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National Comedy Center in Jamestown, February 8, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
March 12, 2019 - 6:45 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) The National Comedy Center is now the nation's official comedy center, thanks to a vote by Congress as part of the Lands Act of 2019. “Jamestown is now to comedy what Cooperstown is to baseball and Cleveland is to rock and roll,” said Tom Reed. “As the nation’s first state-of-...
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February 28, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Bew York (WBEN) - A group made up of business leaders, elected officials and others is sending an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging him to reconsider the decision to abandon plans for a headquarters in New York City. The letter is expected to appear in The New York Times on Friday. READ:...
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(WBEN) - A coalition of companies in the marijuana industry is launching an ad campaign this week aimed at encouraging New York State lawmakers to legalize cannabis as part of the state budget. "It's time New York starts competing in this growing industry," says a voiceover in the TV ad, that cites...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. September 26, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo))
February 11, 2019 - 10:38 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Siena Research Institute released its latest poll, which showed that New York voters gave Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Senator Chuck Schumer their lowest ratings ever. The poll showed your typical partisan split but it was notable in that Governor Cuomo's 43 percent...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. The bill addresses criminal and civil sexual abuse statutes, and creates a one-year period for alleged victims to file civil lawsuits. If passed, it would give victims of child sex abuse...
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Brian Mazurowski
January 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the plea to bring sports betting to New York state, but there's a big catch. During his State of the State address, Cuomo called for legalizing sports gambling in New York, but only at four state-run casinos located in the Finger Lakes, Southern...
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NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert": "It's an important first step and it's...
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Canisius High School (Photo via Canisius High School Twitter)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Jesuit Order released a list of abusive priests and there were eight priests from Western New York who were on the list. Among the priests on the list includes Rev. Cornelius Carr, who worked at Canisius High School in the 1960's. Carr was on a list of accused priests...
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47-Acre parcel at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park where a Cannabis Campus will be developed if New York State passes legislation on legalizing marijuana. January 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 11, 2019 - 9:41 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A San Diego cannabis company was approved to begin development on a $200 Million high-tech cannabis campus in Buffalo. The company, Flora California Prime, was approved to acquire 47 acres at the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park from the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation...
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Brendan Keany
January 10, 2019 - 1:38 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - There has been so much discussion on parking in the City of Buffalo in recent weeks, and now, local politicians want to make statewide regulations regarding the practices of private parking lots. State Assemblymembers Sean Ryan and Monica Wallace say private parking...
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