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September 14, 2018 - 6:41 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/) — Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson and rookie cornerback Taron Johnson have been ruled out of Buffalo's home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Lawson is out due to a hamstring injury, while Johnson will not play after hurting his shoulder in a 47-3 season-...
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September 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — In a year awash with liberal challengers aiming to retire establishment Democrats, Andrew Cuomo was an obvious target. A consummate insider, Cuomo is the son of a governor who ran his father's campaigns and served as a U.S. housing secretary and state attorney general before...
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September 14, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. The deal gives special counsel Robert...
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Tom Puckett
September 14, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A federal judge heard testimony in the probation hearing involving Tonawanda Coke. A ruling will wait until at least Monday. Federal prosecutors laid out their case Tonawanda Coke violated its probation. Prosecutors say Tonawanda Coke has failed to keep opacity of smoke stacks to...
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September 14, 2018 - 12:19 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man was arraigned Friday on murder charges in connection with a double shooting on Hagen Street in Buffalo. 31 year old Lemuele Jackson is accused of firing multiple shots into a group of people outside a house party. 26 year old Santana Anderson was shot in the...
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September 14, 2018 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Heavy police, fire and first responder presence on Buffalo's West side Friday morning. Students from DaVinci High School in Buffalo complained of exposure from what was first thought to be pepper spray. The district says in a statement that an unknown substance, thought to be...
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Randy Bushover
September 14, 2018 - 4:19 am
The Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York today announced that it will move its Erie County operations to Airborne Business Park next fall. Dollar General’s newest store at 2737 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park is now open. A grand opening will be held tomorrow at 8am. Just 5.7 percent...
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Tom Puckett
September 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) As another home opener for the Bills gets underway, there is another round of worries about fans going through tables as they tailgate. Some additional push for fans going through tables my come from former Bill Shawne Merriman, who Eric Matwjiow of Hammer's Lot says is...
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Erie County Republican backdrop. September 13, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A decision for the republican spot in New York's 27th congressional district is expected to come next week, according to Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. "We will meet as chairs for the first time in Albany on Tuesday," Langworthy told WBEN. "I don't expect we will...
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Matt Moran
September 14, 2018 - 1:08 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul arrived to the Erie County Democratic Headquarters on Seneca Street to a thunderous applause as she won the primary race alongside her running mate Governor Andrew Cuomo. It was a tight race for Hochul for much of the evening but after the...
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