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Erie County to Host Opiate Addiction Forum

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County has announced another town hall meeting focusing on opiate and heroin addiction, this time in the town of Tonawanda.
Draft Lottery

As NFL Draft Carries on, Sabres Fans have Draft Lottery

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- The talk of the town is the NFL Draft, but Sabres fans have something to look forward to Saturday.
Shaq Lawson

PHOTOS: Bills Pick Shaq Lawson

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, The Buffalo Bills selected Clemson DE Shaq Lawson.
Shaq Lawson
Shaq Lawson

Bills Take Shaq Lawson at 19

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR550) - A topsy-turvy opening round at the 2016 NFL Draft allowed the Bills to select their pick of defenders -- with the 19th overall selection, Buffalo went with Clemson DE Shaq Lawson.
Guilty Plea

Attica Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Husband

Warsaw, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Charlene Mess was accused of striking 52-year-old Douglas Mess with pitchfork and shooting him in the back of the head with a rifle and then concealing his body in manure.
Bomb Scare

UPDATE: Baltimore TV Station Evacuated in Bomb Scare

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say the "bomb" a man claimed to be wearing when he walked into a television station wearing an animal costume was in reality a red flotation-style garment stuffed with chocolate candy bars wrapped in aluminum foil.
Tobacco Sales

Chautauqua Co. Legislature Votes in Favor of Changing Tobacco Purchasing Age

Mayville, N.Y. (WBEN) -- The legislature voted in favor Wednesday night of changing the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 by a 13 to six vote.
School Closed

Orchard Park Middle School to Close Friday

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Orchard Park Middle School will be closed Friday, April 29 because of the flu.
Bank Sale

First Niagara to Sell 18 Branches Before Key Takeover

(WBEN) - First Niagara has agreed to sell 13 branches in Erie County and five branches in Niagara County before KeyCorp’s planned acquisition of the bank.

Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the Flesh'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner is unloading on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, calling him "Lucifer in the flesh."
Where do you think the crisis with prescription and opiate drugs is headed?
  It will get worse before it gets better.
  It will improve slowly.
  It will remain the same.
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