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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - "The general rule to follow, for all politicians, at all levels of government, is don't use the word," said Republican political strategist Carl Calabrese. "Don't use it. There's no good that can come from using the N-word." Carl Calabrese on Cuomo racial slur In a radio...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say four people have been killed in a shooting in Brooklyn that also injured three others. An NYPD spokesman says police responding to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. Saturday found four men dead at the scene. A woman and two men suffered non-life-...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) - A state court judge has been arrested on charges she obstructed a fraud investigation of a large New York City credit union. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan accused Justice Sylvia Ash on Friday of destroying evidence and lying to agents who were investigating a multimillion-dollar...
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(WBEN) - When, if at all, might a special election take place for the seat in NY-27? It's up to Governor Andrew Cuomo to call for a special election for the now-vacant Congressional seat. He talked about when he might do that this morning on WAMC. "Western New York deserves a seat. We have a lot...
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Allan Harris
September 29, 2019 - 5:47 am
(WBEN) Governor Cuomo is directing the New York State Police to increase security near Synagogues and Religious Centers during the Jewish High Holidays. "As members of the Jewish community prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, out of an abundance of caution and following a number of...
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(WBEN) - New York State may be walking back the new requirement that anyone with a license plate more than 10 years old would have to turn it in for one with a new design. The Governor's office released a statement to WBEN, saying that idea is now scrapped. “As the DMV commissioner said weeks ago,...
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(WBEN) - A new Siena College Poll says that by a 2-to-1 margin, New Yorkers oppose the requirement to turn in old license plates for new ones, and Three-Quarters say the $25 fee is unfair. The latest polling numbers were released Tuesday morning. The new State requirement states that motorists must...
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Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 10:26 am
(WBEN/AP) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer,...
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the...
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Susan Rose
September 09, 2019 - 11:04 am
New York, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Director of the Office of Communications for the Archdiocese of New York told WBEN Monday that Cardinal Timothy Dolan is keeping close watch on situation with the Diocese of Buffalo. Joseph Zwilling said "Cardinal Dolan is very aware of the situation in Buffalo and...
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