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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Senator Rob Ortt is reportedly set to challenge Rep. Chris Collins in NY27. Reports say Ortt will announce his campaign Saturday. Ortt's staff would only say Ortt will make an announcement, not confirm whether he will run. Ortt will not only likely challenge Collins, but...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Sheldon, NY (WBEN) State Police in Warsaw are looking for your help in the case of a dog killed and two girls hurt after being hit by a vehicle. Troopers say the 14 and 12-year-old girls were walking their Australian Shepard on the grass next to the roadway and a dark colored vehicle swerved into...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo introduced a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law to include mass violence motivated by hate. Under this proposal, mass shootings against a group of people based on their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or...
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Cows at the Erie County Fair. August 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Fairgoers at the Erie County Fair will have one last opportunity this weekend to enjoy the annual event in Hamburg. It also means one last opportunity for you to enjoy one of the most important attractions at the fair: The local farm animals. Cows, sheep, chicken, and all...
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Rick Stewart / Stringer
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres made the announcement many fans have been waiting for. The team is bringing back Royal Blue jerseys starting in the 2020-21 season. The team announced the return to the original jersey colors in a Twitter post on Thursday after years of fans clamoring for the...
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Tom Puckett
August 15, 2019 - 3:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man has been indicted on a charge of trying to run over a Buffalo Police officer with an ATV during the Juneteenth Festival. 40-year-old Cornelius Caddele of Buffalo has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi on an indictment charging him with one...
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Tom Puckett
August 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A former Assemblymember admits she violated the state's code of ethics when she had an affair with one of her staffers. Angela Wozniak admitted to JCOPE she violated Public Officers Law by making certain personnel decisions related to her Director of Legislation, Elias Farah...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "This is the right step for victims." Maureen Hurley, of the Lay Catholic group, Movement to Restore Trust(MRT), said she can't say she's surprised at the scope of the claims filed on the first day under the Child Victim's Act. 110 local claims were filed on day one under the...
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August 15, 2019 - 9:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Fire is investigating two overnight fires that happened on the same street. The first fire was reported just after midnight at 61 Imson Street while the next fire came in at 3 a.m. at 130 Imson Street. Damage was estimated at $50,000 and $100,000, respectively. Flames...
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August 15, 2019 - 7:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police said a female is dead after a stabbing on Buffalo's West Side. Police said that the stabbing happened at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the first block of the 15th Street. It happened inside of a home in what police believe is a domestic incident. A male was taken to...
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