Local News


January 13, 2017 - 11:35 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) A pursuit in Niagara County ends with an arrest. State Police say they received a reckless driver complaint on Military Road in the Town of Niagara Thursday night. Troopers stopped the 2012 Infiniti Q56 on Miller Road. While the Trooper approached the vehicle, investigators...
Read More
January 13, 2017 - 11:10 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Buffalo Bills new coach Sean McDermott is ushering in the post-Rex Ryan era by making no bold promises in his vision to restore relevance to a franchise in the midst of a 17-year playoff drought. McDermott was short and to the point during his inaugural news...
Read More
January 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Hamburg Village Police have filed two charges against a juvenile student for making threats on social media. Captain Rick Schara and Detective Ethan Rog conducted an investigation into the matter and have served the student with a summons to appear in family court in the near...
Read More
January 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Bills owner Terry Pegula is denying reports there is dysfunction at One Bills Drive. On with John Murphy Friday on WGR, Pegula says everyone laughs at those reports, calling them comical. "We all get along, we work well together, and I know one of the comments was about Russ...
Read More
January 13, 2017 - 6:20 am
(WBEN) A coalition of lawmakers called on Governor Cuomo Thursday to stop a move that would shut the Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca and move the facility into the existing Buffalo Psychiatric Center on Forest Avenue in Buffalo. "Behind us we have this nice institutional building that...
Read More
January 13, 2017 - 12:51 am
(WBEN/AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to lessen the penalties for possessing a small amount of marijuana. Under current state law, most people caught with small amounts of marijuana for the first time receive a fine akin to a parking ticket. But officers can still arrest someone if the marijuana was in...
Read More
January 13, 2017 - 12:06 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Gov. Cuomo announced during his State of the State regional address in Buffalo Monday he wanted Metro Rail to expand to Amherst. That was music to the ears of one local congressman. "Moving students from three campuses is fundamentally important, The Metro Rail is an important...
Read More
January 12, 2017 - 3:05 pm
By: Mike Baggerman (Twitter: @MikeBaggerman) Last Updated: January 12, 2017 | 8:12 p.m. CAZENOVIA PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) – About 40 protesters gathered at Cazenovia Park and walked to the home of Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino Thursday evening to protest Paladino’s position on the Buffalo...
Read More
January 12, 2017 - 1:54 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) Flooding has been extensive in Chautauqua County, where rainfall, warmer temperatures and melting snow have combined to make life miserable. In Kiantone, Busti-Stillwater Road to Frewsburg was closed because of flooding. Stillwater Creek has gone above flood stage. One business...
Read More
January 12, 2017 - 10:58 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A Town of Tonawanda Police officer escaped a burning car Thursday afternoon along Delaware Avenue. At about 1:30 police say Officer Adam Cavarello was on patrol when he noticed smoke coming from the dashboard area inside of his cruiser. He was able to pull over, remove some...
Read More