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Warmer...but

Easter Sunday Outlook


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - You have to look all the way back to late November of last year for a day when the thermometer hit 60 degrees in the Buffalo area.  But that all ends today as temperatures will not only hit 60 but climb into the mid to even upper 60's in spots away from Lake Erie this afternoon and tomorrow.
More Owners

Pew Report: Nearly 2/3 of Adults Own Smartphones


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The smartphone is quickly becoming part of Americans' everyday lives. A new report shows nearly 2/3 of adults own a smartphone.
 
Pussy Willows

Pussy Willow Shortage: A Dyngus Day Crisis?


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Pussy Willows are typically one of the first signs of spring, one of the earliest plants to bloom each year, and something we should see plenty of less than a week before Dyngus Day.
WBEN Extra

WBEN Extra: Americans Thoughts on Gay Rights and Religious Freedom


WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that - wedding-related businesses.
Backing Ban

SUNY Chancellor Backs Cuomo Ban on State Travel to Indiana


Albany, NY (WBEN) SUNY's chancellor says she backs Governor Cuomo's ban on non-essential state funded travel to Indiana in protest of that state's religious freedom law.
 
Jesus Statue

"Homeless Jesus" Installed in Buffalo


The bronze sculpture of Christianity's central figure is shrouded in a blanket and lying on a park bench, identifiable only by the crucifixion wounds on his feet.
Reward

Reward Offered for Ceglia Arrest


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The US Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Paul Ceglia, the alleged Facebook scammer.
 
911 Arrest

Rochester 911 Employee Tried to Entice 12-Year-Old Girl


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities have charged an employee of the city of Rochester's emergency dispatch center with attempting to get an underage girl to send nude photos to him
Regs in Place

NY Issues Regulations for Medical Marijuana Program in Works


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Health Department has issued final regulations for a statewide medical marijuana program expected to start next year.
 
Letchworth's #1!

Letchworth Named America's Top State Park by USA Today Readers


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Good news for one of the region's state parks: readers of a USA Today poll rank Letchworth the best state park in the country.
 
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