catholic grade school in Williamsville are working to raise funds to help a community in Sudan in need of clean water. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says St. Gregory the Great School held a symbolic 'Walk for Safer Water' to kick-off their fundraising effort.  

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The list of activities at Canalside this summer includes a birthday bash for the popular waterfront destination this Memorial Day weekend.

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He was considered to be the last living connection to Fr. Nelson Baker. John Phillips of South Buffalo, who died last week at the age of 95, lived his formative years at the orphanage founded and operated by Baker. Phillips' recollections have been used by advocates as they work to have Baker canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.


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Buffalo's renaissance may attract new companies and jobs to the area. But employers will likely have a hard time finding local residents to fill those jobs. A new report shows city schools are failing to provide students with some key courses.

Max Kalnitz

In recent years, downtown Buffalo has become a housing hotspot for young professionals. High end housing and a myriad of food and entertainment options are causing more and more people to move closer to the city center each year. Specifically, Niagara Street has transformed from what some considered a rundown corridor to a destination.


James W. Cannan Funeral Home

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Dan Fitzgibbons, the Erie County deputy commisssioner of buildings and grounds whose body was found Monday morning in Cattaraugus Creek near Springville.

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The move of University at Buffalo's medical school into a new facility to downtown Buffalo created a major vacancy at the university's South Campus. Officials have been preparing for the shift and this summer they will kick off a major phase of a campus revitalization plan. The public gets a chance to review the details at a forum at 5:30 tonight at  114 Wende Hall.


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What are the consequences of a school shooting? How should we react to an active shooter? Is there a way to spot a shooter before it happens? These are some of the questions students of the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School asked local leaders Tuesday at the “Stop The Killing” school gun violence forum.

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Admitting it's a tough year for the city's finances, the Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to approve a budget that includes the first property tax hike under the Brown Administration.


There’s a new company that will operate Darien Lake theme park in  Genesee County and it’s a familiar name.

Late Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the lease rights to operate five amusement parks including Darien Lake.

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New York state's current system for handing out Historic Tax Credits excludes more than 1,300 otherwise eligible homes in Buffalo. Assemblyman Sean Ryan says, it's an error that needs to be fixed.


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