Buffalo

Mike Baggerman
January 23, 2018 - 3:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins explained why he voted against Monday's continuing resolution which kept the federal government open until February 8. "Congress has a constitutional obligation to make a budget," he said. "These temporary budgets...is no way to run a government. It'...
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Northland Corridor Project as of January 23. It's expected to open in the fall of 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 23, 2018 - 2:49 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the Northland Corridor project progresses, officials for the project on Tuesday announced $14 million worth of federal tax credits which will be used for the project. The facility will be 92,000 square feet on Buffalo's East Side. Its workforce training center is expected...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Hundreds of people from M&T Bank employees, community members, and dignitaries gathered to remember the late M&T Bank Chairman Bob Wilmers, who passed away in December. Wilmers came to Buffalo during a low-point for the city and was praised by many for his economic...
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January 22, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After he was accused of rape, former Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger was arraigned in Albany County Court, where he also faces criminal sex act charges. Dirschberger is accused of raping a subordinate in Erie County while the two were in Albany...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2018 - 11:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State may be changing its DWI laws. Currently, anyone who is caught driving behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol content of .08 faces a Driving While Intoxicated charge, a criminal offense. New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a democrat in Brooklyn, introduced a...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution requesting Governor Cuomo to extend the pistol permit re-certification deadline. Currently, pistol permit holders have until January 31 to renew their permits. However, Erie County Legislator Ed Rath said that 25,...
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Interim Commissioner Byron Lockwood swears in the latest recruits for the Buffalo Police Department (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 5:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Police Department received 42 new recruits on Friday at Buffalo PS 95 Waterfront Elementary School. The recruits were officially sworn-in by Buffalo Police's Interim Commissioner Byron Lockwood and will now head to a training academy. "For the next six months it...
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Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 4:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The local groups associated with last year's women's march have a busy weekend. Last year, protesters convened in hundreds of cities across the globe. The demonstrations, organized throughout the United States and other countries, were held after President Trump was...
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Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo again proposed term limits in his State of the State address earlier this months, drawing praise from State Senator Chris Jacobs, who campaigned on the issue of term limits. "I believe term limits go to the core with what ails Albany," Jacobs said. "Albany, in...
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Richard Root
January 19, 2018 - 3:38 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - M&T Bank announced earlier this week that they are joining dozens of high-profile companies in giving out raises because of Republican tax reform bill that passed last year. "M&T is making these investments in anticipation of the improvement in after-tax income it...
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