New York

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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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Dave Debo
July 11, 2017 - 5:42 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo's political aspirations are getting some attention on the national stage, raising the idea that he will run for President , and could re-brand Democrats in a way that might defeat Donald Trump. Politico magazine's cover story this week bears the headline "Andrew Cuomo could...
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Dave Debo
June 28, 2017 - 10:51 am
(WBEN) Frank Miller, the attorney hired by the Buffalo Board of Education to try and help them oust Carl Paladino from the school board, turned the tables at hearings on Paladino's removal during his closing statements on Tuesday, For the past four days, Paladino's defense has argued that the...
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Dave Debo
June 22, 2017 - 6:17 am
(WBEN) State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia convenes as many as 5 days of hearings beginning today to determine whether board member Carl Paladino should be removed from his post because of allegations that he revealed confidential information from a private board session. Convened with...
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June 08, 2017 - 5:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state has begun accepting applications for its new tuition-free college program. More than 3,000 people signed up for the Excelsior scholarship Wednesday, the first day the applications were available. They'll be accepted through July 21. Applicants should know...
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Dave Debo
June 08, 2017 - 5:18 am
(WBEN) Targeted for defeat in a new initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Chris Collins is fighting back, calling Cuomo "an extortionist," among other things. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said New York's eight Republican members of...
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