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Tom Puckett
August 24, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police have an individual in custody in connection with an overnight officer involved accident. The incident happened at 2:20am near Bailey Avenue and Doat Street. Accident investigators say a patrol vehicle was responding to a gun call, traveling north on Bailey, when...
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Mike Baggerman
August 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw announced on Thursday that over $13,000 in cash went missing from the Grover Cleveland Golf Course. "A certain parks employee in November of last year reported that a significant amount of cash was missing," Mychajliw said. "Just a few...
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Dave Debo
August 24, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) For Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, the pending switch to all electronic toll collection on Grand Island is a breath of fresh air. " I can walk outside early morning when the Thruway has some backups on it, close my eyes, take a deep whiff and get immediately transported to New York City,"...
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Richard Root
August 24, 2017 - 5:54 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo is not immune to the rash of statue shaming sweeping the country. An online petition seeks to rename Columbus Park and get rid of its statue. The petition is actually four months old now, but has seen some action recently, no doubt thanks to the latest revisionism craze...
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Tom Puckett
August 24, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As cashless tolling will come to Grand Island last year, some are concerned information will be collected from drivers. The pertinent information is already collected by some police agencies. Cheektowaga and North Tonawanda Police have both used license plate readers for years. "...
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Randy Bushover
August 24, 2017 - 3:49 am
Waterbourne Construction Advisors , LLC has completed the construction of the $8 million Courtyard by Marriott located at 900 Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY. This is the fifth hotel project completed in Niagara Falls by Waterbourne in the past 4 years. Developer Nick Sinatra has acquired the...
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Richard Root
August 24, 2017 - 3:44 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Two Buffalo Police officers and a civilian were injured in a collision overnight at Doat Street and Bailey Avenue. At least two vehicles, including a Buffalo Police cruiser, were involved in a multi-vehicle accident. Buffalo Police report two officers injured and one civilian...
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Richard Root
August 24, 2017 - 3:25 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - If you're a bar owner, run a liquor or convenience store, and you're in a college town (or city, as the case may be), you better be checking ID's. The Governor's office announced yesterday state agencies will conduct coordinated operations targeting underage drinking by college...
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Mike Baggerman
August 24, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins discussed the latest in the efforts to remove the Skyway in the City of Buffalo. Earlier this month, the congressman wrote a letter to the New York State DOT Commissioner, Matt Driscoll, which called for an Environmental Impact Study on the skyway...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls Water Board says a wet weather event yesterday caused discharges throughout the area, including the Gorge Pump Station. The NFWB says in a statement the discharge was a result of volume levels exceeding existing storage capacity. The discharge, done in...
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