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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among state Democrats - though the "Sex and the City" actress is gaining slightly on the two-term incumbent. The Siena College survey released Tuesday found that Cuomo leads Nixon among...
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Tim Wenger
April 17, 2018 - 5:53 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Western New York was abuzz with a lot of weather grumbling Monday as the afternoon commute more resembled January than April. Slushy snow accumulated on roadways and the snow could be measured in inches on the ground across the region. More snow is in the forecast for Tuesday...
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Randy Bushover
April 17, 2018 - 5:21 am
Cantina 62 has signed on as the last retail tenant for the Shea’s Seneca project. Business First reports Cantina 62 will be joined by Bottle Rocket, April Spencer Floral Design, Public Espresso, and Shea’s Seneca Banquets and Catering. The $10 million project is expected to be tenant-ready by mid-...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Department of Transportation unveiled plans Monday to build a brand new downtown Amtrak Station where the current one is located on Exchange street. PHOTOS: Buffalo's new train station DOT Public Information Officer Susan Surdej says the current 66-year-old...
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Tom Puckett
April 16, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Over the weekend, rumors were flowing about whether there would be a new Democratic challenger to Republican Congressman Chris Collins. Erie County's party leader quick to put that to rest. "(Monday) was the final day to decline their petition to run for congress and Nate...
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Tom Puckett
April 16, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) $2.9 million will be going to communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline following last year's flooding. Gov. Cuomo's office announced the funding Monday. "The Lake Ontario shoreline experienced historic and damaging flooding last year, and we continue to stand with New Yorkers...
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April 16, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal in court that he had also secretly done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity. The...
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Maryvale High School on April 16, 2018 (WBEN Photo)
Mike Baggerman
April 16, 2018 - 3:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz formally unveiled his ambitious proposal from this year's State of the County Address, where he hopes to consolidate area schools and cut administrative costs as a result. In the report, which can be read at the bottom of this story,...
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Tom Puckett
April 16, 2018 - 3:20 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) West Seneca Police announce the arrest of a man they call the “Barbershop Bandit” for his alleged involvement in multiple hair salon burglaries in the Western NY area. Police say 46 year old Michael Meier was arrested after an extensive investigation and is charged with...
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