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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2017 - 4:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) He was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for the attempted murder and robbery of the owner of Zoe Restaurant a year ago. Christopher Boyd not only withdrew his plea, he fired his lawyer. Boyd faced 25 years to life for the shooting of Alex Pozantidis, who was carrying the day's...
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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2017 - 2:17 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) The Office of Congressional Ethics says Congressman Chris Collins may have violated federal law and House rules when he shared information with investors of an Australian pharmaceutical company that was not public. The independent entity says in the report [ Read Complete...
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Mike Baggerman
October 12, 2017 - 11:28 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New security measures will take place by November 1 at airports across the country. Electronic devices larger than a cell phone must be taken out of your carry-on luggage and placed in a bin for scans by TSA agents. WATCH: TSA Agents in Buffalo demonstrate security checkpoint...
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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2017 - 11:21 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Invest Buffalo Niagara says it's teaming up with the Greater Rochester Enterprise to bid for Amazon's second headquarters. “In assessing the full scope of the Amazon HQ2 RFP opportunity, it was apparent that by linking our efforts, the combined Buffalo Rochester Metro Corridor...
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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Be prepared to shell out beaucoup bucks if you want to spend New Year's Day 2018 at the Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Sabres and New York Rangers. But the Sabres say there's not a bad seat in the house. Tickets go on sale on tomorrow, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster...
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Tom Puckett
October 12, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday it will welcome girls into Cub Scouts starting next year, and older girls into programs similar to Boy Scouts in 2019. "We really feel Girl Scouts is the best positioned organization to serve girls. We have over 100 years experience...
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Richard Root
October 12, 2017 - 3:42 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Firefighters responded to a fire at 180 Aris Avenue overnight around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters had to call for mutual aid to help battle the blaze. Reports from the scene was that it was a vacant, single story dwelling, with the wind causing flames to extend well...
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Richard Root
October 12, 2017 - 3:22 am
Dunkirk, NY (WBEN) - Authorities recovered 138 ounces, or 8.625 pounds, of marijuana after a raid on East Main Road in Pomfret. Multiple agencies executed a search warrant at 3699 East Main Road in Pomfret Wednesday afternoon, which is just outside of Dunkirk and Fredonia. The Chautauqua County...
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Mike Baggerman
October 12, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's pilot program for Axon body cameras begins on Thursday. Erie County Sheriff's Public Information's Officer Scott Zylka told WBEN on Thursday that the study of body cameras began in February. "On the surface it seems very easy to slap (the cameras on...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2017 - 4:43 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) A corrections officer admits to a hit and run incident in June, seriously injuring a woman walking her dog. 27 year old Edward Kuebler III pleads guilty to striking Dana Papaj on East River Road. Police say Kuebler then drove off. Papaj suffered serious head injuries and she...
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