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Mike Baggerman
January 10, 2020 - 11:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The major businesses owned by prominent WNY developer, Mark Croce, have assured that operations will continue in the wake of Croce's untimely death Thursday. Statler City, Curtiss Hotel, and Buffalo Chophouse all released the same statement from Buffalo Development...
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Mark Croce
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January 10, 2020 - 9:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The business community is mourning the deaths of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto. The two prominent businessmen died Thursday night in a helicopter crash in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania while returning to Buffalo from Washington, D.C. There’s no shortage of people who are...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - State Lawmakers wasting little time getting to work on some issues that they started to discuss last year. Both the Senate and Assembly have submitted an agreed-upon package of comprehensive limo reforms that will change the way the industry is regulated Reform to the Limo...
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Tom Puckett
January 10, 2020 - 4:00 am
Lancaster, NY (WBEN) During his first town board meeting as Lancaster Supervisor, Ronald Ruffino expressed his unhappiness over a last minute decision to not give a $5,000 stipend to him as budget officer. "This year, the salary was $77,250 after the stipend and raise. The outgoing board removed...
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Mike Baggerman
January 10, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's Skyway will be under the microscope this year and beyond, with many key stakeholders keeping a close eye on any developments on the major roadway in and out of Buffalo. Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address said that the Skyway "stands in the way" of...
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Tom Puckett
January 09, 2020 - 3:38 pm
Hartland, NY (WBEN) Niagara County health officials report the first case of rabies this year, found in a red fox. The fox was found on Seaman Road in the Town of Hartland. The red fox was found dead by a trapper who reported to have skinned the animal. The fox carcass was subsequently collected by...
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Cars pass through Sheridan Drive after the road was reopened between Colvin Boulevard and Belmont Avenue. August 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
January 09, 2020 - 3:35 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Of the eight counties that comprise Western New York, all except for Allegany County is under a flood watch starting Saturday afternoon and running through Sunday afternoon. Take advantage of the fair weather today, because a complex storm system will generate significant rainfall...
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Shoreline Apartments. January 9, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Shoreline Apartments. January 9, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 09, 2020 - 1:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the last tenant was evicted from Shoreline Apartments nearly two years ago, there are finally plans for the dilapidated complex to be demolished in the coming weeks. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Common Councilman Mitch Nowakowski both said the building will be...
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Iran tensions
Tom Puckett
January 09, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tensions between the US and Iran have de-escalated for the time being, but that doesn't have the area's congressional delegation any more relaxed. Congressman Tom Reed says the taking out of Qassem Suleimani was justified. "Suleimani represented a direct threat to American...
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Mike Baggerman
January 08, 2020 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's annual State of the State address on Wednesday highlighted his goals for the new year and to highlight initiatives his office has accomplished during his term. While Cuomo touted many initiatives that impact all New Yorkers such as his planned...
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