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Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 10:26 am
(WBEN/AP) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer,...
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Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 8:53 am
(WBEN) It's been very busy this morning for local police agencies. The West Seneca Police Department currently investigating a fatal crash this morning on Southwestern Boulevard at Transit Road. It was a rollover with one person being ejected and killed. Three others were pulled from the vehicle...
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Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 7:27 am
(WBEN) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of a $16 million project to renovate Tower Three at SUNY Buffalo State College. This project is part of roughly $73 million in capital renovation projects the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York is completing on SUNY campuses...
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Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 6:16 am
(WBEN) Here is a rundown of some of the police stories from this weekend: (WBEN) Police in Niagara Falls are reporting a man in critical condition after being struck by a car Saturday morning. It happened about 12:20am in the 1900 Block of Walnut Avenue. The driver swerved to avoid the pedestrian...
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Allan Harris
September 15, 2019 - 6:07 am
(WBEN/AP) In New York state government news, lawmakers are taking aim at e-cigarettes amid a worrisome wave of lung illnesses thought to be linked to the popular products. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed banning all flavored e-cigs, while state lawmakers have proposed restrictions on the sale of the...
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Brendan Keany
September 14, 2019 - 8:13 am
EAST RUTHERFORD (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills are riding high after an improbable 17-16 comeback victory over the division rival New York Jets last Sunday, and they'll have the opportunity to improve to 2-0 this Sunday against the Giants - a start they haven't earned since 2014. Head Coach Sean...
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Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrat Sean Ryan will not seek another term in the New York State Assembly because he's eyeing a different seat in Albany: State Senate. Ryan told WBEN on Friday that he is officially running for the seat. "I had spent a bulk of the spring and summer talking to people in...
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Allan Harris
September 13, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After some concerning messages were found online, Friday's varsity and Saturday's JV football games were postponed. Ken-Ton Schools and Buffalo Schools say both athletic directors agreed to postpone the games out of an abundance of caution while law enforcement work to...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 13, 2019 - 2:17 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Exactly one year following the shooting death of Pito Rivera , the family has filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Police and the two individual officers involved in Rivera's death. Pito Rivera was shot by police on September 12, 2018, and no charges were filed by the district attorney'...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Warsaw, NY (WBEN) A Wyoming County jury convicts a man for surreptitiously videotaping a 14 year old. 39 year old Shayne Hildreth was found guilty of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance as a Sexually Motived Felony, Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree, Criminal Sexual Act in the Second...
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