New York

(WBEN) - Now that the race is set, the campaign begins. News that Chris Collins will remain on the ballot in New York's 27th Congressional District solidified the matchup between the indicted incumbent and challenger Nathan McMurray. Now, the campaign begins in earnest, and Republicans are already...
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(WBEN) - Just days before state Primary Day in New York, new poll numbers show that Governor Andrew Cuomo has a growing lead over his challenger, Cynthia Nixon. According to the new poll by Siena Research, Cuomo leads Nixon 63-22 percent, which is up from 60-29 percent at the end of July. “Cuomo...
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Brian Mazurowski
August 30, 2018 - 11:17 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced a series of 'Listening Sessions' across the state on the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana. In a statement, the Governor said that input from the forum would be used to help craft a marijuana law for the state. A meeting in...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - What does Wednesday's news of potential State Attorney General involvement in the ongoing investigations into abuse in the Catholic Church mean for the future of the Buffalo Diocese? Former State Attorney General Dennis Vacco joined WBEN to talk about why another investigating...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The new owner of the Adam's Mark Hotel will likely sound familiar to anyone paying attention to development in then city. Harry Stinson was once the preferred developer for the Central Terminal, but after he was abruptly dropped by the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation,...
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Brian Mazurowski
May 14, 2018 - 11:56 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on sports in most states, giving individual states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. How equipped is New York to get in on the act? State Senate Bill S1282 would authorize betting on sports at any...
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Mike Baggerman
May 08, 2018 - 10:18 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Minimum wage workers from around the state convened at Erie Community College's City Campus on Tuesday to protest against, and for, Governor Cuomo's plan to eliminate the tip credit. On December 31, the state minimum wage increased to $10.40 an hour. While people who work...
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Mickey Kearns, left, celebrates victory for Erik Bohen, right WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Brian Mazurowski
May 01, 2018 - 11:20 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - The State Assembly's newest member from Western New York received an awkward welcome on his first day at the State Capitol. Erik Bohen, who won a special election for the NYS 142nd Assembly seat last week, was sworn in to his seat on Monday. Bohen then took his place on the...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Diocese Bishop Richard Malone says that his residence on Oakland Place in Buffalo will go up for sale this summer, and all proceeds will go toward the diocese's program to help past victims of sex abuse by priests. Peter Hunt of Hunt Real Estate said that whenever the...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among state Democrats - though the "Sex and the City" actress is gaining slightly on the two-term incumbent. The Siena College survey released Tuesday found that Cuomo leads Nixon among...
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