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Two Buffalo women were sentenced in State Supreme Court Thursday for throwing Molotov cocktails into a West Side Buffalo home on New Year's Day.

Policing Women Part 2: When Black women are criminalized

Jul 21, 2020
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While much of the national conversation about police reform has focused on race, gender also affects policing. Combine race and gender and you will find that women -- particularly Black women -- are being stopped by police much more often than two decades ago, and those stops are becoming much more troubling.

Buffalo Police are investigating three people shot Wednesday on the city's West Side.

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Officials made a major announcement Tuesday afternoon regarding Buffalo's future as a favored location for movie and television productions.

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Residents of two Latino senior citizen homes on Buffalo's West Side will get meals Friday from one of downtown's most popular restaurants.


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PUSH Buffalo is planning a training center on the city's West Side, although far smaller than the Northland Workforce Training Center complex on the East Side.

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D'Youville College's plans for a new health hub hit a speed bump Tuesday in front of Buffalo's Common Council over the perennial West Side issue of parking.


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Over $369,000 in grant funding for infrastructure improvement is headed to Buffalo’s West side.

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In the long debate about who in Buffalo is benefiting from the major economic boom, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Niagara District is and the South District isn't.

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Urban farmers at the Massachusetts Avenue Project cut the ribbon Thursday on their new Farmhouse and Community Food Training Center. The $2.4 million facility on Buffalo's West Side will serve as a regional food hub as well as an agriculture-based education and resource center.

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Award-winning television writer and producer Tom Fontana returns to his hometown Saturday for the Downtown Jesuits Distinguished Speaker Series, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Church in Buffalo. The Hollywood legend is widely credited with creating the gritty mix of humor and realism we see in modern, hour-long drama series. All this from the young man who worked at Freddie's Doughnuts while a student at Canisius High School. He also did not shy away from some non-Hollywood questions in an interview with WBFO's Marian Hetherly.

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As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

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The lawyer for Buffalo Police officer Elnur Karadzhaev says the evidence will show the officer defended himself and shot 32-year-old Rafael "Pito" Rivera within the law.

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For more than 6 years, Community Beer Works has been a growing business in Buffalo.

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A 32-year-old Buffalo man was shot dead early Wednesday in an encounter with a two-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department in the heart of the city's West Side. Friends and relatives later turned out for a vigil.

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It is a name you have probably heard, but may not know much about. Henry Wells is the Wells of of Wells Fargo. In 1852, he and William Fargo co-founded what is now a multinational financial services company. Wells may have a home on a former industrial complex Rich Products wants to knock down - and because of that, a demolition request has stalled before the city Preservation Board.


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Buffalo Police are investigating the hit and run of a bicyclist that appears to be intentional.

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Another proposed use for a one-time firehouse has been killed. The Buffalo Planning Board has voted against recommending to the Common Council that a micro-brewery restaurant take over the Jersey Street location.

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Niagara Street has changed a lot in recent years and will continue to change, according to experts speaking to a large crowd Wednesday night at the Rich Products Atrium on Niagara Street.

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Buffalo’s West Side is going through a change. With a surge of development taking place along the Niagara Street strip and the influx of higher-income residents, some longtime West Siders have been forced to find other places to live.

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One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of burns from a fire on Buffalo's West Side early Thursday afternoon.

A Buffalo man has been arraigned in the death of a homeless man.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting on Buffalo's West Side.

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The City of Good Neighbors is proving it again. Cash, water and food are making the long trip to Puerto Rico to help the island devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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Buffalo Fire crews spent Friday morning at a blaze that caused extensive damage to three homes and sent 11 people to the hospital. 

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A group of local organizations and individuals led by the local chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing the Buffalo Police Department in federal court, charging racial discrimination. The lawsuit is based upon two years of research by law students from the University at Buffalo and Cornell University showing statistical disparities in racial treatment.


Buffalo Police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal beating earlier this month.

Buffalo is trying something different to deal with the terrible parking situation on the city's West Side.

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A house fire lit up the West Side sky early Monday morning, calling Buffalo firefighters into action in frigid weather.

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is out with the results of its second air quality study for the West Side Buffalo neighborhoods around the Peace Bridge. It says the air quality is consistent with similarly sized metro areas with high traffic. However, the DEC is calling for improved emission standards to protect public health and the environment.

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