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June 29, 2017 - 11:19 am
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has lifted a shelter in place order for Silver Creek after a smoky blaze at a machine shop. Officials say the troubles involved a dust collector at Newbrook Machining on Mechanic Street in the village People were advised to stay indoors with no ventilation as...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking down at their phones. For years, mobile phones weren’t much to look at. The screens were small, and users needed to press the same key...
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(AP) - An upstate New York man has been cited after authorities found he was keeping a deer on the second floor of his home in Jamestown. State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer Jerry Kinney says his office received a complaint that a neighbor was harboring a wild animal in his house...
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Dave Debo
June 29, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) Lawyers wrapped up a five-day hearing in Albany on Wednesday to help NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia decide whether or not to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education. Fellow school board members say Paladino improperly disclosed information about teacher contract...
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Tim Wenger
June 29, 2017 - 6:01 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The hockey marathon that is the 11 Day Power Play continues at Harborcenter in downtown Buffalo and the event marked a major accomplishment Wednesday night in marking the halfway point of the event. Forty players have been competing in what will be the world record longest...
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Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 5:47 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The wait is over, and ridesharing arrives in Western New York today. Two major players say they're ready for a seamless start. "We're hopeful to set in motion a launch that wil be smooth and great for riders and drivers alike," says Josh Gold of Uber. "You only get one chance to...
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June 29, 2017 - 5:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Officials in Buffalo are welcoming the expansion of ride-sharing services as a way to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and local law enforcement leaders Wednesday to praise the arrival of ride-hailing...
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Randy Bushover
June 29, 2017 - 5:38 am
The ECIDA has approved tax breaks and incentives in order to turn a Richmond Avenue landmark into a cultural center and performing arts venue. Business First reports the price tag to convert the former Richmond Methodist Episcopal Church is $10.77 million. The Queen City Landing Brownfield Cleanup...
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Tom Puckett
June 28, 2017 - 2:41 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride. New York State Park Police found a website with a photo of Kirk Jones and the 7-foot snake previewing Jones' plans...
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Tom Puckett
June 28, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper says a Notice of Violation has been issued, and a Consent Order signed for the Queen City Landing Brownfield Cleanup Project. It says it learned of the violations after receiving a Freedom of Information request Site inspections and enforcement action...
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