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Richard Root
August 04, 2017 - 3:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Developer and embattled Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino says he's considering another gubernatorial run. In an interview with WIVB, Paladino says he's "been considering it for the last couple years," and that he sees an opportunity. Paladino has raised the idea before...
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Mike Baggerman
August 04, 2017 - 3:00 am
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Comedian Lewis Black thinks Governor Cuomo's vision that Jamestown is the perfect site for the National Comedy Center could work because the city is in between two cities on the rise: Buffalo and Cleveland. "People are addicted to comedy, you know?" Black said. "Just get...
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Mike Baggerman
August 03, 2017 - 2:43 pm
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN) – In addition to the $14 million already invested into the proposed National Comedy Center, Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday that the state will allocate an additional $500,000 to promote the center as part of the “I Love New York” tourism campaign. WATCH: Governor Cuomo...
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Tom Puckett
August 03, 2017 - 1:50 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Members of the Niagara County Legislature are calling for the resignations of the entire Niagara Falls Water Board and the agency's top management following Saturday's release of wastewater into the Niagara River. "The actions of the Niagara Falls Water Board were irresponsible...
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Tom Puckett
August 03, 2017 - 1:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An East Aurora man has been sentenced to 20 years after admitting to committing a sexual act with a child. In June, 34 year old Charles Ernst pleaded guilty to two counts of Criminal Sex Act in the First Degree. Ernst admitted to perpetrating oral sexual conduct upon a six year...
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(WBEN) A few weeks after ranmsomware took out all the computers at Erie County Medical Center. a major computer issue has hit the Buffalo News, and at least one distributor tells WBEN that he was told the paper's computers were hacked. The paper denies that is the case. In a statement on their...
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Dave Debo
August 03, 2017 - 6:48 am
(WBEN) In a year where late rains this past week split the skins and destroyed this year's sweet cherry crop, Jim Bittner at Singer Farms in Niagara County says the weather is the least of his concerns . Tougher talk on immigration is making things tougher this year for some of the region's produce...
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Richard Root
August 03, 2017 - 6:12 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo police have arrested a 30-year-old Buffalo man in connection with a March 5th hit and run accident that resulted in serious injuries. Police say they arrested Reginald Alls and charged him with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, reckless driving and driving...
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Richard Root
August 03, 2017 - 6:03 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Is the stinky, black plume that shocked visitors to Niagara Falls on Saturday worthy of a criminal investigation? Some Niagara County lawmakers want to find out. A State Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman was quoted as saying the discharge was “clearly” a...
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Tom Puckett
August 03, 2017 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Fair is about a week away, and another tradition takes place today. The Fair Train arrives in Hamburg. "It's the show before the big show," says Marty Biniasz with the Erie County Fair. "This train of 50 to 60 cars filled with rides, wagons, and concession stands...
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