Ryan Zunner

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Should body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting be released to the public by the Buffalo Police Department? It's a question that doesn't have a black and white answer among Common Council members.

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Ellicott District representative Darius Pridgen will continue to lead Buffalo’s Common Council as president in 2020.

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Buffalo's Common Council has two fresh faces on it in the new year.


5G coverage from AT&T is now live in Buffalo. The Queen City is part of a select group of markets that will get to experience the faster network from the mobile provider before it goes nationwide.

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The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop will once again return to downtown Buffalo.

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Competitive video gaming, also known as eSports, has been growing in popularity at colleges around the country and now, two Buffalo public high schools have teams.


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Runners converged on Buffalo’s Delaware Avenue on a cold Thanksgiving morning for the 124thannual YMCA Turkey Trot.

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Retired drug enforcement agent Joseph Bongiovanni is facing federal bribery charges in Buffalo. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy said the 21-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration used his position to take pressure off friends and associates who had links to Italian organized crime and the drug trade.


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Cancer treatment centers around the nation are experiencing critical shortages of vital pediatric cancer drugs, that impact is being felt at Buffalo’s Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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The City of Buffalo is taking aim at reducing food waste with a new initiative in the Elmwood Village.

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New renderings for redevelopment of Buffalo’s former Women & Children’s Hospital were up for review at a community forum Wednesday night. The project, dubbed Elmwood Crossing, would be mixed-use with condos, townhomes, a boutique hotel and an urban-style grocery store.

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Much of the current focus on immigration into the United States remains on the country’s southern border. But in Buffalo, a local organization continues to serve as a beacon of hope for individuals and families fleeing war-torn and unstable nations.


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One person remains unaccounted for following an overnight fire on Elmwood Avenue.

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Two of downtown Buffalo’s biggest attractions will now be bridged together under a single brand.

Staff at FeedMore Western New York are spending Earth Day prepping their Holt Street community garden for the upcoming summer season.

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Nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project sitting on a storage site in Niagara County could soon be on the move.

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An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation must pay $266 million from their casinos to New York State as part of the long disputed Gaming Compact agreement.

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Early Wednesday morning, a Buffalo police officer and his K9 partner were involved in an accident that resulted in minor injuries to both.

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Jim Whitesell has been tapped as the 14th head coach in University at Buffalo Men's Basketball program history, suceeding Nate Oats who recently left to take the head coaching job at Alabama. On Monday, Whitesall said he hopes to continue the gritty, physical playing style that has become synonymous with Buffalo basketball.

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says the company which manages the state's ELA testing software has explained why there were computer glitches during testing on Tuesday.

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Special Olympics New York will see $50,000 less in funds from New York State’s budget this fiscal year.

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Buffalo Firefighter Eric Whitehead is continuing to recover from third degree burns he suffered while battling a house fire in January. But he’s focusing on the future and getting back to work.


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An armed man in a ski mask has been holding up businesses across Erie and Niagara counties, and the Town of Tonawanda’s Dash’s Market joined that list of businesses Wednesday morning.

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With new restrictions being proposed for the sale of e-cigarettes in New York, the vaping industry fought back Friday. Store owners, workers and others rallied in downtown Buffalo to present their side of the story.

Cuomo's poll numbers drop

Feb 11, 2019

Voters in New York have given Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer their lowest ratings ever. According to the latest Siena Research Institute poll, Cuomo’s "favorability rating fell to negative 43-50 percent, down from  51-43 percent last month. His job performance rating fell to 35-64 percent, down from 43-56 percent. Senator Chuck Schumer saw his favorability rating drop to 47-46 percent, down from 53-39 percent in January."

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Buffalo residents are reacting to President Trump’s announcement of a temporary deal to restore operations of the federal government.

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The last time lacrosse was played as an official Olympic sport was 1908. That could change, given a three-year provisional acceptance into the International Olympic Committee for the Federation of International Lacrosse. It gives the sport’s governing body added resources and the option to apply for full-sport status in the future. But as lacrosse continues on track to achieve its Olympic dreams, what about those of the Native American athletes of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team?

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As New York heads perhaps towards a future of regulated recreational marijuana, it calls into question the unique status of Native American reservations. States can pass marijuana laws, but can tribes do the same?

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The Buffalo Bandits hit the turf at Key Bank Center Saturday morning to open up training camp. The weekend was originally scheduled to be the team’s home opener, but a dispute over a new collective bargaining agreement between the players union and team owners delayed the start of the season by two weeks.

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Families utilizing WIC benefits in New York State will say goodbye to paper vouchers. The New York State Department of Health has announced the launch of eWIC, part of a nationwide initiative to streamline the shopping experience for WIC families.

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