Michael "Mickey" Kearns

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Saying both sides have more in common than what separates them, Erie County Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy on Wednesday morning announced his party's endorsement of Michael Kearns, a registered Democrat, as their candidate for Erie County Clerk.

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Following a recent violent incident at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, as well as the acquisition of documents reporting dozens of deaths there over a three-year span, State Assemblyman Michael Kearns is asking the local acting U.S. Attorney to look more closely.


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The assault on a nurse at Buffalo Psychiatric Center Saturday afternoon has added new fuel to the debate over plans to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca. That plan, which would transfer young patients to the Forest Avenue facility, continues to draw fervent local opposition.


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With less than two weeks remaining before New York State's April 1 budget deadline, state lawmakers are busy in Albany working towards an agreement. WBFO spoke with two local representatives to find out what's still unresolved.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has apologized to a man who reportedly was left waiting for a paratransit vehicle for more than an hour after a scheduled pickup. A state lawmaker whose office assisted the individual wants to meet with NFTA officials to prevent it from happening again.


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Some local state lawmakers want the public to help bring Uber and Lyft to Buffalo and all of upstate.

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Under a new state law that takes effect Tuesday residents are encouraged to report zombie properties. And people facing foreclosure are encouraged to stay in their homes.


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Five days after the start of the massive fire at the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, the State Department of Environmental Conservation has posted initial air quality test results. Assemblyman Michael Kearns is pleased with the initial follow-through on promises of transparency, but is calling for a public hearing to go deeper into residents’ concerns.


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The sentence handed down Tuesday to former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver drew quick reactions by two local lawmakers, both of whom called for a serious effort to reform ethics in Albany.


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Advocates are once again blasting Albany over its plan to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center.

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Assemblyman Michael Kearns says some lenders have agreed to meet with the community to discuss issues with foreclosed homes.