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Tom Puckett
January 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Public works crews are keeping a close eye on waters near creeks as rain and ice melt continue. Erie County Public Works Commissioner Bill Geary says he's particular taking a look at Collins. "Along Route 62, Taylor Hollow in North Collins. That section of road was closed because...
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Jan 22, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the overtime period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Buffalo Sabres won 2-1.
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Richard Root
January 23, 2018 - 3:41 am
Calgary, AB (WBEN) - The Sabres bounce back from their embarrassing loss to Dallas over the weekend to beat the Flames 2-1. After Buffalo and Calgary scored about 30 seconds apart in the first, it was a stand-off until Jack Eichel scored the winning goal in overtime. It's Eichel's 19th goal of the...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Prospective jurors were largely oblivious to an anti-corruption demonstration outside Manhattan federal court before the criminal trial began Monday for a longtime aide to New York's governor. Defense lawyers for Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and three...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:41 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Private schools in New York should be required to immediately report allegations of staff members sexually abusing students, just as public schools are mandated to do, state lawmakers and a prosecutor said. Senate Democrats and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn cited...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Hundreds of people from M&T Bank employees, community members, and dignitaries gathered to remember the late M&T Bank Chairman Bob Wilmers, who passed away in December. Wilmers came to Buffalo during a low-point for the city and was praised by many for his economic...
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Tom Puckett
January 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Lackawanna man pleads guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS. 47 year old Arafat Nagi admitted, in his plea, that the attempted to provide material support to a terrorist organization by personally traveling to Turkey in an effort to enter Syria and fight on...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he's becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid...
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January 22, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After he was accused of rape, former Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger was arraigned in Albany County Court, where he also faces criminal sex act charges. Dirschberger is accused of raping a subordinate in Erie County while the two were in Albany...
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January 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
Washington, DC (AP) Senate leaders have reached an agreement to reopen the government. Democrats have yielded and ended their delaying tactics against a bill financing federal agencies through Feb. 8. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says in exchange, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2018 - 11:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State may be changing its DWI laws. Currently, anyone who is caught driving behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol content of .08 faces a Driving While Intoxicated charge, a criminal offense. New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a democrat in Brooklyn, introduced a...
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