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Dave Debo
February 20, 2018 - 6:40 am
(WBEN/AP) In a compromise move that leaves local gun rights advocates and those who are pressing for more gun control both unhappy, President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system. He stopped short of any broader move on gun control...
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Randy Bushover
February 20, 2018 - 5:11 am
HSBC said Tuesday that profits rose on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank's restructuring to focus even more on the region is paying off. The bank said pretax profit, after adjusting for one-off items and currency fluctuations, increased 11 percent to $...
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Tom Puckett
February 20, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A local couple is taking its shot at television fame. Their recent pilot was picked up by HGTV. They were inspired by the stars of another show on that network. "Three years ago my wife and I were at a convention in Las Vegas and we saw Tarak and Christina (El Moussa) of 'Flip or...
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Mike Baggerman
February 20, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There are no formal plans for a student walkout at Buffalo Public Schools in wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting resulted in the death of 17 people. In the days following the incident, students began...
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Tom Puckett
February 19, 2018 - 4:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Over the weekend, reports surfaced Tops Friendly Markets was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy. While Tops has denied the filing, a bankruptcy attorney says it should be business as usual if a filing happens. Chris Grover of Jeffrey Freedman attorneys says there is one big...
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Tom Puckett
February 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senator Chuck Schumer says the VA has completed the final acquisitions of an additional 60-acre parcel and a 77-acre parcel in Pembroke, New York that is required in order for the VA to construct the new Western New York National Veterans Cemetery. With the acquisitions complete...
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Protesters on Elmwood Avenue (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 19, 2018 - 3:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Protesters marched in Buffalo on Monday to criticize President Trump and his administration for not following the rule of law. "It's been clear that the rule of law has been flouted, procedures have not been followed, that lies have been told and told again, that he denied...
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Tom Puckett
February 19, 2018 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Common Council Members Joel Feroleto and David Rivera are creating an advisory group to address retail on Elmwood Avenue. Delaware District Council Member Joel Feroleto said "Elmwood is a great neighborhood where a lot of the existing retailers have had a longevity that...
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Tom Puckett
February 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Catholic Health System promotes from within, naming Mark Sullivan CEO. Sullivan had most recently been executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2007. Sullivan’s 24-year professional career has been spent in Catholic affiliated healthcare organizations, with...
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