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January 23, 2017 - 7:58 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A Cheektowaga man has received medals he earned serving his country seven years ago, with the help of Congressman Brian Higgins. Howard Tobin received Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-...
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January 23, 2017 - 7:17 am
SINCLAIRVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old man has died after his vehicle collided with a tour bus on a western New York road. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. Monday on Route 60 in the village of Sinclairville. Police identified him as...
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January 23, 2017 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he'll support Rex Tillerson's nomination for secretary of state. The Florida Republican ended nearly two weeks of "will he or won't he" drama by announcing on his Facebook page that he'll vote for Rex Tillerson to serve as the nation's...
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January 23, 2017 - 1:25 am
(WBEN/AP) More than a million people turned out Saturday to nationwide demonstrations opposing President Donald Trump's agenda, a forceful showing that raised liberals' hopes after the election denied them control of all branches of federal government. Now, the question is whether that energy can...
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January 23, 2017 - 1:09 am
Greater Buffalo won't see anywhere near the amount of severe weather that other parts of WNY and the entire state will have in store Monday. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for much of Western New York, south and east of greater Buffalo (blue on the map at left ) Severe weather and a WINTER...
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January 23, 2017 - 12:12 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The dreaded tax season begins today, but just because you may have to wait for a return and a few extra days to file doesn't mean you should delay. "This year, there's such an emphasis on identity theft," says Esther Gulyas of EG Tax. "On the state and federal forms, they want...
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January 22, 2017 - 5:15 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBEN/AP) -- The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the...
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January 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After an unusually mild January weekend across western New York, parts of the region are in for a return to much more traditional winter conditions. A Winter Storm Watch is posted for the eastern portion of WNY, including all of Wyoming County late Monday into Tuesday. WINTER...
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January 22, 2017 - 6:30 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After an online voting campaign, the Buffalo Zoo Sunday morning announced the name of the baby ocelot and Nico is the winner. Dozens of anxious zoo patrons gathered outside the ocelot exhibit in the rainforest section of the zoo and awaited the baby cat's debut. At first the...
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January 22, 2017 - 3:05 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- New York governor Andrew Cuomo is requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women. The regulations are an effort to safeguard protections women currently receive under the Affordable Care Act...
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