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January 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Buffalo police continue to investigate a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Main Street Tuesday. Investigators said a vehicle was traveling south in the 2500 block of Main Street when the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Tops Supermarkets may be headquarters hunting. The supermarket is said to be looking at the current home of PHH Mortgage. In a statement, Tops CEO Frank Curci says “We are interested in the Wehrle Drive location, but certain conditions must be reviewed and met before we would...
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January 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year...
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January 17, 2017 - 9:36 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former Boy Scout leader pleads guilty to receiving child porn. 25 year old Daniel Huzinec admitted to taking several sexually explicit pictures of a sleeping 16-year-old boy with his cell phone while chaperoning a scout trip. Prosecutors say a subsequent forensic evaluation of...
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January 17, 2017 - 7:32 am
Alden, NY (WBEN) Erie county Sheriff's deputies say they are searching for a man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon in Alden. The assault happened Tuesday morning at Broadway and Townline Roads. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a gray hoodie and a black hat. Erie...
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January 17, 2017 - 5:54 am
(WBEN) Catholic Health-- including Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy and all of it's skilled nursing facilities -- is raising the age that visitors must be to 14 , citing the spread of influenza across New York State. Last week, state health officials say influenza is now prevalent in New York State...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:21 am
Depew, NY (WBEN) - Residents of Depew overwhelmingly voted "No" to the dissolution of the Village of Depew Tuesday evening. Approximiately 3,006 residents voted "No" while 1,165 citizens voted "Yes". Irv Reinig helped launch the petition drive on the ballot and was not thrilled with the way Depew...
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January 16, 2017 - 11:28 pm
(WBEN) - During an appearance on the Fox Business Channel on Monday, Congressman Chris Collins addressed the war of words between Donald Trump and Congressman John Lewis. Collins said that Lewis was "pouting" over the results of the election when he said that Trump was not a legitimate President...
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January 16, 2017 - 7:53 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- An ambitious Democratic governor with possible White House aspirations has a formula for staying blue in the time of Trump: Take your progressive message directly to angst-ridden middle-class voters. Today's the day Governor Cuomo puts some financial flesh onto the bones...
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January 16, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami-Dade police say eight people - five of them juveniles - have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting...
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