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February 03, 2017 - 1:10 am
UTICA, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Around Utica, it's not unusual to see tables full of Bosnians sipping strong coffee in cafes, Muslim women in hijabs shopping at grocery stores and Somalis raised in equatorial heat heading to work in the blowing snow. An influx of thousands of refugees from around the...
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February 02, 2017 - 11:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The state's top attorney has strong words from President Trump's executive order issued last week blocking immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations. "This order is clearly unconstitutional and fundamentally un-American," says Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "It is clear...
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February 02, 2017 - 11:45 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dr. Albert Cowie was sentenced to 24 months in prison Thursday afternoon after he was convicted of obtaining controlled substances by fraud and for health care fraud. The 38-year-old doctor wrote over 200 illegal prescriptions for controlled substances such as Oxycodone,...
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February 02, 2017 - 11:44 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An NFTA Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after officers say he fired his weapon at a suspect's car trying to run him over during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. Police Chief George Gast says a car was stopped by an officer for parking illegally in front of a bus...
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February 02, 2017 - 9:38 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man has been arrested after Erie County SHeriff's conducted a raid on Jefferson Avenue Wednesday afternoon. During the raid, members of the narcotics unit seized over one kilogram of heroin (approximately 39 ounces, or over two and one-quarter pounds), three guns, one...
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February 02, 2017 - 9:29 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) About two dozen protesters gathered outside the Buffalo office of Senator Chuck Schumer, calling on the senator to push back against the agenda of President Trump. Protesters claim their health and civil rights are at stake under a Trump administration. They want Schumer to show...
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February 02, 2017 - 7:23 am
Batavia, NY (WBEN) An Olean woman and her son are charged with second degree murder in the death of a man in Allegany County. State Police say they responded to investigate the death of Royce A. Chapman, 57 at his residence on County Route 40 in the town of Clarksville. Troopers say 51 year old...
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February 02, 2017 - 5:56 am
(WBEN) - Many say that America is a nation divided, but there is one thing that can bring the country together. The New England Patriots. A national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling concludes that only 27% of Americans are pulling for the Patriots to with the Super Bowl. "Democrats,...
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February 02, 2017 - 5:37 am
(WBEN) CBS Radio and Entercom Communications Corp. announced an agreement on Thursday that the two radio giants would merge companies. On the national level, CBS owns 117 radio stations while Entercom owns 127. Locally, Entercom owns WBEN, WGR Sportsradio 550, WKSE 98.5, WTSS Star 102.5, WLKK...
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February 02, 2017 - 1:57 am
(WBEN) Erie County is suing 11 major pharmaceutical companies, saying their promotion and manufacture of pain killers makes them liable for the rampant addiction and overdose-related deaths ripping through the region. "We believe the pharmaceutical companies and those doctors are the ones who...
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