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Indictment unsealed against Buffalo man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A federal indictment against 35-year-old Thomas Sibick was unsealed Friday, revealing more charges against him in connection with the violent invasion of the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

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Theater Talk: Shea's Broadway Partner-Producer Albert Nocciolino answers questions

Shea’s Performing Arts Center Broadway Season Partner-Producer Albert Nocciolino and Shea's President Michael G. Murphy announced Shea's new Broadway season dates, starting with Disney's FROZEN on September 10. We had questions. Al Nocciolino had answers.

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An 18-year-old woman is dead and an 18-year-old man is in custody after what police say was an apparent homicide.

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The Local Initiatives Support Corporation held its annual community development awards via Zoom. The honors seek to recognize organizations and individuals in their efforts to better the area through action. 

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Penguins: you might know them as a sweet little animal with a cute waddle. But did you know they’re threatened? It’s not for a reason you’d expect. The good news is, this weekend you have a chance to meet and help some penguins, right here in Western New York. 

On Sunday, a walk will be held to connect Niagara Falls residents to nature, their community and each other. The intent is to have people show up, walk together (socially-distant), and heal together after a year of the pandemic.

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A federal indictment against 35-year-old Thomas Sibick was unsealed Friday, revealing more charges against him in connection with the violent invasion of the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared in Buffalo Friday, during which he signed legislation requiring internet providers offer $15-per-month online service to qualified low-income households.

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The voting process has changed enormously in recent years and particularly in these COVID times, with the tens of millions of absentee ballots cast nationally in last year’s presidential election. Albany controls what’s in the state Election Law and could change it again this year, with more time in the legislative session.

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Buffalo Public Schools are in the final stages of preparing a budget for next year to go to the School Board, possibly on Wednesday. For most recent years, it was a spending plan built around not enough money for too many needs, despite the best efforts of the school system. This year is much different.

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New York state leaders say an agreement has been reached concerning the decommissioning and cleanup of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the lower Hudson Valley.

COVID vaccine pop-up sites coming to NY farms

Apr 16, 2021
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New York farm workers are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state and local health departments are coordinating pop-up clinics at farms to bring the vaccines directly to farm workers.

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For Denver-based flight attendant Ken Kyle, getting a coronavirus vaccine was as convenient as pulling up to the place he knows so well.

"It was great to be able to be vaccinated at the airport," Kyle says, quipping: "You know where you're going."

Kyle is one of a growing number of workers who are benefitting from a strong push by some companies to provide shots at employment sites, all in coordination with local and state health authorities.

Back in December, I spent what felt like every moment agonizing over whether or not I should get vaccinated against COVID-19.

I was early in my second trimester of pregnancy, and I'm also a family physician, which meant I was eligible to get my shot as soon as the vaccines were authorized for use in the U.S.

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For years, she thought of herself as one of the quiet ones, hardworking and well-prepared, caring but stoic and self-contained, formed in the image of the Japanese American women who raised her. But Mazie Hirono will no longer be quiet.

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Invisible Army: Caregivers on the Front Lines

A new media initiative aims to shed light on caregivers for older adults and investigate potential solutions to their challenges.

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Heritage Moments: Frank Grant, the Buffalo Bisons and the drawing of baseball’s color line

The chronicle of baseball’s color line usually focuses on the triumphant story of its breaking by Jackie Robinson in the 1940s. Rarely told is the bitter story of how the color line was established, way back in the 1880s — in places like Buffalo, at the expense of black men like Frank Grant , the star second baseman of the Buffalo Bisons.

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