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Congressman Brian Higgins has stated that the restaurant and bar industry has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic. 

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced that three vaccine clinics will be open today for teenagers, and all of the clinics will be prom themed.

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Penguins: you might know them as a sweet little animal with a cute waddle. But did you know they’re threatened? It’s not for a reason you’d expect. The good news is, this weekend you have a chance to meet and help some penguins, right here in Western New York. 

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Hand sanitizer, disinfectant, plexiglass, and more, it all adds up and in a very big way. Small businesses, especially restaurants, have had to play a balancing act between the decreased revenue and increasing costs due to COVID-19.

The good news is there is relief coming from the federal government. The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization grant program was included in the American Rescue Plan.

The Intellectual Property Rights Center and numerous federal agencies have issued a warning about a post COVID-19 vaccine survey scam.

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In a report issued this week, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli identified some positive elements in the state's fragile economic recovery.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports that the pandemic is continuing to hit local economies.

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Tailgating at Buffalo Bills home games has become a cherished tradition for many.

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COVID-19 numbers are rapidly increasing across the country and how here at home in Erie County.

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The pandemic is changing how we approach many things, and authorities are offering suggestions for celebrating Halloween tonight.

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Lockport Police are reporting that one person has died and five others are injured after an early morning shooting.

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The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent ripples through the legal field.

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The re-opening of schools in September is garnering increased attention, and Congressman Brian Higgins weighed in on the issue yesterday.

A contract between the healthcae members of 1199 SEIU and the Community Health Center of Buffalo has been unanimously approved by workers.

National Grid is reporting that service has been restored to North Buffalo customers who lost power yesterday.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released updated numbers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an early Saturday morning shooting that sent a male victim to the hospital.

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New York State voters have three options for voting in the upcoming primary election on June 23rd.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced this morning that City Hall's dome will be lit in red, black and green tonight as well as on June 19th.

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NFTA Transit Police are interviewing witnesses to a fatal stabbing that occurred Friday night inside a bus at the Ellicott Street bus station.

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One man is dead and another faces a murder charge after a stabbing incident in Buffalo on Friday morning.

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The push to register more voters is taking effect on Buffalo's East Side today.

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An Amherst Police vehicle was involved in a serious car accident just before midnight on Friday.

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The Section VI Football Federation has decided to shift its high school games to league play.

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An early morning shooting in Niagara Falls has injured two men.

Winter Weather advisories issued for Sunday

Nov 29, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all of Western New York that will stretch into the weekend.

The advisory is issued for Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, and Northern Erie Counties from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming, and Southern Erie Counties, the advisory begins on 1 a.m. and remains in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The Erie County Sheriff's office is investigating another inmate suicide attempt in the County Holding Center.

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Prominent area Democratic leaders gathered this morning at Niawanda Park in support of State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and his bid for the state Senate.

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Chautauqua County has issued a boil water order for residents in the Village of Brocton and Town of Portland following a water main break.

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The combination of high temperatures and humidity have led to an Excessive Heat Warning being issued for Western New York until 6 PM today.

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