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Mike Baggerman
July 13, 2017 - 4:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced a long-term plan to help ailing homes on Buffalo's East Side and in the Town of Cheektowaga on Thursday morning in Buffalo. The $10 million plan is called the "Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative" and is a three-pronged plan which officials...
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Tom Puckett
July 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
Collins, NY (AP/WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's deputies say they've charged a 32-year-old man in a fatal shooting at a trailer park. Sheriff Tim Howard says a deputy responded Wednesday night to reports of shots fired at the Spring Wood Trailer Park in Collins. Officials say the deputy saw Brandon...
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Susan Rose
July 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Political consultant and longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone was a guest of strategist Michael Caputo on WBEN Thursday morning. Both Caputo and Stone are to appear before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian collusion. Caputo will testify Friday at 2pm. The...
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July 13, 2017 - 9:38 am
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s conviction in a $5 million corruption case has been overturned, according to court papers. In 2015, Silver – once one of the most powerful people in New York state politics – was convicted of fraud, extortion and money laundering – accepting bribes...
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Dave Debo
July 13, 2017 - 7:47 am
(WBEN) The Buffalo River Fest starts it's three day run on Ohio Street this weekend, giving Buffalo a chance to celebrate what neighbors and nature carved out from once abandoned land and a polluted river. And while many will gather to enjoy summertime along the banks of the Buffalo River, for...
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Richard Root
July 13, 2017 - 5:57 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - As many as 14 million Verizon customer records were left exposed on an Amazon Cloud server, ZD Net is reporting. The records were reportedly of Verizon subscribers who called customer service over the past six months. They were found unprotected on an Amazon server controlled...
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Randy Bushover
July 13, 2017 - 4:46 am
Paul Ciminelli is an investor in the former Key Center in downtown Buffalo, which includes the two buildings now known as 40-50 Fountain Plaza. As part of the joint venture agreement with the current ownership entity, Key Success, LLC. Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation (“CREC”) will also be...
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SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police have released cruiser and body cam video of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington's arrest in Ohio on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in Sharonville. A police report says...
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Tom Puckett
July 13, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two weeks into ridesharing in Western New York, and one driver is sharing his experiences. "So far, it's been pretty positive," says Jim Stellianou, an Uber driver who also works at our sister station Star 102.5. "I get to meet a lot of cool people and interact with nteresting...
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