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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Las Vegas has always been a popular destination for Buffalo area travelers with so many direct flights available. And so far, the horrific mass shooting this week has had little impact on tourism. Elizabeth Carey, Public Affairs Manager for AAA of Western and Central New York...
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October 05, 2017 - 7:31 am
You can start calling it the Bufffalo area billion. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $10 million from his signature economic development initiative to help several cities near Buffalo as part of the Buffalo Billion II North Tonawanda, Dunkirk, Gowanda and Lackawanna will each get $2.5 million to...
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Dave Debo
October 05, 2017 - 6:53 am
(WBEN/AP) Congress will start debate on President Trump's tax reform plan in the next several days, as part of some upcoming budget votes. But some of the debate has already occurred -- with a look back at the 1980s and President Ronald Reagan's massive cuts that didn't jumpstart the economy as...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The fallout from the NFL player protests has one Buffalo Sabres sponsor ready to take it out on the hockey franchise that is co-owned with the Buffalo Bills. The Vein Treatment Center, a long-time Sabres sponsor, says they are so upset with the Pegulas over the Bills players...
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Randy Bushover
October 05, 2017 - 4:42 am
Hamburg Gaming has completed a $2 million renovation of its gaming floor and will celebrate the improved gaming experience for patrons with four days of giveaways and promotions beginning tomorrow and running through Monday. In addition to history tours, Nickel City Tours has begun offering Brewery...
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Tom Puckett
October 05, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New iPhones with IOS11 systems have a new feature aimed at preventing distracted driving. The Do Not Disturb feature keeps drivers from getting notifications. "You simply turn it on and when it detects you're detected to Bluetooth or a certain speed, you will get no notifications...
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Mike Baggerman
October 05, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - For Sabres fans going to the home opener on Thursday there are a couple new initiatives the team is showcasing to fans. Inside the arena fans no longer have to guess how long they'll be at the concession stands or the restrooms thanks to WaitTime Technology. "Throughout the...
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October 04, 2017 - 10:32 pm
Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is again investigating a report of an overflow and discharge from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant. The incident Wednesday is associated with a period of heavy rain and resulted in badly discolored...
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October 04, 2017 - 9:08 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Buffalo Bills’ passing game has had enough difficulty through the first month of the season. The challenge may grow for the NFL’s 31st-ranked passing offense. The Bills (3-1) will be without top receiver Jordan Matthews for several weeks because of a broken right...
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October 04, 2017 - 9:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state should give in-state tuition rates to students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were displaced by recent hurricanes. The Democrat said Thursday he's asking state higher education officials to approve the change. He...
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