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November 12, 2017 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed to mark Veterans Day. "Our veterans...
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November 12, 2017 - 7:17 am
ORCHARD PARK(WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Don’t bother asking Sean McDermott if he’s glanced where the Bills are in the standings after matching their best first-half record in 17 years. Buffalo’s rookie coach shook his head, no, before saying he’s far too consumed with preparing to host the NFC South-...
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Allan Harris
November 12, 2017 - 7:10 am
(WBEN/AP) Rep. Brian Higgins has introduced legislation in the House that would do away with the government's fee for access to veterans' records. While no fee is charged if a request for a record pertains to obtaining benefits, a veteran or the next-of-kin can be hit with a charge of up to $70 per...
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Allan Harris
November 12, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN'AP) President Donald Trump on Sunday offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke separately about the...
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November 11, 2017 - 11:34 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Standing on the steps of Buffalo City Hall on a frigid Saturday morning, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police Lieutenant Daniel Rinaldo announced the arrest and arraignment of a 30-year old man in connection with a fatal shooting on Allen Street in Buffalo November...
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November 11, 2017 - 9:37 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As a way to pay tribute to fallen Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner, the City of Buffalo and Access Channel 22 has produced a 20 minute video on Lehner. The video began airing on Veteran's Day. In addition to being a BPD Officer, Lehner was a Veteran as well. Buffalo City...
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November 11, 2017 - 7:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police on Friday announced an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting on Allen Street in the City of Buffalo from November 3. The 30-year-old male was taken into custody and charged with murder in the second degree. READ MORE: Man killed in Allentown on November 3...
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November 11, 2017 - 6:47 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saturday is Veteran's Day and WBEN spoke with some local veterans including David Bellavia, Michael Caputo, and Don Alessi. Bellavia served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in Iraq during the Battle of Fallujah. Today, he works with EMPact America and is also the co-host...
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Mike Baggerman
November 11, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Thursday announced this year's auction sponsored by the Buffalo Police Athletic League. The auction will run on Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Franklin Street in Downtown Buffalo. "This is always an...
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November 10, 2017 - 9:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations Friday that seek to crack down on employers keeping hourly workers "on call," available to be called in at a moment's notice. The new labor rules would establish a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and require...
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