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Authorities say a body was found floating in the Lower Niagara River and they are trying to identify the person.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says it received a 911 call from a boater Saturday evening and the person said he came across the body. Authorities responded and recovered the body. They believe the person was either a Hispanic or black male.

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The flooding that badly damaged Camp Good Days and Special Times has pushed back its opening. The camp for kids with cancer originally was slated to open for the summer next Saturday, but that has been pushed back, as the clean-up there continues.

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Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the Walden - Bailey neighborhood. A body was found in the 100 block of Saint Joseph Avenue Friday night. The man was pronounced dead at the scene -- the name has not been released. Buffalo Police are asking anyone with information to call or text the confidential tip line at 847-2255.

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Is it time for someone else to run the Buffalo public school district? A parents group -- the Community Action Organization -- would like to see the city take over Buffalo schools. The group is asking the Common Council to file suit against the school board and state education department, with the aim of the city potentially taking control of the school district.

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New York's bishops are unhappy that state lawmakers finished their regular session without approving a tax credit that could have helped Catholic schools.

New York City Cardinal Timothy Dolan had personally lobbied this year for a tax credit for charitable donations made for educational purposes. Supporters hoped the resulting infusion of scholarship money could have saved some struggling Catholic schools.

Lawmakers left Albany this week without passing the bill.

New York State Catholic Conference executive director Richard Barnes says the bishops of New York will continue to discuss this "failure of leadership" in the months ahead with Catholic school families.

The Catholic Conference represents the state's bishops in public policy matters.


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