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December 20, 2016 - 1:57 am
(WBEN) What do you think of housing on the site of the old aud downtown? City and state officials are starting to weigh in on plans being advanced by preservationist Tim Tielman, urging various public land owners to consider ways to create an instant neighborhood there "You could have housing, but...
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December 19, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The days before Christmas are typically the busiest for those in the shipping business, but unlike a decade ago packages are being sent more and more frequently months before the holidays. "The package business in exploding," said Karen Mazurkiewicz of the US Postal Service. "...
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December 19, 2016 - 9:27 pm
(WBEN) Former Deputy Erie County Executive Jim Keane, a member of one of south Buffalo's most powerful political families, passed away Monday . Keane had a long career in regional Democratic politics, from a long-held seat on Buffalo's city council to being the man in charge of Senator Hillary...
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December 19, 2016 - 10:49 am
Washington, DC (AP) Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. Monday's vote ensures that the billionaire will become America's 45th president. Texas put the Republican president-elect...
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December 19, 2016 - 10:24 am
Last Updated: December 19, 2016 | 8:51 p.m. BERLIN (AP) -- A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50 as it smashed through tables and wooden stands. Police said a suspect believed to be the driver was arrested nearby...
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December 19, 2016 - 9:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's 29 members of the Electoral College have cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton, who won the state despite losing the presidential race to Republican Donald Trump. Among the electors gathered Monday in the state Capitol's Senate chambers was former President Bill...
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December 19, 2016 - 8:21 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The new foreclosure relief act goes in to effect on Tuesday, and Assemblyman Mickey Kearns wants people with so-called "zombie" properties in their communities to know they have new options. The new law will impose a $500 per day penalty on mortgage lenders who fail to maintain...
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December 19, 2016 - 7:47 am
Sardinia, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a head on crash in Sardinia that's left two women in the hospital. Deputies say ​a vehicle driven by a female from the Town of Sardinia was eastbound on Rt. 39 near Pratham Rd and apparently crossed over in the westbound lane...
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December 19, 2016 - 7:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A gunman wearing a suit and tie and shouting "Allahu Akbar" shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey as he gave a speech at a photo exhibition Monday. Turkish police fatally shot the gunman, Turkish station NTV reported. The ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was several minutes...
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December 19, 2016 - 2:09 am
An accident on icy roads in Boston took a life and tied shut down Boston SState Road for hours Sunday afternoon . The head on collision between two vehicles happened around 5 PM yesterday between Chestnut Ridge and Omphalius Roads. The accident took the life of a Derby woman, 63-year-old Peachy...
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