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Richard Root
March 29, 2017 - 7:37 am
Okay geeks and video game aficionados, the World Video Game Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester has its finalists for the 2017 induction in May. Did you even know the World Video Game Hall of Fame was just down the 90 in the next town over? Well, this is only the third year for the Hall...
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March 29, 2017 - 6:36 am
GRAPEVINE, Texas (WBEN/AP) -- A mother says she and her special needs son were "treated like dogs" after her request for alternate screening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport led an officer to closely pat down the boy. Jennifer Williamson videotaped Sunday's search of her son, Aaron, who...
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Dave Debo
March 29, 2017 - 6:32 am
The Sears stores at the Boulevard and Walden Galleria Malls closed their doors for good Tuesday The closures part of a large-scale reduction that includes about 150 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide. A report shared with stockholders earlier this month suggested that Sears would have trouble...
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Mike Baggerman
March 29, 2017 - 4:00 am
Architect's rendering courtesy of Explore & More BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Groundbreaking for the Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside begins on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place near the intersection of Marine Drive and Lloyd at Canalside. "We're going to have some...
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Tom Puckett
March 29, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Democratic Assemblyman Mickey Kearns is running for Erie County Clerk, and he's received the endorsement of the Erie County Conservative Party. It has happened before, say Kearns and party chairman Ralph Lorigo. "This is a non-partisan office, this deals with customer service,"...
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Tim Wenger
March 29, 2017 - 12:45 am
When you pull together the plans for a family vacation, how often do you consider the option of a train for your roundtrip transportation? Anyone? Anyone? Exactly. Trains as a mode of transportation are certainly still viable, but the concept of investing tens, or even hundreds, of millions of...
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Tim Wenger
March 28, 2017 - 9:28 pm
Phoenix, AZ (WBEN) - In a wide ranging media availability with WKBW TV and others following the NFL owners meetings, Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula addressed a number of issues, including the relationship between newly-named Head Coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Doug Whaley. The...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:37 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The former comptroller who admitted to taking $4.1 million from Towne Auto Group pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Erie County Court. Billie Becker, 55, pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the First Degree and Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree. Between May 2009 and...
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Tom Puckett
March 28, 2017 - 3:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of holding up a pair of banks in 2015. The FBI says Michael James Keitz entered the M&T Bank located at 1205 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst October 2, 2015, went to a desk...
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March 28, 2017 - 1:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state leaders could delay high-profile budget ideas such as free college tuition for middleclass students because of uncertainty in Washington. The Democrat said on NY1 Television Monday evening that the possibility of deep cuts in federal funding...
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