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February 08, 2017 - 12:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The New England Patriots’ victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl is considered by many to be one of, if not the greatest, Super Bowl games ever played. But not everybody calls Sunday’s game the greatest of all time. On Tuesday’s edition of the Rush Limbaugh Show,...
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February 07, 2017 - 11:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) AS we continue our look at the fentanyl crisis, Erie County remains a trouble spot. So far in 2017, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says there are 53 suspected overdose deaths. Last year, 75 percent of those who died of overdoses had fentanyl in their...
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February 07, 2017 - 9:45 pm
(WBEN/AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking his idea to make college tuition-free on New York's public campuses directly to the students, and many of them adore the idea-- but like lawmakers -- some tell WBEN they have a few questions on when and how it would work. Cuomo on Tuesday launched a campaign to...
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February 07, 2017 - 12:16 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) An Iranian student held up by President Trump's executive order on immigration has returned to Western New York and resumed his studies at UB. His return today was made possible when a federal judge in Seattle last week temporarily blocked the week-old immigration order from...
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February 07, 2017 - 10:57 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Bills President Russ Brandon sent a letter to fans Tuesday informing them the season ticket prices they paid last season will be the same amount this coming season. Brandon sent this letter to season ticket holders: The entire organization understands this past season was a...
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February 07, 2017 - 8:28 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After nearly three decades on Hertel, the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival is moving to the Outer Harbor. Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation head Robert Gioia says he's thrilled to bring the festival to the Outer Harbor. "It fits with our vision and mission statement. It...
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February 07, 2017 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination. Two Republicans joined Democrats...
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February 07, 2017 - 6:16 am
(WBEN) As the state legislature continues to discuss his 2017-18 budget proposal, Governor Andrew Cuomo urged students at a SUNY Buffalo State rally Tuesday to contact them and press for approval of his Excelsior Scholarship program as a means to provide free SUNY tuition to most New Yorkers. "You...
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February 07, 2017 - 3:27 am
In advance of an announcement expected today from Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., WIVB- News 4 Buffalo is reporting that the Galbani Italian Festival is moving from it's longtime Hertel Ave. location to the Outer Harbor. The festival has been held on Hertel...
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February 07, 2017 - 1:50 am
(WBEN/ABC) As the heroin and opiate addiction crisis grows across America, it's putting law enforcement in special situations nationwide and around here. Increasingly, law enforcement is stumbling on Fentanyl, and while no labs have been found in Western New York, the artificial synthetic heroin is...
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