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Warming Up

A February To Remember, Warmth On The Way Already


Temperatures warm up to around 60 degrees today, before peaking even higher tomorrow.
"We wil get even warmer today," says National Weather Service Meteorologist John Hitchcock.

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Transgender

Trump Ruling On Transgender Access Could Have Local Effects


(WBEN) The transgender lavatory and locker room rule that was struck down at the federal level Wednesday by the Trump administration sends ripples through the region, causing concern in the LGBTQ community, and possible changes in school policies.
Schumer & Trump

Senator Schumer comments on immigration and protests in visit to WNY


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer discussed town hall protests and President Trump's upcoming executive orders on immigration in his visit to Buffalo on Wednesday.
Family Court

Family Court Differences from General Court


Lockport, NY (WBEN) As the hearing continues into the 14 year old accused of being an accomplice in last year's Lockport tire recycling plant fire, we wanted to know some key difference between the proceedings going on in family court compared to general court.
 
Andrew Cuomo, John Flanagan, Sandra Lee, Didi Barrett, Billy Joel.
Cancer Funding

Gov. Cuomo moves to cut cancer funding


ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million cut to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other health threats.

The Democratic governor's administration says specific reductions, to be made by state health officials, would make health programs more efficient.
Transgender

Trump Administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance


WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.
 
Lodge?

Cuomo proposal for lodge on Niagara Falls island still alive


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is still considering a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls as a possible location for a privately operated lodge.
 
Kiarre Harris

Kiarre Harris' files suit to reunite with her kids


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a session with reporters that was emotional at times Wednesday afternoon at the Masten Resource Center on Fillmore Avenue, Kiarre Harris said simply, "at this point I simply want my children back".  Harris is filing suit with the U.S Department of Education and U.S Justice Department in an effort to get her kids back.
Town Hall

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.
 
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