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Richard Root
August 03, 2017 - 6:12 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo police have arrested a 30-year-old Buffalo man in connection with a March 5th hit and run accident that resulted in serious injuries. Police say they arrested Reginald Alls and charged him with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, reckless driving and driving...
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Richard Root
August 03, 2017 - 6:03 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Is the stinky, black plume that shocked visitors to Niagara Falls on Saturday worthy of a criminal investigation? Some Niagara County lawmakers want to find out. A State Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman was quoted as saying the discharge was “clearly” a...
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Tom Puckett
August 03, 2017 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Fair is about a week away, and another tradition takes place today. The Fair Train arrives in Hamburg. "It's the show before the big show," says Marty Biniasz with the Erie County Fair. "This train of 50 to 60 cars filled with rides, wagons, and concession stands...
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Randy Bushover
August 03, 2017 - 3:57 am
Empire State Development directors approved a $12.2 million grant that will help finance upgraded or new broadband coverage to portions of Erie, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Business First reports the ESD allocated the funding to Armstrong Telecommunications Inc. that will help finance the...
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Mike Baggerman
August 03, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - While much of the developmental focus has been on projects like Chason Affinity in the Elmwood Village or One Seneca Tower, other notable projects remain such as the proposed AMC Movie Theater at the Market Arcade and the proposed 18-story building at 201 Ellicott Street...
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Tom Puckett
August 02, 2017 - 5:22 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls Water Board issued a statement late Wednesday to address the discharge on Saturday along the Niagara River. It says it's meeting with the DEC and continuing its own investigation. Executive Director Rolfe Porter says he and operations staff of the Niagara...
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Tom Puckett
August 02, 2017 - 4:40 pm
New York, NY (AP) The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 22,000 points for the first time, driven by a big gain in Apple on an otherwise mixed day for the market. Glenn Wiggle of the Financial Guys on Dow hitting 22,000 Health care and household goods companies fell Wednesday. Prescription...
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Tom Puckett
August 02, 2017 - 2:35 pm
Pittsford, NY (WBEN) As Bills owner Terry Pegula held court at training camp Wednesday afternoon, he addressed the issue of a new stadium for the Bills. Pegula says there's no talk of a new stadium right now. "We just got through remodeling and a major contribution from the state of New York on the...
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Mike Baggerman
August 02, 2017 - 1:02 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblymen Mickey Kearns and David DiPietro along with State Senator Patrick Gallivan announced that nearly 6,000 surveys were returned to Kearns' office in support of keeping the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open. Both state houses passed a bill...
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Tom Puckett
August 02, 2017 - 12:40 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) A Niagara County Court judge released a woman who had spent three years in prison for the death of her boyfriend. Last week, the state's highest court ruled prosecutors did not prove the stabbing was not an act of self-defense. The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in...
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