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Tom Puckett
July 20, 2017 - 5:45 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Although the Erie County Fairgrounds was hard hit by Thursday's storm, Dennis Lang with the Erie County Fair says the fair will be ready next month. The storm hit 20 days before the fair's opening day. "It will take extra labor, some extra overtime, but we will be ready," says...
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Tom Puckett
July 20, 2017 - 5:22 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has issued a travel advisory for the southern half of Erie County after Thursday afternoon's huge storm hit the southtowns. "After talking with our emergency services commissioner, I've issued the advisory for Hamburg, Orchard Park, South...
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CORRECTS SPELLING FROM ARIELLE TO ARNELLE - O.J. Simpson's sister Shirley Baker, center, daughter Arnelle Simpson, left, and friend Tom Scotto react after O.J. Simpson was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)
July 20, 2017 - 3:58 pm
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Nevada parole official says if O.J. Simpson is cleared to be supervised in Florida, he would report to a Florida parole officer. Capt. Shawn Arruti of the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation told...
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July 20, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - A line of severe weather crossed the Buffalo metro area at lunchtime Thursday as a Tornado warning and severe thunderstorm warning were both in place. The hardest hit area from the extreme winds was the Hamburg Fairgrounds area of the Town of Hamburg where structural and...
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Mike Baggerman
July 20, 2017 - 11:31 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator John McCain is currently recovering from a surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, but according to Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Chief of Neuro-Oncology, Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, it's a good prognosis for the 80-year-old senator. "Our patients leave the hospital in...
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Tom Puckett
July 20, 2017 - 11:30 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police have arrested a Buffalo female in connection with a fatal accident that occurred in late April on East Morris Avenue. The Buffalo police accident investigation unit arrested 37 year old Cuansharee Palmer of Buffalo Wednesday night and charged her with negligent...
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July 20, 2017 - 5:58 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — Martin Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo. Getting experts to agree remains the $300 million hurdle. That's the potential value of the 19-by-25-...
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