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March 20, 2017 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russia as "fake news," FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real. And during the lengthy hearin...
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Mike Baggerman
March 20, 2017 - 8:52 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - President Trump’s unveiling of his budget blueprint last week showed a massive increase in federal defense spending and an increase in veterans affairs, but every other area saw little-to-no increase or a decrease. The proposal doesn’t sit well with Erie County Executive Mark...
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Tim Wenger
March 20, 2017 - 8:52 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - For nearly twenty years as a television staple in Buffalo, WGRZ anchorman Scott Levin is trading in the 'tough questions' to be 'on his own side' and return to the business world. The move, according to a Facebook post by Levin, is to give him more time to spend with his...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2017 - 7:07 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Just where should the next train terminal in Buffalo go? You have a chance to tell leaders where tonight. At the Buffalo Museum of Science, Assemblyman Sean Ryan says you can let leaders know what your preference is. "You'll get to look at different options. It's an open house...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2017 - 3:34 pm
Washington, DC (AP) Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is promising to be independent if confirmed to the high court. In his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, President Donald Trump's nominee said it is for Congress to make laws, for the executive to enforce them, "and...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2017 - 1:44 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) The name Michael Caputo was brought up during Monday's FBI hearing about Russia's role in interfering with the Presidential Campaign. California Rep. Jackie Speier said, "Let's go back to this tarantula web..." likening Russian leader Vladmir Putin to a tarantula apparently...
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Tom Puckett
March 20, 2017 - 1:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Town of Tonawanda man has been found guilty of killing his girlfriend. A jury found 50 year old John Avent guilty of fatally stabbing 51-year-old Roberta Rybinski in their Newell Avenue apartment in the Town of Tonawanda last year. Avent faces 25 years to life in prison when he...
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March 20, 2017 - 1:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite all the reminders from local authorities, at least 17 people were arrested for DWI around the time of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Buffalo on Sunday. The Erie County Sheriff's Office reported nine arrests including three aggravated DWI charges. One of the nine...
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March 20, 2017 - 11:24 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Spring arrived Monday at 6:28am. But it doesn't mean daffodils and tulips from now on. 7 First Alert Meteorologist Andy Parker says we still have a little Winter to go. 40's early this week. A setback Wednesday when the temperature dips into the teens and 20's. Then back to the...
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WASHINGTON (AP/WBEN) -- Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia's death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings are getting underway on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace him. Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the Denver-based 10th...
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