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Waterfront Development
Richard Root
January 17, 2018 - 3:44 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - An ambitious, $5 million dollar Outer Harbor development project is waiting on the green light from the Buffalo Common Council and Mayor Byron Brown. The project, which has been in development for over a year, will create a bike-friendly recreation area in nearly twelve acre...
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Randy Bushover
January 17, 2018 - 3:44 am
Erie County Medical Center Corporation reports that the hospital in 2017 continued to see a record number of patients. For the first time, inpatient hospital visits exceeded 19,000. Also up: the number of transplants and orthopaedic surgeries. In addition, ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care...
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Richard Root
January 17, 2018 - 3:19 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins introduced legislation yesterday that will attempt to address a long-standing issue for rural communities: poor or non-existent broadband coverage. For people living away from cities and towns where broadband coverage is taken for granted, Collins'...
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Daniel Derenda
NYS Public Safety
Richard Root
January 17, 2018 - 2:49 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda has retired. That announcement was made overnight by Mayor Byron Brown's office. The retirement was effective at midnight. The only reason given for the sudden announcement was that Derenda plans to pursue an opportunity in the private...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:15 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - For the first time, the Buffalo Common Council hosted a City Budget Public Engagement Meeting prior to Mayor Byron Brown's 2018-2019 recommended budget. An open forum was organized at City Hall, in which members of the community were encouraged to come and voice their opinions and...
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January 16, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A state panel created to study how to reduce the environmental impact of disposable plastic grocery bags has released a report, but makes no recommendation. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo created the task force last year after the Legislature blocked New York City from...
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Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Officials from area cab companies met with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to discuss the current dynamics between the cab companies and ridesharing companies. "I would describe our meeting with the mayor as a first step," Robert Boreanaz, an attorney representing the taxi...
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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) During his budget presentation Tuesday, Governor Cuomo says he is proposing funding for a study on legalizing recreational marijuana use. "Things are happening. New Jersey may legalize marijuana, Massachusetts already has," says Cuomo. "On the other hand, Attorney General (Jeff)...
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Tom Puckett
January 16, 2018 - 2:19 pm
New Canaan, CT (WBEN) A 10 year old hockey player from Connecticut has died from complications from the flu while in Western New York for a hockey tournament. Nico Mallozzi had been sick while in Connecticut, then traveled with his Connecticut Roughriders teammates to WNY last weekend. Mallozzi was...
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Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2018 - 12:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Cheektowaga man has come forward in the July 3, 2016 shooting on 46 Marne Road. Jeffrey T. Brown, 43, admitted to killing David Brown during a Fourth of July party at his mother's home. The victim was dating Brown's estranged wife for a few months. At the party, the...
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