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December 21, 2016 - 9:07 am
Lackawanna, NY (WBEN) - Firefighters used a 'controlled burn' technique to clean up the contents of the propane tanker involved in a morning accident. Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield said that the tanker was carrying 3,000 gallons of propane, something that would take hours to burn off...
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December 21, 2016 - 7:49 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Town of Tonawanda Police say a man struck by a hit and run driver last month has now died. Police are searching for the driver. Police say on November 4th about 7:30am, 73 year old James Hemperly, of the Town of Tonawanda, was crossing the street in the vicinity of Delaware...
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December 21, 2016 - 2:24 am
Lackawanna, NY (WBEN) - Route 5 in Lackawanna was closed for much of Wednesday after an accident involving a propane tanker just after 7:00 in the morning. Fire crews are venting and burning the propane from the overturned Irish tanker on Route 5 at Dona Street in Lackawanna after it collided with...
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December 21, 2016 - 1:45 am
(WBEN) Winter arrived at 5:44 am Wednesday morning, bringing with it the shortest daylight hours of the year, and this year... rain. But don't count on this opening week to be a harbinger of the season to come. "It looks to be very different from last year," says meteorologist Jon Hitchcock at the...
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December 21, 2016 - 12:24 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the debate over allowing ridesharing continues in upstate New York, there is a possibility it could be linked to legislator payraises. One area cab service owner doesn't like that idea. "I think it should be separate, not tied to what if," says Bill Yuhnke of Liberty Cab. "One...
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December 20, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) - As reports continue to hint at maneuvering behind the scenes to convene a special session of the state legislature, just how likely is it that lawmakers will return to Albany before the end of the year? As the days go on, not very. "I don't think there is a likelihood, I don...
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December 20, 2016 - 3:54 pm
Last Updated: December 20, 2016 | 8:59 p.m. TOWN OF EVANS, N.Y. (WBEN) – A stun gun was used on a student at Lake Shore High School on Tuesday according to Superintendent James Przepasniak. Channel 7 reports that it was the resource officer at the school who used the stun gun on the student. School...
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December 20, 2016 - 3:40 pm
Last Updated: December 20th, 2016 | 8:43 p.m. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) – Two Buffalo Bills were named to the 2017 Pro Bowl Team. Running back LeSean McCoy and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander will represent the Bills in Orlando next month. McCoy ranks third among AFC running backs with 1,129 yards on...
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December 20, 2016 - 12:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man will spend the next 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison after admitting to identity theft. 56-year old Leland Burks pleaded guilty in September to one count of Identity Theft in the First Degree and one count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. In early 2015, Burks...
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December 20, 2016 - 12:10 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a state lawmaker diverted about $800,000 from an escrow account for his own use before killing himself in a Rochester cemetery earlier this year. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, Assemblyman Bill Nojay illegally misdirected funds from a legal...
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