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Mike Baggerman
March 24, 2017 - 6:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After an incident on March 16 where he waited over an hour at the Southgate Plaza for the NFTA’s Paratransit bus to take him home from work, BJ Stasio finally received a response from NFTA in a public setting. NFTA Public Policy Director Doug Hartmeyer and Public Transit...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 24, 2017 - 6:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced a new local law on Friday in response to last year’s death of 82 year old Ruth Murray. Murray, an Alzheimers patient at Emerald South Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo, was killed by an individual suffering from...
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March 24, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called...
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Tom Puckett
March 24, 2017 - 1:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - An 18-year-old suspected of shooting four people in Buffalo, one fatally, while free on bail last summer is being held after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges. Jaylin Wiggins was arraigned in Erie County Court Friday on charges of murder, attempted murder,...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he would consider suing the federal government if they adopt a provision that would shift medicaid costs in New York from the county to the state. The proposal would end a requirement that counties pay a share of Medicaid. It would only apply to...
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March 24, 2017 - 6:51 am
The Buffalo Fire Department spent several hours early Friday at the scene of a possible meth lab near the corner of Hoyt Street and Potomac Ave. before ultimately saying nothing significant was found Crews were called to the scene near 4 am but few details are available. They were treating it as a...
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Dave Debo
March 24, 2017 - 6:06 am
Congressman Chris Collins is painting Friday's Obamacare vote as a referendum on support for President Donald Trump, and predicts that economic benefits of the plan will create enough support that it will likely pass when voted on Friday. "Do you think you have the votes for this thing, up or down,...
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Toronto, Canada
March 24, 2017 - 6:01 am
(WBEN) - It's Canada's largest school board, with around 246,000 students in 584 schools. The Toronto District School Board announced Thursday it will not approve any new school trips to the U.S. citing uncertainty around who might be affected by President Trump's latest travel ban. In a statement...
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Tom Puckett
March 24, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Both State Sen. Rob Ortt and former State Sen. George Maziarz pleaded not guilty to filing a false instrument, the impacts could affect not only Niagara County, but Albany. If Ortt is convicted, he forfeits his seat, and Kevin Hardwick of Canisius College says that could shake up...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 24, 2017 - 12:57 am
EDEN, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Eden School Board held a meeting on Thursday night at Eden High School and received public comments on a wide range of school-related issues including the controversial field trip students took to Washington, D.C. in January. The purpose of the controversial field trip to...
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