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NFL Blackouts

FCC Votes on Ending Cable & Satellite NFL Blackouts Today



(WBEN) The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Tuesday on possibly ending federal rules that require cable and satellite broadcast blackouts when local games aren't sold out.
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.
Benched

EJ Manuel BENCHED


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.

 
Auction

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. 
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.
 
Standoff

Standoff in East Aurora


East Aurora, NY (WBEN) A man is in custody after a morning standoff in East Aurora.
 
Med. Marijuana

Cuomo: Speed Up Medical Pot for Kids with Epilepsy


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program.
 
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  It's a 'buy my vote' ploy!
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