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Tom Puckett
May 22, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Batavia, NY (WBEN) A Genesee County mother will spend the next year in jail after leaving her twins home alone. The home caught fire killing them. Heather Ace, 25, pleaded guilty to child endangerment when she left the house for an hour to buy marijuana. Ahe pleaded guilty in February to a single...
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CNN's Anderson Cooper brought some unwanted attention to criticism of a pro-Trump commentator Friday, and later apologized for remarks where he said " If he took a dump on his desk you would defend it" The Cooper remarks, came during a segment of his "Anderson Cooper 360" program Friday, during an...
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May 22, 2017 - 6:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. The state Assembly already has endorsed the idea. Supporters say it makes sense to add e-cigarettes to the indoor...
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May 22, 2017 - 6:08 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's Assembly minority leader is urging the body to accelerate authorization of ride-hailing services in upstate communities. Republican Brian Kolb says he hopes the Assembly will quickly consider legislation that will permit ride-hailing apps to begin services north...
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Tom Puckett
May 22, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The toy of 2017 could be fidget spinners. These toys were developed to help kids focus in school, but is there a redeeming value in them? Related: Fidget Spinners a Hot Trend Pediatrician Dr. Steven Lana admits he's no expert on this, but is getting to know about fidget spinners...
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Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Years ago the trend was for kids to play with pogs. Then it evolved (devolved?) to Pokemon cards, followed by Silly Bandz, and probably a few other odds toys in between. Today's trend: Fidget Spinners. A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski May 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm...
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May 21, 2017 - 6:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Seven cultural organizations in western New York are uniting for a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. Events , including lectures and tours, are planned from June through October, focusing on Wright's influence on...
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Neil McManus
May 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm
Springville, NY (WBEN) The span connecting Erie and Cattaraugus counties re-opened Sunday following a year of construction that began with the demolition of the old bridge over Cattaraugus Creek. The structure, which was first built in 1955 has been an issue since 2012 when it was deemed unsafe by...
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May 21, 2017 - 1:26 pm
(WBEN) Michael Caputo, the former Trump presidential campaign staffer and Buffalo-area political consultant, has been asked to submit testimony and other information to the House Intelligence Committee investigating possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia, according to the New...
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Allan Harris
May 21, 2017 - 6:33 am
(WBEN) The Skyway and a number of other major streets in downtown Buffalo were blocked Sunday morning for the annual Skyride. Hundreds rode from Lasalle Park, through downtown to the top of the Skyway and then onto Route 5 Sunday morning. Mother Nature threw a round of rain into this year's event...
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