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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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Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2017 - 3:57 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs announced an increase in funding for transportation infrastructure in the 2017-2018 state budget. "The total amount of funding in the 60th senatorial district was over $850 million and about a $1 million increase from last year," Jacobs said. "It'...
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Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs honored Katie Joyce and Meghan Cavanaugh as “New York State Women of Distinction” on Thursday in Buffalo. Joyce and Cavanaugh are the founders of the local chapter of “Girls on the Run”, a non-profit which inspires young girls to live a healthy and...
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Mike Baggerman
May 11, 2017 - 3:05 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local leaders gathered just outside the Grand Island Bridge on Thursday afternoon in a joint push for cashless tolls at the bridge. “Of the 18 toll bridges exclusively in New York State, six currently utilize cashless tolls,” Congressman Brian Higgins said. “...
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May 06, 2017 - 11:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In an effort to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases, State Senator Chris Jacobs announced on Saturday that May is National Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month. Jacobs this week was named to the Senate’s Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Task Force by Senate Majority John...
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Tim Wenger
April 27, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Inside the Horizon Health Services office on East Amherst Street in Buffalo, State, county and local officials gathered to again put emphasis on the deadly opioid crisis and some new money being dedicated to assist. New York State is dedicating $213 million statewide in the...
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Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Train Station Site Selection Committee has until April 26 to decide where to place the new train station. Currently, the leading contenders are the Central Terminal on Buffalo's East Side or along Exchange Street opposite where the current Amtrak Station is in downtown...
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Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Western New York State Legislative Delegation gathered on Monday morning to celebrate the $2.5 billion of state funds towards clean water infrastructure in the area. “Here in Western New York we enjoy some of the best fresh water resources and assets of the...
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