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Dave Debo
February 06, 2018 - 6:54 am
(WBEN) The sentencing of Edward Keubler III to three years in prison brings to a close one of the latest hit-and-run cases, but the tragedy on Grand Island was certainly not the only case of someone leaving the scene of an accident in a year that saw many. "We have seen a slew of these cases and...
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Randy Bushover
February 06, 2018 - 4:27 am
Ellicott Development has officially purchased the Chicago Street site of the Cooperage. Business First reports Ellicott paid $526,100 for the site. Plans are to incorporate a distillery, craft brewery and indoor rock climbing center in the footprint. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has filed for Chapter 11...
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Tom Puckett
February 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Before the tragic fire on Benzinger last month, Joseph Conti was charged with harassment in connection with an incident involving his wife on New Year's Eve. There was an order of protection against him at the time of the fire. That leads to legal questions of whether that will...
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Mike Baggerman
February 06, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Do you or someone you know have a problem with goose poop on his or her property? You have a couple of avenues to take. The first is to simply clean it up. In a statement to WBEN, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation explained that goose poop on private...
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February 05, 2018 - 9:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — A lack of player leadership and accountability were among the criticisms which led to the Buffalo Sabres cleaning house in April. Very little has changed 10 months into the Sabres’ new regime of general manager Jason Botterill and coach Phil Housley in...
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Edward Kuebler following his one to three year sentence (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 05, 2018 - 5:38 pm
BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) - A former corrections officer was sentenced for a hit-and-run after striking a Grand Island woman last June 13 Edward J. Kuebler, III, 27, of Town of Tonawanda was sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to one to three years in state prison. In addition, his driver...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The government's key witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the witness stand Monday against a friend he likened to a brother, saying he found corrupt businessmen willing to pay bribes to help his friend cope with...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged nearly 1,600 points Monday as two days of steep losses for U.S. stocks brought an end to a period of record-setting calm in the market. The Dow recouped about half that loss within minutes, but its gains for the year were still...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:40 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another round of wintry weather is upon us and a porton of Western New York will be undrer a Winter Storm Watch as the week unfolds. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has posted a Winter Storm Watch for Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties Wednesday into Thursday...
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Tom Puckett
February 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating an officer involved accident. The incident happened just after 10:30am on the 33 westbound near the 198 exit. Police say two patrol vehicles were on scene assisting with traffic in connection with an earlier accident call, when another vehicle...
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