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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.
 
April Fool's

April Fool's Jokes Abound in WNY


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Check the date on the calendar and you'll notice it's April 1st--April Fool's Day. There are a couple of high profile pranksters out there having fun with all of us.
 
Out Like A Lion

Forget February, March Temps Were Also Below Normal


While the month of March  was no brutally cold February -- it was not normal either in terms of temperature or snowfall.
More Changes

Arkansas Governor Urges Changes to Religious Objection Bill


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.
 
Not Taking Tests

Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) -- The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. plummeted - and the percentage who passed fell, too - in the year after a revamped, Common Core-inspired GED was introduced along with two new competing tests
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