New York State

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Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 5:47 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The wait is over, and ridesharing arrives in Western New York today. Two major players say they're ready for a seamless start. "We're hopeful to set in motion a launch that wil be smooth and great for riders and drivers alike," says Josh Gold of Uber. "You only get one chance to...
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Allan Harris
June 25, 2017 - 6:37 am
(WBEN/AP) The state Department of Health is boosting New York's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. Effective immediately, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can register online and certify patients the same day. Officials say that will help streamline and simplify...
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Dave Debo
June 08, 2017 - 5:18 am
(WBEN) Targeted for defeat in a new initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Chris Collins is fighting back, calling Cuomo "an extortionist," among other things. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said New York's eight Republican members of...
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Richard Root
June 07, 2017 - 5:54 am
New York, NY (WBEN) - Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Reed are among eight New York House seats being targeted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She has enlisted the help of Governor Andrew Cuomo. During a union rally at the Javits Center in New York City yesterday, Pelosi said there were...
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Tom Puckett
May 31, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It was two months ago when Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz pushed for a law to hold nursing homes more accountable when it comes to notifying loved ones of patients when they're hospitalized. Tuesday, residents and others spoke out in a public hearing. The attorney for Ruth...
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May 30, 2017 - 7:08 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s egg-laying season for turtles, and New York conservation officials are asking drivers to watch out for the reptiles on roads near wetlands. The Department of Environmental Conservation says thousands of turtles are killed by vehicles each year as they make their way to and...
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May 22, 2017; Manchester, England; Police at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert. Mandatory Credit: PA Images/Sipa USA via USA TODAY NETWORK
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Richard Root
May 23, 2017 - 3:21 am
NEW YORK (WBEN / AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's directed state law enforcement officials to step up security and patrols at high-profile locations across the state after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England. The Democratic governor says the state is...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Legislators in New York are pushing for the "Breathalyzer for distracted drivers," saying that the in-development technology would allow officers to determine if a person was using their smartphone at the time of an accident. The Times-Union of Albany reports that the...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York, legislators are again set to debate whether alcoholic beverages should be served in movie theaters, after previous attempts at formal legislation fell apart during state budget negotiations. Governor Andrew Cuomo first introduced the law that would allow...
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April 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
(WBEN) Two children reportedly from the Buffalo area have been killed in a crash along the thruway in Ontario County The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the Thruway between exits 42 and 43, the Manchester/Palmyra and Geneva exits when a Nissan Pathfinder overturned. Two children, ages 9...
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