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February 11, 2019 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks...
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Tom Puckett
February 11, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) After coming close to defeating Congressman Chris Collins in November, Nate McMurray says he won't seek re-election as Grand Island Supervisor. He sent out a release Monday saying the three years in politics have changed his life, but "there are some bad people out there,...
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Susan Rose
February 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm
West Seneca, N.Y. (Susan Rose, WBEN) - Gina Browning knew it was a "big ask". But the Chief Communications Officer for the SPCA of Erie County knew she had to take a chance. The SPCA received a 100 pound, 12 year old Cane Corso last week. She came from a breeding mill and was simply tired. "Shakira...
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Wreath and flowers at the Flight 3407 memorial located at Forest Lawn Cemetery. February 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 11, 2019 - 3:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Family members of the people who lost their lives in the Colgan Flight 3407 tragedy in 2009 gathered at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday for a wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony, which featured a wreath presented by the two daughters of Kristin Safran, who died in the...
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Brendan Keany
February 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by the Labatt Brew House Monday morning to explain why another federal government shutdown could have serious consequences for the rapidly growing brewing industry in New York. Senator Schumer speaking at Labatt Brew House. He says the...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again as another deadline looms at the end of the week. Negotiators are clashing over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo))
February 11, 2019 - 10:38 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Siena Research Institute released its latest poll, which showed that New York voters gave Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Senator Chuck Schumer their lowest ratings ever. The poll showed your typical partisan split but it was notable in that Governor Cuomo's 43 percent...
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Water main break on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Maple Road. February 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
February 11, 2019 - 8:26 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A water main break was reported on Niagara Falls Boulevard between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road on Monday morning. The break was initially reported by the Erie County Water Authority just after 2 a.m. and crews were on scene throughout the morning working on repairs on the...
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Randy Bushover
February 11, 2019 - 4:03 am
Pump prices fell another two cents this past week. The AAA pegs the current average for a gallon of unleaded gas at $2.51 in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area. A major milestone for BankOnBuffalo today, as it opens its regional headquarters on the seventh floor of downtown Buffalo’s Electric Tower...
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Tom Puckett
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) It was ten years ago this week Colgan Flight 3407 crashed into a home on Long Road in Clarence, claiming 50 lives, including one on the ground. Since then, victims' families have been fighting to keep pilot flight training requirements increased. PHOTOS/AUDIO - See 3407 photo...
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