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June 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm
ALBANY (AP/WBEN) — New York lawmakers worked through hundreds of bills Thursday and into Friday as they sought to end their work for 2019. The Democrat-led state Senate adjourned just before 1 a.m., with the state Assembly expected to follow later Friday morning. Lawmakers moved Thursday to...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Clarence Center soccer trainer is accused of exchanging naked photos with two minors associated with an elite soccer team she worked for. Shelby Garigen, 41, of Clarence Center, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with receipt of child pornography and access with intent to...
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June 20, 2019 - 3:39 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Thursday afternoon, the Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a law that will create a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board, which will be tasked with providing more oversight for the sheriff's office. The law "will establish a board of specialists and...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) UB has renamed a building after a donor was convicted in an opioid bribery case. UB says effective immediately, the building that is home to its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be known as the Pharmacy Building after the SUNY Board of Trustees today passed a...
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Phil Rumore (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 20, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo School Board Member Larry Quinn told WBEN on Thursday morning that the 43-week school calendar that was adopted by the board the night before was fully influenced by the Buffalo Teacher's Federation, who refused to compromise on the topic. Quinn compared managing...
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Tesla Plant on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo. August 7, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 20, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a filing with the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday, it is alleged Tesla engaged in what are described as 'coercive actions' including surveillance and illegal firing at the Buffalo mega plant. Bloomberg Law reports the United Steel Workers filed the claim and comes...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) The state attorney general's office is looking into the death of a man who died in Lockport Police custody this week. “The Office of Attorney General has determined that we will assert jurisdiction in this matter. We are committed to a thorough and impartial investigation. We...
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Deniro Bly (Photo via ECSO)
June 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man who ran from Erie County sheriff's deputies was arrested in North Buffalo on Wednesday. The Erie County Sheriff's Office said they arrested Deniro Bly after allegedly stealing from a liquor store in Springville on June 9. A week later, Bly, 21, allegedly stole...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 20, 2019 - 5:34 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the Buffalo school board tackled a number of high profile issues before the end of the school year. The Board addressed the recent incident of Common Councilman Ulysees Wingo bringing a firearm to Riverside High School by banning him from...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) As it stands right now, the Seneca casinos would have exclusivity to sports betting in Western New York, if it holds, will it be a big payoff for Niagara Falls? "Assuming we get paid by the Senecas, we think it benefits the Seneca Niagara Casino," says Niagara Falls Mayor...
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