Chris Caya

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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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The Broadway Market's Easter Shopping Season is now officially underway and the City of Buffalo is investing in some new amenities.


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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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