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Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2017 - 6:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Catherine Flanagan-Priore was officially sworn in as the newest member of the Buffalo School Board on Wednesday evening, replacing Carl Paladino as the representative of the Park District. WATCH: Catherine Flanagan-Priore sworn in to Park District Seat Catherine Flanagan-...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Quebec trucker pleasds guilty to leaving the scene of a deadly accident. 32 year old Sebastien Lavertu admitted to being behind the wheel of a tractor trailer on June 21st when he fatally struck 28 year old Ryan Johns along Broadway in Lancaster. Lancaster Police used video...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 3:12 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) An 11 month old boy fell from a second floor opening Wednesday morning on Walnut Avenue. Police say the baby fell from what investigators believe may have been a window at one time but is now simply an opening from a makeshift living room type area to the outside. The...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A man accused of attacking his wife with a hammer has bail granted. 88 year old Martin Turkiewicz faces assault and attempted murder in the Saturday incident at Garden gate nursing facility. A judge set bail at $10,000 cash $50,000 bond. Martin cannot have contact with his...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2017 - 2:21 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Panasonic held an informational seminar on Wednesday morning at Erie Community College's South Campus to discuss job opportunities available at the Solar City facility. "Panasonic is actively hiring," Panasonic Buffalo Recruiter Jeff Ricci told WBEN. "We wanted to be a...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 1:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) No one was hurt and there was no hazard to nearby residents after a train derailed at Main near Greenfield Wednesday morning. "A cargo train appears to have struck the overpass on Main Street," says Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo. "It appears the containers may be full, some...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Western New Yorkers with properties in Florida are starting to find out how they fared through Hurricane Irma. WBEN reached Esther Gulyas, CEO of EG Tax Service and attorney Paul Cambria Wednesday morning. Gulyas has a home on Marco Island, where Irma made a second landfall...
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Randy Bushover
September 13, 2017 - 3:45 am
Wall Street ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has affirmed the county’s A-1 credit rating for short term obligations. This allows the county to continue to borrow at an extremely low interest rate, which saves money. Picone Construction continues rebranding work at five additional locations of...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 2:29 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The newest member of the Buffalo School Board will be sworn in tonight. She calls this an honor. "I have been thinking about what an honor it is to serve in this capacity," says Dr. Catherine Flanagan-Priore. "I know there was a large number of applicants that went through the...
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Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2017 - 2:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There are approximately 285,959 registered democratic voters in Erie County with the majority of those voters residing in the City of Buffalo. However, a small fraction of that number actually voted in the democratic primary for Mayor of the City of Buffalo on Tuesday...
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