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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Sardinia, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say they've shut down a meth lab in the Southtowns. Deputies say the Narcotics Unit investigated a tip about methamphetamine activities at a storage rental unit in Sardinia. Deputies and Detectives observed several items and materials commonly used...
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Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - "My prediction is that almost everything that Governor Andrew Cuomo wants, will get done." State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello told WBEN Wednesday, he is preparing for what's known as the "Big Ugly". Legislature Session Nearly Over - Assemblyman Angelo Morinello That's when...
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(WBEN) - Rochester native Gary Beikirch was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1973 for his heroic actions in Vietnam. On April 1, 1970, with disregard for his personal safety, Beikirch moved through the enemy fire to apply first aid to his fallen comrades and assisted them to a medical-aid station...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In less than two weeks, WBEN's own David Bellavia will be in Washington to accept the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. WATCH/LISTEN : David Bellavia Meets the Press and Reflects on MOH Honor The honor itself dates back to the Civil War, says Laura Jowdy of the...
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Randy Bushover
June 12, 2019 - 3:45 am
Delaware North has acquired a fifth Yellowstone area hotel. Business First reports the company bought the Best Western by Mammoth Hot Springs in Gardiner, Montana. No purchase price was made public. Aside from the hotel properties it owns, Delaware North operates 12 general stores under a...
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Mike Baggerman
June 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There is one week remaining in the 2019 Albany session. Lawmakers have until June 19 to pass these bills. Below is the latest on a number of issues: Marijuana - Unlikely to Pass Lawmakers in the Assembly have not made any official changes to the "Marihuana Regulation and...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a...
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Brendan Keany
June 11, 2019 - 3:54 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Fresh off signing an 8-year, $72 million contract extension with the Sabres late last week , Jeff Skinner was at the Key Bank Center to speak to the media about what is now the second largest contract in franchise history. "For me, some of the top things on my list...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I saw a re-enactment of what David Bellavia did, it was truly exceptional," said Stephen T. Banko, Western New York's most decorated Vietnam veteran. Thoughts On Bellavia Honor; Serving In Vietnam - Steve Banko Banko, who served 2 combat tours in Vietnam, reflected on his...
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Brendan Keany
June 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday morning, Chef's held a press conference on Sheridan Drive in Amherst at Williamsville Place to further explain the details of their new Northtowns location. I’m at 5395 Sheridan Dr. at Williamsville Place, where Chef’s is announcing a new location! @...
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