Silver Out

Sheldon Silver to Vacate Post

ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.

Is This the Year for MMA in New York?

Albany, NY (WBEN) - Why did the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have fight fans cheering last week?
Bill de Blasio
No Apologies

Governor and Mayor Defend Strict Pre-Storm Restrictions

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation's largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren't there.   As was the case in the Buffalo area two times this winter season, this could be the new norm.
Media Circus

Super Bowl Media Day: Marshawn Lynch, Stuffed Animals & A Guy Wearing a Barrel?

How crazy is Super Bowl Media Day?  There were questions answered on stuffed animals and on hit-men-for hire, but perhaps the biggest news was what Marshawn Lynch didn't say.

"I'm here so I don't get fined,' Lynch said 29 times
Gas Prices

Why are Gas Prices Higher in Erie County? A Petroleum Analyst Weighs In

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- From Sen. Charles Schumer to the state Attorney General's Office, officials are trying to figure out why gas prices in New York State and especially Buffalo are so high -- and what to do about it.
Will Sheldon Silver's ouster lead to meaningful changes in how Albany operates?
  Yes and it's about time!
  Maybe a little but it's a start!
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