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Tom Puckett
June 27, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Erie County lawmaker says while he's happy about a ridesharing deal reached between Uber, Lyft and the NFTA, he's worried customers may end up shortchanged. "Who's taking care of the passengers, that's my main concern," says Legislator Joe Lorigo. "Obviously, this cost is...
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Dave Debo
June 26, 2017 - 7:45 pm
(WBEN) Carl Paladino's defense began their case on the third day of hearings into whether the state education commissioner should remove him from office, for leaking confidential information in the wake of outrage over his remarks about then President and Mrs. Obama. Board member Patricia Pierce...
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June 26, 2017 - 6:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill continued filling out his staff by hiring Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley as assistant GMs. Their responsibilities will include player development and overseeing Buffalo's minor-league affiliates, with Sexton also named GM of...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 6:15 pm
Lancaster, NY (WBEN) A Quebec man is charged in the hit and run death in Lancaster last week. 32 year old Sebastien Lavertu is charged with leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death. Prosecutors say Lavertu drove a tractor trailer that hit 28 year old Ryan Johns and then drove away...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 4:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A judge has allowed initial documents to be unsealed as Ross Cellino seeks to end his business relationship with Steve Barnes. Cellino's attorney Terry Connors says that means the original petition will be unsealed and will be the only document unsealed right now. Mediation is in...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) Former Sabre Dave Andreychuk and Delaware North CEO Jeremy Jacobs are among seven inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Andreychuk was in his ninth year of eligibility for the Hall. He began his career with the Sabres in 1982 and played for 11 seasons until being traded to...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 3:17 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Town of Tonawanda Police are asking for your help in finding a missing teen. 16 year old Sierra Hatswell was last seen Wednesday at about 6pm. She was wearing a black t-shirt, black and white Adidas pants and white and grey sneakers. She's 5' 3" and weighs 135 lbs with long...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 1:58 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) D'Youville College executive vice president Dr. William Mariani has died after a brief illness. He was 67. “I am deeply saddened by Bill’s unexpected passing,” said Dr. Lorrie Clemo, D’Youville College president. It is a significant loss for the D’Youville Community and for...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2017 - 11:52 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) A homeowner faces a charge after Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say she allowed an underage drinking party in her home. Saturday night, deputies say they responded to reports of a female passed out and an underage drinking party at a Coyote Court residence. They say they went to...
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East Aurora, N.Y. (WBEN) - A woman is dead after being struck by a car in the Tops parking lot in East Aurora's Grey Street Plaza. It happened around 10pm Sunday night. East Aurora Police say the 48 year old victim was struck by a car that was backing-up. The woman was rushed to ECMC where she...
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