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August 14, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after abusing two young victims between 2013 and 2016. Joseph Lopez, 20, will also have ten years of post-release supervision after his time in prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release. He...
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August 14, 2018 - 1:49 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man was sentenced to prison following the shooting of his estranged wife's boyfriend. Jeffrey Brown, 44, will spend the next 17 years in prison and an additional five years of post-release supervision after he killed David Brown, 46, on Marne Road in the Town of...
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Canalside's North Aud Block "Pit" May 24, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 14, 2018 - 1:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State is investing $24 million into Western New York's waterfront. Approximately $10 million from New York State will be invested into the North Aud Block site at Canalside. The site, which is currently a pit at Canalside, will become a pedestrian-oriented area with...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After years of anticipation, a movie theater is returning to Main Street in the City of Buffalo on Thursday. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and The Benchmark Group announced on Tuesday that the Market Arcade will be the site of an AMC Movie Theater. The Benchmark Group invested...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't have "personal political conversations" with Donald Trump, a day after the president said New York's Democratic governor told him he wouldn't challenge him for the White House in 2020. Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday that he remains focused on...
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August 14, 2018 - 10:34 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Zoo has announced that its two Asian elephants will be moving to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, La. The relocation is expected to take place later this Fall. Zoo officials says an evaluation of the short and long term needs of the animals resulted in the decision...
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ranks among the top 3% of cancer centers nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Buffalo-based cancer center moved up three spots, to 30 on the annual list of 50 Best Hospitals for cancer. "I'm beyond thrilled" said...
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August 14, 2018 - 8:43 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - For the second time in less than 24-hours, the Buffalo Police SWAT Team was called to duty to deal with an individual barricaded inside a residence. Early Tuesday, Buffalo Police responded to a call that a lone man was barricade inside a home on Treehaven at Bame in the city'...
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Randy Bushover
August 14, 2018 - 5:25 am
McDonald’s says the company and its franchisees are investing $320 million in New York throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 360 McDonald’s restaurants. Among the features will be modernized dining rooms, digital self-order kiosks and remodeled counters allowing for new...
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Matt Moran
August 14, 2018 - 5:00 am
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - What would have normally been a routine meeting of political types took on new meaning and drew a slew of reporters Monday night in Amherst as the chaos surrounding the NY27 Congressional seat continues to swirl. At the Irishman on Main Street. The Amherst Republican Commitee...
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