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February 09, 2019 - 10:20 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Hamburg woman who's car was rummaged through had an extra surprise on Wednesday. Hamburg Police said on Facebook that the woman on Wednesday morning reported the theft of property inside of her car. While at the police station, she and Hamburg Police Officer Josh Eagen went...
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Buffalo Police Department (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
February 09, 2019 - 6:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y (WBEN) - A man in his 30's was shot and killed on Friday. Buffalo Police said the shooting happened on Friday morning in the 200 block of Wyoming Avenue. The man was taken to ECMC and, in an update Friday night, died. Anyone with information is asked to call or text 847-2255.
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Tom Puckett
February 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) West Seneca Police say the deaths of two people in a French Lea Rd. home was a murder-suicide. Last month, West Seneca Police Lieutenant James Unger said t hey were alerted to the discovery by a caller and said, "the caller is a family member and did return home to find her...
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Tom Puckett
February 08, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) An Amherst Police car was involved in a crash Friday afternoon. It happened around 12:30pm at Sheridan Dr. near Niagara Falls Blvd. Police say the officer was responding to assist another patrol and was involved in a crash with an 2017 Ford. That car was driven by a 71 year old...
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National Comedy Center in Jamestown, February 8, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 08, 2019 - 1:51 pm
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN) - The National Comedy Center in Jamestown is set to be designated by the federal government as the official National Comedy Center of the United States. The National Comedy Center opened in Jamestown last August thanks to millions of dollars of investment from the state and...
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February 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced a collaborative effort to greatly improve the availability of cancer care in Niagara County. They announced their first step Friday, establishing a comprehensive thoracic...
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WBEN Photo/Two completed HD engines ready for shipping at GM Powertrain in Tonawanda
Susan Rose
February 08, 2019 - 11:50 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A huge announcement by General Motors at the Buffalo Auto Show Friday. The Tonawanda Engine plant will be building the new 6.6L, V-8 engine for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. It's all part of a a $295 million dollar investment in the Powertrain plant. GM Powertrain Plant...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Federal security officers caught 14 handguns last year at checkpoints in four upstate New York airports. That's a decrease of two from the previous year. The Transportation Security Administration says only Buffalo Niagara International Airport saw an increase, from three...
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Randy Bushover
February 08, 2019 - 5:08 am
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has sold the former Sheehan Residence to Mingo Junction Steel Works LLC for a reported $1.3 million. The new owners plan to renovate the top two floors of the building into 10 market-rate apartments. Multiple options are in play for the ground floor. A local...
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Tom Puckett
February 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Batavia, NY (WBEN) A Genesee County assemblyman wants to gauge the interest of voters on whether New York State should be divided into two. Batavia's Steve Hawley says he's introduced a non-binding referendum in November. "We're doing something unique," says Hawley. "Before spending taxpayer money...
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