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Brendan Keany
October 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - As it stands following a temporary order issued by a state court Thursday, New York State's emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette products is on hold for two weeks, but former County Executive Joel Giambra held a press conference at Perfection Vapes in Depew to again urge Governor...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 1:37 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) Getting around on the 90 westbound was difficult during the midday Thursday. A tractor trailer jackknifed near the 400 exit in West Seneca. The left and center lanes were blocked off, causing backups to Walden Avenue. Not a good day for tractor trailers in Buffalo. This is...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man will spend the next 20 years in prison for a deadly shooting last year. 18-year-old Damoni Alexander admitted to being the triggerman in the September 29, 2018 shooting of 20 year old Brandon Williams on Lisbon Avenue. While Alexander admitted to pulling the trigger...
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Shark Girl at Canalside on May 16, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Shark Girl is headed for a Winter makeover. One of the star attractions at Canalside is leaving her perch October 9th, according to the Albright Knox Art Gallery. The girl in the blue dress, who made a big splash when she arrived in 2014, is in need of "conservation work" and...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As we anticipate a special election in NY27 to replace Chris Collins, we look back to another special election, held about 18 months ago, and talk to the two candidates in that race. In 2018, Mickey Kearns resigned from the Assembly when he was elected Erie County Clerk. Governor...
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Martin Snyder of S&L Ranch. September 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 03, 2019 - 3:00 am
DEPEW, N.Y. (WBEN) – The owner of the barn that caught fire on September 20 that killed 14 animals is speaking publicly to thank the community for their support and to give more information about how the fire started. Martin Snyder, whose family owned the S&L Ranch on Broadway Street for...
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Niagara Wheatfield High School. May 31, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 02, 2019 - 8:44 pm
SANBORN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Michael Mann, the principal at Niagara Wheatfield High School, has resigned according to a statement from the district. Niagara Wheatfield School Community, I want to provide our school community with an update on our high school principal position. Mr. Mann has submitted his...
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Lynne Dixon and Mark Poloncarz square off at a candidate forum at Hilbert College. October 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 02, 2019 - 6:17 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon highlighted the Buffalo Bills stadium lease, road infrastructure, Buffalo’s Skyway, economic development, and other county issues in a candidate forum on Wednesday night at Hilbert College. A community forum is underway in...
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Tom Puckett
October 02, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Elma, NY (WBEN) State Police say a California woman died in a rollover crash on the 400 Tuesday morning. Troopers say a U-Haul truck traveling northbound on State Route 400 started drifting from lane to lane which caused the vehicle to overturn and slide into a guardrail which flipped the truck...
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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
October 02, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In what now seems like a bi-monthly occurrence, sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson stood across the street from the Buffalo Diocese on Wednesday morning to reveal another case of abuse and call for the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone. Hoatson announced that a low six-...
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