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(WBEN) - Fallout continues Tuesday after a bombshell Washington Post report that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials in a meeting last week. The report has led to closed-door meetings, hallways packed with reporters, and few questions answered. In...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 8:42 am
It is school budget voting day across WNY. Budgets and school board seats are being decided today. Voting times vary by district. In Erie County, the average spending increase in 2.96 percent, while the average increase in the tax levy is 2 percent. Lackawanna is increasing spending more than any...
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(WBEN) The chosen developer for Buffalo's massive mothballed NY Central RR Terminal will provide an update on his plans today after the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation announced earlier this month they would not renew their contract with him Developer Harry Stinson said at the time he was...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 6:25 am
(WBEN) Buffalo's native Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will run for Lt. Governor in 2018, and is ruling out a challenge to Cong. Chris Collins and a return to the seat she briefly held before he defeated her. Hochul tells the New York Daily News that she anticipates running with Cuomo in 2018, the...
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May 16, 2017 - 6:13 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor the rising water levels plaguing the shores of Lake Ontario. Technical teams are being deployed Tuesday in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties in northern New York, Mexico Point in Oswego County on the eastern shore of...
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Mike Baggerman
May 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Is Buffalo's Outer Harbor ready for prime time? The Outer Harbor continues to evolve but is still lagging behind the redevelopment of Canalside, which hosts several more events during the summer than the Outer Harbor. Regardless, Congressman Brian Higgins said the Outer...
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Tom Puckett
May 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With the WannaCry ransomware virus attacking systems around the world, experts are advising you to do a simple thing you probably hesitate to do. Michael McCartney of Digits LLC in Buffalo says we're always under attack. "It just seems to be getting a lot of press because (...
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Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2017 - 4:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins introduced a bill in the House of Representatives called the "National Building Here at Home Act" which addresses America's infrastructure needs. The $1.263 Trillion bill would tackle a wide variety of projects over the next five years. "The failure...
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Richard Root
May 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Health Department says they are investigating eight suspected fatal drug overdoses from this weekend. They are looking at a combination of potent fentanyl and other drugs like heroin and cocaine. Along with the eight deaths in Erie County there have been another...
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Tom Puckett
May 15, 2017 - 1:53 pm
Los Angeles, CA (AP/WBEN) Brad Grey, who served as the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, has died. A family spokesperson said Monday that Grey, who was battling cancer, died Sunday at his home in Holmby Hills, California. He was 59. Before exiting Paramount in February, Grey...
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