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June 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Understanding his days were numbered in Montreal, defenseman Nathan Beaulieu welcomed the trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres. Aside from getting a fresh start with a Phil Housley-coached team placing a value on puck-moving defensemen, Beaulieu expressed...
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June 18, 2017 - 1:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The NHL has released every team's expansion lists for the Vegas Golden Knights. The Sabres list was pretty easy with only one surprise. Teams could protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender or any eight skaters and a goalie. Jason Botterill went with 7-3-1...
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June 18, 2017 - 8:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal help in the fight against opioid addiction in New York. Schumer is asking the Drug Enforcement Agency to provide the state with one of four special heroin enforcement teams being formed to combat the problem. The four teams...
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June 18, 2017 - 8:02 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, time is running out on state lawmakers as they seek resolution on a long list of issues topped by control of New York City schools. The annual session in Albany is scheduled to end Wednesday. A look at the top remaining issues: ___ MAYORAL...
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Allan Harris
June 18, 2017 - 6:06 am
(WBEN/AP) New York is becoming the latest U.S. state to let police hunt for suspects by identifying their relatives through DNA, after officials voted to allow a practice that authorities call a crime-solver but civil libertarians consider a DNA dragnet. The technique, known as familial DNA...
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Allan Harris
June 18, 2017 - 5:47 am
(WBEN) Louis J. Billittier, Jr., and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling announced Saturday evening that $25,000 was raised to benefit Western New York charities through the Louis J. Billittier Foundation at their “Great American Ride” Motorcycle Poker Fun Run and Raffle. Billittier helped select the...
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June 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The New York Lottery is celebrating a big anniversary. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the sale of the first ticket in 1967. New York was only the second state to begin operating a lottery after New Hampshire. State officials say more than $83 billion has been given...
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June 17, 2017 - 12:35 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that nevertheless helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian's image as "America's Dad." Prosecutors vowed to try again, declaring the woman...
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June 17, 2017 - 11:15 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Students in a New York school district will squeeze an extra day out of summer vacation thanks to the rock band U2. The band is playing a concert at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Sept. 5. That was to be the first day of class in the suburban Buffalo district. Instead,...
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Mike Baggerman
June 17, 2017 - 6:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lineup for the 2017 CMC Jazz Festival was announced by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Colored Musicians Club on Friday afternoon. The six-day festival begins on July 24 to celebrate the 100th year of the Colored Musicians Club. "We're so happy and proud to still be...
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