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Tim Wenger
October 15, 2019 - 7:48 pm
A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the prohibition on hold until "...
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Tom Puckett
October 15, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A program coordinator for the city of Buffalo has been charged with criminal sexual act. 50-year-old Antwan Diggs of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres on one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony,...
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Tom Puckett
October 15, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo during a live radio interview about negative connotations about Italian Americans used a racial slur. He referenced a New York Times op-Ed that ran in the Saturday edition of the paper and used the N-word while talking about slurs that were often directed at...
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Brendan Keany
October 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Tuesday morning, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Board of Directors approved the designs of two projects - the Buffalo Heritage Carousel and Heritage Point Complex - which will be located near Canalside. The carousel has been in the works for a while, and it...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a United Auto Workers strike sign rests between the chains of a locked gate entrance outside of Flint Engine Operations in Flint, Mich. General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table Tuesday, Oct. 15, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by members of the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company’s factories. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
Tom Puckett
October 15, 2019 - 11:30 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by members of the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed its factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early...
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Yuriy Bruks appears in Erie County Court, where he was arraigned on murder charges from August 4. October 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 15, 2019 - 10:21 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The man accused of killing his wife and fleeing to Mexico was arraigned on second degree murder charges on Tuesday morning. Yuriy Bruks, 35, allegedly bludgeoned his wife, Tetiana, at their home on Raymond Avenue in Cheektowaga on August 4. Law enforcement said Bruks...
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Lockport, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara County Sheriff James R Voutour, first elected on November 4th, 2008, has announced that he will retire December 30th, 2019. Voutour will be joining a private sector firm after leaving office and was elected in 2008 following the retirement of Sheriff Thomas Beilein...
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(WBEN) - A new poll shows growing support for the impeachment inquiry amongst New Yorkers. The poll, released Tuesday morning by Siena Research, registered New Yorker voters support impeaching and removing President Trump 55-38 percent. Impeachment and removal is supported by 79 percent of...
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Tom Puckett
October 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The race for Erie County Executive may not just be a showdown over road paving, it could be a sign of things to come for 2020. Candidates in Conversation : Hear Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon in-depth Jimmy Vielkind of the Wall Street Journal says while Mark Poloncarz and Lynne...
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Randy Bushover
October 15, 2019 - 3:55 am
This afternoon at 3pm, the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new Erie County headquarters, 650 Airborne Parkway in Cheektowaga. The Western New York Impact Investment Fund has invested $500,000 in Garwood Medical Devices, LLC. Buffalo-based...
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