New York State

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor’s advice. That changed, the Schwartzes said, when New York...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say four people have been killed in a shooting in Brooklyn that also injured three others. An NYPD spokesman says police responding to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. Saturday found four men dead at the scene. A woman and two men suffered non-life-...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) - A state court judge has been arrested on charges she obstructed a fraud investigation of a large New York City credit union. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan accused Justice Sylvia Ash on Friday of destroying evidence and lying to agents who were investigating a multimillion-dollar...
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Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - One of the more discussed topics in New York State politics is the emergency ban on vaping. While there may be some fatigue, as there are seemingly new "developments" every day, one local politician is hoping that the negative attention currently focused on vaping will allow an...
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Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Several local officials visited the Garden Gate Health Care facility in Cheektowaga on Wednesday as a looming CMI cut is threatening care to thousands of nursing home residents. The Department of Health is working to retroactively change the methodology used to calculate CMI...
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Brendan Keany
October 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - As it stands following a temporary order issued by a state court Thursday, New York State's emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette products is on hold for two weeks, but former County Executive Joel Giambra held a press conference at Perfection Vapes in Depew to again urge Governor...
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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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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — He was accused of calling his female co-workers "whores," grabbing one woman's head and forcing it between his legs, threatening another with sexual assault and exposing himself in the office. Now, more than a year after he was suspended, Chad Dominie may be returning to...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
September 28, 2019 - 8:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state judge has denied the vaping industry's request to delay a New York emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette sales. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly on Friday refused to issue a temporary restraining order on the regulations approved on Sept. 17 by Gov...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
September 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The vaping industry is suing to nullify New York state's ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The industry's trade group and two New York vaping companies filed the lawsuit in state court this week against the state's health department and public health council. New York's...
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