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Set Aside

Murder Verdict Set Aside; Basil To Get New Trial


(WBEN) Attorneys for Jeffrey Basil have sucessfully argued to have his guilty verdict vacated. Judge Penny Wolfgang has ruled that one juror did not disclose critical facts about her past, and therefore his  2nd Degree Murder conviction in the death of William Sagar is set aside
He Won't Go

Skelos Clings to Power After Corruption Charges


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - The leader of the New York state Senate is holding onto power following corruption charges even as some fellow Republicans say he should step down as leader to avoid a political distraction.
 
Wants Skelos Out

Ortt Calls on Skelos to Step Down as Senate Majority Leader


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) North Tonawanda State Senator Rob Ortt has become one of the first senators to call on Dean Skelos to step down as majority leader.
 
ISIS Claim

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Texas Cartoon Attack


CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad - though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.
 
Turtles

"Turtles" Filming Wows Fans


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Filming on the Kensington Expressway for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 began Monday night, and some onlookers sounded impressed with what they saw.

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Joins Panel

Bennett Joins Catholic Education Advisory Panel


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Former Regent Chancellor Emeritus Bob Bennett hasn't stayed on the sidelines for long. He's now on a panel looking at Catholic education issues.
 
Gang Shooting?

Four Shot, One Killed In Daylight Shooting on Roosevelt Ave


One man is dead and several are injured after a  group of young men  on Roosevelt Avenue were gunned down  in broad daylight late Monday
Mike Huckabee
More Candidates

Party Chairmen: The More Candidates, the Merrier


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As candidates begin making declarations of their bid for the White House, some are wondering if more is worthwhile for each of the parties. Both major parties' Erie County chairmen say yes.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Dem Challengers?

Why Challenge Hillary?


Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - Hillary Clinton is the obvious frontrunner to secure the Democratic Nomination for President in 2016, but candidates looking to challenge the former first lady are popping up.
Dean Skelos
Disarray

Skelos' Arrest Sends NYS Senate Into Disarray


ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda.
 
Poll
Where do you 'weigh in' on controlling 'nuisance' wildlife in populated and public places?
  Let nature take its course!
  Take any humane steps to control wildlife.
  Do whatever needs to be done to control the problem!
 
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