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Brian Mazurowski
May 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - A plan to permit certain types of sports betting in New York State may get one final push before the end of the legislative session. On Monday, The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee approved a bill that would allow commercial casinos to offer mobile sports wagering...
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York is preparing for potential flooding in Lake Ontario area communities. The State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is coordinating preparedness with local officials. Over 200,000 sandbags are being sent to sites in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe,...
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Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - A majority of New Yorkers think a ban on single use plastic bags will be good for the state. That's according to a Siena College poll of registered New York State voters. "Overwhelmingly, by a 62% to 33% margin, voters approve of a plastic bag ban," said pollster Steven...
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April 01, 2019 - 6:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new law will affect the types of smoke detectors on sale in New York. Starting Monday, all new or replacement smoke detectors sold in the state must either be powered by a non-removable battery good for at least 10 years or be made to be hard-wired to buildings. State...
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March 24, 2019 - 6:08 am
(WBEN/AP) Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots. Dogfish...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a new Siena poll, 67% of New York voters say that Amazon canceling its planned second headquarters in Queens was bad for the state, and 61% support a deal in which Amazon would receive $3 Billion in state and city incentives to create up to 25,000 jobs. Voters identified...
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Brian Mazurowski
January 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the plea to bring sports betting to New York state, but there's a big catch. During his State of the State address, Cuomo called for legalizing sports gambling in New York, but only at four state-run casinos located in the Finger Lakes, Southern...
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January 15, 2019 - 10:33 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll include safety reforms for limousines in his state budget proposal in response to the October crash of a stretch limo that killed 20 people in an upstate town. The Democrat says he'll include stricter limo and large passenger vehicle...
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January 13, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said his upcoming executive budget would include a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags in New York state. Cuomo said his budget, which he is scheduled to release Tuesday, would also include a proposal to make most non-alcoholic bottles eligible...
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Allan Harris
December 30, 2018 - 6:34 am
(WBEN) Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended through 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2 to ease travel for residents and visitors during peak New Year's travel days. Some work may continue behind concrete barriers or for emergency...
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