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July 09, 2018 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court...
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July 09, 2018 - 6:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) D’Youville College is proud to announce it has been awarded a $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap). D’Youville will use the $5 million towards the construction of a 50,000-square foot Health Professions Hub to train...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The owner of Classic Fence admits to fencing customers out of tens of thousands of dollars by not doing work he promised them. 74-year-old Frederick DeNormand of Pendleton pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of Scheme to Defraud in the...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:27 pm
West Seneca, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Monday afternoon commute came to a grinding halt as a van burst into fire along the wesbound lanes of the New York State Thruway. The Thruway westbound at Route 219 was closed entirely for a period of time while emergency crew extinguished the fire, attended to the...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2018 - 4:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County DA's office says it's investigating a bomb threat letter sent reportedly by an inmate. Erie County DA John Flynn says a staff member opened an envelope addressed to his office. He says it contained a threatening letter as well as plastic wrap filled with a white,...
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July 09, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) - Closing arguments began in the corruption trial over an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion, with a prosecutor alleging a cover-up by defendants. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Podolsky told jurors on Monday that the defendants tried to...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say a black bear sighting has happened again Monday. Police say the bear sighting was reported in the Klein and Youngs area Monday morning. Police say if you spot the bear, call 911 and report the location, but don't approach the bear.
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Facebook Community Boost at SUNY Erie (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
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July 09, 2018 - 1:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Over 100 entrepreneurs attended Facebook's Community Boost event on Monday at SUNY Erie. The event is intended to help local business owners learn the nuances of the social media platform to better generate revenues for their business. Sessions included information on finding...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2018 - 12:43 pm
North Collins, NY (WBEN) An 11 year old girl has died after a dirt bike accident over the weekend. Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say 11 year old Sidney Sidote was trying to cross New Oregon Road Saturday evening when she hit the side of a passing car. Deputies say the girl was wearing a helmet and...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres have signed first overall pick Rasmus Dahlin to his three-year entry level contract. Dahlin was taken by Buffalo first overall in the 2018 NHL Draft last month in Dallas, and most recently participated in the team's development camp. Details of the deal were...
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