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Cheektowaga Police warn of postal identity theft scam

Feb 23, 2018

Cheektowaga Police are warning the public of a scam that has recently surfaced in Western New York.

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Total accumulation should range from three to six inches with areas in the southeast seeing close to six to ten inches.

Colored Musicians Club

Prosperity Fellows are at the Colored Musicians Club Thursday and touring the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor - talking to entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders and other changemakers. It is part of an active effort to keep the people here who were educated in local colleges and universities.

Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the New York State Legislature met Wednesday to hear a very long State of the State message about the issues affecting their political perspective and their districts.

New York State Department of Health

A new State Health Department study is looking to determine why Western New York is one of the worst regions in New York for cancer and what can be done about it.

New York State

Although upstate regions continue to struggle, New York State had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, according to a new report on employment published Monday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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There is an increasingly vocal group in Western New York. Its members are suffering from Lyme disease or are family members of those with the tick-borne disease. They packed an Erie Community College South auditorium Monday night to complain they are not getting the help they need.

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

New York State regulators have scheduled public meetings to gather comments from utility customers impacted by the windstorm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Western New York earlier this month.

Mason Blair

National Grid and NYSEG continue to work on restoration efforts after the wind storm on Wednesday that brought down power lines, utility poles and trees and caused damage throughout Western New York.

American Cancer Society Hosts Breast Cancer Walk

Oct 17, 2015

If you were downtown Saturday morning, you may have noticed a sea of people dressed in pink and ready to take action.   The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was held at Canalside.

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In general, Western New Yorkers get to enjoy a wonderful fall season, but everyone knows that this is the precursor to winter.

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With a flood warning in effect today for Buffalo Creek, city crews are out making sure waterways continue to flow smoothly.

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Monday marks the start of Western New York’s spring-time Local Restaurant Week, and this season’s theme is ‘Think Social. Eat Local.’

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Gasoline prices in Western New York are typically higher than other regions, and a report released by the US Energy Information Administration offers at least one explanation as to why.

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A number of locations in Western New York are sporting signs advertising gasoline prices lower than $2 per gallon.

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Gasoline prices across the nation continue to fall and the trend is being reflected at local pumps.

Throughout Winter Storm Knife, Western New York residents have been urged to monitor their home utilities. With the snowfall finally over, rising temperatures and rain are expected to give way to flooding, and other necessary precautions. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke with National Fuel to find out what residents need to do…

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15 people continue to be helped by the Red Cross after fires struck four different homes across Western New York in just 24 hours.

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A five-year long effort to memorialize Western New Yorkers who gave their lives during conflicts in the Middle East has come to fruition.

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A statement has just been released from Governor Cuomo's office regarding the sale of the Buffalo Bills.

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Snowfall totals in the Western New York region have been above average for the winter season thus far, but Buffalo is finding itself way ahead of other major cities.

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Nearly 7 inches of snow fell in the Buffalo region Saturday, and the harsh winter weather will continue for the near future.

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The National Weather Service has lifted the weather warnings for most of Western New York.

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Winter weather could be making its first significant appearance across Western New York this weekend.

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A new and violent trend is making its appearance in Western New York.

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Saturday's saturating rains caused some minor and isolated flooding with one portion of Western New York receiving more than 3 inches of rain.

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New federal funding has been targeted for the Western New York region to shore up security at international points of entry.

Saturday is designated National Drug Take-back Day.

The recognition is an effort to rid American homes of unused prescription drugs. Abuse of these drugs has become a growing problem across the nation. The effort has already disposed of nearly 500 tons of unused drugs over two years.

There are many locations accepting drugs in counties across Western New York. They can be found at www.nationalprescriptiondrugdropoff.com.

Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul spearheaded an opportunity for area small businesses to learn how they can tap into the international marketplace here in this region.

"Canada is such a strong partner of ours, and for an opportunity for our local business to learn how to export into Canada," noted Hochul.

The Small Business Export Forum was held on Saturday at ECC's North Campus. The forum was established as a means for introducing the region's business people to the available resources that will pave the way for broadening the audience for their products.

WNY Regional Economic Council Approves Strategic Plan

Nov 9, 2011

With millions of dollars of competitive economic development dollars on the line, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has approved a five-year strategic plan it will submit to Albany next week.