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December 16, 2016 - 1:09 am
Last update: Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 7:10 a.m. Western New York (WBEN) - Winter continues to rear its ugly head this weekend. A Winter Weather Advisory continues in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties until 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Those counties are expected to receive an inch or less...
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December 15, 2016 - 8:08 pm
BEREA, Ohio (WBEN/AP) -- That giant zero hanging on the Browns right now might as well be a bull's-eye. Nobody wants to lose to the NFL's only winless squad. At 0-13, Cleveland has become an unlikely target. "That's one of the challenges when you go this long without winning a game," Pro Bowl...
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December 15, 2016 - 7:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- While Democratic lawmakers in other states seek to unify against President-elect Donald Trump, those in New York are focused on trying to raise legislative pay to nearly $100,000 a year. Some pundits say the maneuvering to convene a special session to push the pay raise...
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December 15, 2016 - 1:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Amherst man will spend the next 60 years in prison for fraud and arson among other charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend. 48 year old Ronald Epps was never charged with murder in the case. “Today’s verdict is believed to be the first instance where this Office...
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December 15, 2016 - 10:47 am
Charleston, SC (AP) A federal jury has convicted Dylann Roof of all 33 counts in the racially motivated slaughter of nine black church members last year in South Carolina. The jury took less than two hours to reach its verdict Thursday. Family members of victims held hands and squeezed one another'...
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December 15, 2016 - 9:51 am
Gowanda, NY (WBEN) An employee of Gowanda Correctional Facility could see life from the other side of prison bars after admitting to stealing money from inmates. Carole Kozak, 59, of Perrysburg, a senior mail clerk for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS)...
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December 15, 2016 - 9:28 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Mayor Brown says crews are now working on secondary streets after clearing main streets overnight in Buffalo. "We have no major issues to report," says Brown. "We have 35 vehicles working now mainly on the side streets." Buffalo was hit with more than a half foot of snow...
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December 15, 2016 - 8:33 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 21-year-old Detavion Magee of Buffalo has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on a charge of first degree assault related to the shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Buffalo. Magee was indicted on a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second...
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December 15, 2016 - 2:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the...
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December 14, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Part two of Western New York's heavy lake effect snow intake caused traffic issues throughout Wednesday evening. For several hours listeners reached out to WBEN to vent about their nightmare commute home. "I work downtown, I live in Evans and it's taken me an hour and forty...
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