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Erie County Legislature
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Brendan Keany
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature has three new members to begin 2020, as the entire body was sworn in on Thursday. Legislator Tim Meyers will serve as the leader of the Democrat majority caucus, while Joe Lorigo will resume his role as the leader of the Republican minority caucus. "...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
January 02, 2020 - 2:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Leadership in the Buffalo Common Council will remain the status quo. During Thursday's bi-annual re-organizational meeting, the common council voted to re-elected Ellicott District Councilman Darius Pridgen as president. Niagara District Councilman David Rivera will keep his...
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James Faluszczak and Paul Barr
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WBEN Newsroom
January 02, 2020 - 1:33 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Thursday morning, Attorney Paul Barr and advocate James Faluszczak hosted a press conference to announce two new court filings that allege sex abuse and coverup within the Buffalo Diocese. The two are accusing Bishop Donald Trautman of concealing information regarding Fr. Gerard...
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Victor Olofsson
WBEN Newsroom
January 02, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Another post on the resume for Buffalo Sabre rookie Victor Olofsson: he's December's NHL Rookie of the Month. He led all rookies in goals (6), points (14), power-play goals (3), power-play points (5) and game-winning goals (2; tied) in 14 games in edging out Montreal center Nick...
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Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb
USA Today
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I was disappointed. I know Brian personally," said Assemblyman Dave DiPietro (R-East Aurora). DiPietro reacting to the DWI arrest of New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) on New Year's Eve in front of his home in Victor, N.Y. "He showed bad...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo fire officials and Buffalo Police have arrested two women in connection to an early New Year's Day arson. Ayesha Patterson, 28, and Latoya Austin, 41, were charged with first degree arson, criminal mischief, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment. The two...
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Josh Allen and JJ Watt will meet again this Saturday
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Brian Mazurowski
January 02, 2020 - 11:05 am
(WBEN) - While the Houston Texans will have home field advantage on Saturday, Houston's Legion of Bills Backers are ready to make things feel a little like home for the team and whoever follows them. Bills fans in Houston who typically meet on Sundays during the season are ready to throw a party...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
WBEN Newsroom
January 02, 2020 - 9:03 am
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Authorities are looking for your help finding a person who robbed a 7-11 store in Grand Island on New Year's Day. The Erie County Sheriff's Office said the robbery happened Wednesday night at 8:15 p.m. at the convenience store on 1787 Love Road. The robber pulled out a...
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Tom Puckett
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new year means a new legislative session. Area state lawmakers are talking about their biggest prioirites. State Senator Patrick Gallivan says he wants to take a look at a $6 billion budget gap. "My goal is to close that deficit and do it without raising taxes and fees," says...
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Mike Baggerman
January 01, 2020 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cash bail reforms remain a concern for law enforcement, who feel they didn't have a voice in Albany when the legislature passed the criminal justice reform measure last year. Cash bail was eliminated on January 1 for most people accused of misdemeanors and non-violent...
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