Thomas O'Neil-White

Reporter

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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While the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to make headlines, the City of Good Neighbors continues to live up to its nickname.

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On a picturesque Monday morning at Riverside Pool, city officials kicked off Buffalo’s outdoor swimming pool season.

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Wearing flip flops and a black hat with an upraised fist stitched in the front, Jean Michel Jr. is the definition of leisurely. He doesn’t seem in a hurry to get anywhere today.

His path thus far has been amazing in and of itself.

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Seneca One Tower has its first tenant since being purchased three years. M&T Bank announced today they signed a long term lease in the building to create a tech hub to continue to diversify the region’s economy.

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Lake Ontario water levels continue to rise, affecting homes and businesses in many Western New York towns. Nowhere is this more prevalent than Wilson Harbor in Niagara County.

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A five-year study by the New York State Cancer Registry found four areas of the state had higher than average incidences of lung, kidney, prostate, colorectal, oral and esophageal cancers. While the state continues to collect data and find root causes, Erie County has engaged the University at Buffalo for an outreach program.

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School is out for the summer. However, school is not out forever. This is the time when kids want to be as far away from school-related activities as possible. But reading during the summer remains an integral part of increasing a child’s literacy aptitude.

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Not paying a traffic ticket in the City of Buffalo on time can have a snowball effect on your finances, especially if you are working poor or straddling the poverty line.

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Erie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns is refusing to adhere to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s passing of the “Green Light Bill” allowing undocumented immigrants the right to obtain driver’s licenses.

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For many people in Western New York, a traditional path through higher education is not for them. Fortunately, there plenty of programs out there to get them into a career.

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The most critical years of a child’s development occur between ages zero and five. That is the period where children’s social and emotional growth can indicate future success. However, there are zip codes in the City of Buffalo where that development has shown to be lacking.

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One of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the United States is set to kick off Saturday in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Work crews were out in the neighborhood on a cool and blustery Friday, sprucing up the greenspace.

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Numerous communities throughout Western New York remain underserved. For many families, that could mean a child going to school without breakfast or going to bed without eating dinner.

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Lawyers were in Erie County Court today arguing whether a judge should approve of a cemetery moving caskets. The problem is the caskets were moved weeks ago. St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca had moved 220 caskets from an area they deemed unstable, and moved to another location on cemetery grounds.

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A day full of deep dives into workplace diversity and inclusion took place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Monday. The symposium was presented by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

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Red, black and green against a bright blue Buffalo sky. That is how the flag of liberation looked as it was raised Friday afternoon in Niagara Square to celebrate Juneteenth.

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a report Thursday detailing his concerns with a Democrat-proposed bill which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

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Ralph Krueger was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center Wednesday.

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Students at Niagara Wheatfield High School staged a walkout Friday in protest of the school districts handling of a male student who admitted to raping another student last year.

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As the weather turns warmer in Western New York, vehicles most commonly seen in rural areas have been making their way onto the streets of Buffalo.

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Wednesday marked the 65th year the Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has hosted a book sale.

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The raising of a Rainbow flag at Niagara Square signified the start of Pride Week in the City of Buffalo. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City where members of the LGBTQ community clashed with police after continuous harassment.

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As of October 2020, New York State residents will not be able to fly domestically without proper documentation, nor will they be able to enter certain federal facilities.

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A table at the Save the Michaels of the World offices is adorned with pictures of young men and women. All of them were lost to drug addiction.

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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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