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Silver Out

Sheldon Silver to Vacate Post

ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.

Is This the Year for MMA in New York?

Albany, NY (WBEN) - Why did the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have fight fans cheering last week?
Bill de Blasio
No Apologies

Governor and Mayor Defend Strict Pre-Storm Restrictions

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation's largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren't there.   As was the case in the Buffalo area two times this winter season, this could be the new norm.
Media Circus

Super Bowl Media Day: Marshawn Lynch, Stuffed Animals & A Guy Wearing a Barrel?

How crazy is Super Bowl Media Day?  There were questions answered on stuffed animals and on hit-men-for hire, but perhaps the biggest news was what Marshawn Lynch didn't say.

"I'm here so I don't get fined,' Lynch said 29 times
Gas Prices

Why are Gas Prices Higher in Erie County? A Petroleum Analyst Weighs In

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- From Sen. Charles Schumer to the state Attorney General's Office, officials are trying to figure out why gas prices in New York State and especially Buffalo are so high -- and what to do about it.
Dow Dips

US Company Outlooks Worry Investors, Sending Stocks Lower

U.S. stocks are closing lower after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies.

Animal Raid

Niagara SPCA Conducts Animal Rescue in Lockport

Lockport, NY (WBEN) The Niagara County SPCA conducted a raid of a Lockport home, part of a raid of an animal shelter director.

Two Abuse Victims Want Investigation of Buffalo Diocese

Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Two local victims of sexual abuse are seeking a change in the statute of limitations, as well as a Papal investigation in to the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Drank Heavily

Police: WVU Frat Pledge Drank Heavily Before Death

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a West Virginia University fraternity pledge drank a large amount of alcohol shortly before he died.
Gas Prices

Addressing High Gas Prices, County Legislator Proposes Sales Tax Cap

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- In an effort to combat high gas prices in Erie County, Legislator Ted Morton, chairman of Energy and Environment, is clocking a resolution to cap the sales tax on gasoline at $0.10 for $2 per gallon.
Will Sheldon Silver's ouster lead to meaningful changes in how Albany operates?
  Yes and it's about time!
  Maybe a little but it's a start!
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