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August 10, 2017 - 5:52 am
OLEAN, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Researchers at St. Bonaventure University will look at how cell phones affect students when they bring them to class. The work will be done by a new center the western New York university is opening this fall dedicated to research in the areas of attention and learning...
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August 10, 2017 - 5:46 am
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - As a new era of players, head coach and a coaching staff take to the field at New Era Field in Orchard park for the preseason opener tonight, fans will have a new ride option to and from the games. Uber. The Buffalo Bills have partnered witht he rideshare provider Uber...
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Tom Puckett
August 10, 2017 - 4:00 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Legislators hold a special meeting tonight hoping to get help from a number of agencies to get answers from the Niagara Falls Water Board on what led to that wastewater discharge July 29th. "We have resolutions putting forth the EPA, attorney general and the...
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Randy Bushover
August 10, 2017 - 3:53 am
Joe's Crab Shack on Maple Road has closed. Owner Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. declared bankruptcy earlier this year. This comes as Landry’s Inc. won a bidding war for the Ignite Restaurant holdings - which also includes Brick House Tavern + Tap. Landry's paid $55 million for the rights to those...
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Richard Root
August 10, 2017 - 3:50 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Niagara Falls Police have apprehended a man from Youngstown, Ohio who is accused of killing his girlfriend, putting her body in the trunk of his car, and driving across states to Niagara Falls. Police say 37-year-old JeShawn Elliot's brother tipped them off and they found...
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Richard Root
August 10, 2017 - 3:39 am
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) - There will be no criminal charges in the death of 48-year-old Wendy Bus of Colden. She was struck and killed in store parking lot in East Aurora on June 25. Investigators say the 18-year-old driver who hit Bus still faces vehicle and traffic violations including unsafe...
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Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2017 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Fair spokesman Marty Biniasz provided assurance that the rides at the Erie County Fair this year have been thoroughly inspected. “The incident that happened in Ohio really shook the industry, whether it’s the fair industry or the amusement industry,” Biniasz said...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2017 - 4:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in Shwe Kyee brand “Special Dried Butter Cake.” The product was sold at Lucky 7 Asian Market located at 931 Niagara Street in Buffalo, NY. To date, no illnesses have been reported...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man who admitted to playing a role in the death of a former roommate will spend the next 18 years in prison. 29 year old Carl Hosmer plead guilty to manslaughter along with 28 year old James Howard in the stabbing death of 44 year old Daniel Sparks. Sparks' body was found in...
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