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Tom Puckett
August 22, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Public Schools says there was minimal change in 2018 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics State Assessments, while many individual schools, including Receivership Schools, made notable increases in performance. “These results are not what we had expected after...
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Tom Puckett
August 22, 2019 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) No jail time for a former Erie County restaurant inspector. 49-year-old Timothy Bean of Hamburg admitted to falsifying food safety reports while working for the Erie County Health Department late last year. Bean was sentenced to three years probation and 200 hours community...
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Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2019 - 12:16 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn promises to use common sense when it comes to enforcement of New York's controversial Red Flag Law.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A North Tonawanda woman is dead after an overnight rollover crash on the North Grand Island Bridge.
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Tom Puckett
August 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the school year draws near, parents and students alike are learning about cell phone policies. Can a student have their cell phone with them during the school day? When and how can they use it? From district to district, the rules vary widely. Niagara Falls introduced a policy...
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Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite having their suspensions lifted by the University at Buffalo on Wednesday, Greek Life groups will not be allowed to recruit any incoming freshmen during their first semester.
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Tom Puckett
August 21, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Taste buds salivated in Niagara Square Wednesday as preparations continue for the National Buffalo Wing Festival Labor Day weekend. Some major changes tastewide will be coming this year according to the Wing King. The event will feature more than 25 local, regional, national, and...
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Cars pass through Sheridan Drive after the road was reopened between Colvin Boulevard and Belmont Avenue. August 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Drivers in the City of Buffalo and in the northtowns had a difficult commute on Wednesday morning after two-to-three inches of rain fell in the region over a short span during the overnight hours.
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(Warsaw, N.Y.) - New York State Police in Warsaw have made an arrest in the hit & run last Thursday that resulted in two girls being struck by a vehicle and a dog killed in the town of Sheldon in Wyoming County. Troopers arrested 27 year old Lauren Hall of Strykersville. She faces two counts of...
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Erie County Auto Bureau. July 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns believes that New York State’s plan to change the license plates on vehicles is a “cash grab” by New York State and criticized the governor for forcing the initiative at a time where many are burdened by other costs.
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