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Boycott Tests

Teachers Union President Urges Boycott of State Tests


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The president of New York's largest teachers union is urging parents to opt their children out of next month's standardized math and English tests.
 
Season Ender

WNY Ski Season Nears End


Ellicottville, NY (WBEN) The ski season is coming to a close in Western New York, with resorts preparing to close the slopes this weekend.
 
Schumer

What Could Schumer's Promotion Mean for WNY?


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It didn't take long after Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid announced his planned retirement for New York's Chuck Schumer to get the endorsement for the position.
Brian Gionta
Tank Watch

Sabres Win in Battle for the Bottom


GLENDALE, Ariz. (WBEN/AP) -- Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Buffalo Sabres ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Monday night in a matchup between the NHL's worst two teams.  The Sabres are now just four points behind Arizona and in last place in the NHL.
Rallying

Another Rallying Cry for Public Education


Clarence, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another rally for public education was held Monday evening, this time in front of Clarence High School.  More than a hundred students, teachers and parents attended the rally, the latest in a series of similar events held in districts across Western New York in the past several weeks.
Yacht Tax Break

NY State Budget Deal: Big Tax Cut for Yacht Owners


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's no minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but New York lawmakers did insert a tax cut for luxury yachts in this year's state budget agreement.
 
Schumer

Schumer Pushes for Crop Insurance, Talks Senate Leadership


The Senator pushes Secretary of Agriculture to insure malt barely, and comments on what could be a big promotion
All Clear

Suspicious Envelope Discovered at Buffalo News Building


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo News building was in lockdown after an envelope with a white powder was received Monday afternoon.
 
Resigns

Lancaster Councilman Arrested for DWI, Resigns


Lancaster, NY (WBEN) - A Town of Lancaster Councilman has resigned after he was arrested and charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident Sunday night.
Car Rams Gate

US Officials: 1 Dead After Car Tries to Ram Fort Meade Gate


FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.
 
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Following the German airline crash and all that's been reported about it, how are you feeling about flying?
  I'm more nervous but will still be flying.
  It was an isolated incident and won't stop me from flying.
  Very frightening and I won't fly anytime soon.
 
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