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(WBEN) Merrell Lane -- who helped keep the air base in Niagara Falls open -- has passed away. He led the group Niagara Military Affairs Council -- or NIMAC -- to successful defenses of the base in 1995 and 2005. Merrill Lane was 67.

(WBEN) Authorities in northern New York say a couple charged in the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters "were looking for opportunities to victimize" other children. Police say the Amish girls were sexually abused before the couple released them.

(WBEN) A Chautauqua County woman is accused of driving drunk and crashing into an Amish horse-drawn buggy. 67-year-old Ann Beebe of Panama was westbound on Route 474 in Clymer, when her car collided with the buggy, injuring one adult and one child. Another adult and three additional children were treated at the scene. Beebe is facing charges including D-W-I and speed not reasonable.

(WBEN)The Deputy County Clerk for the DMV in Wyoming County -- 59 year old Roxanne Ingles -- is accused of stealing 80-thousand dollars from the office over the past year.

Deputies say the County Clerk’s Office noticed a discrepancy and contacted police.

A search warrant was executed at Ingles' Warsaw home Thursday, two days after she resigned, as the investigation closed in.

She was jailed on 5-thousand dollars bail and charged with three felonies.

Sheriff Gregory Rudolph says there could be more charges pending the completion of the investigation and a comprehensive audit.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Supporters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are mounting another effort to knock liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout off next months' primary ballot.

Days after losing in trial court, a lawyer for two Cuomo campaign interns has formally appealed, accusing Teachout of "retroactively" changing her residency to New York state when she decided to run for governor.

Cuomo supporters note that Teachout held a Vermont driver's license until this spring.

The matter will go before an appellate court in Brooklyn on Tuesday. The primary is Sept. 9.

Teachout says she has resided in New York since taking a job as a law professor at Fordham University in 2009. She says Cuomo's campaign is mounting a "frivolous" challenge to eliminate political opposition.


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