Chris Caya

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Corporate training for employees can be dull and tedious. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, an entreprenuer based at the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has developed a new way to train workers. 


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A new trade school has opened its doors near the former Central Park Plaza, on Buffalo's East Side.

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Habitat for Humanity is planning to increase the number of affordable homes it builds in the City of Buffalo.

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The owner of thousands of apartments across Western New York has been indicted in a major fraud scheme.

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With the level of Lake Ontario expected to keep rising, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is declaring a State of Emergency for lakeside communities. Cuomo made the announcement at the Newfane Marina in Olcott Monday.

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Tesla says it has hired more workers than required under a deal with New York state. To reach its goal, the company has started making more than just solar roofs at its Gigafactory 2 in South Buffalo.

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Online shoppers are getting ripped off and its hurting the economy and workers, according to a new report issued Tuesday by the Better Business Bureau.


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New York state officially kicked off the competition for alternatives to the Buffalo Skyway on Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is inviting urban planners, architects, community groups, and others to submit their ideas.

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Despite the Do Not Call Registry, Sen. Charles Schumer says local residents have received more than 200 million robocalls since Jan. 1.

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Buffalo's historic Central Terminal is moving closer to becoming a year-round destination after state awarded a $5 million grant for a signficant project. 


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Habitat for Humanity Buffalo is busy hosting its third annual Women Build Week. This year's project list includes renovating one older house and constructing two new homes. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports dozens of women are volunteering their time and their talent. 

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Pay raises could be on the way for Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, School Board members and other city officials.


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Officials in Niagara and Orleans Counties are closely monitoring the rising level of Lake Ontario. If there is flooding the counties may declare states of emergency.

The Maid of the Mist is going electric. The company that runs the popular Niagara Falls boat tour is replacing its diesel-powered boats with two new zero-emission, battery-powered vessels.

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The highly-anticipated opening of a new children's museum at Buffalo's Canalside is only weeks away.

Several local school districts are getting a failing grade for the poor way in which they communicate with the public.  


Local entrepreneurs have a new way to seek financing for their business.

Manufacturers have plenty of jobs to fill, but a new report finds there is a number of challenges in hiring qualified workers.


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State grants have been awarded to help protect farmland and other natural resources across New York. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the recipients include the Western New York Land Conservancy.

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The latest New York State Labor Department figures put the Buffalo area's jobless rate at 4.5% in March, its lowest level in nearly 30 years. With workers harder to find and a push on to legalize marijuana in New York, some employers may stop drug testing in order to fill open positions.

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Dyngus Day festivities on Monday included Buffalo's Best Kielbasa Contest at the Broadway Market.

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Many Erie County employees got an unexpected day off Monday when a major water break forced the closing of the Rath Building.

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Ellicott Development has officially opened its newest property in downtown Buffalo. It's a unique mixed-use building in the heart of the Theater District.


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A new facility to help homeless men get back on their feet is moving closer to reality at Tupper and Oak streets in downtown Buffalo.


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Along with suspending the official activities of all University at Buffalo fraternities and sororities, a committee is being formed to review Greek life at the university.

To help meet the growing demand for high-tech workers, Trocaire College is launching new academic programs and building state-of-the-art classroom space.


The latest designs for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's planned expansion were unveiled Thursday. The museum will close for an extended period of time once construction begins later this year.

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An arson bug struck several times overnight in Buffalo's Elmwood Village.


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The IRS Commissioner has until Wednesday to comply with a request to turn over President Trump's tax returns. The request was made by the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee - which Congressman Brian Higgins sits on. With more here's WBFO's 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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