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Michael Mroziak

Longtime local political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is charged in two separate state cases, now faces a federal complaint. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, Pigeon is accused of trying to arrange a large contribution by a foreign national to what his attorney identified as Governor Cuomo's campaign.


Guests at one downtown Buffalo hotel may now find some of their room service requests fulfilled by a short, silver butler who doesn't work for tips. The Westin Buffalo on Thursday formally introduced what managers say is the first robot butler to be utilized in any hotel in New York State.


Amidst the debate about immigration in the U.S., a recently-published report prepared by several research partners, including one from the University at Buffalo, challenges the claims that immigrants are a significant influence on the crime rate.


Two days after announcing via social media they had hired their new head coach, the Buffalo Bills formally introduced Sean McDermott at One Bills Drive.


As invited guests dined inside a downtown Buffalo hotel, listening to remarks by the woman who led Donald Trump's successful presidential run, protesters stood outside, speaking against the President-Elect's policies. They also renewed their displeasure about a Buffalo School Board member who was one of Trump's top local campaign advocates.


He rose quickly through the ranks of the Buffalo Bills coaching staff this season and is believed by some to be a rising candidate for coaching possibilities elsewhere in the National Football League. But Anthony Lynn, who was tapped yesterday to replace fired head coach Rex Ryan on an interim basis, says his only focus now is to prepare the Bills for their season finale this weekend.


General Motors is announcing a major investment in three Western New York plants that will bring new work to the chosen sites. Governor Andrew Cuomo was among those who traveled to GM's Tonawanda Engine Plant to hear and celebrate the news Wednesday morning.


Hundreds of counterprotesters outnumbered a handful of people who arrived Saturday in Buffalo's Cazenovia Park  for what was billed as a "White Lives Matter" rally.


Governor Andrew Cuomo, while appearing in Western New York, faced questions regarding the ongoing federal investigation into alleged improper activities related to Buffalo Billion projects. Cuomo, whose office announced its own internal probe into the economic development initiative, says anyone caught breaking the law will be dealt with swiftly and thoroughly.


Did you ever wonder how the Buffalo Zoo may get rid of, well, what the animals get rid of? A Buffalo-based company specializing in the creation of sustainable environments is using animal waste from the Zoo in its composts, which in turn are being used for numerous projects in the Buffalo area.


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