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Lawmakers Speak on Capture, Need for Prison Reform


Sanborn, NY (WBEN) - After the weekend capture of David Sweat ended a nearly month-long manhunt for two convicts who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility, lawmakers were quick to ask for an investigation in to the escape.
Chris Christie
Christie Runs

VIDEO: Chris Christie Celebrates Outspokeness in Pre-Launch Video


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he's running for president of his country.  The Republican governor is set to launch his campaign Tuesday and is already out with his first campaign video.

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Wage Hike?

Wage Board Recommends Raising Fast Food Wage


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The wage board empaneled by Governor Cuomo has recommended raising the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. The panel, which includes Mayor Byron Brown, says details still have to be ironed out.
 
Joined by Choir

Local Choir to Perform with Rolling Stones


Williamsville, NY (WBEN) When the Rolling Stones take the stage at the Ralph next month, they'll have some divine backup. The choir of Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville will sing on stage.
 
Free on Bail

Guard Charged in Connection with Escape in Court


A New York corrections officer charged in connection with the escape of two killers from a maximum-security prison has appeared briefly in court.
 
Dow Loses 350

US Stocks Notch Worst Day of Year as Greek Crisis Escalates


NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis.
 
Fired by NBC

NBC Severing Business Relationship with Donald Trump


NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
 
Missing

Tonawanda Police Search for Missing Teen.


Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Town of Tonawanda Police are searching for a missing teen.
 
Air Base

Niagara Air Base to Recieve New Emergency Hub


Sanborn, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is in line for improvements, as $500,000 of state money will go toward an emergency management hub.
Not in NY

New York State Bans Fracking


Albany, NY (WBEN) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has officially banned fracking in the Empire State. The decision comes after a seven year review.
 
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