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The Food and Drug Administration also gave an OK to boosters that differ from the vaccine originally used to immunize people against COVID-19. A mix-and-match approach could ease the booster rollout.
It has long been known that the Vikings arrived in the Americas sometime before Christopher Columbus. Now, a new article in the journal Nature concludes the exact year was 1021.
From India Walton's upset victory in the Democratic Primary, to Mayor Byron Brown's write-in campaign, WBFO has extensive coverage of the Buffalo mayoral race ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
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Buffalo Toronto Public Media, along with partners Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Athletic League, is hosting a virtual event to share segments from the documentary and spark conversations on the life of Muhammad Ali and intersections of religion, sports, race, and other social issues.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Academy Award-winning producer returns to Buffalo State
- Theater Talk: TOOTSIE is a total hoot (tix available!); Brazen Faced Varlets step up ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT; ARTIE AWARDS will be Nov. 1!
- BPO offers free concert for Hispanic Heritage Month tonight
- Italian-American Societies of WNY unveil new design for statue to replace Columbus
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WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNY advocate launches letter-writing campaign to increase caregiver staffing for New Yorkers with disabilities
- $300K grant will help UB create training for professors on teaching neurodiverse students
- WNYers testify on caregiver shortage impacting disability community: 'Real unmet needs'
- 'I worry that he won't survive this virus': Williamsville family says school mask mandate will protect the life of their son, who has Down syndrome
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- M&T Bank to offer guidance, grants to multicultural small businesses
- An honest conversation about race with Nanette Massey
- Wrongful indictment against Buffalo Five members dismissed in State Supreme Court
- Hochul signs law to end sending New Yorkers back to prison on minor parole violations, immediately releases nearly 200 inmates
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Hochul apologizes to families of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19
- UB study finds no higher rate of breast cancer in older women who drink caffeinated coffee
- WNY has second-lowest nursing home staff vax rate of any region in the state, as mandate approaches
- Judge rules Erie County’s Ruthie’s Law is ‘unlawful’ after lawsuit by nursing homes
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In the 1970s and 80s, U.S. officials routinely referred to the Soviet use of microwave radiation against the American Embassy in Moscow. The Soviets were believed to be seeking intelligence.
Memes could be a valuable way to help people deal with stressful situations.
Statewide, the COVID vaccination rate for first responders is more than 95%. But it's not as high in more rural areas, where ambulance crews can't function if just a few people quit.
A family in Houston and a plumber in Maryland couldn't afford rent, which pushed them into crowded living quarters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that common predicament has increased viral spread.
A salmonella outbreak has affected more than 30 states. Federal health officials link it to onions grown in Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed by ProSource Inc.
A Lancet medical journal report finds that human-caused climate change is worsening human health in just about every measurable way. It calls for more urgent action from world leaders.
The Caldecott Medal winner died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was known for illustrating over 100 books for readers of all ages, including The Lion and the Mouse and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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The Erie County Department of Health has issued its weekly COVID-19 update, and for the first time since July, the number of cases declined from the previous week.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has announced over $13.7 million in federal funding to improve water infrastructure in New York's rural areas.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is refusing to apologize for comments he made about immigrants coming to the province, despite widespread criticism for his comments and demands for an apology.
A Cattaraugus County man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to a federal charge of cyberstalking.
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of a rhinoceros over the weekend.
Derrick Henry scored his third touchdown with 3:05 left, and the Tennessee Titans stopped Josh Allen on a fourth-down quarterback sneak in the final seconds to beat Buffalo 34-31 on Monday night, snapping the Bills' four-game winning streak.
A Buffalo tradition is coming back from COVID-19 lockdown.
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