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Brendan Keany
Tom Puckett
November 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Legislature is expected to vote Thursday to approve body cams for Erie County Sheriff's Deputies. Once final procedures wrap up on the county side, training will soon begin. "Everybody wanted this and the process is coming to an end. While we'll start a new...
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Blizzard from Hamburg. January 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Winter isn't here yet but snow is in the forecast and officials in Erie County this week said that they're ready for whatever Mother Nature brings this winter season. The timing is perfect as forecasters at the National Weather Service are tracking a dose of wintry weather...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just hours after a quiet election day in the City of Buffalo, agents from the FBI arrived at Buffalo's City Hall to carry out a search warrant. A spokesperson for the FBI confirmed to WBEN that the FBI, along with partners from HUD and the IRS are conducting court authorized...
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Brendan Keany
November 06, 2019 - 6:27 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - While a date isn't set in stone, Governor Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated that he'd prefer any special election for New York's 27th Congressional District to be held on the same day as the state's presidential primary, which is Tuesday, April 28. The seat is currently empty due to...
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Tom Puckett
November 06, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state of New York now requires all death certificates for people who have died of an opioid overdose to specify which opioid was involved, if possible. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new legislation Tuesday. The Democratic governor says the law will allow public health...
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Brendan Keany
November 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The 2019 election cycle marked the first year in which early voting became a mandated process from Albany. While local election commissioners noted that they weren't given much time to prepare for a drastically new system, things came together fairly well considering the...
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Tom Puckett
November 06, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 23-year-old Jarrod Dillman of Buffalo pleads guilty to one count of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a felony. He pleaded guilty to the highest charge. Prosecutors say August 3rd Dillman, while working as a dog daycare attendant at PawPrints by Penny & Co. on Niagara Street in...
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Tom Puckett
November 06, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Falls man has been indicted in the stabbing death of his ex girlfriend. 44-year-old Keith Sparks of Niagara Falls was arraigned Monday on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree. Sparks is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, 38-year-old...
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Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I can clean the house now," quipped Lynne Dixon, the day after being defeated by incumbent Mark Poloncarz in the Erie County Executive's race. With the election over, Dixon said she's looking forward to spending time with her children, who she said sacrificed through the...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 06, 2019 - 2:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lawmaking body of Erie County will remain in control of democrats by a 7-to-4 margin following Election 2019. Democrats Howard Johnson, April Baskin, Lisa Chimera, and Tim Meyers handily defeated their respective opponents. For Johnson, Chimera, and Meyers, it is their...
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