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Firework Sales a Big Hit in Niagara County

North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - For the first time, many residents of Niagara County are able to legally buy fireworks in their hometown.
Man Killed

Fatal Crash in Lancaster

There's been a deadly fiery rollover crash this morning in Lancaster.Police say a vehicle hit a Thruway bridge abutment on Harris Hill Rd, then rolled over and caught fire near midnight.

Buffalo Lawsuit, Others, Prompts Calif. Cheerleader Bill

Ssome sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees. But  California is taking steps to change that.
Baggage Fees

After Resisting for Years, JetBlue Adds Checked Bag Fee

NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) -- The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end.

Body Unclaimed

Body of Escaped Convict Richard Matt Goes Unclaimed


NEW YORK -- No one has claimed the body of escaped convict Richard Matt, a source involved in the disposal of the body tells CBS News. Authorities have reached out to Matt's estranged son, Nick Harris, 23, but have not gotten a response.
Prison Brass

Top Officials at Clinton County Prison Placed on Leave

Superintendent Steven Racette and Deputy Superintendent Stephen Brown of the Clinton County Correctional  have been placed on administrative leave after the escape of prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat.     Read the announcement inside

Legislators Push Tax Credit for Renewable Energy

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Legislators from both parties gathered in Buffalo this afternoon to talk about what they hope is the next form of renewable energy to catch on.
Different Story?

DA: Injured Killer Has Different Escape Story

Albany, NY (AP) A prosecutor says the inmate captured 22 days after breaking out of a northern New York prison claims to have used no power tools in the breakout.
Fatal Crash

Elderly Man Dies in Niagara County Crash

Somerset, NY (WBEN) A 79 year old man died in a morning accident in Niagara County this morning.
Enters the Race

Christie Opens 2016 Campaign, Long Climb Ahead

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world."

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