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Tom Puckett
April 14, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As ECMC recovers from its episode of ransomware, an expert has advice on how you can avoid being a victim of ransomware. "What happens is sometimes people will see on their PC a message that says we have your computer, and you have to pay a ransom for a security key to get your...
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Richard Root
April 14, 2017 - 2:51 am
(WBEN) - A fire in Buffalo last night has claimed a life. Buffalo fire crews were called to 45 Kermit Avenue, just blocks away from E-C-M-C, at around 7 P.M. At some point while on the scene, fire crews were advised someone might still be inside. The victim was found by rescuers in the first floor...
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Mike Baggerman
April 13, 2017 - 4:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After a recent article from the website PolitiFact which said Assemblyman Mickey Kearns was "misleading" over his comments on Tuesday that the Buffalo Psychiatric Center saw 76 deaths in a three-year span, Kearns replied to the accusation. "What I reported on were state FOIL'...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Canandaigua, NY (WBEN) The coach of the Maryvale High School volleyball team is charged with criminal sexual act and disseminating indecent material after State Police say he used a social media app to communicate with a 16 year old boy. State Police say they arrested 39 year old Andrew Murtha...
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Mike Baggerman
April 13, 2017 - 2:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A host of Western New York leaders gathered on Thursday morning to outline job opportunities and user expectations for Western New Yorkers who plan to use ridesharing services once available in the region. "Bringing ridesharing here to Western New York and all of upstate has...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 20-year-old Devonte Ridgeway of Buffalo pleads guilty in Erie County Court to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. Ridgeway admitted to bringing a loaded handgun to Baker Hall School in Lackawanna concealed in a backpack. School staff, upon searching the backpack...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It may only be April, but the campaign for one office already heating up as the Erie County Clerk's race takes shape. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, a Democrat, was endorsed for the position by the Erie County Republican Party. "It's a non-partisan office," Kearns...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - There's a lot of attention on the Erie County Clerk's race which has become a marquee race this Fall. The Erie County GOP has endorsed Democrat Mickey Kearns for the post. Canisius College Political Science professor Dr Kevin Hardwick says there are not a lot of sexy issues...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 6:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Normally the Erie County Clerk's race doesn't get headline attention. This year's race may be different. HEAR FROM THE TWO CANDIDATES WHO WILL LIKELY SQUARE OFF IN THE ERIE COUNTY CLERK's RACE Mickey Kearns & Steve Cichon on the WBEN Liveline County Clerk Candidates: Mickey...
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Richard Root
April 13, 2017 - 6:42 am
(WBEN) - What seemed at first as two un-connected stories, Niagara Falls police have put together into one tragic narrative. Jose Hewitt died last night after being assault by two suspects who forced their way through the main entrance of 617 Pine Avenue. 22 year old Shequan Herbert and 18 year old...
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