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Dave Debo
August 01, 2017 - 6:40 am
The way you might buy your groceries-- or even your dog food or medications - changes today with the introduction of online ordering at Wegmans and other places in WNY Starting today, tech startup Instacart will deliver Wegmans groceries that you order online or using an app, usually within two...
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Richard Root
August 01, 2017 - 6:28 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The man accused of starting a two-alarm fire at an apartment on Franklin Street in Buffalo pleaded not guilty. 29-year-old Brandon Adler is charged with Second Degree Arson, Second Degree Criminal Mischief, Possession of Marijuana, Reckless Endangerment, and possessing illegal...
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Richard Root
August 01, 2017 - 6:09 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A busy night for the Buffalo City Planning board last night. Three high-profile projects were given the go-ahead during Monday's meeting. Arguably the most contentious project before the board last night was the Chason Affinity Elmwood Avenue project. They plan to build a four-...
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Randy Bushover
August 01, 2017 - 4:14 am
It was a busy agenda for the Buffalo Planning Board last night. It approved the Chase Affinity plan for a 5-story mixed use complex on Elmwood at Forest, a new build-out for Dash's Market on Hertel and Starin and a proposal from developer Douglas Jemal to build a four-story, 40,000-square-foot wing...
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Mike Baggerman
August 01, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Congressman Chris Collins on Monday introduced federal legislation which would not allow states to impose tougher restrictions on existing federal gun laws. In short, it would drastically change the NY SAFE Act, which was implemented by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013. WATCH:...
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Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2017 - 5:03 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Republican Congressman Chris Collins introduced a new bill on Monday called the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act”, which is an attempt at the federal level to repeal the NY SAFE Act. WATCH: Congressman Collins introduces SAGA bill “We have been trying since 2013 to repeal the...
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Tom Puckett
July 31, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo woman is charged after sheriff's deputies say she planted cherry bomb firecrackers around the Rath Building Friday. Around 3pm Friday, deputies say an employee alerted them of an individual who placed some firecrackers by a receptacle outside the Rath Building. The...
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Dave Debo
July 31, 2017 - 6:55 am
As a variety of different proposals are starting to percolate, President Trump took to Twitter this weekend, urging Republicans not to give up on reforming - or even scrapping- the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare: Congressman Tom Reed of Corning leads a group of 40 moderate Republicans and...
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Richard Root
July 31, 2017 - 6:49 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - On Saturday, people along the Niagara River reported seeing an inky, black substance in the river waters. Tourists posted video of the stuff surrounding the Maid of the Mist luanch site at the beginning of the Lower Niagara River. As it turns out, it was the result of...
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Richard Root
July 31, 2017 - 6:32 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - New legislation being unveiled by Congressman Chris Collins promises to take some of the bite out of the New York Safe Act. Later today, Rep. Collins will introduce SAGA, or the Second Amendment Guarantee Act. The legislation says quite plainly a State may not impose any...
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