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James Faluszczak and Paul Barr outside the Diocese of Buffalo. August 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 10, 2019 - 1:54 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Clergy sex abuse survivor James Faluszczak is urging more transparency from diocesan officials and specifically called out Buffalo's Apostolic Administrator, Edward Scharfenberger, to release information that he knows about abuse in Western New York. Faluszczak, a Western New...
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221 Norwalk Avenue, Buffalo
@WKBW TV
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN - Photo courtesy WKBW TV) - Flames lit up the pre-dawn sky over North Buffalo Tuesday morning. Fire ripped through a multi family home at 221 Norwalk Avenue near Tacoma. Fire officials say the fire started around 7am on the first floor of the home before it quickly spread...
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WBEN Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 12:24 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The man who allegedly rammed his car into Bottoms Up on Chippewa Street this summer is now facing attempted murder charges. Najeeb Jackson is accused of driving his car into the club in Downtown Buffalo was arraigned on Friday morning for two counts of attempted murder and...
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Mike Baggerman
December 05, 2019 - 1:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man faces 25 years in prison after he was indicted on attempted murder charges. Korron Brown, 23, allegedly shot at his intended victim on July 23 on East Ferry Street near Fillmore Avenue. Instead of hitting his target, the Erie County DA's office said that he shot...
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Father Paul Seil
Photo Courtesy @BuffaloPadre
Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2019 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Edward Scharfenberger's presence in Western New York is already having a positive impact, according to a local priest. Father Paul Seil of St. Bernadette's Church in Orchard Park said that the apostolic administrator has already reached out to the local clergy in an effort to...
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Roof collapse at 435 Ellicott Street in Downtown Buffalo. December 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Roof collapse at 435 Ellicott Street in Downtown Buffalo. December 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2019 - 1:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An emergency demolition of 435 Ellicott Street took place on Wednesday after a bystander reported bricks falling from the roof. Buffalo Fire received a call about the downtown building at 6:45 a.m. and soon decided that the building needed to come down after consultation with...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - In a statement, now former Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone said that the Diocese of Buffalo will be better served by someone else serving as Bishop. "The spiritual welfare of the people of the Diocese of Buffalo will be better served by a new bishop who perhaps is better able to...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberg (center) | Photo courtesy of Diocese of Albany
Bishop Edward Scharfenberg (center) | Photo courtesy of Diocese of Albany
Mike Baggerman
December 03, 2019 - 11:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Diocese of Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is taking over the reigns at the Diocese of Buffalo as the apostolic administrator once Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone vacates. Scharfenberger, 71, has been the bishop at the head of the Albany Catholic Church since 2014, where he...
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Northland Workforce Training Center. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
December 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Northland Workforce Training Center will enter into a partnership with Empire State College to provide higher education to people in Western New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the region to announce that the two partnered have partnered for five years and $10 million. "I...
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Bishop Richard Malone
Bishop Richard Malone/WBEN Photo-Tim Wenger
WBEN Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A report from a Catholic reporter said that Bishop Richard Malone will resign as the head of the Diocese of Buffalo on Wednesday. Rocco Palmo reported on Monday that the Bishop plans to resign this week and will be replaced by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger. A source for...
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