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Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
WBEN Newsroom
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The declared GOP candidates for New York's 27th Congressional seat discuss the April 28 special election.
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Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Tom Puckett
January 20, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Chris Collins prepares to serve a 26 month sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI about it, some of the candidates in NY27 are reacting to the news. Nate McMurray challenged Collins in 2018 and nearly won. "No sentence can heal the damage caused by Chris Collins and...
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Tom Puckett
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new year means a new legislative session. Area state lawmakers are talking about their biggest prioirites. State Senator Patrick Gallivan says he wants to take a look at a $6 billion budget gap. "My goal is to close that deficit and do it without raising taxes and fees," says...
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Mike Baggerman
October 21, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite an election that is more than a year away, an attack ad is targeting NY-27 candidate Chris Jacobs. The 60-second radio ad describes Jacobs as a "Rino Republican", meaning "republican in name only". It calls Jacobs a "total Rino" and criticizes him for Albany's pay...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
October 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The declared candidates for the 27th Congressional District have all shared their thoughts on the resignation of Chris Collins from the House of Representatives. Pressure Mounts on Bellavia to Launch NY27 Bid Collins resigned Monday in the midst of a legal battle that has...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
September 30, 2019 - 10:21 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The person most talked about when it comes to the NY27 Congressional district is the one who is doing the least amount of the talking. David Bellavia made his first public comments following the resignation of Congressman Chris Collins in a WBEN appearance late Monday evening...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrat Sean Ryan will not seek another term in the New York State Assembly because he's eyeing a different seat in Albany: State Senate. Ryan told WBEN on Friday that he is officially running for the seat. "I had spent a bulk of the spring and summer talking to people in...
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Canalside's North Aud Block "Pit" May 24, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Development on the North Aud Block at Canalside will take another step on Wednesday night with an open house that will feature three designs for arguably the area's biggest eyesore.
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Nardin Academy on Cleveland Ave in Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Senator Chris Jacobs wants people to push-back the New York State Education Department's initiative that he said will give public school districts oversight responsibilities on education at private and religious schools in New York State.
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