Local News


Randy Bushover
January 22, 2018 - 3:53 am
Gas prices continue to creep upward. The AAA pegs the current cost at $2.64 per gallon of unleaded. That's up a penny from last week. The state Department of Transportation will soon advance the development of the new downtown train station. According to Business First, next month the DOT will...
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Richard Root
January 22, 2018 - 3:48 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Niagara Falls Police are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon. Police say they were called to 19th and Niagara Streets for reports of shots being fired. Officers found a 21-year-old Niagara Falls man who had been shot multiple times. The Niagara Falls Fire...
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Mike Baggerman
January 22, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution requesting Governor Cuomo to extend the pistol permit re-certification deadline. Currently, pistol permit holders have until January 31 to renew their permits. However, Erie County Legislator Ed Rath said that 25,...
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January 21, 2018 - 9:00 pm
So, Bauerle and Bellavia returns to normal (is that possible?) Monday at 3 PM on News Radio 930 WBEN. I would like to thank Tim Wenger, Greg Ried and Entercom Corporate for their kindness and understanding following my December 3 heart attack and December 10 quadruple bypass. Also to my bro and...
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January 21, 2018 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Sunday afternoon. The two sites have been closed due to the federal government shutdown. The...
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January 21, 2018 - 1:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York state lawmaker is proposing to lower the state's legal blood-alcohol limit for drinking and driving from .08 to .05. Democratic Assemblyman Felix Ortiz on Friday announced the re-introduction of his bill to change the threshold. He cited a recent recommendation...
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January 21, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother. This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to...
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Dave Debo
January 21, 2018 - 1:11 pm
(WBEN) The United States Senate is expected to vote at 12n Monday on a measure that could end the government showdown. Lack of agreement Sunday guaranteed the shutdown would enter a third day. The US government is the largest employer in the 7 counties of Western New York, with 15,000 employees at...
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January 21, 2018 - 7:56 am
Delevan, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Troopers registered a unique DWI arrest Friday in Western New York. Troopers stopped Scott R. Chapman on State Route 16 in the village of Delevan for driving a lawn tractor in the roadway. Chapman was placed under arrest after failing multiple SFSTs and was...
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