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WBEN Newsroom
November 20, 2019 - 5:55 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine and a newly revealed summertime phone call with President...
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Tom Puckett
November 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) In an era where retailers are struggling, a new shopping facility will soon open up that will take a different approach. What was once Northtown Plaza will become Station 12. Brian Sciera of WS Development says in the retail business, things have to be done differently. Sciera...
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January 9, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 20, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The idea of a soccer stadium in Western New York has piqued the interest of elected officials. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul are among the local leaders interested in having professional soccer return to Western New York. Mayor...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 19, 2019 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have been striving for stronger starts during an opening stretch in which they’ve played more road games than any team in the NHL. They did just that Tuesday night. Parise scored twice in the first period, Alex Stalock made 30 saves, and...
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Peter Fitzgerald from the FBI addresses questions about a series of racist messages and hate crimes that have occurred at SU in the last two weeks during a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Public Safety Building in Syracuse, N.Y. On the far left is Syracuse University DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado. Next to him is Major Philip Rougeux, Troop D Commander for the New York State Police. At right is Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner. (Lauren Long/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)
WBEN Newsroom
November 19, 2019 - 7:13 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand was circulated electronically at Syracuse University, campus law enforcement said Tuesday, adding to a string of racist episodes that have shaken the...
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Dayquain Trent indicted on attempted murder charges. November 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 19, 2019 - 4:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A Buffalo man is accused of trying to murder a witness who testified in a separate murder trial a month ago. A grand jury returned an indictment against Dayquain Trent, who was charged with attempted murder, assault, and witness tampering after he allegedly shot a witness...
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Brendan Keany
November 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The cars will be lining up early Wednesday at two local Wegmans locations and at the surface lot adjacent to Key Bank Center as the annual Turkeys for Tickets campaign plays out. Car by car, the turkeys will be handed over in exchange for ticket vouchers for upcoming Buffalo Sabres...
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Mike Baggerman
November 19, 2019 - 4:35 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An Orchard Park hairdresser has been sentenced to prison after he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy at a salon in Orchard Park this summer. After pleading guilty in July, Stephen Savaglio was given a split sentence of six months in prison and ten years of probation. He...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
November 19, 2019 - 3:58 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "Buffalonians, we're tough people. We take care of our own." With those words, Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia proudly wore his stunning blue award around his neck and accepted honors from city leaders in Buffalo. First, Bellavia was the recipient of a proclamation in...
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Tom Puckett
November 19, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Kenmore, NY (WBEN) Assemblyman Robin Schimminger will not seek re-election in the 140th Assembly District in 2020. He issued a brief statement on Tuesday, saying "For more than 40 years, I have had the honor of representing the 140th Assembly District. During that time, I have met with thousands of...
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