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NFL Blackouts

FCC Votes To Scrap Cable & Satellite NFL Blackouts

With many a mention of Buffalo and the Bills, The Federal Communications Commission has voted to end federal rules that require cable and satellite broadcast blackouts when local games aren't sold out.
Taking Blame

Secret Service Head Takes Onus for WH Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.
Soldier Story

Hollywood Shoots In Western New York Again

Actress Kristy Swanson is in Buffalo Tuesday  for the filming of "When Heaven and Hell Collide",  a movie about wounded soldiers that will also bring military vehicles and loud explosions into the Lockport area Wednesday

NYS Rebates

Tax Rebate Checks -- Just Before Election Day

Thousands of middle-class families in New York will soon receive a $350 check from the state. But why now?

ALSO INSIDE: Check your Eligibility- Will You Get A Check?
Six Pack

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a SIX PACK!

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Judging by the dozens and dozens of comments streaming into the WBEN Facebook page, there is no shortage of opinion about the latest marketing effort in Buffalo.  The giant grain elevators at Buffalo River Works are being transformed into a giant blue Labatt six pack.

Longtime Buffalo-Based Van Gogh Art at Auction

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York City.  It was on permanent exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo for 30 years. The current owner purchased it around 1990.
Pilot Recalls

Pilot Recalls Crash, Still Plans to Fly

Lancaster, NY (WBEN) - Kevin D'Angelo was the pilot of one of the small planes involved in a collision over Lancaster on Saturday. 


Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone is benching EJ Manuel, 24 hours after the loss against the Houston Texans. Kyle Orton will start vs. Detroit Sunday.

No Tax Hike

No Tax Rate Hike in 2015 for Erie County

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he's told lawmakers there will be no tax rate increase for 2015.
New Ad

Gubernatorial Candidate Releases Provocative Ad

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Republican Rob Astorino has released a TV ad that mimics a 1964 spot to attack Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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