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Tom Puckett
January 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There is controversy on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Some believe the statue of the slain civil rights leader does not closely enough resemble the slain civil rights leader. Sam Herbert is among those who feel the bust at the park looks too generic. But Sam Radford disagrees...
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Mike Baggerman
January 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills continue their search for an offensive coordinator after Rick Dennison was relieved of his duties on Friday. "Guys are getting jobs elsewhere," WGR Bills Beat Reporter Sal Capaccio told WBEN. "You have to find somebody. You have to move on. You want to have...
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January 14, 2018 - 7:42 pm
Elma, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident on Bullis Road in the Town of Elma. The accident occurred at 11:15 Sunday morning and involved two vehicles. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of one of the vehicles was westbound and left the westbound lane...
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January 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Falconer, N.Y. (WBEN) - Less than a year following a devastating fire in the Chautauqua County community of Falconer, flames again strike and nearly a dozen are homeless. Flames and smoke could be seen for miles late Sunday morning as fire tore though the Falconer Vac Shop building. More than a...
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Neil McManus
January 14, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Town of Pendleton, NY (WBEN) A North Tonawanda man is being charged after stabbing a family member in the neck. Niagara County Sheriffs say that 40-year-old Cory Ochterski was riding in a vehicle with the victim on Tonawanda Creek road Saturday night and stabbed the unidentified male. The victim...
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Neil McManus
January 14, 2018 - 4:54 pm
Town of Evans, NY (WBEN) Six people had to be rescued Sunday after an ice fishing expedition left them stranded on Lake Erie ice. Town of Evans Police said that multiple calls came in at about 1:05 p.m. about the people stuck about 150 yards off shore near the Sturgeon Point Marina due to an ice...
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January 14, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills have tapped Western New York native Brian Daboll is the team's next Offensive Coordinator. Daboll arrives to the Bills after helping lead Alabama to its 17th national championship as the Offensive Coordinator. Coach Sean McDermott announced Daboll's...
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Neil McManus
January 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Town of Elma, NY (WBEN) New York State Police are investigating the cause of a two vehicle accident on Bullis road Sunday in the Town of Elma that claimed one life. Authorities say that preliminary investigations reveal that one car was traveling westbound on Bullis at approximately 11:15 a.m.,...
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January 14, 2018 - 7:26 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to unveil his state budget proposal, a spending plan that is likely to call for big changes to state taxes in response to the federal tax overhaul. Meanwhile, relatives of people who died following long and in many cases painful terminal...
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January 13, 2018 - 8:18 pm
Paul Newbury (AP) - It was a question that came up again this week when Atlanta played host to Georgia's overtime loss to Alabama in the national championship game , complete with the squandering of a double-digit lead. Is this the worst sports city in America ? Turns out, the A-T-L has some stiff...
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