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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge takes over Delaware Park Thursday evening, rain or shine. A less than ideal forecast of showers and thundershowers awaits a field of nearly 14-thousand runners from over 400 companies at the 39th annual event. 39th JP Morgan Corporate...
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Randy Bushover
June 13, 2019 - 4:13 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency has agreed to consider tax breaks that would enable ADJ Machining LLC to purchase a vacant 38,000-square-foot building on Industrial Drive in North Tonawanda. According to Business First, ADJ Machining currently leases a property on Main Street in...
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Tom Puckett
June 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Supporters of the Green LIght bill say they're happy the Assembly voted to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. But they're concerned some of the votes did not come from their local assemblymembers. The Assembly voted 86-47 to move the bill on to the Senate. The issue is...
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Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard. February 7, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard will formally address the Erie County Legislature on Thursday about the proposed Erie County Corrections Specialist Advisory Board . He said he embraces the concept of an advisory board that is focused on making improvements and not one that...
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Brendan Keany
June 12, 2019 - 11:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday evening, Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson held a public meeting to discuss some of the safety and health initiatives taking place in his district. The main focus of this meeting was the "cancer cluster" that was found in the area stretching from...
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USA Today Sports Images
June 12, 2019 - 10:58 pm
BOSTON (WBEN/AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL championship. Blues goalie Jordan...
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June 12, 2019 - 6:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Josh Allen wasn’t sure what to make of someone referring to him as being a happy-go-lucky person because the Buffalo Bills quarterback wondered if it implied he doesn’t take his job seriously. At the same time, Allen was taken aback Wednesday in deflecting the...
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June 12, 2019 - 5:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York state would become the 13th state to permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the country illegally under legislation passed the state Assembly Wednesday. The measure has the support of liberal groups, the state's largest business organization and Gov...
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June 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Mira Sorvino has revealed that she's a survivor of date rape in an attempt to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. The Oscar-winning actress choked up during a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sorvino says...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2019 - 3:20 pm
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) A 12 year old boy was rescued by lifeguards during a field trip to a community pool in the Town of Aurora. East Aurora Police Chief Shane Krieger says rescue crews arrived to find three lifeguards reviving the boy who was found in the deep end of the pool. The boy was taking...
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