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Chuck Schumer
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
January 13, 2020 - 1:06 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN) - On Monday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Niagara Falls Amtrak train station to call on the Canadian government to implement pre-clearance for Western New York passengers. "When we designed this station, it was designed to contain state-of-the-art customs clearance...
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WBEN Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 9:23 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - Frontier Central Schools released the following statement regarding the death of 11-year-old Luca Calanni due to the flu. "Over the weekend, Frontier lost one of its young Falcons. As has been reported by many news outlets, Luca Calanni passed away Saturday after...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last month, New York State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy filed suit against Governor Cuomo calling on him to call a special election in NY27 to replace Chris Collins soon. That suit is scheduled to be heard in Rochester today. Collins resigned from the seat in September,...
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WBEN Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO (AP/WBEN) - New York would automatically add to the voting rolls any citizen who fills out a state form, under a revised bill that passed the state Senate 40-20 on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, voting advocates and other Democrats say the bill targets an estimated...
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47-Acre parcel at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park where a Cannabis Campus will be developed if New York State passes legislation on legalizing marijuana. January 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - All eyes are on Albany regarding legalization of recreational marijuana use in 2020. Governor Andrew Cuomo said during his annual State of the State address that his goal is to legalize the recreational use in 2020 after Albany decriminalized it in 2019. READ MORE: Cannabis...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger/WBEN Photo
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - As Bishop Edward Scharfenberger begins his second month serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo, many issues concerning the priest abuse scandal, lawsuits and likely bankruptcy continue to be the focus of his work. Scharfenberber, the Bishop of...
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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
WBEN Newsroom
January 11, 2020 - 6:16 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Expect a wet and windy weekend in Western New York. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the region from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Southwest winds will remain at a steady rate of 25 to 40 miles per hour, though gusts could be upwards of 60 miles...
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Patrick Gallivan
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
January 10, 2020 - 2:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - State Senator Patrick Gallivan held a press conference Friday morning to express his concerns over the changes made to New York's criminal justice system and specifically regarding cash bail reform. State Senator Pat Gallivan is imploring the Legislature to fix the “dangerous”...
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Tom Puckett
January 10, 2020 - 1:42 pm
Sheldon, NY (WBEN) A Strykersville woman pleads guilty to a crash that killed a dog and injured two children. 28 year old Lauren Hall admitted she drove off the road when she became distracted and failed to keep her eyes on the road back in August. Hall drove her car off the roadway and onto the...
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