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April 21, 2017 - 1:03 pm
EDEN, N.Y. (WBEN) - An Eden man is in custody following a fatal shooting on Thursday afternoon. Wayne Kozak, 48, is being held in an Erie, Pennsylvania jail after he allegedly killed his mother, Mary Kozak, 79, at her home on 8925 East Eden Road. Police responded to the incident at approximately 3:...
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April 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the nation's top poker players blamed gambling for derailing his life as he was sentenced in New York to over eight years in prison for a $31 million debt collection scam. Travell Thomas cried and apologized for his Buffalo-based debt collection business that made false...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A day after Buffalo's Central Terminal was passed-over for a new downtown train station, Buffalo's Fillmore district Councilman, David Franczyk is not giving up on restoration of the former East side train terminal. "A sleeping giant has awakened". Franczyk is hoping to turn...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - For the first time since firing the team's General Manager and Head Coach, Sabres' Owner Terry Pegula met with the media to take questions on the state of the team. "Accountability starts with me," Pegula said. "We are not happy with our season this year, and there are no...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:41 am
Sabres owner Terry Pegula cleaned house by firing Murray and coach Dan Bylsma on Thursday and spoke about it and the team's future for the first time in months Friday morning HEAR THE PEGULA NEWS CONFERENCE HERE Terry Pegula Press Conference Amid questions over player accountability during a season...
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The Flood Warning continues for Ellicott Creek near Williamsville, d after record-breaking rains late Thursday. Areas around Holtz Rd., Aero Drive and Ellicott Creek Park are of paricular concern. Further east, the warnings also remain for the Genesee River At Avon in Livingston County and Oatka...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With such a high level of public interest in Buffalo's train station selection, many locals were outraged that they were not allowed entry to the final committee meeting on Thursday morning. WATCH: Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown explained why Empire State Development was the site...
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April 20, 2017 - 10:14 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Fox News Channel has thrived despite losing founding leader Roger Ailes and next generation star Megyn Kelly within the past nine months. Wednesday's firing of defining personality Bill O'Reilly will be its toughest test yet. Fox moved quickly to install a new lineup after...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:14 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills today announced the team’s 2017 schedule. Group and individual game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale Monday, May 8. Group tickets (12 or more) will be available by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257) beginning at 9:00 AM. Individual game tickets will...
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Tom Puckett
April 20, 2017 - 6:46 pm
Paris, France (WBEN) A Western New Yorker is vacationing in Paris, and was not too far from the shooting scene along the Champs-Elysees. Sarah Turner was shopping with her 9 year old son along the Champs-Elysees about an hour before the attack happened. "We were shopping in a very busy area, near...
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