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Spot Coffee in Elmwood Village. November 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2019 - 11:30 pm
UPDATE: The union officially called for the end of the boycott on Thursday afternoon during a news conference at its Elmwood Avenue location. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The boycott against Spot Coffee has come to an end according to key figures in the push for the unionization for the employees for the...
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Mickey Kearns speaks to county lawmakers over concerns of Green Light Law. November 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Staffing interpreters within the Erie County Clerk's Office is the latest concern that Mickey Kearns has about the state's controversial Green Light Law. The clerk estimated that it would cost his office $667,550 at a rate of $50 per hour for the interpreters for all the...
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Leaf piles covered by snow in the Town of Clarence. November 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The workers tasked with leaf cleanup in Western New York are prioritizing snow plowing but are still able to pick up leaves. Several inches of snow dropped in the region within the last few hours, but that's not causing a concern for highway superintendents in the area. "As...
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North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue promoting "Cineposium" 2020. November 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 11, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Some of the top executives in the world of film will convene in Buffalo next September for the global conference known as "Cineposium". The 44th annual Cineposium, run by the Association of Film Commissioners International, will bring film commissioners and industry leaders...
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Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - There was a dorm room fire at the University of Buffalo North Campus Sunday. It started on the 1st floor of Dewey Hall in the Governors complex around 11am. Eight hundred students were evacuated. During the incident, UB activated its UB Alert system to communicate with all...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo teenager was accused of the murder of a youth football coach at Emerson Park and faces life behind bars if convicted of the crime. A grand jury indicted Jason Washington of the murder of 36-year-old Norzell Aldridge after a youth football game on August 31...
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Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - The last Sears store in Western New York will soon close its doors. The company that owns Sears and Kmart, Transformco, announced Thursday that it is closing 96 stores. The Sears at McKinley Mall in Hamburg is closing. It is one of the last anchor tenants at the mall...
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Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Sports gambling is expected to come to Western New York by the end of this year. Kambi Group will be the vendor for Seneca Gaming Corporation when it implements sports betting at the Seneca Casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca. “We are so excited to bring sports...
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Photo courtesy of Strong Museum of Play
WBEN Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 11:04 am
By: Kellie Scanlon ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Strong National Museum of Play inducted Magic: The Gathering, Matchbox Cars, and the Coloring Book into its National Toy Hall of Fame. The three new inductees were among twelve finalists into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Some of the twelve finalists...
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Blizzard from Hamburg. January 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Winter isn't here yet but snow is in the forecast and officials in Erie County this week said that they're ready for whatever Mother Nature brings this winter season. The timing is perfect as forecasters at the National Weather Service are tracking a dose of wintry weather...
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