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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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murder suspects
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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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 6:30 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Normally the Erie County Clerk's race doesn't get headline attention. This year's race may be different. "It's a special election, and this is not on cycle for this office. It's typically up in the year the governor runs for office," says Erie County Republican Party Chairman...
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Dave Debo
April 13, 2017 - 6:28 am
Like crocuses in spring, road work has begun to appear across Western New York as the weather warms. "I think they are trying to get a start on it and get work going as soon as possible, " says Mike Smith, operations manager at the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition. "I don't...
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ambulance
Richard Root
April 13, 2017 - 2:25 am
(WBEN) - Niagara Falls police are investigating the death of a man they encountered while heading to a robbery investigation. A person had called 911 saying he and a friend were the victims of an armed robbery. When they arrived to 617 Pine Avenue, a person in the door-way was in some type of...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2017 - 10:57 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following Thursday’s public meetings where residents affected by the March windstorm voiced their displeasure over NYSEG’s response to the storm, residents are eager to learn what’s next in the investigation. “After these comments are given to the commission, which will...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation's first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election. The former...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2017 - 5:18 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following last month’s power outages caused by the high winds through most of the region, a public meeting was held on Wednesday at the Southside Commerce Center Auditorium. Two sessions, one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m., provided residents an opportunity to voice...
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April 12, 2017 - 4:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Tim Murray says he can't be alone in taking full responsibility for the Buffalo Sabres' disappointing season that ended with the team extending its franchise-record playoff drought to six years. The Sabres general manager on Wednesday said coach Dan Bylsma needs to be more...
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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
April 12, 2017 - 3:42 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the banging of heavy equipment in the background on Brinkman Avenue on Buffalo's east side Wednesday, Mayor Byron Brown, Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana and Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak celebrated the annual start of the city's sidewalk replacement program...
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