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Tom Puckett
May 15, 2017 - 1:53 pm
Los Angeles, CA (AP/WBEN) Brad Grey, who served as the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, has died. A family spokesperson said Monday that Grey, who was battling cancer, died Sunday at his home in Holmby Hills, California. He was 59. Before exiting Paramount in February, Grey...
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Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2017 - 12:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Siano Building on Grant Street held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday morning. Originally a vacant lot, the redeveloped building was turned into a mixed-use building consisting of retail space and apartments. Redevelopment of the area was a $2.3 million Better Buffalo...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The White House is hoping to announce a permanent replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey this week. Political strategist Michael Caputo said he expects the administration to hire a woman. Caputo offered names from the short list. "Someone like Fran Townsend or Alice...
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May 15, 2017 - 9:50 am
Authorities say a 50-year-old man has been charged with murder after his wife's body was found inside the couple's apartment in Olean Olean Police say officers were called to the Olean House building around 6:40 a.m. Saturday for a report of a possible killing inside the apartment of Edward J...
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May 15, 2017 - 8:44 am
(AP) For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal...
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Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2017 - 4:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Is Plan 2014 to blame for the flooding along Lake Ontario or is climate change the culprit? Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said there's no one factor. "Four trillion gallons of water coming in the form of rain since April 1?" Hochul stated. "Plan 2014 did not make that...
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Tom Puckett
May 15, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Lots of eyebrows were raised Friday when President Trump issued a tweet to former FBI director James Comey warning him there better not be recordings if he plans to leak to the media. One local political analyst says it's no big dea, while somemembers of Congress suggested it...
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May 14, 2017 - 7:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the cellphone records showing the driver of the car his son was in...
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Allan Harris
May 14, 2017 - 5:54 am
(WBEN) Cheektowaga Police responded to the Target on Walden Ave. Saturday evening after a someone called the store to report a bomb threat. Assistant Chief Jim Speyer says the store called police around 6:45 p.m. Once on scene, officers found a suspicious package inside the battery recycling bin in...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:04 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WBEN/AP) -- Delivering his first commencement address, President Donald Trump on Saturday singled out former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, calling him a "true champ" both on the field in football and off the field in his battles with cancer. "What a great...
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