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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

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Buffalo Boy Drives SUV, Strikes Pregnant Mother

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A pregnant 28 year old mother remains in the hospital being treated for minor injuries after she was hit by an SUV on Como Avenue.
Church Bus

At least 8 killed in Florida van crash

(AP) Eight people died and 10 others were injured when a van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Monda
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.
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