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Mike Baggerman
November 16, 2017 - 11:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday morning at Hamlin Park Claude & Ouida Clapp Academy a 50 percent increase for Buffalo Public Schools in its after school activities. "We don't want you playing video games and we don't want you hanging around the house," Cuomo said. "...
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Richard Root
November 01, 2017 - 2:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - On Monday, it was reported Sam Hoyt will leave his position with Empire State Development. A reason for his departure wasn't given, until Tuesday when several media reported Hoyt is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment. It is being reported that Hoyt reached a...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With details of what led to the deadly terror attack in New York City Tuesday, Western New York Congressman Chris Collins is on the record as saying these types of attacks are "all but impossible to stop." "At what point do we give up some kind of freedoms in the name of...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2017 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Judge Catherine Nugent Panepinto has ruled against a petition to block a coalition led by a local assemblyman to continue efforts to keep the Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca. "These are children, your Honor. Minors", says attorney Steve Cohen arguing against...
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Richard Root
October 10, 2017 - 4:11 am
Williamsville, NY (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled plans developed by the county and local governments which will cut costs throughout the county. While the costs savings are modest, they could turn into a small bonus for communities come 2018. This all started last spring,...
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Tom Puckett
October 04, 2017 - 3:45 pm
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) As part of the Buffalo Billion II initiative Governor Cuomo announced $10 million will go to four cities to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development. Those four cities are North Tonawanda, Dunkirk, Gowanda, and Lackawanna. "Buffalo Billion...
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Richard Root
September 28, 2017 - 6:18 am
Manhattan, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo had a very unfavorable reaction to President Trump's proposed tax cuts yesterday. Governor Cuomo isn't talking about the doubling of the standard deduction, or the increase in the child tax credit, or even the reduction in the number of brackets. At...
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Richard Root
September 21, 2017 - 6:11 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo harshly criticized the Trump administration yesterday at a press conference for the U.S. Climate Alliance, an independent group of states pushing forward with the Paris Climate Accord. "In my opinion, this federal government is the most ignorant federal...
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Tom Puckett
September 15, 2017 - 3:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard says he's telling all personnel to continue reporting any and all suspicions of encounters, such as domestic violence incidents or vehicle and traffic stops, involving undocumented individuals to federal law enforcement, consistent with prior policy...
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Tom Puckett
September 15, 2017 - 4:00 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The dispute over the casino compact continues between the state and the Senecas. Thursday, Governor Cuomo put his two cents in. Cuomo says there's been a history of disputes between the state and the Senecas over agreements, so this is nothing new. "My goal is to figure it...
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