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Brendan Keany
November 13, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - On Wednesday afternoon, state officials joined the Niagara and Orleans Counties REDI planning committee to showcase the recently awarded flood resiliency projects for the region. Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative "The recent challenge of historic high water levels along...
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Mickey Kearns speaks to county lawmakers over concerns of Green Light Law. November 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Staffing interpreters within the Erie County Clerk's Office is the latest concern that Mickey Kearns has about the state's controversial Green Light Law. The clerk estimated that it would cost his office $667,550 at a rate of $50 per hour for the interpreters for all the...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1973, AP file photo, the hearing of the Senate select committee on the Watergate case on Capitol Hill
Tom Puckett
November 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the impeachment inquiry begins, how much will viewers need to watch to get all the facts? A retired journalism dean says you'll likely need to see lsss than half. "I'm looking for what a journalist looks for, facts and information, not so much punditry or entertainment," says...
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Brendan Keany
November 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - It's official - you must now be at least 21 years of age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products in New York State. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people. The New York Department of Health...
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Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Billy Joel's performance at New Era Field is the latest major concert to come to the stadium in Orchard Park, though questions still remain about the stadium's future once the lease with Erie County ends after the 2022-2023 football season. Joel joins the likes of The...
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Tom Puckett
November 12, 2019 - 6:14 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Bills' week 16 matchup against New England could become a key matchup in the playoff chase. Now it will be played on a Saturday as opposed to Sunday. The game will be held Saturday December 21st at 4:30pm. You can hear the game on WGR 550. It will also air on NFL Network...
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Erie County Holding Center. November 12, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
November 12, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Erie County Sheriff's deputy was arraigned before Lancaster Town Court Justice Anthony Cervi on one count of Promotion Prostitution in the Fourth Degree, a Class “A” misdemeanor. 52 year old Wallace Waliczek of Lancaster is accused of promoting prostitution after an...
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Brendan Keany
November 12, 2019 - 1:34 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo received 8-10 inches of snow over the course of Monday night and into the Tuesday overnight hours, according to Public Works Commissioner Mike Finn. Public Works Commissioner Mike Finn says the City received 8-10 inches of accumulation during this storm. He...
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Tom Puckett
November 12, 2019 - 11:20 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - Billy Joel will return to Buffalo for the first time in a decade next summer. He'll play New Era Field August 15th. Billy Joel’s last appearance in Buffalo was March 9th, 2010 with Elton John at KeyBank Center (then HSBC Arena). His last appearance at New Era Field was in...
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Tom Puckett
November 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) It's back to business at the GM Powertrain plant in Tonawanda shortly after a strike came to an end against the automaker. Now a local connection will be put on every engine of the new Corvette. It wasn't too long UAW Local 774 members were among workers going on strike, and...
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