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Richard Root
June 26, 2017 - 2:56 am
Rochester, NY (WBEN) - A Rochester Police Officer was shot in the face Saturday night while responding to a call. Police have no suspects in custody at this time. Rochester Police officials say Officer Jeremy Nash, 36 years old, is in stable condition at Rochester General Hospital. His wounds are...
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June 25, 2017 - 9:37 pm
(WBEN) The Buffalo Board of Education is poised to wind up it's case against Carl Paladino today, making a plea for State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia to remove him from office as hearings into the matter stretch into their second week. WBEN's Dave Debo is the only Buffalo radio reporter...
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June 25, 2017 - 8:32 pm
Lake George, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet (about 8 meters) off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little...
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June 25, 2017 - 7:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Upstate Uber. Landmark juvenile justice reforms. A big college affordability program that comes with a big catch. Those were the major accomplishments in a New York legislative session that ended Wednesday with a whimper and lots of unfinished business. Democratic Gov...
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June 25, 2017 - 8:48 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State officials are reminding boaters to observe the 5 mph speed limit while cruising within 600 feet of shore along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Authorities say water levels remain at historic highs weeks after flooding first started along an eight-county...
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Allan Harris
June 25, 2017 - 8:36 am
(WBEN) The Ride for Roswell was a huge success on Saturday. They had over 7,000 riders take part and raised some $4.6 million dollars. Here is the latest rundown from the Ride for Rosewell: Together we raised an extraordinary $4.6 million this Ride season to support Roswell Park and the fight...
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Allan Harris
June 25, 2017 - 6:37 am
(WBEN/AP) The state Department of Health is boosting New York's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. Effective immediately, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can register online and certify patients the same day. Officials say that will help streamline and simplify...
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Allan Harris
June 25, 2017 - 5:47 am
(WBEN/AP) In New York state government news, several high-profile measures that failed to pass before the New York Legislature wrapped up its annual session are bound to return next year. They include bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide, permit alcohol sales in movie theaters and crack...
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Allan Harris
June 25, 2017 - 5:40 am
(WBEN) Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is calling for greater accountability and oversight of the NFTA following their embarrassing fiasco of almost having ridesharing agreements fall apart less than one week before it is scheduled to start in Erie County. Comptroller Mychajliw emphasized...
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June 24, 2017 - 5:52 pm
Chicago, IL (WBEN) - Here is the wrap on the second day of the NHL Draft for the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres selected five players on the second day of the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center in Chicago. These five selections join Buffalo’s first-round pick, forward Casey Mittelstadt, to complete the...
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