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Students Worried
Allan Harris
July 12, 2020 - 8:52 am
(WBEN/AP) International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.
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A sign on a street near the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Island City, Ore. lists its worship schedule on Friday, July 10, 2020. In mid-June, the small-town church in northeastern Oregon became the epicenter of the state's largest coronavirus outbreak when over 200 people linked to the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church tested positive. The left side of the sign reads, "IF YOU DONT PRAY YOU BECOME PREY." (AP Photo/Ben Lonergan)
WBEN Newsroom
July 12, 2020 - 7:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Crowded bars and house parties have been identified as culprits in spreading the coronavirus. Meat packing plants, prisons and nursing homes are known hot spots. Then there’s the complicated case of America’s churches. The vast majority of these churches have cooperated with health...
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Andrew Cuomo
[WBEN Photo - Mike Baggerman]
WBEN Newsroom
July 11, 2020 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The number of New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus fell to the lowest point in nearly four months, state officials said Saturday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is predicting a new increase in cases amid outbreaks in other states. “The only question is how far up our rate goes...
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President Donald Trump waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, July 10, 2020. Trump is heading to Florida to visit Southern Command, attend a roundtable event at a Doral church where he will speak with Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents and attend a fundraiser in Hillsboro Beach. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WBEN Newsroom
July 11, 2020 - 12:24 am
In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter on Friday he was ordering the Treasury Department to re-examine the tax-exempt status of schools that he...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, crews cover the ice at American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, after the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 5, that the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season. Daly said the sides are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. A CBA extension is still crucial to the process. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
WBEN Newsroom
July 11, 2020 - 12:16 am
Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season — and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026. Games are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, with...
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Seneca Niagara Casino. July 1, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Seneca Niagara Casino. July 1, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
July 10, 2020 - 5:19 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino employee tests positive for COVID19.
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Joshua Wilson
WBEN Newsroom
July 10, 2020 - 3:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 22-year-old Joshua Wilson of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court on one count of Murder in the Second Degree.
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Nursing home visit/Getty Images
Tom Puckett
July 10, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The state will allow limited visitation at nursing homes.
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Goatscaping from "Let's Goat Buffalo" clears vegetation behind Silo City. July 10, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Goatscaping from "Let's Goat Buffalo" clears vegetation behind Silo City. July 10, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 10, 2020 - 1:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Western New York Land Conservancy is inching closer towards finalizing its Riverline project along the former DL&W Corridor in Buffalo.
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2020 - 12:17 pm
11,000 National Grid customers without power Friday.
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