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Mike Baggerman
August 17, 2017 - 11:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The first of two debates for the candidates seeking to become Mayor of the City of Buffalo took place on Thursday night at the Burchfield Penny Art Center. The candidates, City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder, Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, and Buffalo Mayor...
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August 17, 2017 - 10:59 pm
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING... * LOCATIONS...BEACHES OF ERIE AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES. * TIMING...FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.....
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August 17, 2017 - 10:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) — Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive. Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor's pass and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes in his first game since Philadelphia acquired him...
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Tom Puckett
August 17, 2017 - 1:58 pm
Lancaster, NY (WBEN) State Police have arrested a Ballston Spa man in connection with a deadly Thruway Crash. Troopers say 27 year old Kristofer Gregorek was driving his truck on the Thruway between the Pembroke and Lancaster exits and was using his cell phone, shopping online and then completing a...
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August 17, 2017 - 1:41 pm
Decision No. 17,147 Application of the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BUFFALO for the removal of Carl Paladino as a member of the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Buffalo. Decision No. 17,147 (August 17, 2017) The Law Firm of Frank W...
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Tom Puckett
August 17, 2017 - 1:30 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former teacher pleads guilty to sending inappropriate texts to a 12 year old. 44 year old Scott Schaefer of Getzville admitted to sending the texts in June. He was a science teacher at St. Gregory the Great School and was immediately terminated after his arrest. He faces up to...
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August 17, 2017 - 12:08 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia has ruled in favor of a Buffalo School Board petition that removes Carl Paladino from his post on the Board of Education. The ruling comes after five days of hearings in June examining whether Paladino violated board...
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Here's the statement from KeyBank Center: KATY PERRY WITNESS: THE TOUR BUFFALO CONCERT CANCELLED The previously announced Buffalo, NY concert at KeyBank Center on September 16th has been cancelled due to production delays Tickets to be refunded at point of purchase Due to a scheduling conflict...
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For the second evening in a row, Erie County Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a high speed chase in the Southtowns, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour through East Aurora and Orchard Park. The pursuit started around 4:30 a.m. Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have taken one person in custody,...
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Randy Bushover
August 17, 2017 - 4:12 am
The Gordon Cos., owners and operators of Dave’s Christmas Central and the online Christmas Central, have converted a former Rosa’s store on Union Road in Cheektowaga into the regional headquarters and operations hub for its Northlight Seasonal wholesale sales center. According to Business First,...
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