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January 21, 2018 - 7:37 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the heels of women's marches nationwide and regionally in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Saturday, a women's solidarity rally is planned to begin at 2:30pm in Buffalo's Niagara Square Sunday. During the rallies, demonstrating women not only supported women's rights, but also denounced...
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January 21, 2018 - 7:15 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Warming temperatures and expected rainfall are again causing concerns for ice jam flooding across much of Western New York. The National Weather Service has posted a FLOOD WATCH for the wntire Western New York region Monday into Tuesday. FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY...
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January 20, 2018 - 8:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn caught one of his teammates reaching for an extra chicken wing in the locker room after Saturday's game. "Easy," Benn said. "We're only on game 48." The Stars continued their midseason push into playoff positioning by closing out a four-game...
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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., center, joined from left by, Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., hold a news conference on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 20, 2018 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it. The finger-pointing played out in rare...
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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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