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December 05, 2016 - 3:01 am
(WBEN) A new Siena College poll says that 49 percent of New York registered voters are optimistic about the future of the country under Donald Trump, while 48 percent are not. The survey, which has a 3.8 percentage point margin of error, says that most New Yorkers feel he will be successful at...
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December 05, 2016 - 2:46 am
(WBEN/AP) Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, only later to be an ardent supporter and surrogate, has been selected to be the president elects choice for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “Ben Carson has a brilliant...
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December 05, 2016 - 1:46 am
(WBEN) For the first time this season greater Buffalo is waking up with some slushy snow on the ground, and the words "Lake Effect" on meteorologists lips. " Late in the week we are going to get a change to more typical December weather," says National Weather Service Meteorologist Bob Hamilton. "...
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December 05, 2016 - 1:45 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization. Among the latest to do so are two in the...
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December 05, 2016 - 12:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County leaders are seeking your input on where broadband access is needed. A public hearing is set for tonight in Cheektowaga. "We can only do so much analysis ourselves, we need people to tell us what their needs are and where their problems lie," says County Executive Mark...
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December 05, 2016 - 12:42 am
BREAKING NEWS: Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, only later to be an ardent supporter and surrogate, has been selected to be the president elects choice for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “Ben Carson has a...
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December 04, 2016 - 12:42 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (WBEN/AP) -- Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Oakland Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After falling behind 24-9 following touchdowns on the first two drives of the second half for...
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December 04, 2016 - 9:12 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The death toll in a late-night dance party fire at a converted Oakland warehouse rose to 24 on Sunday as firefighters dug slowly through the charred remnants of the building in their search for what they expect will be more victims. Crews in Oakland, California, are removing...
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December 04, 2016 - 3:07 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While it sure has been exceptional weather for Christmas shopping, decorating and any outdoor events, there will be some changes in the weather come later this week. And those changes may make things begin to look a lot more like Christmas. The forecasters at the National...
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December 04, 2016 - 1:47 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure unsafe for emergency crews to enter. Officials said...
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