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Randy Bushover
February 13, 2018 - 4:02 am
National Vacuum Corp. plans to expand by 20,000-square-feet at its 56th Street corporate headquarters, and may hire another 10 employees within two years. Business First also noting that National Vacuum specializes in industrial remediation and environmental clean-up services. Some good news for...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration laid out an ambitious plan Monday to restructure the state's tax code to ease the burden of the recently enacted federal law. The centerpiece of the Democrat's proposal is a voluntary payroll tax that companies could adopt in lieu...
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Tom Puckett
February 12, 2018 - 6:53 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) An undercover buy by Town of Tonawanda Police reminded some retailers about the rules when it comes to selling e-cigarettes and other vaping products to minors. Two were cited in the test last week. Like traditional cigarettes, you must be 18 to buy e-cigarettes. "It requires...
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Tom Puckett
February 12, 2018 - 4:36 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) A former Niagara Falls police officer is among three people who pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy in Federal Court. Officer Stephanie A. Costanzo, 29, pleaded guilty to managing a drug involved premises before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Prosecutors say between...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - A prosecutor is seeking to control the damage over the arrest of the government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Prosecutor Janis Echenberg said Monday she wants a jury to be told only that Todd Howe was arrested...
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Tom Puckett
February 12, 2018 - 1:59 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Last week, Town of Tonawanda Police tested the sale of liquid nicotine (tobacco) products to an underage decoy at all four of the designated ‘Vape Shops’ within the Town of Tonawanda. They say two violated state laws. Police cited Chain Vapors; 894 Brighton Road in the Town of...
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Mike Baggerman
February 12, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A $2.3 million multi-use sports complex is coming to fruition in downtown Buffalo. "We've been trying to do something like this for ten years," Michael Damico, President of M/lesports (pronounced Milesports), said. "We tried different locations. Originally we were trying to...
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New York, NY (WBEN) - Nearly 3,000 dogs are gathering in New York City to take part in the Westminster Kennel Club show that begins Monday. The dogs will appear before a number of judges who will rate them on every category imaginable. One of those judges is traveling to Madison Square Garden from...
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Tom Puckett
February 12, 2018 - 11:25 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Schools say a sixth grade girl was cut on the hand with a knife. Buffalo Police have charged a 12 year old boy. Buffalo Police say the boy is being charged with second degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He'll be charged as a minor. School officials say a...
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PyeongChang, South Korea, (WBEN) - "We got up to the hill, stepped out of the gondola and got hit with crazy winds". Derby's Tricia Mangan talks about the extreme weather to hit the Winter Olympics. WBEN talked with Mangan hours after the giant slalom was postponed due to high winds. "It took the...
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