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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
September 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Judge Willam Skretny ruled a hearing on whether Tonawanda Coke violated probation will take place on Friday. Some area leaders say they're glad it's happening sooner rather than later. State Senator Chris Jacobs says Skretny will likely determine whether Tonawanda Coke violated...
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Tonawanda Coke (WKBW Photo)
Matt Moran
September 05, 2018 - 5:00 am
As Tonawanda Coke battles in Federal Court for emitting dangerous toxins into the air. Many already know what they want to happen. Jackie James-Creedon has been a community activist for the last 15 years. "We as a community do not trust them," James-Creedon said. "We want them to shut down their...
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Candidates ushered behind closed doors to meet with county GOP leaders in NY27. August 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican hopefuls for the spot on the ballot in November for New York's 27th congressional district are meeting Tuesday at Batavia Downs Casinos with chairs representing counties in the district. Each interview will last about 30 minutes with nine candidates scheduled to be...
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Mike Baggerman
February 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local lawmakers in Buffalo on Thursday advocated for New York State historic tax credits. Assemblyman Sean Ryan, joined by State Senators Chris Jacobs and Tim Kennedy, are calling on Governor Cuomo to re-authorize the state historic tax credits because of their effect on the...
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Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo again proposed term limits in his State of the State address earlier this months, drawing praise from State Senator Chris Jacobs, who campaigned on the issue of term limits. "I believe term limits go to the core with what ails Albany," Jacobs said. "Albany, in...
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Tom Puckett
January 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Senator Chris Jacobs says he was surprised to learn only public schools were required to report claims of sexual abuse by teachers after reading the Nichols report on decades of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students. “I have no idea why private schools...
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Dave Debo
August 28, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) Now that state officials have announced plans to get rid of the toll barriers and go all electronic at the Grand Island Bridges, the push is on to have a similar "drive now, pay later " system at the Lackawanna and Williamsville barriers, and the effort just might get a boost from a template...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As Grand Island gets ready for high speed electronic tolls, many are asking what happened to the push to eliminate the tolls altogether? Three elected leaders joined WBEN to discuss the original goal of removing the tolls. "This is a huge change, a huge win, there's no other...
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Mike Baggerman
August 11, 2017 - 3:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Evergreen Health Services received a $25,000 grant from New York State to expand its programs and services to battle the heroin and opioid epidemic. The grant was announced by State Senator Chris Jacobs, who is the co-chair of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid...
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Mike Baggerman
August 07, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Canalside continues to grow and there will be less open and green space in the future as part of the Master Plan for the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. "(Canalside) is like a house," State Senator Chris Jacobs told WBEN. "You move in and after a while you figure...
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