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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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Mike Baggerman
August 04, 2017 - 1:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs on Friday announced a $1.5 million grant from the state for the Explore & More Children's Museum, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, and the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, all located on Buffalo's waterfront. Each organization...
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Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2017 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of the New York State Opioid Task Force hosted a hearing on the opioid, heroin, and addiction epidemic at Erie Community College’s City Campus on Wednesday morning. State Senator Chris Jacobs led the meetings and explained the purpose of these hearings are to assess...
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July 08, 2017 - 8:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state lawmakers are touting big steps in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction but say much more needs to be done to fight the wave of drug abuse and overdoses. The Legislature included $214 million in this year's state budget for efforts to prevent and...
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Dave Debo
July 06, 2017 - 6:13 am
(WBEN) During the region's first weekend with ridesharing, DWI arrests in Erie County rose slightly, but county officials say that doesn't necessarily debunk the argument that Uber and Lyft can help reduce drunk driving. "The numbers would suggest something a little different than what you might...
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Mike Baggerman
July 05, 2017 - 2:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Common Councilman Joel Feroleto and State Senator Chris Jacobs jointly announced a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the discovery of the stolen equipment from Shakespeare in the Park. The reward comes after thieves broke into the trailer that holds the...
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Tim Wenger
June 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - State lawmakers gathered at Canalside Thursday morning to celebrate the much-heralded start of ridesharing services in Buffalo and upstate New York. "This is an historic day and the enthusiasm has been overwhelming" said Stephanie Smith, Uber spokesperson, on hand with local...
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