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January 16, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Any hopes that the possibility of a weekend winter storm may fade are quickly exaporating as the National Weather Service has not posted a Winter Storm Watch for ALL of Western New York Saturday through Monday. Heavy snowfall is expected along with gusty winds and bitter cold...
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Democrats from WNY tout the voting reform passed in the first week of the 2019 Albany legislative session. January 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrats in the New York State Legislature from Western New York touted the voting reform package, which passed earlier this week in the 2019 session. "(It will) help make it easier for everyone to perform their civic duty by casting a ballot," Assemblyman Sean Ryan said...
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The home on Loring Avenue where Kevin Kopper killed Danielle Morse, then took his own life. January 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
January 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Hamburg Police say a man fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself early Wednesday morning. "We got a phone call at approximately 3:30 this morning about a male who had called saying he shot his girlfriend and was intending to kill himself," said Hamburg...
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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2019 - 12:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the government shutdown is in its fourth week, local employees affected by the shutdown are getting help from the Food Bank. The Food Bank is announcing a series of special food distributions throughout its four-county service area to assist impacted employees and their...
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Brian Mazurowski
January 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the plea to bring sports betting to New York state, but there's a big catch. During his State of the State address, Cuomo called for legalizing sports gambling in New York, but only at four state-run casinos located in the Finger Lakes, Southern...
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NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert": "It's an important first step and it's...
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Randy Bushover
January 16, 2019 - 4:05 am
Northwest Bank on Transit Road in Clarence plans to move its bank branch near Casey Road about a half mile north. Business First reports that the new location offers more parking and better traffic flow. The new spot at 6525 Transit was once a Key Bank branch. The Niagara County Community College...
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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo's proposals to reform the limousine industry gets a yellow light overall from one limousine association president. Kevin Barwell of the Limo, Bus and Taxi Association of Upstate New York gives the green light to establish stronger registration suspension and...
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Tonawanda Coke. October 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Researchers at the University at Buffalo are scheduled to hold a community meeting on Wednesday evening and give an update on their soil study at the Tonawanda Coke site. Tonawanda Coke was an industrial plant located on River Road in Tonawanda that was the subject of...
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January 15, 2019 - 9:51 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police have arrested 30 year old Amber Lewis of Buffalo and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child in connection with Sunday night's pit bull attack of a young child on Watson Street. Police say Lewis is the dog's owner and tell us the pit bull has been...
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