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Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo/AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
August 01, 2020 - 8:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes raising taxes on the wealthy to help the state weather the coronavirus economic crisis, but it is clear that federal aid alone won’t solve the state’s fiscal woes. COVID-19 shutdowns have decimated consumer spending and tourism in...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
August 01, 2020 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York broke a COVID-19 testing record on Friday by conducting 82,737 tests, the highest number ever conducted in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday. “Today is five months since we had our first case, and yesterday we hit a record number of...
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boating accident
WBEN Newsroom
August 01, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Pendleton, N.Y. (WBEN) - A 40-year-old man is dead following a boating accident on Tonawanda Creek early Saturday morning. Niagara County Sheriff's say they were notified by Amherst Police of a boating accident in the area of 5484 Tonawanda Creek Road on the Pendleton side of Tonawanda Creek during...
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Sahlen Field
Sahlen Field awaits the Toronto Blue Jays
WBEN Newsroom
August 01, 2020 - 7:39 am
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has talked to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the league’s coronavirus protocols.
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trump
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WBEN Newsroom
August 01, 2020 - 6:34 am
President Donald Trump says he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.
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Senator Chuck Schumer in Basom, New York. July 31, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Senator Chuck Schumer in Basom, New York. July 31, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2020 - 5:19 pm
BASOM, N.Y. (WBEN ) – Senator Chuck Schumer on Friday pushed for semiconducters to be manufactured in Western New York.
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Tom Puckett
July 31, 2020 - 4:46 pm
Williamsville schools unveil reopening information.
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Jonathan McKibben
Tom Puckett
July 31, 2020 - 1:46 pm
Clarence man charged with stabbing an elderly man.
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Hockey rink at Buffalo Riverworks. July 31, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Hockey rink at Buffalo Riverworks. July 31, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2020 - 12:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 11 Day Power Play will be "reimagined" this year as a street hockey tournament that will take place at Buffalo Riverworks from August 19-30.
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Sunflowers of Sanborn. August 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Sanborn, N.Y. (WBEN) A popular Niagara County attraction is NOT canceled this year. Sunflowers of Sanborn is reopening for the season on Saturday, August 1. "We were really hoping to be able to open this year," said farm owner Louise Brachmann. "There is life beyond Covid. People come out to our...
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