Local News

Photo Credit - DREAMSTIME.COM

Tom Puckett
November 08, 2017 - 2:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After years of planning, the time is almost here for Children's Hospital's big move. The move is set to begin Friday morning. "Hard to believe it's less than 48 from now, we'll say goodbye to the Bryant Street campus after 125 years and hello to the Oishei campus," says Kaleida...
Read More
Tom Puckett
November 08, 2017 - 12:55 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police are investigating a reported case of stranger danger. Police say a 15 year old male was approached on a walking path in the Robin Road area Tuesday afternoon by a Middle Eastern male in his 50s, who offered him beer. The teen told police the suspicious male had...
Read More
Tom Puckett
November 08, 2017 - 12:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County prosecutors say they believe they have cracked a 12 year old cold case. 40-year-old Lashawn Lewis of Buffalo has been arraigned by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia on an indictment charging her with second degree murder for the 2005 stabbing death of...
Read More
Niagara County seal
Richard Root
November 08, 2017 - 6:06 am
Lockport, NY (WBEN) - There were no changes made in the makeup of the Niagara County Legislature last night. Republicans will maintain a 11-4 majority. Majority Leader Randy Bradt from North Tonawanda won a narrow victory with a only a 2 percent margin. The Niagara Falls City Council will remain...
Read More
Erie County Legislature
WBEN
Richard Root
November 08, 2017 - 5:39 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It's been four years, but last night Democrats took back control of the Erie County Legislature. Republicans had two chances to keep their 6 to 5 majority. One was with incumbent Ted Morton, who lost to political upstart John Bruso by 631 votes, a four percent margin. Morton...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2017 - 5:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A 166-count indictment against Dr. Eugene Gosy charges the Clarence doctor with unlawfully prescribing controlled substances which resulted in the death of six patients. Gosy, 56, was also accused of unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances, including...
Read More
Randy Bushover
November 08, 2017 - 4:15 am
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board approved $150,000 in funding to Quorum Group, LLC dba Takeform Architectural Graphics. Quorum is a manufacturer of graphic design products including signage, dimensional letters, logos, free-standing kiosks, donor recognition and interior wall...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
November 08, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Assemblyman Mickey Kearns defeated first-time candidate Steve Cichon in the race for Erie County Clerk on Tuesday night. Kearns, a democrat who ran on the republican ticket, received 52 percent of the vote and defeated Cichon by just under 5,000 votes. "When I...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2017 - 2:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's race came down to the wire on Tuesday's election night. With all but two Erie County districts reporting on Tuesday night, Sheriff Tim Howard received 106,578 votes while Bernie Tolbert garnered 102,728 votes. Percentage-wise, that's a two point...
Read More
Tom Puckett
November 08, 2017 - 1:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional convention for 2019. Unions, environmental groups, Planned Parenthood and officials from both parties had urged opposition. They warned that deep-pocketed special interests could use a convention to undermine existing...
Read More

Pages