Virginia

A transgender woman has won a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates. Danica Roem defeated an incumbent who had sponsored a bill earlier this year that would have restricted which bathroom transgender people could use.

It's the first time someone who's said they were transgender has been elected to a state legislature.

Roem, a Democrat, decisively defeated Republican Del. Bob Marshall in a Northern Virginia district near Washington, D.C. Marshall had held the seat since 1992 and had been a prominent religious conservative in Virginia politics.

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The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York condemns the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke the leader of the organization who is calling on Western New Yorkers to stand together against racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry.  

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There’s good news for Western New Yorkers traveling south – the self-proclaimed “Home of the Original Chicken Wing” is taking its brand to new places.

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A Western New York woman was killed in Florida Thursday morning.

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A group of protestors gathered outside of a McDonald's restaurant in Williamsville Friday, protesting low wages paid to their employees.