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Randy Bushover
January 29, 2018 - 4:07 am
According to the AAA, the average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in Western New York is $2.67. That's up 3 cents from last week. Carubba Collision has expanded operations in Central New York State and in the Capital District area with the addition of a second location in Syracuse and two new...
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Tom Puckett
January 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Monday marks the start of tax filing season. Should you go it alone? What do you need before you file? Esther Gulyas of EG Tax says be sure you have everything in place before you start. "Make sure you have your W-2s, all your 1099-Rs, your bank statements, your income sorted out...
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Richard Root
January 29, 2018 - 3:41 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Carl Paladino appeared at the 51st Annual Conservative Party Political Action Conference in Albany Sunday. While he was there, he broke news some New Yorkers might not want to hear. Paladino will not join the race to unseat Governor Andrew Cuomo. He made the remark to reporters...
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Mike Baggerman
January 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Self-driving cars are growing in popularity but still have a lot of work to do, according to a study released by AAA. The study, released last week, shows that 63 percent of Americans are still afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle, down from 78 percent in early 2017...
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Allan Harris
January 28, 2018 - 6:44 am
(WBEN) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal health officials to dispatch a flu surveillance team to New York as the number of cases increases. The Democrat announced his request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday. He says a surveillance team could help local...
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Allan Harris
January 28, 2018 - 6:12 am
(WBEN/AP) In New York state government news, lawmakers are preparing for a busy week of hearings on school spending, environmental protection and public safety. Members of the Senate and Assembly have budget meetings scheduled Monday through Wednesday focused on different aspects of Democratic Gov...
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January 27, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump pushed back against reports that he ordered White House lawyer Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June. "Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories," Trump retorted dismissively when asked about it by reporters...
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January 27, 2018 - 9:38 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police announced the arrest of a man and charged him with several crimes. Antonio Egleton, 31, was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol, marijuana, and counterfeit money. He was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree,...
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January 27, 2018 - 9:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of East Lovejoy Street. The incident happened following a disturbance involving several people inside the Checkmate Bar & Grill. The disturbance continued outside and...
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