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Richard Root
July 31, 2017 - 6:32 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - New legislation being unveiled by Congressman Chris Collins promises to take some of the bite out of the New York Safe Act. Later today, Rep. Collins will introduce SAGA, or the Second Amendment Guarantee Act. The legislation says quite plainly a State may not impose any...
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Tom Puckett
July 27, 2017 - 12:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man already in custody has been arraigned on charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with a 2013 shooting in Buffalo. 36-year-old Leron Bailey is accused of firing multiple shots into a vehicle parked at the corner of Stevens Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo...
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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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Tom Puckett
May 31, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It was two months ago when Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz pushed for a law to hold nursing homes more accountable when it comes to notifying loved ones of patients when they're hospitalized. Tuesday, residents and others spoke out in a public hearing. The attorney for Ruth...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2017 - 3:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo Police cell block attendant has resigned from his job after pleading guilty to depriving an inmate his civil rights by attacking him during processing. Matthew Jaskula pleaded guilty to hitting the inmate from behind, shoving him into a jail door. The inmate went...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man sentenced for starting a devastating fire. 29-year-old Jonathan Jimenez of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka to the maximum of 15 years for attempted arson in connection with the blaze at 115 Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo, which...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Delevan man is charged with child porn possession and faces 15 years in prison. John Cutler, 34, of Delevan, NY, was convicted on state charges of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual act in the second degree back in 2014 and sentenced to six months in prison...
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May 15, 2017 - 9:50 am
Authorities say a 50-year-old man has been charged with murder after his wife's body was found inside the couple's apartment in Olean Olean Police say officers were called to the Olean House building around 6:40 a.m. Saturday for a report of a possible killing inside the apartment of Edward J...
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(WBEN/AP) A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another. Jeffrey Tomasik pleaded guilty to mail fraud Thursday in federal court. Prosecutors say he used aliases and at least 20 online accounts to rent...
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