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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) State Senator Chris Jacobs says he's learned Canadian drivers are not being charged when they use the Grand Island tolls. He says until that changes, no one should be charged the one dollar to use the tolls. Jacobs says he learned from recent reports Canadian drivers can...
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Students at Leonardo daVinci High School. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed legislation which would allow the City of Buffalo to establish speed cameras in school zones. The programs allows the city to enforce speed limits in school zones using cameras that record speeding violations in real time without the...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Employees at Spot Coffee have petitioned to the National Labor Relations Board to conduct an election. They have been fighting to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board is still investigating charges filed by the union that two employees and a Spot manager were terminated...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Nearly a week after twin mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, state lawmakers say the rest of the nation needs to catch up to what New York has already done in efforts to curb gun violence. State Senator Tim Kennedy says Washington needs to wake up. "These mass shootings are...
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Proposed site of a Tim Hortons in Orchard Park. (WBEN Photo/Susan Rose)
Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2019 - 3:00 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Construction of a Tim Horton's in the Town of Orchard Park has caused a controversy between the franchisee of the business and town officials that's brewed for the last six years. Miranda Holdings President Ray Miranda, who owns eight Tim Horton's restaurants in the...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2019 - 2:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State officials are touting the creation of a lithium battery which will be used to power a microscope for cancer research at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Buffalo-based Viridi Parente will manufacture the battery for the Cry-Electron microscope that's designed...
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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Tom Puckett
August 08, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Jackie Jocko, beloved Buffalo music man, has died at the age of 90. He retired in 2016 after more than 20 years as piano player at EB Green's Steakhouse at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Jocko also made records and played Birdland jazz club in New York City. Howard Goldman...
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Tom Puckett
August 08, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former employee of the SPCA Serving Erie County pleads guilty to stealing more than $30,000. 53-year-old Elizabeth Tyler of Buffalo pleaded guilty to grand larceny in State Supreme Court. Tyler admitted that between January 1, 2015 and June 20, 2019, she stole $30,784.13 while...
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Tom Puckett
August 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Even if you're not ready for some football, the Bills pre-season is underway. They take on Indianpolis tonight at New Era Field. WGR's Sal Capaccio says don't expect the starters next month to play much tonight. "You can expect the starters to play about a quarter, at least...
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"The Best 12 Days of Summer" tattoo on Dawn Pietras (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – No one can deny the passion Western New York has for the Erie County Fair. With thousands of visitors each year, the Erie County Fair has long established itself as the “go-to” summer event. But for the “ultimate fairgoer”, the Erie County Fair is a passion. Dawn Pietras was...
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