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Lloyd Taco on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. October 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lloyd Taco has been under heavy criticism since Thursday when it released a statement apologizing for operating its business outside of an ICE detention center in Batavia. Thousands of people criticized the company's stance, calling it "virtue signaling" with some even...
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Local football players play catch outside field at Bennett High School. August 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 28, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - On Tuesday morning, the New York State Assembly Health Committee is holding a public hearing on proposed legislation to ban organized youth tackle football for children 12 and younger. Michael V. Kaplen, who is a senior partner in New York firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, and...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - See if you can follow this story. After setting off an internet firestorm last week when they apologized for serving lunch at an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention center in Batavia, the owners of Lloyd Taco are apologizing for last week's apology and are hopeful...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people died in an early morning crash Sunday in South Buffalo. Buffalo Police said the crash happened at Seneca Street and Pomona Place around 2:40 a.m. A.J. Twentyfive III, 33, was the driver of the 2017 Toyota sedan that was hit by a Maserati while Kristin N. Labruno,...
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Tom Puckett
October 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the calendar gets closer to December, a great debate begins in WNY: when should radio stations start playing Christmas music 24/7? Some say the sooner the better, others are more Scrooge-like. Star 102.5's Rob Lucas gets that question often. "Out of the blue I had a listener...
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Jessica Cameron is embraced by family after the guilty verdict of her ex-boyfriend Jonathon White. October 25, 2019 (Pool Photo)
Mike Baggerman
October 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The powerful testimony last week by Jessica Cameron that led to the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Jonathon White, highlighted domestic violence within Western New York. *WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MAY BE UNSETTLING TO SOME READERS* Cameron, 29, was in a...
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WBEN Newsroom
October 26, 2019 - 8:11 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Early voting is underway for the first time in New York, and advocates hope the benefits of expanded ballot box access will outweigh the cost and headaches of keeping the polls open for more than a single day. Voters in this autumn’s election can cast ballots at select polling...
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Brendan Keany
October 25, 2019 - 5:13 pm
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP/WBEN) — Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company's U.S. production. "I think the contract was fair; I think in all collective bargaining contracts, there's...
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Jessica Cameron sits with family members as Jonathon White is convicted of attempted murder and assault. October 25, 2019 (Pool Photo)
Mike Baggerman
October 25, 2019 - 5:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A jury found the ex-boyfriend of Jessica Cameron guilty of her attempted murder outside of a Tim Horton's in the City of Tonawanda. Jonathon White faces up to 25 years in prison for the brutal attack against his former girlfriend with whom he had four children. White, 29,...
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West Long Branch, New Jersey (WBEN) - Monmouth University just released a poll which shows what candy is America’s favorite Halloween treat. And to almost no one's surprise, America's favorite Halloween candy is.....Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Favorite Halloween Candy - Cheri Preston ABC's Cheri...
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