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May 29, 2017 - 6:42 pm
GREECE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state is making $7 million available to help homeowners recover from flooding along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shorelines. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Homeowners will be able to get up to $40,000 in aid. They'll apply through...
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May 29, 2017 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved Excelsior Scholarship regulations last week. The initiative was a key priority...
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May 29, 2017 - 6:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday night in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo. The shooting occurred in the first block of Lemon Street. One man in his 20's was shot multiple times and was taken to ECMC. Detectives told WBEN...
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May 29, 2017 - 5:15 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The driver of a tractor trailer died after he crashed off the I-90 into a Hamburg home on Sunday evening. State Police tell Channel 7 that the tractor trailer traveled off the interstate and landed inside a home on Highland Parkway in Hamburg. The people who live at the home...
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May 29, 2017 - 12:15 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work...
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May 29, 2017 - 12:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Lawmakers in many states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees. Extra work, the thinking goes, should equal extra pay. But few state legislatures have a bonus system as extensive as the one in New York's state senate, where nearly all...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A line of severe weather is moving across the Western New York region heading into Memorial Day Monday. For the latest, click here for an interactive map from the National Weather Service for your area.
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May 28, 2017 - 7:26 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his campaign and associates. Trump returned...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers stretch Memorial Day weekend into a week off, the New York Court of Appeals takes up physician-assisted suicide, and Uber and Lyft prepare to expand upstate. A look ahead in Albany: ___ SESSION WINDING DOWN Lawmakers...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:23 am
(WBEN) Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and U.S. Army Corps Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski announced $4.6 million in federal funding for improvements along Buffalo’s outer harbor including breakwater repair and dredging. “The potential for our waterways to serve a much larger...
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