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January 13, 2017 - 12:51 am
(WBEN/AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to lessen the penalties for possessing a small amount of marijuana. Under current state law, most people caught with small amounts of marijuana for the first time receive a fine akin to a parking ticket. But officers can still arrest someone if the marijuana was in...
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January 13, 2017 - 12:06 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Gov. Cuomo announced during his State of the State regional address in Buffalo Monday he wanted Metro Rail to expand to Amherst. That was music to the ears of one local congressman. "Moving students from three campuses is fundamentally important, The Metro Rail is an important...
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January 12, 2017 - 3:05 pm
By: Mike Baggerman (Twitter: @MikeBaggerman) Last Updated: January 12, 2017 | 8:12 p.m. CAZENOVIA PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) – About 40 protesters gathered at Cazenovia Park and walked to the home of Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino Thursday evening to protest Paladino’s position on the Buffalo...
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January 12, 2017 - 1:54 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) Flooding has been extensive in Chautauqua County, where rainfall, warmer temperatures and melting snow have combined to make life miserable. In Kiantone, Busti-Stillwater Road to Frewsburg was closed because of flooding. Stillwater Creek has gone above flood stage. One business...
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January 12, 2017 - 10:58 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A Town of Tonawanda Police officer escaped a burning car Thursday afternoon along Delaware Avenue. At about 1:30 police say Officer Adam Cavarello was on patrol when he noticed smoke coming from the dashboard area inside of his cruiser. He was able to pull over, remove some...
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January 12, 2017 - 10:42 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation presented a revised development plan this afternoon for Arbor + Reverie, a mixed-use development project slated for the area of Bidwell Parkway, Elmwood and Potomac Avenues in the City of Buffalo. “Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has been...
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January 12, 2017 - 9:46 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) It was business as usual Thursday at Hamburg High School after a threat the previous evening prompted an increased police presence. The threat was posted on social media. Superintendent Michael Cornell says the student who posted it was identified almost immediately. Parents were...
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January 12, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department's inspector general announced Thursday he will launch an investigation into the department and FBI's actions in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were properly followed by FBI Director James Comey. Democrats...
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January 12, 2017 - 7:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Starting Friday, drivers in New York will need to move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. Under the original law, drivers were required to either shift to the next lane or slow down for police and firefighters. That has since expanded to tow trucks and...
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January 12, 2017 - 2:59 am
“We will be the state of law and order but also the state of compassion and common sense. We will work to improve the justice system and end racial and resource inequities. We will propose ground breaking reforms: we will video tape interrogations, improve fairness in lineups, and raise the age of...
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