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Ulysses Wingo. May 28, 2019. WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
May 31, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo learned he would not be charged for bringing a gun into a Buffalo school earlier this month, the Buffalo School board is addressing Wingo's status on the Common Council's education committee. The board says in a resolution it will...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 31, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH for Niagara and Orleans Counties along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lakeshore Flood Watch, which is in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon. * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, and...
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2018 Buffalo Pride
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It's Pride Weekend in Buffalo, meaning several events will take place throughout the week showcasing acceptance of the local LGBT community. "There has been a lot of progress for LGBTQ rights," said Rob Baird, who's been involved with organizing the Pride events that bring...
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Tom Puckett
May 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Early voting is coming to New York, and the Erie County Board of Elections is getting ready with more than three dozens sites for you to cast your ballot before the November general elections. Republican Commissioner Ralph Mohr and Democratic Commissioner Jeremy Zellner agreed to...
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Erie County Holder Center
WBEN / Allan Harris
Mike Baggerman
May 30, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature on Thursday held further discussions about the proposed law to create a permanent oversight board for the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The law, called the Erie County Corrections Specialist Advisory Board , would create a body of 11...
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Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara Wheatfield School District is looking to address concerns of parents after it was made public that a male student who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault was still allowed to attend the same school as the girl involved in the incident. In an update on...
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May 30, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Lake Avenue reconstruction is delayed again after Erie County lawmakers rejected a bid from Zoladz. Zoladz is accused of misleading the federal government to get military-owned business credits. "This much needed project, which should have been done years ago by the Poloncarz...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) As Lockport gets ready for facial recognition technology, the state education department is asking the school district to put the brakes on it. NYSED is currently reviewing the Lockport district’s privacy assessment to ensure that student data will be protected with the addition...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a man has died from injuries suffered in an assault two weeks ago. Police say at about 7:45 PM May 15th, Cheektowaga Police Dispatch received a call from Erie County 911. A caller stated to check on a male in the rear of a car at Harlem and Creekside...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Lewiston, NY (WBEN) Vandals damaged statues at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Damage could reach $50,000. Fr. Peter Calabrese says several statues were damaged, one of Jesus as the Sacred Heart and a statue of St. Gaudenza were pushed over and severely...
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