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  1. New research partnership aims to speed drug discoveriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A new research partnership in western New York is aiming to speed the discovery and commercialization of life-saving medications. The new Empire Discovery Institute brings together experts from the universities of Buffalo and Rochester and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  2. Search on for 14-month-old toddler after mother's body foundRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Police in western New York are searching for a 14-month-old boy following the discovery of his mother's body in a bag hidden in the woods. The Wayne County Sheriff's office said 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon's body was found Thursday at a farm in Sodus where she reportedly had worked. 30 comments

  3. Four indicted on multi-million dollar mortgage fraud schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A federal grand jury has returned a 62-count indictment charging Frank Giacobbe, 43, of East Amherst, NY; Patrick Ogiony, 34, of Buffalo, NY; Kevin Morgan, 42, of Pittsford, NY; and Todd Morgan, 29, of Rochester, NY, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and substantive wire fraud and bank fraud charges, according to U.S. Attorney J. P. Kennedy. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

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  4. Billionaire businessman contests assessment, citing geeseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Billionaire Tom Golisano, former owner of the Buffalo Sabres, is challenging his tax assessment, saying hundreds of Canada geese have decreased the value of his lakefront home in western New York. The third Tuesday in May is known as Tax Grievance Day in most communities in New York state.

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  5. NY college giving honorary degree to Frederick DouglassRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    The escaped slave's great-great-great-grandson, Kenneth Morris Jr., is scheduled to accept the honorary doctor of law degree during Sunday's commencement ceremony. The University of Rochester is home to the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies, and has a collection of Frederick Douglass materials.

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  6. Buffalo Bisons Become Buffalo Wings in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Buffalo, NY After more than a century, Buffalo's baseball team will change its name, at least for one weekend series. The Bisons announced Thursday they will become the Buffalo Wings for a series against the Rochester Red Wings, who for that series will be the Rochester Plates, named after that city's signature dish, the garbage plate.

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  7. Fugitive accidentally dials 911, officers take him to jailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina accidentally dialed 911 while he was in upstate New York, and he's now behind bars.

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  8. Carl Paladino Files New Complaint for his School Bd SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Ousted Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino is still fighting. He is filing a complaint with Administrative Judge Paula Feroleto, Attorney Grievance Committee and Judicial Conduct Commission claiming that the judge who heard his case was conflicted and should have recused herself.

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  9. Software company chooses Rochester, pledges 500 new jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A business technology services company says it will establish a high-tech hub in Rochester, bringing 500 new jobs to the city's downtown area over the next five years. Redenbach said the software development company chose the upstate city for a number of reasons, including ongoing high-tech research being done at local universities.

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  10. Cynthia Nixon Addresses Perception Issues, Cuomo, and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Democratic candidate for governor, Cynthia Nixon, explained that the perception of her caring more about downstate issues than upstate ones is entirely untrue. "We have a lot of poverty in New York City," Nixon said when asked by WBEN. 25 comments

  11. Town bids farewell to iconic, 200-year-old copper beech treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A public ceremony is planned Monday evening to commemorate the tree that towers over Copper Beech Park in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford. It's dying from a devastating fungus.

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  12. Funeral set for decapitated 7-year-old boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A community reeling from the brutal killing of a first-grader, allegedly at the hands of his mother, will be saying a final farewell. Authorities say Hanane Mouhib used a large kitchen knife to sever her child's head last week at their home in the town of Sweden, just west of Rochester, New York.

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  13. NY woman who set fire that killed 4 kids gets out of prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A western New York woman who set a fire that killed four of her children in 2012 has been released from prison. Kugler set fire to a picture of her ex-boyfriend and tossed it onto a dresser filled with combustible materials at her Rochester home. 2 comments

  14. Unyts, ECMC Kick-Off Donate Life MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Unyts and ECMC have teamed up to launch "Donate Life Month." New York State currently has the second lowest donor registry rate in the United States.

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  15. Woman Charged with Decaptiating BoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Authorities say a woman used a "large-bladed kitchen knife" to sever the head of her 7-year-old son in rural western New York. Police arrested 36-year-old Hanane Mouhib after Abraham Cardenas was found dead Thursday night in a home in the town of Sweden, about 15 miles west of Rochester.

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  16. Cynthia Nixon touts economic reform in WNY swingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon has continued her swing through upstate New York, but not yet coming as as far as Buffalo. The "Sex and the City" star made her first campaign stops in Rochester and Syracuse on Thursday where touting economic reform.

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  17. Thousands of power outages remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    NYSEG and National Grid are continuing to work to restore power to thousands of Western New York customers in the dark following damaging winds Wednesday. NYSEG reports more than 14,000 customers are without power in Erie County alone along with scattered outages in other neighboring counties.

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  18. Judge: Woman accused of killing random victim fit for trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A 32-year-old woman charged with fatally shooting a random victim in western New York has been found mentally competent to stand trial. Holly Colino is charged with killing 33-year-old Megan Dix as she sat in her pickup truck eating lunch in Brockport in August.

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  19. Will skip senior season at St. Cloud StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Defenseman Will Borgen is skipping his senior season at St. Cloud State after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Borgen's contract with the Sabres won't kick in until next season.

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  20. Rep. Slaughter praised as champion for women and districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Congressional colleagues of the late New York Democrat Louise Slaughter are praising her as a patriot and champion of women and her western New York district. Speaking at her funeral Friday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said two planeloads of congressional members and staff made the trip to Rochester to honor the 88-year-old Democrat, who served in the U.S. House for 31 years.

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