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Mike Baggerman
June 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Billie Becker, the former comptroller for Towne Auto Group, was sentenced to 4-to-12 years in prison and will pay restitution after stealing $4.1 million from the car dealership. Becker, 55, sobbed as she apologized for her actions. "I'm sorry that I never got to apologize to...
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June 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm
GREECE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is again blasting the U.S.-Canadian panel that controls the outflow of water from Lake Ontario, saying the agency bears much of the blame for flooding in New York's lakeside communities. "I think they pulled the trigger too late" on increasing outflow,...
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Tom Puckett
June 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A drug suspect and his lawyer say he agreed to be filmed using drugs for a public service about the dangers of drug addiction for help getting into a drug treatment program and maybe have his drug charges dropped. The county's top prosecutor isn't doing that. It was back in...
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June 13, 2017 - 12:54 pm
(WBEN) Three home health aides are accused of taking both wages, and welfare benefits that they were not eligible for, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the NYS Inspector General's Office and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. "We do believe that this fraud would have continued...
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June 13, 2017 - 11:53 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres’ coaching search has resumed, with general manager Jason Botterill telling The Associated Press he hopes to make a decision by early next week. Botterill declined to reveal what candidates from the two Stanley Cup finalists he intends to interview after...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) One day after Congressman Brian Higgins offered a plan to revive the Commodore Perry neighborhood, Buffalo developer Carl Paladino is calling it an "exercise in corruption". Paladino, Chairman of Ellicott Development Company and member of the Buffalo School Board, tells WBEN...
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Mike Baggerman
June 13, 2017 - 11:41 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Preparations continue at Niagara Falls for Erendira Wallenda's upcoming stunt on Thursday. A trial run for the stunt occurred on Tuesday morning. "We graciously partnered with Rainbow Air here in Niagara Falls who did the fly-by for us," New York State Parks...
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Dave Debo
June 13, 2017 - 6:50 am
(WBEN) While the solar roofs they will soon make in Buffalo aren't going to be for sale for a while, Tesla motors has a big push on to sell cars in Buffalo and across the state. But they need a bill in Albany to change before they can. State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle has introduced a...
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June 13, 2017 - 6:38 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York public school students will spend less time taking the unpopular Common Core assessments that have been boycotted by large numbers of parents in recent years. Beginning next spring, students in grades three through eight will spend two days instead of three on each...
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Richard Root
June 13, 2017 - 6:09 am
Olcott, NY (WBEN) - Residents along the Lake Ontario shore have been hoping for relief but it looks as though it won't come right away. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers out of Detroit announced yesterday water levels for all of the Great Lakes are expected to be higher than average throughout the...
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