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May 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled state Senate approved legislation Monday that would require addiction treatment providers to contact predesignated loved ones when someone undergoing treatment shows potentially life-threatening behavior, such as relapse. The bill's sponsor,...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again as another deadline looms at the end of the week. Negotiators are clashing over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - As the new 116th Congress is sworn in on Thursday, a partial shutdown of the federal government will continue. From the sound of local Congressman, the stalemate could last a while. "Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have to realize border security is important to this...
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(WBEN) - Though it appears that Congress has come to a temporary agreement to fund the government and avoid a shutdown just before the holidays, that doesn't mean the debate over a spending bill will truly come to a close. "Well, it's going to pass, but it's nothing," said Congressman Brian Higgins...
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March 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The next two weeks are likely to be some of the busiest of the year as New York State lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo work to pass a new state budget before the April 1 deadline. Cuomo unveiled his $168 billion budget recommendation in January. Lawmakers...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York state could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers. The bill would require internet providers doing business with the state or its municipalities to certify that they don't interfere with web traffic or speed to favor...
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January 23, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accepted more than $300,000 in bribes, but defense attorneys belittled the claim, saying the bulk of the money was his wife's salary at a legitimate job. Longtime Cuomo confidante...
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December 21, 2017 - 5:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing new rules for online campaign ads to ensure voters know who is behind the content. The Democrat on Thursday said online ads should be held to the same scrutiny as traditional campaign advertisements for print, TV and radio. He wants...
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September 05, 2017 - 3:54 am
Somerset, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two of three missing kayakers have been found safe, but police say a third kayaker died after a trip on Lake Ontario went wrong. The kayakers were last seen Monday around noon around the Golden Hill State Park just north east of Barker and east of Somerset. Each had their...
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(WBEN) - Law enforcement across western New York are investigating a series of hit and run incidents that have happened over the past month. In the city of Buffalo alone, Police are looking for suspects in two hit and runs that happened last week. Attorney Paul Cambria joined us this morning to...
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