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Oishei Children’s Hospital welcomes state-of-the-art transport vehicle to its neonatal care team

Oishei Children’s Hospital has welcomed its “newest arrival” on Tuesday – a state-of-the art neonatal transport vehicle expected to make a big difference in the lives of premature babies.

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Admitting it's a tough year for the city's finances, the Buffalo Common Council voted Tuesday to approve a budget that includes the first property tax hike under the Brown Administration.


There’s a new company that will operate Darien Lake theme park in  Genesee County and it’s a familiar name.

Late Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the lease rights to operate five amusement parks including Darien Lake.

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PBS Television kicked off The Great American Read Tuesday evening.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was also launched locally and you can participate.   

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Oishei Children’s Hospital has welcomed its “newest arrival” on Tuesday – a state-of-the art neonatal transport vehicle expected to make a big difference in the lives of premature babies.


With a depressed farm economy already hurting their prospects, many local growers and producers would have welcomed passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Instead, the House of Representatives voted it down last week. Steve Ammerman of the New York Farm Bureau says his agency is "disappointed" by the rejection which was fueled by a conflicting assortment of political priorities.

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A 25-year-old man was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday morning, charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of his roommate's boyfriend inside an apartment on May Street in Buffalo last summer.


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New York state's current system for handing out Historic Tax Credits excludes more than 1,300 otherwise eligible homes in Buffalo. Assemblyman Sean Ryan says, it's an error that needs to be fixed.


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Decorated WWII veteran and former prisoner of war Sydney Cole has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Now 103, Cole served with honor and distinction for both Canadian and American forces.

Erie County's deputy commissioner of buildings and grounds has been found dead. The Erie County Sheriff's Department says they are treating it as a suicide.

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Supporters of organized labor were dealt a legal blow by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, which ruled 5-to-4 that companies have the right to prohibit collective grievances by its workers. It raises the question: is this just the first blow organized labor may face by the nation's highest court this spring?


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There’s a new company that will operate Darien Lake theme park in  Genesee County and it’s a familiar name.

Late Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the lease rights to operate five amusement parks including Darien Lake.

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