Chris Caya

Reporter (Lead reporter for WBFO Business & Economy Desk)

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

There has been a change to Buffalo's landscape along Elmwood Avenue in front of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The museum's set to close in less than two months for a major expansion project. And as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, the prep work includes moving a highly visible artwork. 


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Farmers across the region may soon find a new opportunity in the growing craft beverage industry. An effort is underway to establish New York state as the leader in hop production and processing.


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An annual fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness is expanding. Western New York Vision Walk is now known as WNY VisionFest.

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Racist flyers found strewn along some side streets in Cheektowaga has led to one man being issued a summons.


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Downtown Buffalo's growing tech hub has landed a new tenant. M&T Bank recently announced plans to create 1,000 new technology jobs at Seneca One, the region's tallest building. Now, 43North is following the bank's lead.


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UNYTS now has a new name. The local organ, eye, tissue and blood donor network is now known as ConnectLife. CEO Mark Simon says people knew the name UNYTS, but didn't understand all of the services the organization provides. 

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Motorists who travel a busy a section of Niagara Falls Boulevard, in Amherst, will soon have an easier time navigating after dark.


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The Buffalo Public School District is moving ahead with plans to provide free internet access to thousands of students after the school day ends.


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The first ever Flutterby Festival is being held in Buffalo's Elmwood Village on Saturday. Organizers say the event will transform two miles of Elmwood Avenue into what they're calling an "eco-corridor."


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A Buffalo man faces multiple charges for allegedly intentionally driving his vehicle into the entrance of a Chippewa Street bar.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says motorists on the New York State Thruway "deserve better."

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Buffalo-based ACV Auctions continues growing four years after winning $1 million in the 43North business plan competition. The company is adding a new tool to its popular app that could spur further growth.


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The city of Lockport's business district is getting a shot in the arm from Albany. The state is awarding the city $10 million for several downtown revitalization projects.

Consumers may be shelling out more money for a range of products in the coming months. Many companies are considering raising prices to offset the cost of proposed new tariffs with China.


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Tesla's latest earnings report barely mentions the company's South Buffalo solar factory.

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A judge tossed out some charges, Wednesday, against nine people arrested in downtown Buffalo for protesting detention camps on the southern border.


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General Motors has chosen its Tonawanda engine plant to build the next generation V-8 for the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.


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The U.S. flag was first planted on the Moon 50 years ago Saturday, July 20. And as WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the crew of Apollo 11 went out of their way to thank all of the American workers who made their historic journey possible.


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Inventions made within view of the Niagara Falls Airport not only helped the Apollo 11 astronauts land on the moon 50 years ago - but they also played a vital role in bringing the astronauts home. WBFO's Chris Caya has more on what some call the region's most important contributions to the Apollo program.

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The 50th Anniversary of the first Moon landing is coming up Saturday, July 20. WBFO's Chris Caya is taking a look at some of the local companies that played critical roles in the success of the Apollo program.


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A high school student shot and killed early Saturday morning was remembered during a brief prayer service in South Buffalo this morning.


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Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon landing. All this week, WBFO is taking a look at some of the local companies that played critical roles in the success of the Apollo program.


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Sen. Charles Schumer says M&T Bank's plan to create 1,000 new jobs in downtown Buffalo may help complete the Cars on Main Street project.


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A visit by a fleet of a dozen tall ships to the Buffalo waterfront over the holiday weekend was a huge hit. Buffalo Police estimate 125,000 people attended the Port of Call event.

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With little progress being made, in Washington D.C., on how to pay for fixing the nation's crumbling infrastructure - the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - which bills itself as the world's largest business organization - is traveling the nation pushing a solution. WBFO's Chris Caya has an overview with the Chamber's Vice President of Transportation and Infrastructure Ed Mortimer.

  

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Local opposition against building offshore wind farms on Lake Erie is growing. Members of the Erie County Legislature are slated to take up the issue Thursday.

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The Sabres' first-round NHL draft picks are in Buffalo for their first development camp.

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The first phase of reconstructing Allen Street, in Buffalo, is moving along on schedule. But before the next step in the project is taken - engineers are asking for the public's help.

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A former local man who says he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest in the 1980s is taking the Diocese of Buffalo to court.


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Elections officials are reminded voters that Primary Day is next week, a big change from the past several decades.

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