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January 17, 2017 - 5:24 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his latest state budget proposal aims to help the middle class by making college more affordable, reducing taxes and helping families pay for child care. The Democrat unveiled the details of his budget Tuesday. It now goes to lawmakers, who hope to...
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January 17, 2017 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK -- (WBEN/AP) -President-elect Donald Trump will sit down with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and possible White House contender in 2020. A spokesman for Cuomo said the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at Trump Tower. The conversation between the two men is expected to focus on...
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January 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Buffalo police continue to investigate a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Main Street Tuesday. Investigators said a vehicle was traveling south in the 2500 block of Main Street when the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Tops Supermarkets may be headquarters hunting. The supermarket is said to be looking at the current home of PHH Mortgage. In a statement, Tops CEO Frank Curci says “We are interested in the Wehrle Drive location, but certain conditions must be reviewed and met before we would...
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January 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year...
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January 17, 2017 - 9:36 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former Boy Scout leader pleads guilty to receiving child porn. 25 year old Daniel Huzinec admitted to taking several sexually explicit pictures of a sleeping 16-year-old boy with his cell phone while chaperoning a scout trip. Prosecutors say a subsequent forensic evaluation of...
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January 17, 2017 - 7:32 am
Alden, NY (WBEN) Erie county Sheriff's deputies say they are searching for a man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon in Alden. The assault happened Tuesday morning at Broadway and Townline Roads. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a gray hoodie and a black hat. Erie...
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January 17, 2017 - 5:54 am
(WBEN) Catholic Health-- including Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy and all of it's skilled nursing facilities -- is raising the age that visitors must be to 14 , citing the spread of influenza across New York State. Last week, state health officials say influenza is now prevalent in New York State...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:21 am
Depew, NY (WBEN) - Residents of Depew overwhelmingly voted "No" to the dissolution of the Village of Depew Tuesday evening. Approximiately 3,006 residents voted "No" while 1,165 citizens voted "Yes". Irv Reinig helped launch the petition drive on the ballot and was not thrilled with the way Depew...
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January 16, 2017 - 11:28 pm
(WBEN) - During an appearance on the Fox Business Channel on Monday, Congressman Chris Collins addressed the war of words between Donald Trump and Congressman John Lewis. Collins said that Lewis was "pouting" over the results of the election when he said that Trump was not a legitimate President...
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