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January 20, 2018 - 7:26 am
AUBURN, Ala. (WBEN/AP) — Allen Greene’s formal introduction as Auburn athletic director came four days after Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and Greene couldn’t deny the significance even if he wished his skin color wasn’t so notable. Greene took the podium Friday as the first African-American...
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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 20, 2018 - 1:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt. U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half of the 2 million civilian federal workers will be...
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after a closed meeting with fellow democrats on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as...
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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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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A settlement has been reached in the hazing death of Nolan Burch, the Canisius High School grad who died in a hazing incident at a West Virginia University fraternity house in 2014. Burch's family's attorney says five defendants made payouts including the university itself, the...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 3:18 pm
Montreal, PQ (WBEN) The Little Rock LCS9 remains in Montreal and leaders say it will be there until weather conditions improve. "Significant weather conditions prevented the ship from departing Montreal earlier this month and icy conditions continue to intensify. The temperatures in Montreal and...
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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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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 12:55 pm
Cattaraugus County, NY (WBEN) The Cattaraugus County SPCA and Farm Sanctuary conducted a rescue of 85 pigs from a farm earlier this week. They say food and water were nowhere to be seen. The groups previously collaborated on several occasions, including a 2002 cruelty case at the same property,...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man pleads not guilty to a deadly shooting in July 2015. 27-year-old Cornelius Jones of Buffalo has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski on an indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the...
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