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December 06, 2016 - 7:35 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature will give $100,000 to Visit Buffalo Niagara so they can launch a campaign to bring ridesharing services like Uber across the state. The money will be used by Visit Buffalo Niagara to create a media campaign advocating lawmakers to approve ridesharing...
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December 06, 2016 - 5:59 am
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the lake effect snow machine kicks into high gear for the southtowns and southern tier, the folks at the Erie County Parks and Orchard Park Recreation Department are rolloing out details of this weekend's annual Santaland festivities. Free family activities will be...
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December 06, 2016 - 4:52 am
The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight has been arrested and jailed on a charge of manslaughter. Jail records show 54-year-old Ronald Gasser was arrested late Monday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has called a news conference for 10 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the case. Gasser...
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December 06, 2016 - 3:01 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says there's no decision on whether lawmakers will return to Albany for a special session focused on a legislative pay hike. Exclusive WBEN Audio: Hear New York Daily News Bureau Chief Ken Lovett on the WBEN Liveline The Bronx Democrat told...
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December 06, 2016 - 2:43 am
The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016. Thank you so much, Rio 2016 team ❤ 6/6 ❤ pic.twitter.com/QjMlgFAN4e — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) September 30, 2016 The social media site says Rio2016 was the most tweeted-about topic...
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December 06, 2016 - 1:25 am
(WBEN/AP) - The head of the state Association of Chiefs of Police has written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo requesting that he approve expansion of ride-sharing services in upstate New York to combat drunk driving. Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack, on behalf of the association, urged Cuomo to support...
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December 05, 2016 - 11:39 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Thursday morning through early Saturday, calling for as much as two feet of snow in parts of extreme southern Erie, Chatauqua, Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties . Heaviest snows Thurs night thru Friday night. 1-2 feet by by Sat...
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December 05, 2016 - 2:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say they are investigating the warehouse fire that killed 36 people, and murder charges are possible. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said Monday her office has just started its probe and has not yet determined whether a crime even occurred. But...
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December 05, 2016 - 2:10 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police are reportedly investigating an incident involving at least six Buffalo State football players. Authorities say the case involves several individuals smashing windows out at a home on Rees Street in Buffalo. No charges have been filed as of Monday evening.
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December 05, 2016 - 10:27 am
Washington (AP) Former Vice President Al Gore says he had a "productive" meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Gore met with Trump at Trump Tower on Monday and spoke briefly to reporters afterward. He categorized his meeting as a "sincere search for common ground." He also dubbed it "an...
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