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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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Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) UB's dental van is making stops in Buffalo, providing free dental care to anyone in need. UB faculty and staff along with volunteer community dentists will perform a range of services, including exams, cleanings, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments and extractions. “The...
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Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says hatred and guns led to last week's mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. Cuomo is challenging Democratic presidential candidates to take a pledge to combat gun violence. "The truth here is there are two elements that created the crisis. Right? One is the...
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Mary Barra. (Photo via GM Plant)
Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) GM's Lockport Operations has secured new business to supply several powertrain thermal components for an important future General Motors high volume vehicle. The additional work strengthens Lockport’s portfolio of precision components that includes radiators, condensers, heater...
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