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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2017 - 2:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Eight courtrooms have been flooded after a water line broke early Monday morning at the Erie County Courthouse. Based on the extensive water damage in the courtrooms, it is anticipated that a number of courtrooms will not be usable over the next several weeks. On a daily basis,...
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2017 - 1:11 pm
Kenmore, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a Kenmore man following a weekend raid. Deputies executed a search warrant at 222 Tremaine Avenue around 4:30 P.M. Saturday, July 8. During the Kenmore residence raid of the lower unit, the Narcotics Unit seized felony quantities of cocaine...
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(WBEN) - Law enforcement across western New York are investigating a series of hit and run incidents that have happened over the past month. In the city of Buffalo alone, Police are looking for suspects in two hit and runs that happened last week. Attorney Paul Cambria joined us this morning to...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fisherman on Unity Island hooked a body early Monday morning. Turns out, it was a man who was "out of it" but floating and alive. The fisherman, Jamie Gillingham, told WKBW Channel 7, he couldn't believe it, but grabbed his net and pulled the guy in. WKBW Photo "There was a...
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(WBEN) Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo will go before the House Intelligence Committee July 14, but in the meantime, he's speaking out on WBEN. With a CNN camera team in tow, Caputo, an East Aurora-based political operative and public relations consultant, will fill-in for WBEN's...
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Dave Debo
July 10, 2017 - 6:29 am
(WBEN) As she weighs whether to oust Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School board, State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia is also taking up an idea that Paladino himself has put forth recently, to replace the entire board and just let the superintendent run things without them. And the man at...
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Randy Bushover
July 10, 2017 - 5:05 am
Documents filed with two Buffalo review boards confirm Pegula Sports & Entertainment’s plans for an historic Cobblestone District building acquired earlier this year. Business First reports the first two floors will house Labatt USA’s corporate headquarters and the street-level John Labatt...
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the Alix Rice Peace Park breaks ground, a state senator continues his push to close a loophole associated with Rice's death. Back in 2011, Rice died after being hit by a drunk driver who claimed he was not aware he hit Rice and was acquitted on the felony charge of leaving the...
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NYS Trooper honoring fallen member
NYS Trooper
Richard Root
July 10, 2017 - 3:48 am
Theresa, NY (WBEN/AP) - A New York State Trooper was shot to death in Jefferson County Sunday night. Trooper Joel Davis, 36-years-old, was killed while responding to a domestic dispute and shots fired call. State Police say Davis was gunned down as he was approaching a home in the Town of Theresa,...
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Mike Baggerman
July 10, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Reports of a hit-and-run are a commonly reported at news organizations around the country. A typical news report will state what's been reported by the police department who handled the investigation. But what happens during their investigation? Buffalo Police Lieutenant Jeff...
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