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December 27, 2016 - 6:21 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - In a written statement released on Tuesday, Carl Paladino said he will not give up his seat on the Buffalo School Board. The School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss Paladino, who told Artvoice last week that his wish for 2017 was the death of...
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December 27, 2016 - 1:28 am
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla said Tuesday they plan to begin production of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, New York. The two companies said they finalized an agreement calling for Tokyo-based Panasonic to pay capital...
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December 26, 2016 - 11:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The president of the Buffalo Common Council is inviting the Buffalo School Board to hold its next meeting at the Common Council Chambers. Darius Pridgen says he antiicpates hundreds of people will show up after Carl Paladino's comments in Artvoice. "I think it's important if the...
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December 26, 2016 - 10:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While the nation was gripped by a stunning campaign and election in 2016, what local political stories ruled the year? For many pundits, one story topped all others. "Topping the list I think has to be local pay-for-play scandals related to Ciminelli and the Executive Branch,"...
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December 26, 2016 - 1:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thanks to an executive order from Governor Cuomo, those aiding the homeless are getting additional help. “Code Blue 32” will be called on nights when temperatures or wind chill are between 16 to 32 degrees and will include services at our Matt Urban Hope Center and Harbor House...
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December 26, 2016 - 9:08 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The suspected getaway driver in the Anchor Bar shooting has had charges against him dismissed. A judge threw out murder charges against Gregory Ramos because of insufficient evidence. The May 20th shooting killed Freddie Dizon. Erie County DA Michael Flaherty issued a statement...
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December 26, 2016 - 7:37 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo won't deliver a huge State of the State address next month at the Capitol. Instead, the governor will do a series of regional speeches during the week he would normally give such a speech. “The State of the State is an opportunity for the Governor to lay out the...
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December 26, 2016 - 7:14 am
(WBEN) - Since his comments made in Artvoice last week, numerous calls have been made for Carl Paladino to resign or be removed from his position on the Buffalo School board. County Executive Mark Poloncarz quickly called for Paladino's resignation last week. Over the weekend, Paladino's son looked...
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December 26, 2016 - 12:35 am
The son of President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign co-chairman has denounced his father's comments about President Barack Obama and his wife. Carl Paladino said in remarks appearing Thursday in a weekly publication that he hoped Obama would die from mad cow disease. He called Michelle...
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December 25, 2016 - 11:55 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Now that the big day is through, it's time to go over what gifts have to be returned. It's no imposition for many retailers. "Returns are a huge part of Christmas sales and how retailers calculate it," says Ted Potrikus with the Retail Council of New York State. "One fo the...
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