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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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Dreamstime
Tom Puckett
September 08, 2017 - 3:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Seneca Nation says New York has called for arbitration in the casino compact dispute. Seneca Nation spokesman Phil Pantano says “The Seneca Nation was made aware today that New York State has decided to formally initiate the arbitration process prescribed in the gaming...
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Dave Debo
August 24, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) For Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, the pending switch to all electronic toll collection on Grand Island is a breath of fresh air. " I can walk outside early morning when the Thruway has some backups on it, close my eyes, take a deep whiff and get immediately transported to New York City,"...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls Water Board says a wet weather event yesterday caused discharges throughout the area, including the Gorge Pump Station. The NFWB says in a statement the discharge was a result of volume levels exceeding existing storage capacity. The discharge, done in...
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Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2017 - 2:53 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - For years, residents who commute through Grand Island have complained about long waits at the Grand Island toll booths, especially during the morning and evening commute. WATCH: The Grand Island Tolls to Become Cashless On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state...
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Tom Puckett
August 04, 2017 - 2:55 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thunderstorm activity rolled through Western New York during the lunch hour, and more storms are expected during the afternoon drive. Thousands are without power according to both NYSEG and National Grid . Buffalo Police report a number of trees downed because of the weather...
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Richard Root
August 04, 2017 - 3:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Developer and embattled Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino says he's considering another gubernatorial run. In an interview with WIVB, Paladino says he's "been considering it for the last couple years," and that he sees an opportunity. Paladino has raised the idea before...
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Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2017 - 5:03 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Republican Congressman Chris Collins introduced a new bill on Monday called the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act”, which is an attempt at the federal level to repeal the NY SAFE Act. WATCH: Congressman Collins introduces SAGA bill “We have been trying since 2013 to repeal the...
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Dreamstime
Richard Root
July 31, 2017 - 6:32 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - New legislation being unveiled by Congressman Chris Collins promises to take some of the bite out of the New York Safe Act. Later today, Rep. Collins will introduce SAGA, or the Second Amendment Guarantee Act. The legislation says quite plainly a State may not impose any...
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Mike Baggerman
July 27, 2017 - 4:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Attorney’s representing the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center and Governor Andrew Cuomo argued in a court hearing on Thursday over the governor’s executive power to veto a bi-partisan bill, passed in both the state assembly and state senate, which would prevent...
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