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March 03, 2018 - 6:22 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Lockport woman was arrested and charged with several crimes after an accident on Robinson Road in the Town of Lockport on Friday evening. Niagara County Sheriff's said Andrea Lang, 34, was driving westbound on Robinson Road when her vehicle struck an eastbound vehicle head...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Cornerback Vontae Davis says the opportunity to play in a talented young secondary is what eventually drew him to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. Davis also says he's put behind last year's dispute with former Colts coach Chuck Pagano that eventually led...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:24 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Nate Oats can appreciate the skepticism he attracted two years ago, when coaching Buffalo to an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season. Perhaps, he somehow lucked out. Maybe, the success was the result of Bobby Hurley's lingering influence after Oats' renown...
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March 02, 2018 - 3:49 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and Crime Stoppers Buffalo will unveil a new plan to fight the opioid epidemic on Monday. The new initiative feature rewards in exchange for information leading to the arrest or indictment of opioid dealers. Local dignitaries, police...
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March 02, 2018 - 2:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A former New York state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to an investigation into payments he made to a former staffer. Republican George Maziarz entered the plea Friday in Albany. He has agreed to pay $1,000 and will serve no jail time. Maziarz...
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March 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury is quietly going about its deliberations in the bribery case against a former top aide of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The federal jury was in its first full day of deliberations Friday after hearing over a month of evidence against Joseph Percoco and three businessmen...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:05 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In a week-long promotional event, the electric car manufacturer Tesla drove three cars from downstate across the state. The company made stops in Syracuse, Rochester, and Thursday evening, came to Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo from 4-8 p.m. The goal for the company this week was...
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Even before the morning drive was done, Buffalo entered the record books Friday morning with the largest snowfall recorded for a March 2, with 8.4 inches at the National Weather Service's office at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The old record of 6.5 inches was set in 1914. "Note that...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Wenger
UPDATE: 10:30 AM: Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties have been removed from the Winter Weather Warning that was in effect for all of Western New York The National Weather Service says additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected Friday, adding to a heavy wet snowfall...
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Randy Bushover
March 02, 2018 - 5:09 am
AT&T has announced two new data plans: with Unlimited Plus Enhanced the first line starts at only $80, and you’ll get 15GB of mobile hotspot data per line on the plan. With Unlimited Choice Enhanced, unlimited 4G LTE data is only $40 a line when you have 4 lines. Both new data plans come with a...
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