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'Blitzing' potholes and taking street names, Buffalo road crews are out working this weekend

Buffalo DPW crews have been out and about today filling potholes as part of their first 'pothole blitz' of 2019. Nine crews are working throughout Buffalo.

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The dog who was found in a garbage tote by Buffalo Sanitation workers nearly a month ago is now dead. According to the Erie County SPCA, Charlie the dog was euthanized Friday due to his health and aggressive behavior he displayed earlier in the week. 

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Buffalo DPW crews have been out and about today filling potholes as part of their first 'pothole blitz' of 2019. Nine crews are working throughout Buffalo.

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There's an online petition to stop Bishop Richard Malone from marching in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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The news broke Friday morning that the City of Buffalo found a buyer for its former police headquarters. That was just the first of two announcements to come regarding Douglas Jemal. It was also revealed he's loaning the city $10 million to expedite work to restore auto traffic along a block of Main Street where his other big property stands.

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A McKinley High School teacher, injured in a student assault last month, is being transferred to Leonardo da Vinci High School in Buffalo. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the leader of Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is crying foul.

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Using the recent blizzard as an example of how the people of Buffalo came together, Mayor Byron Brown urged citizens to continue lifting each other up as he presented his 2019 State of the City address.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The decision grants the administration's request for an immediate review of a lower court's ruling that stopped plans for the question. A hearing is expected to be held in April.

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A state Supreme Court judge on Friday ruled two teenage students cannot attend Orchard Park schools without updated vaccines.

It was the fish’s failures as an invasive species, perhaps more than its successes, that first drew Sunči Avlijaš to studying tench.

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta describes her Grammy win as "exciting" and "unexpected." WBFO senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Falletta won for her conducting work with the London Symphony Orchestra and American composer Kenneth Fuchs.

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And, finally, today, even as we've learned of yet another deadly mass shooting in our country, this time in Illinois, we are still remembering the tragedy in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen students and staff members were killed and another 17 were wounded one year ago. Annabel Claprood was a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School then. She survived the events of last February 14 but struggles to overcome the trauma. Jessica Bakeman of member station WLRN spent time with Annabel over the last year and brings us her journey through the seasons.

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And, finally, today, even as we've learned of yet another deadly mass shooting in our country, this time in Illinois, we are still remembering the tragedy in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen students and staff members were killed and another 17 were wounded one year ago. Annabel Claprood was a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School then. She survived the events of last February 14 but struggles to overcome the trauma. Jessica Bakeman of member station WLRN spent time with Annabel over the last year and brings us her journey through the seasons.

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And, finally, today, even as we've learned of yet another deadly mass shooting in our country, this time in Illinois, we are still remembering the tragedy in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen students and staff members were killed and another 17 were wounded one year ago. Annabel Claprood was a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School then. She survived the events of last February 14 but struggles to overcome the trauma. Jessica Bakeman of member station WLRN spent time with Annabel over the last year and brings us her journey through the seasons.

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