Thomas O'Neil-White

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Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas moved to Western New York at the age of 14. A graduate of Buffalo State College, he majored in Communications Studies and was part of the sports staff for WBNY. When not following his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats and Boston Red Sox, Thomas enjoys coaching youth basketball, reading Tolkien novels and seeing live music.

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Buffalo Bills fans are becoming known for their generosity.

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Exam week at the University at Buffalo did not stop a student organization from protesting their dissolution by the school.

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Students from WNY YouthBuild cut the ribbon on a nine-month project through The Foundry for two mobile food carts. The carts will be used by the African Heritage Co-op and local urban farm Groundwork Market Garden.

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Hundreds of bicyclists took part in the first Slow Roll of the season Monday.

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Around three dozen University at Buffalo students and faculty members gathered on the university’s North Campus Wednesday to protest what they say are unlivable wages for undergraduate and graduate students who work on campus.

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Imagine having a medical emergency that requires a long hospital stay. Now imagine being evicted from your apartment while you recuperate. Buffalo General Hospital and Gates Vascular Institute on Tuesday announced the opening of a new center to help patients with their legal troubles.

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A large fire broke out Monday morning at a shopping strip on just north of DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda.

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A gas leak in downtown Buffalo Friday lead to the evacuation of several buildings and shut down a section of Swan Street. The leak occurred around 10:30 a.m. National Fuel was conducting maintenance work outside of 284 Main Street when they cracked an old gas line.

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Tai Chi enthusiasts and a senior citizen line dance class were just some of the demonstrations seen at a health fair at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library on Wednesday. The fair is part of National Minority Health month. Booths of different health awareness concerns lined the 2nd floor of the library.

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A table adorned with everything from books to footballs to Barbie dolls occupied the side of Masten Boys and Girls Club gym on Tuesday. They were given to children who exchanged their toy guns, in an effort to educate kids on the dangers of real weapons.

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Wegmans supermarkets are getting ahead of New York State’s upcoming ban on single-use plastic bags.


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Boarded up homes line the streets surrounding New Generation Ministries on Buffalo’s East Side. The neighborhood can nicely be described as distressed. But inside New Generation on Good Friday, the song remains the same.

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Anti-Semitic hate crimes are on the rise. According to the FBI, in 2017, 58% of all religious-based hate crimes were against people of the Jewish faith.

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What do you do when you are driving and you see flashing lights on the side of the road? Slow Down? Move Over? You should. It's the law.

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The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that head coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties after two seasons behind the bench  

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Authorities in Chautauqua County announced at a press conference today they would not press charges against a Fredonia Police Officer who shot and killed a man in December. 23 year old George Penev was shot by Officer Nathaniel Scriven, a 15 year veteran of the police force.

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Local leaders announced Friday that 100 homes in Buffalo's University District will be repaired over eight days this summer. Eight Days of Hope is the Mississippi-based non-profit religious organization tasked with the repair work.

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A physical altercation last month at Tapestry Charter School has the parents one of the students involved questioning the school's disciplinary process.

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Imagine watching an old television newscast from when you were a kid. Now, it’s a reality for Western New Yorkers. The first batch of archival news footage digitized by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association is available online.

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For a decade the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County has teamed with Oishei Children’s Hospital to bring essential baby supplies to families in need.

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Springtime in Western New York means crews will soon be making road repairs. In Erie County, an investment of over $40 million will be used on new road and bridge projects in 2019.

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Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in New York State.  The New York State Department of Health has said there are approximately 9,000 cases of Lyme disease and other related illnesses reported annually.

Winters can be long in Western New York and shoveling snow is a difficult task for many residents. A new app service is now available to help people with one of the hardships that comes with heavy snowfall events, like last week's blizzard.


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It was a solemn Saturday evening as the congregation at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Cheektowaga observed the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

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Dozens of people withstood below freezing temperatures in Amherst Saturday to express their objection to National Fuel’s plans to build a natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania into New York State. They rallied outside National Fuel's Main Street headquarters.

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The partial government shutdown has entered its third week. Republicans and Democrats are at odds over a number of issues, including funding for a wall along the Mexican border.

Thanksgiving is upon us and the holiday season is just around the corner. That means an increase in the number of travelers across the country. What that also means is an increase in gas prices.

National Federation of the Blind

October is Disabilities Awareness Month and over the weekend the National Federation of the Blind held a gathering in Buffalo.

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Thousands of aspiring musicians lined up for a shot at fame as American Idol auditions were held at Canalside on Sunday.

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Philip Smith is a physical education teacher in the Buffalo school system  -- and a longtime renter.

But he wanted to build some capital, so he started looking to buy a house. “I was a renter for six or seven years, so I was sick and tired of not gaining any equity in my money and just paying my landlord.”


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