Buffalo

City of Buffalo DPW patching potholes. (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
February 16, 2019 - 9:10 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo Public Works Department kicked off its first "pothole blitz" of 2019. Nine crews, featuring around 20 total people, are addressing potholes on notable roads in the city, including Main Street, South Park Avenue in South Buffalo, Broadway-Fillmore, and...
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February 16, 2019 - 6:56 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown directed the Buffalo Police Department to stop the enforcement of low level marijuana offenses. READ MORE: MAYOR BROWN DELIVERS 2019 STATE OF THE CITY The mayor said he wants enforcement to stop because of the upcoming legalization of...
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Old Buffalo Police Headquarters at Franklin and Church in Buffalo. The building was purchased by Washington, D.C. developer Douglas Jemal, who also owns One Seneca Tower. February 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
February 15, 2019 - 8:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The developer of One Seneca Tower has purchased the former Buffalo Police Headquarters building at the corner of Church and Franklin and plans to redevelop it into housing. Douglas Jemal, a Washington D.C. developer, confirmed the purchase to WBEN on Friday morning. "I caught...
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47-Acre parcel at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park where a Cannabis Campus will be developed if New York State passes legislation on legalizing marijuana. January 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The planned cannabis campus in South Buffalo will sell primarily health and wellness products plus some smokable products if marijuana is legalized. There's just one catch if the campus opens next year: Cash only. According to the Washington Post , banks are reluctant to...
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Company officials from Flora - California Prime, Inc. meet with reporters in Buffalo to discuss Cannabis Campus. February 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Officials at the head of the California-based company that plans to bring a cannabis campus to Western New York were in Buffalo on Thursday to answer questions and educate the community about its project. Flora - California Prime, Inc. purchased a 47-acre parcel of land from...
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Mike Baggerman
February 14, 2019 - 8:40 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Some of the common traditions on Valentine's Day includes flowers, a card, and especially a nice date at a local restaurant. But are you looking to woo your significant other this year by getting a tattoo? You should probably think twice. "Some tattoos can be very meaningful...
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February 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The executive director of the Erie County Water Authority has resigned. The Erie County Water Authority confirmed to WBEN in a statement saying that John Mye III is leaving his post after serving on it for only four days. Mye is reportedly leaving due to "personal reasons"...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
February 13, 2019 - 11:10 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another republican candidate under consideration for the Erie County Executive position bowed out of the race. Erie County Legislator Ed Rath confirmed to WBEN on Wednesday that he is no longer running and will, instead, focus on his re-election. "The timing is not right for...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
February 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard told WBEN that his office is still entertaining the idea of issuing body-worn cameras in the future. "The topic remains open," Howard told WBEN at an event in Geneseo recently. "We have had some recent inquiries about the expense of the use of...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "Some days I wake up and I'm so surprised that Doug is not here." Karen Wielinski says in one sense, the tragic crash of flight 3407 seems like yesterday, and in another, it seems like her "other life". Wielinski and her daughter Jill are survivors of the crash. They managed...
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