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Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Tom Puckett
May 24, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Splashpads in the city of Buffalo will be open this holiday weekend. “Our 11 splash pads are among our City’s great recreational amenities, and I’m pleased they will be up and running for the Memorial Holiday weekend,” said Mayor Brown. “These urban oases offer our residents a...
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Mike Baggerman
May 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A day after Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl was arraigned on assault charges , the Erie County District Attorney said he has to "do the right thing and punish" the police officer for his conduct in December 2017. Achtyl allegedly assaulted Nicholas Belsito, who...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At the same time that an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy caught on a police body camera bloodying a tailgater at a Bills game appeared in court , the county has decided to push forward with a police body camera program. The Erie County Legislature voted to approve $600,000 of its...
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Buffalo Zoo's Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center at the Buffalo Zoo. May 22, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 24, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Friday marks the official re-opening of the Buffalo Zoo's Amphibian and Reptile Center. The exhibit, named in honor of former President and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, Donna Fernandes, was closed for all of last year for renovations. "This has been a very, very long and wonderful...
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May 23, 2019 - 5:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - It was a wild day at the Erie County Legislature. Things are certainly contentious in the EC Legislative session this afternoon. @NewsRadio930 pic.twitter.com/kVHUGco4YI — Brendan Keany (@BrendanKeany) May 23, 2019 But after all was said and done, the body approved...
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Buffalo Common Councilman. May 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's top prosecutor says he will not file charges againt Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo, who brought a loaded gun into a Buffalo high school last week. District Attorney John Flynn says that doesn't mean Wingo did not commit a crime. "Councilman Wingo...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A suspended Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged in connection with a January crash. 36-year-old Howard Scholl, III of Town of Tonawanda has been arraigned before Amherst Town Court Justice Karen Buscaglia on one count of Falsifying Business Records in...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Williamsville, NY (WBEN) For the third time this week, a threat has been reported to Transit Middle School. Thursday, Amherst Police say a threat was made to the school, and responding officers completed a thorough search of the building as well as the surrounding area. No threats were found at...
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Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Deputy who was caught on a police body camera roughing up a tailgater during an arrest before a Bills game in 2017 will face criminal charges. Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl is set to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. He was the officer seen on...
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Jill M Kelly Instagram
May 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Jill Kelly, wife of Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, sharing good news with her Instagram followers. After a visit to New York City to see Jim's doctors, his scans have come back clean. Jim is seen celebrating as he leaves the hospital. The former Quarterback's most recent...
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