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Brendan Keany
May 22, 2019 - 4:36 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Robert Morgan, the CEO of Morgan Management, has been indicted in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme. US Attorney JP Kennedy announces that Robert and Todd Morgan, among others of Morgan Management, have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire and bank...
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Tim Wenger
May 22, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Increased heat and humidity may lead to the potential for severe weather across parts of Western New York into Thursday. A front of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms will sweep from the upper Ohio Valley into the northeast into Thursday morning and will mark the arrival...
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May 22, 2019 - 1:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to Democrats in Congress. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after final passage Wednesday in the Democrat-controlled Senate and...
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Buffalo Common Councilman. May 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2019 - 12:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said that City Councilman Ulysees Wingo made "a mistake" last Tuesday when he brought a gun into Riverside High School. "It was a busy day for the council member," Brown told reporters on Wednesday at City Hall. "He forgot that he had the weapon that...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - School budget votes were overwhelmingly approved across Western New York Tuesday. In fact, 98.2% of school budgets statewide were approved. "That's in line with what it's been the last few years and fairly predictable since the advent of the property tax cap, which has now...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved...
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Randy Bushover
May 22, 2019 - 5:19 am
Presbyterian Senior Care of Western New York has announced that its communities, programs and properties will become part of Beechwood Continuing Care. The agreement takes in Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, Kenmore; Presbyterian Village at North Church, Williamsville; Lockport Presbyterian Home,...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
May 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
BLASDELL (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - For the second consecutive year, the Memorial Day Parade in Blasdell has been canceled due poor road conditions and potholes on Lake Avenue. Now there's another wrinkle to the Lake Avenue saga. Zoladz Construction, the company awarded the $3.9 million contract from...
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Tom Puckett
May 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Dash's Market will open up its new Hertel Avenue location on Wednesday, and it's much to the delight of one neighborhood group. "We are delighted with Dash's plans to open this new store," says Joann Steinmetz of the North Buffalo Organization. "It's going to be a real asset to...
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