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March 02, 2017 - 4:59 pm
Sanborn, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara County Community College President James Klyczek will remain in control of the institution while an investigation into bid-rigging at the college continues to unfold. The NCCC Board of Trustees voted 5-4 against a measure Thursdaynight that would have placed him on...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:01 pm
DETROIT (WBEN/AP) -- The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay reduced. The video of the argument - caught on dashcam and now viewed...
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March 02, 2017 - 11:51 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - After a billboard last month from "Citizens Against Collins" criticized Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY), a new billboard supporting the congressman will run in the exact same spot beginning next week. Beginning March 6, the billboard will run for one week on 4536 Big Tree...
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March 02, 2017 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Under growing pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His action followed revelations he twice met with the Russian...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the NCAA Tournament beginning in the next couple of weeks, Visit Buffalo Niagara announced its transportation options for visitors to the region. Among the notable options are: A taxi standing area along Hanover Street, in between Marine Drive and Prime Street at...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lloyd Taco Trucks partnered with Uber on Thursday to bring free food to Western New Yorkers. "We hope that one day soon we'll be able to use Uber to get around Buffalo, but until then we're pumped to have their technology bring our tacos and burritos to locals," Pete Cimino,...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:33 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A long awaited public hearing will be held Thursday evening at 6pm on Ciminelli Real Estate's Reverie project. The four-story mixed use building, which includes retaill space and residential units, would occupy the former J.P. Bullfeathers site on Elmwood Avenue near Bidwell...
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March 02, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) - A bill currently in a State Senate Committee aims to loosen open container laws by allowing open alcohol consumption in designated areas. The bill, introduced by Rochester-area Senator Rich Funke, would allow bars to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises if it is located within a "...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:46 am
(WBEN) Under a month until the state budget has to be in place and the push to fund more refugee resettlements is gaining steam Several turned out for a rally at the state capitol Wednesday to support increased funding for refugee resettlement programs, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Anthony...
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March 01, 2017 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Wednesday's gain was the biggest for the blue-chip index so far this year. Energy companies also rose. Bank of America rose...
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