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May 04, 2017 - 2:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, local leaders responded on various platforms. Congressman Chris Collins “This puts us even closer to ending the Obamacare nightmare that has plagued Americans for the last...
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May 04, 2017 - 11:54 am
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A student from the West Seneca School District made a threat Wednesday night to West Seneca East Senior High School using social media. Upon learning of the threat, the West Seneca Police Department investigated the threat and addressed the situation with the student who...
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(WBEN) - After reportedly having a second interview with the Pegulas, Pittsburgh Penguins Associate General Manager Jason Botterill has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the open Sabres GM position. Who is Botterill? "He's kind of the anti-Tim Murray," said USA Today Hockey Writer Kevin Allen. "...
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May 04, 2017 - 11:08 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined 11 other governors prodding President Donald Trump to participate in international efforts to combat climate change. The governors sent a joint letter to Trump on Tuesday urging him to uphold the United States' greenhouse gas reduction...
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(WBEN/AP) Republican Congressman Chris Collins says they are ready to push their health care bill through the House and claim a victory for President Donald Trump, six weeks after nearly leaving it for dead and days after support from GOP moderates seemed to crumble anew. "It absolutely does look...
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Richard Root
May 04, 2017 - 5:58 am
(WBEN) - Record rain in April and continued forecasts of rain this week means there is likely more standing water around. When it gets warm, standing water means mosquitoes. The Erie County Department of Health is warning residents to be aware of standing water and the public health threat it can...
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Dave Debo
May 04, 2017 - 5:31 am
(WBEN) Flooding is possible in the low-lying areas of Niagara and Orleans County along Lake Ontario Friday, according to the National Weather Service, (Read the complete bulletin below) and at the marinas nearby fears of fewer customers this season are rising as fast as the lake levels. "There are...
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Sodus Point, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Four months after an international body approved a new plan for regulating Lake Ontario's water level, property owners who had claimed the rules favored muskrat lodges over lakeside homes are piling sandbags against just the kind of floodwaters they had feared...
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Mike Baggerman
May 03, 2017 - 6:57 pm
LAKE ONTARIO (WBEN) - What is causing the flooding along the southern Lake Ontario shoreline? Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for counties along the Lake Ontario shoreline as a result of the flooding and attributed some of the issues to "extreme weather". "Long term, we're going...
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May 03, 2017 - 4:15 pm
NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Authorities in Niagara County report that several counterfeit bills are being passed at several businesses in Lockport and Newfane. The bills are typically $50 and $100 of U.S. currency. They have Asian writing on the front and back of the bills. While the fake money...
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