Erie

(WBEN) - This week, instead of a more formal debate, WBEN is bringing you "Candidates in Conversation," which aims to provide a more extensive look at the two candidates running for Erie County Executive. Both County Executive Mark Poloncarz and County Legislator Lynne Dixon will join WBEN for an...
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August 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
ERIE, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone...
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(WBEN) - A 19 year old has drowned after cliff diving in the area at Ripley Beach on Lake Erie Thursday evening. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to the call of a man in distress in Lake Erie at around 6:00pm last night. Authorities say four people were cliff diving. Two of the men...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 29, 2019 - 9:08 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday evening, the Erie County Legislature conducted a public hearing regarding the potential establishment of a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board. The Erie County Legislature is currently holding a public meeting regarding the potential establishment of...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At the same time that an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy caught on a police body camera bloodying a tailgater at a Bills game appeared in court , the county has decided to push forward with a police body camera program. The Erie County Legislature voted to approve $600,000 of its...
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February 06, 2019 - 10:36 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - State Senator Chris Jacobs has made it official that he will not be the one to challenge Mark Poloncarz for Erie County Executive this November. The announcement opens the door for Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon to become the candidate. "I've always, when looking at running...
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December 11, 2018 - 8:58 pm
ERIE, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. A judge...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking for your help to identify a man who was found dead last month in Lake Erie. The Sheriff's Marine Unit said they recovered a white male who is 5-foot-7 and weighs approximately 129 pounds. The Erie County Medical Examiner's office...
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Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - Town of Hamburg Police say that a man who was pulled from Lake Erie last night has died despite the efforts of first responders Police identify the man as 50 year old Robert Maccubbin of Hamburg. They say that officers and water rescue units responded to a call at around 8:00...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A week removed from testimony given on Capitol Hill, former Trump campaign advisor and WBEN contributor Michael Caputo finds himself involved in a political controversy back home. When the Erie County Water Authority switched from Republican to Democratic control at the...
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