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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2019 - 6:45 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Tish James and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law. READ: Complete Court Filing READ: Complete Court Filing Media Folder: Media Root Kearns says the bill, which...
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Town of Tonawanda/tonawanda.ny.us
Brian Mazurowski
June 25, 2019 - 6:52 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The Town of Tonawanda says it is moving forward with an $8 Million recreation project that will bring a new ice rink, field house, and splash pads to the town. The town calls it the first major development project since the Aquatic Center was built 29 years ago. The plan will...
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Bicyclist struck by an SUV on Kenmore Avenue in Tonawanda. June 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 24, 2019 - 7:56 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A man is in critical condition at ECMC after he was struck by an SUV early Monday morning. Tonawanda Police told WBEN that the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Kenmore Avenue in front of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. The man, 19 year old Marcus Cumpston, was...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 19, 2019 - 10:41 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Hope is dwindling for those who want to see sports betting allowed in more than just a handful of casinos across New York. With potentially hours left to go in the State Legislative session, it doesn't appear that mobile sports betting will come to the state any time soon as...
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Photo Courtesy RCR Yachts
Tom Puckett
May 16, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) As the waters of Lake Ontario rise, one Niagara County community is already seeing the damaging effects. In Youngstown and Porter, Porter Town Supervisor Duffy Johnston says he's already helping one business that's damaged. "I got the (Niagara Jet Adventures) 11 pallets of...
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Brian Mazurowski
May 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - A plan to permit certain types of sports betting in New York State may get one final push before the end of the legislative session. On Monday, The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee approved a bill that would allow commercial casinos to offer mobile sports wagering...
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Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Two Tonawanda paramedics accused of stealing drugs from a drop off bin inside a police station have been terminated after a hearing on Thursday morning. The two men, Jon Cinelli and Jeremy Pecoraro, were previously suspended from their jobs earlier this week following an...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a new Siena poll, 67% of New York voters say that Amazon canceling its planned second headquarters in Queens was bad for the state, and 61% support a deal in which Amazon would receive $3 Billion in state and city incentives to create up to 25,000 jobs. Voters identified...
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@AaronMentkowski
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo is within striking distance of setting a new snow record for January. The current record is 68.3 inches set during the infamous Blizzard of 1977. That storm, 42 years ago, made weather history in Buffalo as the snowiest January ever and has been the benchmark for...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. The bill addresses criminal and civil sexual abuse statutes, and creates a one-year period for alleged victims to file civil lawsuits. If passed, it would give victims of child sex abuse...
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