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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are using robot smoking machines from back in the days for a new use.

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Before the Buffalo Bills open their exhibition season this summer, Erie County will be putting around $3 million into a series of projects in Orchard Park, particularly a new playing surface for the stadium.

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Separate incidents involving two members of the Town of Tonawanda police SWAT team have led to the indefinite suspension of that team by town police officials.

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The Buffalo school board is expanding an alliance of parent groups which represent parents and kids to the school system.


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Two aging buildings at Sycamore and Michigan are coming before the city Preservation Board. Supporters seek landmark status for the structures as they work to expand on the connection to the city's African-American heritage.


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As the Boulevard Mall continues to depreciate in value, Amherst officials are pitching the location to prospective buyers and will put the property on the auction block this spring. Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa acknowledges the property faces challenges, but he also sees possibilities for  Amherst as the town moves into the future.


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History made within the Buffalo Fire Department is being recognized. It now has its first-ever African-American female Lieutenant.

Food deserts are still a problem for certain areas on Buffalo’s East Side and Niagara Falls. Alexander Wright, co-founder of two new soon to open African Heritage Food Co-op’s, is looking to make a larger impact. WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports.

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During Black History Month Buffalo's Uncrowned Queens has been calling on community members to help preserve stories for generations to come.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the organization is celebrating its 20th year.


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Social isolation happens in many schools across the nation, including Niagara Falls. In an attempt to foster a better culture, Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie, staff and students participated in a national movement last Friday called "No One Eats Alone Day."

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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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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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Students with special needs are receiving a boost as they seek higher education or a post-secondary program. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the program is called Accessible Academics

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Amazon announced Thursday it is pulling its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, citing opposition by some state and local politicians.

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More victims of sexual abuse will get a chance to tell their story, perhaps to a jury, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law Thursday.

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Erie County lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21.

A Buffalo restaurant owner has been sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion and employing unauthorized workers.

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Wegmans again has achieved a top ranking in the annual Fortune Magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.

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Erie County businesses have a new way to finance environmental improvements, under legislation approved Thursday by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

Jewish Repertory Theatre

There is a continuum from the shocking British 1990's "In Your Face" style to didactic morality plays, such as TALES OF THE DRIVEN currently at Subversive, to theater that teaches, such as A HOME WITHOUT A HOUSE presented (free) next week by Planned Parenthood, to love stories with a message of acceptance, such as TALLEY'S FOLLY at Jewish Rep.

Thursday marks the year anniversary of the Parkland shooting. Several lawmakers have suggested increasing security to combat the threat of future school shootings. WBFO's Nick Lippa spoke with Jeremy Finn, a professor in UB’s Graduate School of Education, who has studied the impact of school security.

Following word by Amazon that it was pulling the plug on its planned headquarters in the New York City area, reactions were quick including concerns by some that the resistance by many downstate leaders will further an image that all of New York State is an unfriendly environment in which to pursue new business opportunities.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the Child Victims Act, which gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse more access to pursue their abusers in court.

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