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April 16, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Will New York's first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential...
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Arrest in Niagara Falls Murder
Allan Harris
April 16, 2017 - 8:12 am
(WBEN) Another shooting in the City of Buffalo. It happened last night around 10PM on Dodge Street. Details are still sketchy but witnesses say they heard more than a dozen shoots. No word this morning on the condition of the one victim. 3rd Person Arrested in Niagara Falls (WBE) Niagara Falls...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:56 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A group of demonstrators gathered in Niagara Square in the rain Saturday to mark Tax Day and call on President Trump to release his taxes for the nation to see. The WNY Peace Center organized the local demonstration that was part of a network of similar and much larger...
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3 Injured in Niagara County
Allan Harris
April 16, 2017 - 7:39 am
(WBEN) Three adults and a baby injured after a head-on crash in Niagara County on Saturday. It happened in the Town of Hartland on Ridge Rd. around 6:45 p.m. One vehicle was carrying a one year old child, and the child’s mother and grandmother. Both adults were flown by Mercy Flight to ECMC with...
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April 15, 2017 - 8:22 am
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers)...
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April 15, 2017 - 7:17 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his first-in-the-nation proposal to make state college tuition free for middle-class students, he stood next to Bernie Sanders. This week when Cuomo celebrated its approval, he was arm in arm with Hillary Clinton. Democrats still smarting...
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Mike Baggerman
April 15, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - During Broadway Market’s peak hours on Friday a group rallied outside the building for the creation of safe injection sites and other options to battle the opioid epidemic in Western New York. “A safe injection site is a facility that is clean and sterile and the effected...
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Tom Puckett
April 14, 2017 - 5:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating an afternoon shooting. Police responded to the 100 block of Edison Avenue around 2:45pm. Detectives say a 28 year old Buffalo man was struck by gunfire in an apparent drive by incident. The 28 year old was transported to ECMC with injuries that...
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Tom Puckett
April 14, 2017 - 4:33 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara Falls Police say they've got a handle on a third suspect in connection with a robbery that resulted in the death of a man. "We know who it is. We're just not releasing information about him at this time," says Chief of Detectives Kelly Rizzo, who says this is a...
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Tom Puckett
April 14, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The federal judge who issued the 1976 ruling to desegregate Buffalo Public Schools has died. John T. Curtin was 95. n 1976, Curtin ruled on the case Arthur v. Nyquist, which effected the integration of the Buffalo Public School District. He ruled that schools were "deliberately...
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