WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) - The senate worked late into the night to pass critical healthcare reform legislation.
Just after 1 a.m. Monday, health care reform cleared itstoughest remaining hurdle in the senate.
Lawmakers voted along party lines to end debate on a bill thatwould extend insurance coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans,and stop insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existingconditions.
"This bill will provide real reform for our nation's flawedhealth care system," said Senator Max Baucus, D, Montana.
Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson was the tipping point this weekendwhen he agreed to vote yes on the bill in exchange for a specialdeal for his home state.
National taxpayers will now be covering Nebraska's medicaidcosts rather than state residents, a deal that angered manylawmakers.
"Now I know why the public hates us all so much up here. Thiskind of deal I think is unconstitutional. That's not compromise,that's bribery," said Senator Lindsay Graham, R, SouthCarolina.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
Some of the members of his assembly refuse to believe the allegations against him. About eight members of the Community Fellowship …
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Twenty-two-year-old Yaron Bernstein was last seen leaving a friend's apartment in Philadelphia three weeks ago. Bernstein has ties in Buffalo as well as Pittsburgh, Miami and New Jersey.
A sex offender has been arrested after he allegedly showed indecent material to a child under the age of 16.
Buffalo firefighters were called in to action to fight a fire in the 300 block of Goodyear Avenue in the city shortly after 3 in the morning Thursday.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.