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"For most people, Jan. 6 happened for a few hours," U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell said in the select committee hearing. "But for those of us who were in the thick of it, it has not ended."
Yes, that was the plan. Then along came the delta variant. And now people who are vaccinated are wondering: Are there circumstances in which a mask would be advisable?
U.S. star Simone Biles' departure from competition was a devastating blow for her three teammates, who are all first-time Olympians. She was expected to compete on all four apparatuses.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Back before an audience: Pappy Martin jazz festival wraps up annual event Sunday
- THEATER TALK: While we wait, SCHMIGADOON! offers great fun for fans of musicals (and anyone who was ever in one)
- Theater Talk: The Artie Awards have a date! Sept. 20 at Shea's 710 Theatre
- Proposed Niagara Studio movie complex asks for more changes
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- The Care Crisis: 1 in 4 direct support positions vacant in New York
- Schumer's use of the 'r-word' shows ongoing problem with changing the narrative around disability
- How new mask rules may impact immunocompromised individuals and children with disabilities
- WNY organizations to co-host roundtable on voting and access to the polls
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- As Delta variant spreads, COVID infections rise in the U.S.
- Getting students vaccinated before school starts takes a different approach in Niagara, Chautauqua counties
- Burstein: Recent spike in Erie County COVID-19 cases due to travel, Fourth of July gatherings
- Spectrum Health opens new South Buffalo Counseling location
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
- State lawmakers discuss support for those with concurrent addiction and mental health issues
- What's your COVID playlist? Mine was Jeff Rosenstock
- COVID quadruples the number of mental health clients in Niagara Region, many children
- Erie County sheriff candidates debate holding center, say mental health needs to be addressed
WBFO Racial Equity Project
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Senior group presses for caregiver tax credit
- ‘It’s about time’: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marks year of attention on older adults
- DA Flynn rallies against Elder Parole & Clean Slate, cites Bike Path Rapist
- Nursing homes say safe staffing bill will hurt them. Resident advocates say it didn’t go far enough
WBFO Women's News Desk
WBFO Education Reporting
New York News
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After her surprise withdrawal from an event at the Tokyo Olympics, the star American gymnast amplified recent statements that the immense stress she faces has been affecting her.
In a blistering 120-page document submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court, Mathew Rosengart claims that Jamie Spears appears to be responsible for the "dissipation" of the singer's fortune.
Tokyo officials recorded more than 2,800 new cases in the capital on Tuesday, surpassing the previous high from January.
The Facebook-owned app is making new accounts for kids under 16 private by default, amid growing pressure over child safety and privacy.
The result today was enough for the U.S. team to secure the runners-up position in Group G, after losing their first game against Sweden and later defeating New Zealand.
North and South Korea have reopened a hotline that was closed for nearly 14 months. "We hope that inter-Korean communications are never again suspended," a South Korean official said.
President Kais Saied plunged the country into uncertainty after shutting down parliament and firing the prime minister as well as the country's defense and justice ministers.
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Buffalo-based apparel company 26 Shirts was presented with a NYS Assembly Resolution after surpassing $1 million in charitable contributions
The debate over vaccines and their certification is far from over in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford has come out strongly against any kind of a vaccine passport, but now the Science Advisory Table believes otherwise.
Albany sees jobs for young people as a way to ease the burgeoning gun violence problems on the Empire State's city streets. It's sending 20 cities, like Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown, $16 million more dollars for projects to help young people find jobs in a private sector that says it's having trouble finding people to fill job openings.
On Thursday, Lynne Dixon unveiled a campaign list of 25 areas where she wants to look into the duties and roles of Erie County comptroller. She sees the job as more than just being the fiscal watchdog.
Erie County Legislative Chair April Baskin's new legislation aims to help minority and women-owned businesses by consolidating five local laws into one.
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