Chris Collins

April 05, 2018 - 8:30 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying "it's going to turn into a circus", Rep. Chris Collins explained his decision in-depth on WBEN Thursday to not attend a student-organized forum on gun violence planned for Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Buffalo. Collins says the forum, which will feature...
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Tom Puckett
March 05, 2018 - 7:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Over a 12 hour period Monday, WBEN aired conversations with a dozen people with different viewpoints on the issue of gun control and school safety in light of the shootings at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 12 Voices in 12 Hours featured police, school superintendents, gun...
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Dave Debo
February 26, 2018 - 6:30 am
(WBEN) At a time when public school students are predicting even more activism next month, leaders of Buffalo Seminary, Canisius High School, Nichols School and The Park School of Buffalo on Sunday all signed on to a letter from the State Association of Independent Schools asking President Trump to...
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Dave Debo
February 19, 2018 - 7:57 am
(WBEN) Democrats may have found their candidate to challenge Congressman Chris Collins in November, but the issue isn't quite settled yet, with Erie County Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner suggesting that three other candidates are likely to still petition for a primary. Last week, the chairs of each...
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An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fifteen wounded survivors were...
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Washington (AP/WBEN) - Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. Senators hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for a confirming vote before the...
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Following President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night, Republicans and Democrats from the Buffalo area weighed in along mostly predictable lines, with one local congressman being among the first ever to deliver a bi-partisan joint speech reacting to the address. In the approximately...
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Dave Debo
January 21, 2018 - 1:11 pm
(WBEN) The United States Senate is expected to vote at 12n Monday on a measure that could end the government showdown. Lack of agreement Sunday guaranteed the shutdown would enter a third day. The US government is the largest employer in the 7 counties of Western New York, with 15,000 employees at...
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Richard Root
January 17, 2018 - 3:19 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins introduced legislation yesterday that will attempt to address a long-standing issue for rural communities: poor or non-existent broadband coverage. For people living away from cities and towns where broadband coverage is taken for granted, Collins'...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:44 am
(AP) - An international panel is asking businesses and property owners along Lake Ontario to complete an online survey about flood damage from record water levels this spring and summer. The International Joint Commission says the survey takes about 10 to 25 minutes. The deadline to take it is Dec...
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