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It's not your normal chicken sandwich (at least not judging by the lines). They're definitely not your normal bumper cars, either. But if you like Chick-fil-A, or if the idea of driving crazily on ice is appealing to you, then 2018 was a good year to be a Buffalonian. The last 12 months have seen popular television personalities leave the Buffalo airwaves and local lege…

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This is what I’m thinking: WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) reporter Michael Wooten deserves praise for his balanced coverage dealing with the race for the congressional seat in the 27th district between incumbent Republican Chris Collins and Democratic challenger Nate McMurray. The huge difference in the bankrolls of the two candidates makes it imperative that local media fact-c…

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The Bills head to Minnesota on Sunday to face the Vikings and are the 17-point underdog. Challenges abound, especially for the Bills' suddenly troubled secondary. Here is a preview of "Sports Talk Sunday," featuring News Bills beat reporters Vic Carucci and Jay Skurski along with host Adam Benigni discussing the secondary and the Bills' long odds. "Sports Talk Sunday…

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It’s been six months since WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) sports anchor-reporter Jonah Javad left the station to work in Dallas without a replacement being named. Now comes word from Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner that J.T. Messinger, who has worked off-camera in the news and sports departments, is taking Javad’s roster spot in the sports department. Toellner said Messi…

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The departure of Kevin O'Connell from the Channel 2 weather team more than a week ago has quietly led to some local TV history being made. It is believed WGRZ will have a woman as its regular meteorologist on weekday evening newscasts for the first time in about a half-century in Buffalo. Actually, it will be two women. Heather Waldman and Maria Genero will split …

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More than a week ago, WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) weathercaster Kevin O'Connell testified in a case for a law firm he has endorsed on the firm's website. Now O'Connell is awaiting a verdict on whether he'll be able to stay at the NBC affiliate for another year or more after what Channel 2 and its owner apparently consider a policy violation. Since he is in contract negotiati…

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News columnists Jerry Sullivan and Kimberley A. Martin, Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci and WGRZ's Jonah Javad get you ready for the Bills-Bengals game with "Sports Talk Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WGRZ. Here are some preview clips from the show:

Bucky and Sully

"Sports Talk Sunday" morphed into a pre-NFL Draft special on April 24, as gurus Jonah Javad of WGRZ and Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News joined usual hosts Adam Benigni and Bucky Gleason on the set. Here are five talking points from the show, which aired originally at 11:30 p.m. April 24 on WGRZ-TV. 1) The Bills' biggest need: The segment intro is a video of Bills GM Doug…

Bucky and Sully

WGRZ sports anchor Jonah Javad stepped in for usual host Adam Benigni to guide The News' Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan through another episode of "Sports Talk Sunday." PGA professional Jeff Mietus, of Transit Valley Country Club in East Amherst, was featured during the second segment to discuss another eventful Masters. "Sports Talk Sunday" airs at 11:30 p.m. every Su…

Bucky and Sully

After a series of fill-ins, the old "Sports Talk Sunday" cast was back in its seats to talk about the Buffalo Sabres' winning ways, Syracuse's magical run to the Final Four and Rex Ryan's response to Thurman Thomas. WGRZ's Adam Benigni returned to lead the fray, while News columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan were both on set. Jonah Javad of Channel 2 joined the gr…

Bucky and Sully

A Bills-heavy "Sports Talk Sunday" rolled through topics like expectations for Preston Brown, the contract situation for Tyrod Taylor and a debate over how the team should approach a new stadium. WGRZ's Jonah Javad stood in for usual host Adam Benigni, and he was joined by fellow Mizzou grad Jerry Sullivan, News columnist Bucky Gleason and Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci.…

Bucky and Sully

What a wild weekend in Buffalo sports. The hosts of "Sports Talk Sunday" discussed the unexpected return of the University at Buffalo men's team to the NCAA Tournament, while recognizing the monumental accomplishment of Felisha Legette-Jack in taking the Bulls women to their first-ever Big Dance. The Buffalo News Bills beat reporter Tyler Dunne joined the show to give upd…

Bucky and Sully

It was a full house at WGRZ on Sunday, as The Buffalo News' Bucky Gleason, Vic Carucci and Jay Skurski joined Channel 2's Adam Benigni and Heather Prusak for an episode of "Sports Talk Sunday." The quintet focused on financial decisions facing the Bills this week, evaluations of two key Sabres and then closed with a stirring video of "Baby Shawn" from Niagara Falls. The …