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Congress at Your Corner Turns Into Higgins Town Hall


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Brian Higgins's monthly work session where staff help with federal issues and listen to concerns, evolved into a small scale town hall meeting Wednesday when the Congressman arrived for some brief remarks and ended up taking questions from a friendly crowd, concerned mostly about  the repeal of Obamacare.
 
New Planet?

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.
 
New Registry

New Registry Could Save Thousands of WNY Firefighters


Western New York firefighters were told Wednesday by Senator Chuck Schumer that their lives may be saved thanks to the proposal of a national firefighter cancer registry.
Receives Medals

Buffalo WWII Veteran Receives Long-Overdue Medals


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II veteran who is the last-known living Buffalo-area resident to have served in a segregated unit has received six long-overdue medals.
 
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Immigration

Trump Lays Out Tougher Approach to Illegal Immigration


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.
Tire Plant Fire

Teen On Trial in Massive Lockport Tire Facility Fire



 (WBEN) The trial of a teen accused of arson, burglary and other charges stemming from the massive High Tread International tire recycling plant fire in August gets underway today.
Town Hall?

Congressman Higgins Holding an Alternative to Town Hall Today


While Congressman Brian Higgins won't be holding any "official" town hall meetings while Congress is off this week, he will hold a "Congress in your Corner" this morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Schiller Park Senior Center.
No Regrets

Reed: I'll Keep Holding Town Halls


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Over the weekend, Congressman Tom Reed was shouted down during town halls, but he says he's not discouraged by it, nor does he think his colleagues should be required to hold them.
 
NASA Project

WNY Students Make History in Latest NASA Launch


Local Western New York students were honored Tuesday morning at the Erie County Public Library after their trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their science experiment and mission patches blast up to the ISS.
Ride Sharing

Liberty Cab president putting pressure on Uber


Kenmore, N.Y. (WBEN) - In the wake of sexual harassment and discrimination complaints against Uber, Liberty Cab President Bill Yuhnke is asking the ride sharing company to join in his push to require any Albany legislation for the popular service to include background checks and fingerprinting for all drivers.
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