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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, (WBEN) - For years, Vic Baker was producing newscasts on WIVB, Channel 4 in Buffalo. Lately he's watching lots of TV news, either by by necessity or boredom. Baker, his wife and dogs are in the Hurricane Zone. "We're in the coastal area, but not on the beach," said Baker...
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Jeffrey Calhoun leaves court after pleading not guilty to hate crimes. September 3, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Lockport man was charged with multiple hate crimes after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman after a car accident in July. Jeffrey Calhoun was charged with unlawful imprisonment and second degree menacing, both of which were deemed hate crimes. He was also charged with...
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An example of facial recognition software technology. Photo courtesy of Tony Olivo
Mike Baggerman
September 03, 2019 - 5:40 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lockport City Schools will not begin the school year using controversial facial recognition software. The technology would allow the school to identify threats at their school. It keeps a database of sex offenders and people who are deemed a threat to the school by law...
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Senator Chuck Schumer. August 24, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
September 03, 2019 - 3:54 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two members of New York's delegation in Washington have differing views on US tariffs against China. "China's taken huge advantage of us," says Senator Chuck Schumer. "I think we've let China get away with murder, both Bush and Obama, Republican and Democrat." He says President...
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Mike Baggerman
August 31, 2019 - 9:48 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Turns out the Buffalo Bills didn't agree with running back LeSean McCoy's assertion that he was still "the guy" in their backfield. General manager Brandon Beane cited the emergence of rookie Devin Singletary and McCoy having to play a diminished role as key factors...
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Brendan Keany
August 30, 2019 - 4:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Public Works Commissioner Michael Finn announced this afternoon that the first stretch of Allen from Main Street to North Pearl is now open to vehicular traffic. The road work began in early July and was completed in two months & on schedule. Other streetscape work in...
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Tom Puckett
August 30, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Cheektowaga man will spend 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to strangling his girlfriend during sex. 27-year-old Sonny Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony last month. He admitted to causing the death...
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Mike Baggerman
August 30, 2019 - 12:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Four cases of sex abuse have been brought against Ken-Ton Schools and allege former Hoover Elementary fifth-grade teacher Arthur Werner sexually abused four boys in the 1970s. Werner is accused of sexually abusing the four boys from 1972 to 1974 by repeatedly assaulting them...
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Mike Baggerman
August 30, 2019 - 11:16 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An Amherst man is dead after a motorcycle accident on Clinton Street. Buffalo Police said the motorcycle driven by a 26-year-old man was traveling east on Clinton around 8 p.m. Thursday when it struck a minivan that was driven by a 19-year-old man. The minivan was turning...
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Fire at 20th Street and Walnut Avenue in Niagara Falls. August 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 30, 2019 - 10:40 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - One person remains unaccounted for after an overnight house fire on Walnut Avenue in Niagara Falls. Officials told WBEN the fire started at 3:35 a.m. in a multi-family home at the corner of Walnut and 20th street. The fire then spread to the next home over. "There was a...
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