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Season Ender

WNY Ski Season Nears End


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What Could Schumer's Promotion Mean for WNY?


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It didn't take long after Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid announced his planned retirement for New York's Chuck Schumer to get the endorsement for the position.
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Another Rallying Cry for Public Education


Clarence, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another rally for public education was held Monday evening, this time in front of Clarence High School.  More than a hundred students, teachers and parents attended the rally, the latest in a series of similar events held in districts across Western New York in the past several weeks.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's no minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but New York lawmakers did insert a tax cut for luxury yachts in this year's state budget agreement.
 
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Schumer Pushes for Crop Insurance, Talks Senate Leadership


The Senator pushes Secretary of Agriculture to insure malt barely, and comments on what could be a big promotion
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo News building was in lockdown after an envelope with a white powder was received Monday afternoon.
 
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Lancaster, NY (WBEN) - A Town of Lancaster Councilman has resigned after he was arrested and charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident Sunday night.
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.
 
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Buffalo Boy Drives SUV, Strikes Pregnant Mother


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A pregnant 28 year old mother remains in the hospital being treated for minor injuries after she was hit by an SUV on Como Avenue.
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