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December 02, 2016 - 2:38 pm
Last Updated: December 2, 2016 | 7:43 p.m. NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) – Niagara Falls Police are searching for a man with physical and mental health concerns. Daniel F. Sparks, 44, was last seen in Niagara Falls in early October. He is five feet eleven inches and weighs approximately 150 pounds...
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December 02, 2016 - 12:42 pm
Batavia, NY (WBEN) A Genesee County corrections officer is charged with raping an inmate. Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha says 36 year old Michael Glow had consensual sexual relations with a female weekend work detail inmate while he was supervising the work detail at a location in the City of...
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December 02, 2016 - 11:36 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging Canadian officials to reverse a pricing policy that's designed to discourage Canadian cheesemakers from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. in their products. Schumer says the new pricing policy essentially sets the price of...
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December 02, 2016 - 6:59 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating an incident that occurred last night on Lisbon Avenue. Police say a 20 year old female was stabbed by a male suspect during an attempted robbery. She was transported to ECMC where she's listed in fair condition. Buffalo police say the suspect,...
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December 02, 2016 - 6:43 am
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York woman who killed a former friend dating her ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison. The Wyoming County District Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Kira Kastenhuber was sentenced Thursday for the slaying of 33-year-old Desirae...
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December 02, 2016 - 5:44 am
Michigan's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block a potential recount of the state's presidential vote, which was won by his fellow Republican, Donald Trump. Attorney General Bill Schuette, like the Trump campaign, argues that Green Party candidate Jill Stein cannot seek the...
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December 02, 2016 - 3:23 am
A $4 million lighting makeover is dialling up the wow factor of Niagara Falls at night. Officials say energy-efficient LED lighting unveiled Thursday will provide brighter and more robust colour than the halogen technology that's been used to cast the Falls in rainbow hues after dark for the past...
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December 02, 2016 - 2:11 am
(AP) The pugnacious, brawling Donald Trump voters got to know during the presidential campaign is back. Exclusive WBEN Audio On The WBEN Liveline: SUNY Buffalo State's Dr. Bruce Bryski ABC's Ryan Burrow with the Tour The president-elect returned to his campaign roots Thursday in his first major...
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December 02, 2016 - 1:36 am
(WBEN) We aren't perhaps as rabid as big cities like Boston, New York or Pittsburgh, but a new study ranking how excited fans are in 431 cities across the nation, has Buffalo at #26. WalletHub.dot com says that when compared to similar sized cities, Buffalo rises to #4, in their annual survey. The...
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December 02, 2016 - 1:18 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow)) -- Get ready for some full-time NFL officials to start throwing yellow flags next year. Troy Vincent, the league's vice president of football operations, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he expects the NFL to hire as many as 17 full-time officials this...
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