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Icy Weather


(WBEN)  Roads iced up Saturday afternoon, causing hundreds of crashes around Western New York. There was one fatality reported in Royalton. A vehicle slid across the center line of Akron Road and rammed into oncoming traffic. The driver who went over the line was injured, the other driver was dead at the scene
 
Shooting

Former Buffalo Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself


NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) -- In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street in Queens, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said. Reports say the man once lived in Buffalo and had gone to Daemen College..
 
Nighclub

Mayor Shuts Down Another Nightclub


(WBEN)  Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is again shutting down an establishment in the proximity of a violent shooting. The mayor's office issued a cease and desist order for Impulse nightclub on Washington. A man was shot near the club Saturday morning, and police think it was linked to a fight in the nightclub.
Moving On

Belichick: "Followed Rules to the Letter"


Foxborough, Mass (WBEN/AP) New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said Saturday that his team "followed every rule to the letter" in regards to a scandal that developed shortly after their blowout win in last week's AFC Championship game.

 
Sex Offender

Falls Sex Offender Headed Back to Jail


Lockport, NY (WBEN) A level 3 sex offender is headed back to prison after being sentenced for fathering a child with an 11-year-old girl.

 
Rape Charge

Former Correctional Worker Charged with Rape


Gowanda, NY (WBEN) A former cook at the Gowanda Correctional Facility has been charged with having sex with some imates there. Jessica Fries, 29, of South Dayton was arrested this week following a 3 month joint investigation by the State Police and the New York State Department of Corrections Inspector General's Office.

 
Fed Up

Federal Prosecutor Rips New York State Government


New York (WBEN/AP) Political corruption was well documented this week with the arrests of Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the former of Dunkirk Richard Frey. On Friday, The U.S. Attorney in charge of prosecuting Silver called for an end to  New York's "three-men-in-a-room" method of governing.

 
Sheldon Silver, Andrew Cuomo,
Ethics Reform

Call For Ethics Reform in Albany


ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- "We see people who start out with a very clear idea of what is acceptable and what is not begin to slide because the people around them, I think virtually everybody up there comes in thinking they will do good things. But over time, well ..."


 
Bill Belichick
Deflategate

COLUMN: Deflategate Should Keep Belichick Out of Superbowl!


Not so long ago, we came to praise the New England Patriots.
Now, it's time to bury them.
Deflategate and a brazen disregard for the truth should be more than enough for the NFL to order Bill Belichick to stay at home on Super Bowl Sunday. If the Patriots' coach wants to wear his hoodie during the biggest game of the season, he can break it out while watching the telecast.
Fatal Fire

Man Found Dead After Destructive Structure Fire




Carlton, N.Y. (WBEN) -- A homeowner is found dead in the basement of his Town of Carlton home after an explosive fire Friday afternoon.
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