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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.
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 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.
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