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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Local cab companies will meet with Mayor Brown Tuesday to try to come up with ways to make taxis competitive with the growing market of ridesharing. "It seems to be a select group of taxi people, and I hope we can come up with some working arrangement," says Bill Yuhnke of...
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Mike Baggerman
January 15, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Former Erie County executive and gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra's intention to legalize marijuana for recreational use may not play that well in his quest for the state's highest office. "There's probably more support for medical marijuana and that type of thing," Carl...
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January 15, 2018 - 6:58 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — In the shadow of Beaver Stadium stands a sparkling rink with two sheets of ice that Terry Pegula hopes will be the incubator for the growth of hockey in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Eight years ago, Pegula and his wife, Kim, gave more than $100 million...
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January 15, 2018 - 3:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is one of the last remaining states in the nation that doesn't allow early voting. Groups that want to change that are now calling on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include money in his state budget proposal to allow for the change, which they say could cost local...
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Mike Baggerman
January 15, 2018 - 2:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 28th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast was held on Monday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Over 100 people from the community attended the event meant to benefit students at Buffalo Public Schools, including elected officials. Each...
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Mike Baggerman
January 15, 2018 - 2:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Advocates who want to remove the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. announced their plans to remove the statue from MLK Park. "(We want to) replace it with an in-large, life-size, identical replica of a great American," Samuel A. Herbert from the Coalition to Save MLK Park said...
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January 15, 2018 - 12:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. Holmes says the singer's family is "devastated" by the...
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Dave Debo
January 15, 2018 - 6:31 am
As the nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. day, President Trump's recent remarks where he allegedly compared certain countries to outdoor latrines is sparking debate over race relations and whether the President is racist. On ABC's This Week With George Stephanpoulous, Congressman John Lewis,...
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