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Mike Baggerman
July 14, 2017 - 2:59 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - After Thursday's flash flood, many Western New Yorkers are now in recovery mode after water took over various parts of their home property. One such resident is Cheektowaga's Greg Jarmuz, whose basement yielded four inches of water during the storm. He said the entire...
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Tom Puckett
July 14, 2017 - 2:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A judge has denied a motion to dismiss election law violation charges against former State Senator George Maziarz. Maziarz and his attorneys claim selective enforcement when Maziarz and State Senator Rob Ortt were charged with corruption in connection with allegedly false filings...
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(WBEN) - Is the Buffalo Billion trial headed for a delay? Louis Ciminelli and fellow LPCiminelli executives Michael Laipple and Kevin Schuler are alleged to have conspired to rig the bidding process for state contracting jobs including the SolarCity factory. The three have pleaded not guilty...
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Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - Political consultant and former Trump staffer Michael Caputo's name was drawn into the Russia investigation in March by Congresswoman Jackie Speier when she openly asked a House hearing, if anyone knew what Michael Caputo was doing today. Caputo's name was suddenly linked...
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Dave Debo
July 14, 2017 - 8:30 am
(WBEN) The court ruling that vacates former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's conviction, if upheld, could mean taxpayers will pay likely millions of dollars for his defense in a series of trials. Silver’s conviction in a $5 million corruption case has been overturned by the US Court of...
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(WBEN) Heavy rains area anticipated across Western New York today, but nothing like what the region saw yesterday, after heavy rains hit the region spawning flash flooding across many roads, and standing water that snarled traffic under bridges throughout Lancaster and Depew, and Elma . ( Pictured...
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Richard Root
July 14, 2017 - 6:29 am
Newfane, NY (WBEN) - Last night at approximately 11:10 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in the area of 6647 Ridge Road. Investigation reveals that a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling westbound on Ridge Road when it struck a 33...
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Randy Bushover
July 14, 2017 - 4:00 am
A partnership has been formed for the redevelopment of the soon-to-be replaced Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo site. Sinatra & Company Real Estate will work with Ellicott Development. The team plans to commence project work on the Utica Street parcels, along with Essex Homes of WNY...
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Tom Puckett
July 14, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) WBEN contributor Michael Caputo goes before the House Intelligence Committee as it investigates any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's election. HEAR CAPUTO's ATTORNEY DENNIS VACCO at the BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Caputo, an East Aurora-based...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 14, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - If you plan on heading to the Italian Heritage Festival this weekend, Buffalo Police wrote the following message on their Facebook page ahead of the event to prepare travelgoers: "Buffalo Police advise people attending this years Italian Festival at the Outer Harbor to take...
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