New York

April 15, 2018 - 4:36 pm
Bliss, NY (WBEN) New York State Police are requesting assistance in their attempt to locate a missing Wyoming County man. Authorities say that 39-year-old, Adma Barber was last seen on April 3, 2018 at his residence on Route 362 in the Town of Eagle. Police say that Barber enjoys camping and...
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Cattaraugus, NY (WBEN) - The Seneca Indian Nation on Thursday renewed its fight with New York state over its construction of the Thruway across reservation land more than 60 years ago. A federal lawsuit naming Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials seeks to force the state to get federal...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Two political leaders from upstate New York seen as possible candidates for governor next year weighed in on incumbent Andrew Cuomo, the upstate-downstate divide and the state's economic future during a forum Monday in Albany. Outgoing Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, a...
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September 04, 2017 - 8:18 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The figures, first reported by The Associated Press...
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Richard Root
August 17, 2017 - 3:54 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Recording your neighbor's backyard pool with video surveillance is now illegal in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation yesterday that cracks down on unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance. Following reports of cameras being installed to unlawfully...
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Richard Root
July 31, 2017 - 6:32 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - New legislation being unveiled by Congressman Chris Collins promises to take some of the bite out of the New York Safe Act. Later today, Rep. Collins will introduce SAGA, or the Second Amendment Guarantee Act. The legislation says quite plainly a State may not impose any...
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July 22, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A lawyer for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is counting on the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing the case before the once-powerful politician endures a second trial on corruption charges. Attorney Steven Molo notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
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(WBEN/AP) As expected, a judge has delayed and split the trials of top aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the companies - including Buffalo's LP Ciminelli Corp. - they are accused of working with to rig bids on the Buffalo Billion economic development effort. In November, Joseph Percoco formerly...
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(WBEN) - Is the Buffalo Billion trial headed for a delay? Louis Ciminelli and fellow LPCiminelli executives Michael Laipple and Kevin Schuler are alleged to have conspired to rig the bidding process for state contracting jobs including the SolarCity factory. The three have pleaded not guilty...
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Richard Root
July 12, 2017 - 6:04 am
Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) - The State Department of Environment Conservation has released the results of their soil testing around a Wheatfield landfill. They say while the center of the landfill might be contaminated, it is not impacting the surface of the soil around the landfill. The DEC had mailed...
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