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Columbus Park Removed Statue
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The Statue of Christopher Columbus was removed Friday morning.
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workers continue to make repairs on power lines in Northtowns
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July 08, 2020 - 11:23 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) For the second straight day, National Grid is asking customers in parts of Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville and in an area near the Buffalo VA Medical Center to continue to reduce unnecessary electricity use as crews work around the clock to repair damaged electricity equipment at...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A majority of Social Services Department employees returned to the Rath Building Monday after working from home for the past fourteen weeks. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is an independently elected official, and not a county department head, is allowing his...
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On Sunday morning, a 21-year old Buffalo woman was shot and killed during a large block party on Koons Avenue near Walden. A 22-year old Niagara Falls woman was also shot there. In a separate incident, a man arrived at ECMC Sunday evening with a gunshot wound. That incident is believed to have...
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Protesters in Niagara Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police moved in and cleared Niagara Square of protesters early Wednesday morning. According to WKBW-TV, police showed up around 1am and told protesters to leave or face arrest.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Explaining his intention to bring a new model of policing to the city, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined WBEN Thursday morning to give specifics about his plan to end racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. No arrests for low-level...
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Boat fire at Rich Marine
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) (Photo courtesy @PhotogWKBW TV) - A large boat fire at Rich Marine in Buffalo's Black Rock section Wednesday morning. Large plumes of black smoke were seen for miles around 8:00am. Fire crews responded to the foot of Austin Street. It's believed fire broke out on one power boat...
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Nail salons to be included in Phase 3 reopening
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State has begun releasing guidelines for Phase Three reopening. In addition to indoor retail, personal care services will be permitted to reopen. Tattoo, piercing, massage parlors and nail salons will be included along with more services at beauty salons.
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "This case has to go to trial. The consequences are too severe," said longtime Buffalo Defense Attorney Terry Connors. Connors, referring to the case against Buffalo Police Officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, suspended without pay and charged with felony assault...
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In an initial statement, Police said that the man “tripped and fell” after a skirmish with police. Later Thursday evening, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood said that two officers were suspended after reviewing the video, which shows the man being shoved to the ground and then walked past by...
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