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February 22, 2017 - 1:33 am
(WBEN) The trial of a teen accused of setting that massive Lockport Recycling Plant fire in August gets underway today. The massive fire at Lockport's High Tread International Recycling plant burned for several days in early August 2016, triggering evacuations and over $500,00) in damages. The body...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - While Congressman Brian Higgins won't be holding any "official" town hall meetings while Congress is off this week, he will hold a "Congress in your Corner" this morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Schiller Park Senior Center.  "Each member has their own way of doing things,"...
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February 21, 2017 - 11:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Over the weekend, Congressman Tom Reed was shouted down during town halls, but he says he's not discouraged by it, nor does he think his colleagues should be required to hold them. "It's reinvigorated me," says Reed. "We have reaffirmed in my mind this is the right way to...
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February 21, 2017 - 11:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local Western New York students were honored Tuesday morning at the Erie County Public Library after their trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their science experiment and mission patches blast up to the International Space Station.  Gabriella Melendez, Toriana...
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February 21, 2017 - 11:12 am
Kenmore, N.Y. (WBEN) - In the wake of sexual harassment and discrimination complaints against Uber, Liberty Cab President Bill Yuhnke is asking the ride sharing company to join in his push to require any Albany legislation for the popular service to include background checks and fingerprinting for...
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February 21, 2017 - 10:51 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The FBI office in Buffalo are offering up to $30,000 following the return of an indictment charging Waqar Ghumann, 27, and Mohsin Zamir, 31, with a bank robbery, entering a bank with intent to commit a larceny, and bank larceny at the Evans Bank on Niagara Falls Boulevard in...
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February 21, 2017 - 8:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former UB maintenance supervisor admitted to bribery charges. 63 year old Dean Yerry, now living in Nevada, pleaded guilty today in State Supreme Court in Buffalo to the charge of Bribe Receiving in the Second Degree, a felony. Yerry used his position to solicit and receive...
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February 21, 2017 - 8:11 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins opposes President Trump's upcoming executive order on immigration by saying the United States is a country of immigrants. "The President of the United States should provide good, accurate information, good facts, about potential threats," Higgins...
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February 21, 2017 - 6:06 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A man who stole $49,000 from a little league in West Seneca will spend weekends in jail until May. Kevin Chodkowski, 46, was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Court. He pleaded guilty in December to embezzling $49,000 from the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association from 2011 to...
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February 21, 2017 - 2:16 am
(WBEN) President Trump is starting his second month in office and for now at least protests continue to target him and his local supporters like Congressman Chris Collins. But the shelf life of such efforts typicaly fades after a few months. Chicago, Philadelphia and New York were among the cities...
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