Chris Caya

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Buffalo's popular Allentown Art Festival is just two months away and this year, crowds and vendors will be dealing the reconstruction of Allen Street.

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The Broadway Market's Easter Shopping Season is now officially underway. And as WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the City of Buffalo is investing in some new amenities.

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The new pot of state funding for revitalizing Buffalo's East Side includes millions of dollars for the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor.


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The renaissance of Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood is continuing. After sitting vacant more than 40 years, the former Altantic and Pacific Tea Company building has reopened as the AP Lofts at Larkinville.

A local developer has won the bidding war for the faltering Boulevard Mall.


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Amigone Funeral Home is headed back to State Sumpreme Court, in downtown Buffalo, Friday. People living feet away from the company's crematory, on Sheridan Drive, in Tonawanda, are suing to shut the operation down. The neighbors say foul and toxic emissions from the crematory are ruining their quality of life and their health.

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The first ever arrest for violating the public health law has been made in Erie County. A Buffalo landlord has been charged after allegedly renting a home with high lead levels.


Members of the region's congressional delegation are split over the
Attorney General's summary of the Mueller investigation.  As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the divide is along party lines.

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The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at the University at Buffalo has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from The National Institutes of Health to continue Krabbe Disease research.

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Improvements are on the way for a popular Olmsted Park, in the city of Buffalo. The project is part of the state's recently announced $50 million investment throughout the East Side. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya.

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The Buffalo Museum of Science will be marking its 90th anniversary this year by restoring a key section of its historic building overlooking the Kensington Expressway. 

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Erie County and Niagara County both moved up one notch in the latest County Health Rankings.

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The legalization of recreational marijuana is up in the air in Albany. Advocates and opponents in the state legislature are running out of time to hash out a deal before the March 31st budget deadline. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports - plans for building a high-tech cannabis campus on the Buffalo waterfront are still moving forward.


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A new initiative is underway to help reduce poverty in the city of Buffalo. The state is providing $1.4 million to launch THRIVE Buffalo.

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Proposals were due this week for developing the DL&W Terminal, behind the Key Bank Center, in downtown Buffalo. The ground floor serves as the maintenance shop for the NFTA's Metro Rail system.


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A new case of Hepatitis A has been confirmed by the Erie County Health Department. The case is tied to a restaurant worker at Destiny's on Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo.

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Millions of dollars to revitalize Buffalo's East Side are on the way from Albany.


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Several local institutions and local governments are teaming up to reduce the effects of climate change. As WBFO's Chris Caya the partners are planning to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels. 

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Work is nearing completion on the new Explore & More children's museum at Canalside. With a newly-approved exterior decoration, it should be easy for visitors to find.


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A coalition of business leaders is calling on Albany to reform the state's Scaffold Law.

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A new regional charter has been signed by the Town of Tonawanda, the city of Tonawanda and the city of North Tonawanda.

Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens says the agreement will help with the long-term development of the trails and greenspace along the waterfront shared by the municipalities. 

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Operators of mobile food markets from across the nation are in downtown Buffalo for a two-day summit.

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster delivered his final State of the City address Monday, looking back on the accomplishments of his administration while offering signs of hope for the next mayor and the students in his audience.

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Making Buffalo Home is a WNED|WBFO multi-year project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are having in our community. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a local company is not only employing refugees, it's also helping them learn English.


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A federal judge in Buffalo has handed down lengthy prison sentences to two biker gang members involved in a double murder.

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A Niagara County woman, who alleges being sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest when she was a teenager is suing the Diocese of Buffalo. It is believed to be the first suit of its kind, locally, since the state's Child Victims Act was signed into law earlier this month.

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Nearly three-dozen people facing low-level marijuana crimes have had the charges against them dismissed. The move comes at the request of Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.


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The University at Buffalo opened its new medical school on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, downtown, last year. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports the school is doing much more than training the next generation of physicians and healthcare providers.


Local party leaders will be in New Hampshire this week for the unofficial kick-off for Democratic presidential campaigns.


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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says a Grand Island woman who stole more than $110,000 from a town senior center will probably never pay it back.

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