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NFL Blackouts

FCC Votes on Ending Cable & Satellite NFL Blackouts Today

(WBEN) The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Tuesday on possibly ending federal rules that require cable and satellite broadcast blackouts when local games aren't sold out.
NYS Rebates

Tax Rebate Checks -- Just Before Election Day

Thousands of middle-class families in New York will soon receive a $350 check from the state. But why now?

ALSO INSIDE: Check your Eligibility- Will You Get A Check?
Six Pack

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a SIX PACK!

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Judging by the dozens and dozens of comments streaming into the WBEN Facebook page, there is no shortage of opinion about the latest marketing effort in Buffalo.  The giant grain elevators at Buffalo River Works are being transformed into a giant blue Labatt six pack.


Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone is benching EJ Manuel, 24 hours after the loss against the Houston Texans. Kyle Orton will start vs. Detroit Sunday.

Soldier Story

Hollywood Shoots In Western New York Again

Actress Kristy Swanson is in Buffalo Tuesday  for the filming of "When Heaven and Hell Collide",  a movie about wounded soldiers that will also bring military vehicles and loud explosions into the Lockport area Wednesday


Longtime Buffalo-Based Van Gogh Art at Auction

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York City.  It was on permanent exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo for 30 years. The current owner purchased it around 1990.
Pilot Recalls

Pilot Recalls Crash, Still Plans to Fly

Lancaster, NY (WBEN) - Kevin D'Angelo was the pilot of one of the small planes involved in a collision over Lancaster on Saturday. 
No Tax Hike

No Tax Rate Hike in 2015 for Erie County

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he's told lawmakers there will be no tax rate increase for 2015.
New Ad

Gubernatorial Candidate Releases Provocative Ad

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Republican Rob Astorino has released a TV ad that mimics a 1964 spot to attack Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Standoff in East Aurora

East Aurora, NY (WBEN) A man is in custody after a morning standoff in East Aurora.
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