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May 23, 2019 - 5:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Legislature has approved a full funding of the $5 million pledge to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The county has a surplus of $45 million, with $15 million of it available. The minority caucus had proposed funding for additional roadwork, anti-poverty initiatives...
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Buffalo Common Councilman. May 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's top prosecutor says he will not file charges againt Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo, who brought a loaded gun into a Buffalo high school last week. District Attorney John Flynn says that doesn't mean Wingo did not commit a crime. "Councilman Wingo...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A suspended Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged in connection with a January crash. 36-year-old Howard Scholl, III of Town of Tonawanda has been arraigned before Amherst Town Court Justice Karen Buscaglia on one count of Falsifying Business Records in...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Williamsville, NY (WBEN) For the third time this week, a threat has been reported to Transit Middle School. Thursday, Amherst Police say a threat was made to the school, and responding officers completed a thorough search of the building as well as the surrounding area. No threats were found at...
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Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Deputy who was caught on a police body camera roughing up a tailgater during an arrest before a Bills game in 2017 will face criminal charges. Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl is set to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. He was the officer seen on...
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Jill M Kelly Instagram
May 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Jill Kelly, wife of Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, sharing good news with her Instagram followers. After a visit to New York City to see Jim's doctors, his scans have come back clean. Jim is seen celebrating as he leaves the hospital. The former Quarterback's most recent...
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Legislator April Baskin on July 25, 2018. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers have a $45 Million surplus to discuss Thursday. There are two very different sides as to how to handle that money. About $31 Million of the surplus has already been committed to ECMC. County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants to use at least $5 Million for...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Homeowners along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Olcott remain on edge because of the rising water levels in Lake Ontario. As of Wednesday, the average water level on Lake Ontario is 248.67 feet, which is just .02 feet shy of matching the record previously set in 2017 . The...
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Buffalo Common Councilman. May 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2019 - 12:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said that City Councilman Ulysees Wingo made "a mistake" last Tuesday when he brought a gun into Riverside High School. "It was a busy day for the council member," Brown told reporters on Wednesday at City Hall. "He forgot that he had the weapon that...
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