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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A jury has convicted a town of Tonawanda man guilty of killing his girlfriend. 51-year-old Mario Turner, Sr. was found guilty of second degree murder in connection with the April 30th shooting death of 49-year-old Renee Taschetta at their home on Dumas Place in the Town of...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 10, 2019 - 4:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Last week, the Holy See authorized an apostolic visitation for Buffalo's Catholic Diocese, and while the timeline for the investigation was rather vague, it was expected that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio would begin his duty "in the near future." As it turns out, the near...
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State officials promote "Farm to School" program at Waterfront Elementary. October 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm
By: Kellie Scanlon BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Waterfront Elementary hosted state officials on Thursday to highlight New York's "Farm-to-Schools" program. The program focuses on connecting schools to local farms to provide healthy lunches to students and bring attention to the agriculture community...
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Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Niagara Falls man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly cut the ears of seven pitbull puppies. The Niagara County SPCA's Ryan Scott said their office was alerted to a botched cropping job from an area veterinarian's office where the dogs were...
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The cashless toll gantry beyond the South Grand Island Bridge on the 190-N (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:11 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said to expect news on how Canadians will be forced to pay tolls in Grand Island "very soon". Since cashless tolling took effect in Grand Island, many people have cried afoul about Canadian drivers because they are not required to pay the...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The International League today announced that Buffalo Bisons General Manager Mike Buczkowski has been elected as the 2019 Dave Rosenfield “Executive of the Year.” The award, voted on by the general managers and club officials from the 14 teams in the International League, will be...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Governor Cuomo addressed the first vaping-related death in New York, he said vaping may be more dangerous than a cigarette. ] "Cigarettes didn't kill you in year one. E-cigarettes, year one, a thousand cases," claimed Cuomo. Dr. Andrew Hyland of Roswell Park says he...
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Maryvale High School. August 2019. WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Vaping by some children has been a concern for a few years in area schools. The Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent, Mark Laurrie, told WBEN on Wednesday that, while it's not the top issue at the school, it is concerning because of the few cases they've had of students...
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Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - One of the more discussed topics in New York State politics is the emergency ban on vaping. While there may be some fatigue, as there are seemingly new "developments" every day, one local politician is hoping that the negative attention currently focused on vaping will allow an...
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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Several local officials visited the Garden Gate Health Care facility in Cheektowaga on Wednesday as a looming CMI cut is threatening care to thousands of nursing home residents. The Department of Health is working to retroactively change the methodology used to calculate CMI...
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