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Back To School Week Begins


For most schools in Erie & Niagara County, the first day of classes is Wednesday.

CLASSES START TUESDAY SEPT. 2 in Cleveland Hill , Hamburg, Kenmore-Tonawanda, Lakeshore, West Seneca & Williamsville         

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Pickets

Buffalo Teachers To Picket Schools On Prep Days


(WBEN) Today and again tomorrow, Buffalo teachers will hold informational pickets outside their schools, before they enter for the first day of work. .
BNMC Housing

Housing in High Demand Near Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus expands, demand for housing along the campus is growing as well.
 
Cuomo Hochul

Hochul & Cuomo Deny Any Change in Ticket


(WBEN) Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul says she's staying on the ticket as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's running mate.

Is Hochul Too Conservative For Cuomo? See Dueling Videos Inside
Captains

Bills Name Captains



The six captains chosen by the team and named on the team's website Monday include four defensive players, but not quarterback E.J. Manuel.
Parade

Buffalo Labor Day Parade Celebrates Holiday's Meaning



Though it connotes the last weekend of the summer and signals the start of the school year across the country, western New Yorkers are recognizing Labor Day as more than a three-day weekend.
Iraq

Iraqi Army Ends Siege


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants
Luna

Polar Bear Luna Takes a Fall


(WBEN) Officials at the Buffalo Zoo are concerned after one of their young polar bears might have been injured. Luna was playing in her temporary enclosure when she reportedly fell some 14 feet into the moat that separates her from the public. 
Wing Fest

Wing Eating Contest


Reigning chicken wing-eating champion Miki Sudo will defend her title against Joey Chestnut, Badlands Booker and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas at this year's National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Safety Tips

Labor Day Safety Tips


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This Labor Day weekend, the American Red Cross encourages those who plan to enjoy the holiday not to forget about safety whether on vacation or in your own backyard.
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