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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN)- As first reported by WKBW, Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting at West Ferry and Hampshire Street. One individual is being treated at Erie County Medical Center for serious injuries after being struck by gunfire. According to police, the shooting near La Nova Pizzeria...
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Mike Baggerman
September 16, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man who was already accused of one murder has now been accused of a second one and faces 50 years to life in prison. Charles Jones, 24, was initially accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, 25-year-old Jacquetta Lee, to death in July. Lee's body was found on July 18...
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Jeffrey Calhoun leaves court after pleading not guilty to hate crimes. September 3, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Lockport man was charged with multiple hate crimes after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman after a car accident in July. Jeffrey Calhoun was charged with unlawful imprisonment and second degree menacing, both of which were deemed hate crimes. He was also charged with...
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Neil McManus
September 01, 2019 - 1:16 pm
UPDATE: Buffalo Police announced that 36-year-old Norzell Aldridge of Cheektowaga was the victim of the fatal shooting. Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Saturday night near the intersection of Koons Avenue and Sycamore. Investigators say that two...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York softened penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and created a process for erasing certain past offenses in a state law that went into place Wednesday. The maximum penalty for possessing less than an ounce of pot has been lowered to $50. The legislation...
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111 Ebling Avenue in Tonawanda, where 31-year-old Danielle Cretacci were killed and her two children were shot. August 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 28, 2019 - 12:20 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tonawanda Police identified the woman who was shot and killed in a triple shooting at 111 Ebling Avenue as 31-year-old Danielle Cretacci. Her two children, ages 8 and 11, were both shot and are in stable condition. Authorities said the shooting happened at 2 a.m. at 111...
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August 15, 2019 - 7:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police said a female is dead after a stabbing on Buffalo's West Side. Police said that the stabbing happened at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the first block of the 15th Street. It happened inside of a home in what police believe is a domestic incident. A male was taken to...
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August 14, 2019 - 7:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An 11-year-old girl was shot in the leg on Buffalo's East Side. Buffalo Police said the shooting happened just before midnight in the 500 block of Winslow Avenue. The girl was struck in the leg by bullets and taken to Oishei Children's Hospital where she is in stable...
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Chris Collins. July 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York have dropped some charges against Rep. Chris Collins, who is indicted in a federal insider trading case. Collins was dropped from three counts in a rewritten indictment filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Collins, a Republican, has pleaded...
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This image shows a tweeted version of The New York Times front page for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, with a headline that reads: "“TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM." The headline, in the paper's first edition, caused an outcry that triggered a new debate over how such tragedies should be covered. (The New York Times via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Revulsion over the weekend's twin mass shootings and the nagging sense that it's all an inconclusive rerun has frustrated the news media and those who rely upon it — and triggered the stirrings of a new debate over how such tragedies should be covered. "It's time for journalists to...
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