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Buffalo-Area School and Business Closings

Buffalo weather is never fully predictable...but one thing you CAN always count on is staying up to date on school and business closings here!

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What’s IN For 2014 + OUT With 2013 In Buffalo?

With the new year comes new trends. Here's my list of what's hot and what's not for 2014 in Buffalo.

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Sabres Win In Shootout

All of sudden the Buffalo Sabres are hot.  They've won four straight games on home ice and have points in five of their last six games overall.  Ryan Miller has been an important reason why.  Sunday night at First Niagara Center Miller stopped a career high 49 of 50 shots and all six shots in a shootout to give the Sabres a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.

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Coach Doug Marrone walks off the field after Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots (Getty Images)
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Typical Loss For Bills At New England

 

Make it twelve straight losses for the Bills at New England’s Gillette Stadium.  As they usually do, the Bills fell to the Patriots to close the season with a 34-20 loss. 

They were missing quarterback E J Manuel and Stevie Johnson for the game and Marcel Dareus for the first half after he was benched for the second week in a row for violating team rules. 

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New Year’s Eve Events Around WNY

 

New Year’s Eve is Tuesday and if you haven’t made plans yet on where to celebrate here’s a few places around town you should check out!

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Remembering A Tragic Day In Buffalo 30 Years Later [VIDEO]

It happened December 27, 1983 when a warehouse containing  propane tanks caught fire and ignited a blast that killed 5 firefighters, 2 civilians and injured 150 others. I remember watching the news that night with my parents and hearing my father remark "o my God" over and over. It was devastating and one of the worst days in Buffalo history.

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Williamsville Cemetery Causes Massive Controversy After Dead Deer Found

A cemetery in Williamsville is becoming quite the center of some controversy because of its fence. The fence which, has spikes on it has frequently seen mornings with deer who end up killing themselves by getting stuck on the spikes

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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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Mickey Rats Finds Massive Sinkhole In Bar, Scary [VIDEO]

The snowfall has left more than thousands of people in Western New York inconvenienced with power outages this past weekend and then some.

Mickey Rats Beach Club owner Richie Alberts says that he came to check on the bar which, received about 5 feet of snow only to find a giant surprise

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Buffalo Sabres celebrate their overtime victory over Phoenix (Getty Images)
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Buffalo Sabres Win In Overtime

In a season when the Buffalo Sabres just don't seem to get many breaks they finally had a game where a couple went their way including one of the strangest goals you'll ever see.  Sabres defenseman Mark Pysek took a shot that deflected high over the goaltender onto the back of his jersey and basically rolled into his pants while he slid into the net. 

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Bills defensive end Mario Williams tackles Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill for one of seven sacks for the Bills (Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills Shut Out Miami Dolphins

It was one of the most satisfying victories of the season for not only the Buffalo Bills, but the fans as well.  With TV coverage blacked out locally, it's too bad only the people who attended the game were able to enjoy it. The Bills not only dominated the Miami Dolphins in a 19-0 shutout, they completed a season sweep and seriously damaged the Dolphins' playoff hopes.  And when you consider the rivalry between the two teams and the agony the Dolphins have placed on the Bills over the years the win was sweet.

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This Week’s Hometown Hero Is TSgt Brett Johnson!

This week’s Hometown Hero is a guy who has followed in his brother’s footsteps to defend our country. Originally from Lockport, our Hometown Hero is 29-year-old Technical Sergeant Brett Johnson!

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