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The Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan was developed by the Western New York Regional Economic Development at the request of Governor Andrew Cuomo. But a Buffalo-area news outlet alleges the initiative is burdened by favoritism and lack of transparency.

 It was a bizarre story that captivated the Capital Region today: a herd of buffalo on the loose. Hours after they broke free, all of the animals were dead.


Pilot Chesley Sullenberger and relatives of passengers killed in a western New York plane crash say they'll fight any efforts to roll back hard-fought flight safety reforms.

Sullenberger, who landed a disabled passenger jet on New York's Hudson River, appeared Monday with Sen. Chuck Schumer near the site of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence.

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The state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed.

More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website (www.thruway.ny.gov ).

A new monument will honor 300 American soldiers who died during the War of 1812 and are buried in a mass grave beneath a Buffalo golf course.

The granite marker being dedicated Monday calls attention to the so-called mound in the meadow that holds the remains of the mostly unknown soldiers.

The soldiers died of exposure and disease during the winter of 1812-13 while camped in what is now the Delaware Park Golf Course and surrounding area. But their story is largely unknown, even in Buffalo, and the gravesite is marked only by a small plaque on a boulder.