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Mike Baggerman
January 03, 2020 - 4:26 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Over 70,000 tipped workers will no longer receive below-minimum wages by the end of 2020 under an order announced by New York’s governor Tuesday. The order applies to a vast array of workers, including hairdressers, nail salon employees, valet parking attendants, tow truck...
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Airport Expansion
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Brendan Keany
November 22, 2019 - 4:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Expansion at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport has reached new heights. Literally. Local officials gathered to celebrate the “Topping Off” of the airport expansion project, which means it has reached its maximum height. pic.twitter.com/fOQAKdCE0X — Brendan Keany (@...
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January 9, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 20, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The idea of a soccer stadium in Western New York has piqued the interest of elected officials. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul are among the local leaders interested in having professional soccer return to Western New York. Mayor...
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Brendan Keany
November 13, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - On Wednesday afternoon, state officials joined the Niagara and Orleans Counties REDI planning committee to showcase the recently awarded flood resiliency projects for the region. Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative "The recent challenge of historic high water levels along...
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Brendan Keany
October 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Construction work has officially begun on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel. The official groundbreaking of the Buffalo Heritage Carousel: @NewsRadio930 pic.twitter.com/zc2cZqblU7 — Brendan Keany (@BrendanKeany) October 18, 2019 "This is going to be yet another attraction to create the...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State continues to balance its aggressive push against the vaping industry while maintaining its support for the legalization of marijuana. For weeks, the state has pushed back against e-cigarettes and tried to ban flavored cartridges in an effort to curb its use...
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State officials promote "Farm to School" program at Waterfront Elementary. October 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm
By: Kellie Scanlon BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Waterfront Elementary hosted state officials on Thursday to highlight New York's "Farm-to-Schools" program. The program focuses on connecting schools to local farms to provide healthy lunches to students and bring attention to the agriculture community...
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The cashless toll gantry beyond the South Grand Island Bridge on the 190-N (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:11 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said to expect news on how Canadians will be forced to pay tolls in Grand Island "very soon". Since cashless tolling took effect in Grand Island, many people have cried afoul about Canadian drivers because they are not required to pay the...
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Brendan Keany
October 01, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Tuesday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo told WAMC radio that he's inclined to hold a special election for former Congressman Chris Collins' empty seat in New York's 27th District. "Western New York deserves a seat. We have a lot going on in Western New York, a lot of good things...
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Brendan Keany
September 18, 2019 - 6:59 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - As UAW workers around the country are striking, the current DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez paid a visit to the Tonawanda Engine Plant on Wednesday afternoon, and he says it's time for GM to share the wealth they're currently experiencing. Perez, a Democrat, says...
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