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Tom Puckett
August 17, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Common Council President Rev. Darius Pridgen says we've never been in a time without divisiveness in our country's history. But he says we're now in a place of transparency when it comes to hate speech. "There have been people who were white supremacists, who did not like...
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Richard Root
August 17, 2017 - 3:54 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Recording your neighbor's backyard pool with video surveillance is now illegal in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation yesterday that cracks down on unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance. Following reports of cameras being installed to unlawfully...
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Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2017 - 9:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wednesday's Buffalo School Board meeting was scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. and once it did start, a group of protesters from the group "Queers for Racial Justice" began shouting for about 30 minutes, highlighting controversial Buffalo School Board member Carl...
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August 16, 2017 - 9:32 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - More than 500 pateints who underwent scopes at the Buffalo VA Hospital are in receipt of a health alert after hospital officials learned their procedures may have been conducted using improperly sanitized instruments. All impacted patients will be offered free testing...
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Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2017 - 9:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A rally was held at the Durham Memorial AME Zion Church in Buffalo on Wednesday in support of peace and to condemn the white nationalists at the heart of the controversy in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. Among the speakers at the event was New York’s Lieutenant...
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Niagara River. August 25, 2017 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2017 - 3:35 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - After reports of another discharge into the Lower Niagara River surfaced on Tuesday the State Department of Environmental Conservation held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to give an update onto their investigation into both Tuesday's event and the black...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2017 - 3:26 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) Jamestown Police say no charges will be filed in the case of a four year old girl who wandered out of a home. Police say another child in the home left the door unsecured, allowing the girl to leave the home. She was spotted unattended on East 2nd Street Wednesday morning...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) Following the backlash to President Trump's finger-pointing at both sides for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., local political strategist Carl Calabrese tried to lower the temperature during an appearance on WBEN Wednesday morning. "We have a fringe problem in this...
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President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group's efforts to...
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Randy Bushover
August 16, 2017 - 4:52 am
Buffalo-based ClearView Social has developed software that curates the social media process for professionals, helping dictate when and where they post. According to Business First, Monro Muffler Brake will initially roll out the program to a brand with about 50 stores. Employees will be encouraged...
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