New York State

Tesla Plant on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo. August 7, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brian Mazurowski
August 30, 2019 - 6:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Tesla facility, and New York's involvement in the project, are once again under the microscope. An expose in Vanity Fair, titled " How Elon Musk Fooled Investors, Bilked Taxpayers, and Gambled Tesla to Save SolarCity " put a national spotlight on the Tesla/SolarCity project...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A civil rights lawyer representing parents opposed to vaccines for their children said Monday he will appeal a judge's decision upholding a New York state law that ended religious exemptions from vaccinations required to attend schools and day care programs. The state...
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(WBEN) - The New York State Attorney General's Office said that they have settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak for $125,000. The State agreed to pay one of Gabryszak's former aides $100,000 in damages and $25,000 in lost wages after she said he made...
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August 11, 2019 - 6:38 am
(WBEN) In a release overnight the New York State Troopers tell us: It is with deep regret and sadness Superintendent Keith M. Corlett is saddened to announce the Line of Duty death of Sergeant/Station Commander Jeffrey M. Cicora. on August 10, 2019, Sergeant/SC Cicora passed away from an illness...
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Students at Leonardo daVinci High School. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 01, 2019 - 8:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new law in New York will prevent local school districts from authorizing teachers from carrying firearms on school grounds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Wednesday. While law enforcement and school resource officers will still be allowed to carry guns, the...
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July 14, 2019 - 5:52 am
(WBEN/AP) On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed streets with people wielding cellphones as flashlights amid a cacophony of...
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July 07, 2019 - 8:16 am
(WBEN/AP) Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends...
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Allan Harris
June 30, 2019 - 8:51 am
(WBEN/AP) State and local police are targeting reckless, aggressive and impaired drivers in New York during the Fourth of July holiday. New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett says troopers will be increasing patrols and conducting sobriety checkpoints from Saturday through Friday. Last...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 19, 2019 - 10:41 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Hope is dwindling for those who want to see sports betting allowed in more than just a handful of casinos across New York. With potentially hours left to go in the State Legislative session, it doesn't appear that mobile sports betting will come to the state any time soon as...
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Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - The top three outstanding issues for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the state legislative session winds down, are, prevailing wage, driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, and marijuana legalization. Cuomo on WAMC in Albany The Governor updated WAMC Radio in Albany on...
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