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A local Homeland Security expert is weighing in on the terrorism attack at the Boston Marathon Monday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with Steven MacMartin, director of the Homeland Security program at Medaille College in Buffalo. MacMartin says all signs point to domestic terrorism.

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Washington celebrated Cyber Monday with major busts around the country of websites selling fake merchandise.

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After years of rejecting the concept, authorities on both sides of the border have agreed to allow U.S. inspectors to conduct truck searches in Fort Erie.

The Buffalo News reports an 18-month pilot program at the Peace Bridge and at an international crossing in Washington state will be monitored to see if traffic flow can be improved without compromising security.

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Economic opportunity and security challenges along the northern border were among the issues discussed during an Congressional Field Hearing in Buffalo today. 

Representative Brian Higgins, the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence arranged the hearing.  Erie County Emergency Management Commissioner Dan Neaverth and Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour were among the witnesses called to testify at Buffalo's Federal Courthouse. 

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A new program at Medaille College is becoming a popular major at the school.   About six months ago the school launched a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security. 

The director of the program says it  is attracting the attention of students.

"We almost tripled enrollment from single digits up into the high double digits.  The program is appearing to be very popular," said Steven MacMartin is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Homeland Security program at Medaille.