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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo signs a bill into law requiring bus drivers to report signs of abuse in private schools. "The safety and well-being of our children is the top priority of this administration and I'm proud to sign this legislation and help close this loophole in the law," Governor...
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North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The City of North Tonawanda could be looking in to putting a limit on how many dogs can live in one household. The issue came up at a recent meeting after the city's dog control officer said there have been more complaints about odors from homes with numerous dogs. City...
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Tom Puckett
August 12, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Bills fans can remember Pancho Billa at a special tailagate the day before the Bills' home opener. The event will take place at Hammer's Lot on September 21st, the day before the Bills home opener. "We've reached out to a couple other groups to help us put this together,"...
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Seabar. August 9, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - This week is the final week of operations for one of Buffalo's most popular sushi restaurants. Seabar, which originally opened in 2008, will shut its doors this Saturday after more than a decade of operation. Chef Mike Andrzejewski told WBEN that he had to shut the restaurant...
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Tom Puckett
August 12, 2019 - 3:51 am
Silver Springs, NY (WBEN) Five people within the Mennonite community in Wyoming County have been diagnosed with the measles. Wyoming County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Collins says the cases are confined to that community. "At this point it appears to be isolated. We are currently working on...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray has relaunched a bid for Congress. In a Saturday morning tweet, McMurray declated, "It's official, I'm running". Hardline 8-11 Hour 1 - Nate McMurray joins Joe Beamer and Brenda Alesii McMurray is the first democrat to declare a run...
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August 10, 2019 - 6:49 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a fire on Kensington Avenue early Friday evening. The fire happened at 79 Kensington Avenue and spread to the home next door leaving 18 people without a home. It caused an estimated $280,000 in damages to two buildings...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) State Senator Chris Jacobs says he's learned Canadian drivers are not being charged when they use the Grand Island tolls. He says until that changes, no one should be charged the one dollar to use the tolls. Jacobs says he learned from recent reports Canadian drivers can...
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Students at Leonardo daVinci High School. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed legislation which would allow the City of Buffalo to establish speed cameras in school zones. The programs allows the city to enforce speed limits in school zones using cameras that record speeding violations in real time without the...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Employees at Spot Coffee have petitioned to the National Labor Relations Board to conduct an election. They have been fighting to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board is still investigating charges filed by the union that two employees and a Spot manager were terminated...
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