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Michael Mroziak

A film about the late Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, will be shot in Buffalo beginning next month. A decommissioned downtown courthouse, along with some tax breaks from New York State, led producers to bring the production to Western New York.


New York State's Republican leaders have wrapped up their state convention in Buffalo, officially nominating Wendy Long as their candidate to face US Senator Charles Schumer in November.


Federal lawmakers representing New York State say jobs at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will be better protected, with the U.S. Air Force sending a new mission to the local installation.


A plan to install up to 70 giant wind turbines in two neighboring communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline has strong opposition from many in those communities. They've gained allies from an unusual source: three retired Air Force colonels who claim the wind turbines would also jeopardize the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.


On Veterans Day, Americans are asked to take time to honor those, living and deceased, who answered the nation's call to arms when needed. Living in the Town of Tonawanda is a veteran who was among those involved in one of World War II's most famous battles.


Powdered alcohol, which allows users to mix into water or other liquids at varying concentrations, is now illegal to sell in New York State. 


Michael Mroziak / WBFO

Joined by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Buffalo officials spent Tuesday showing off some of the fruits of the so-called "Buffalo Billion" to delegates from seven Upstate New York regions, who hope they may soon join Buffalo in an economic renaissance boosted by big bucks from Albany.

The Upstate Revitalization Conference kicked off inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center with remarks from Hochul, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano, whose history includes founding PayChex Inc. and ownership of the Buffalo Sabres, is making a "major investment" into a young Buffalo-based company.

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