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Tom Puckett
August 14, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Irvine, CA (WBEN) A woman who attended Wellsville Schools in 1980 claims she was raped repeatedly by a janitor and the principal at the time did nothing to stop the attacks. Joanne Schoonmaker is now suing the Wellsville Central School District. Schoonmaker alleges rape by Robert Alexander Wade who...
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Main Street Niagara Falls. June 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 14, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Governor Andrew Cuomo made a stop in Niagara Falls on Wednesday morning to deliver exciting news to the region, as he explained that the city has won $10 million in this round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Gov. @andrewcuomo just announced that...
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Tom Puckett
August 14, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man has been charged with threatening an attack on ECMC. Erie County prosecutors say 35 year old Erik Sull of Buffalo made the threat Monday as he was being discharged from the hospital. "(Sull) told employees that he planned to return, blow up the hospital, and shoot...
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August 14, 2019 - 9:13 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the first day of filing opens under the New York Child Victims Act, dozens of suits have already been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. During an in-studio appearance on WBEN Wednesday morning, priest abuse survivor and advocate James Faluszczak announced...
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August 14, 2019 - 7:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An 11-year-old girl was shot in the leg on Buffalo's East Side. Buffalo Police said the shooting happened just before midnight in the 500 block of Winslow Avenue. The girl was struck in the leg by bullets and taken to Oishei Children's Hospital where she is in stable...
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Brendan Keany
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The one-year lookback window under the Child Victims Act is now officially open , and we're already learning of hundreds of lawsuits filed against churches, schools and various other organizations throughout New York State. On Tuesday, attorney Steve Boyd, who...
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Tom Puckett
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The window is open for victims of sexual abuse to come forward under the Child Victims Act. One retired judge says courts are going to be even busier. "I believe the courts are going to be inundated," says retired State Supreme Court Judge Penny Wolfgang. "The attorneys have been...
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August 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the eve before the filing window for the New York Child Victims Act opened, Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo issued an apology. In the written and video message, Malone says, "I want to again express my personal apology and that of the Diocese of...
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New Era Field. April 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - County and state leaders continue to emphasize there are no definitive plans on a new Buffalo Bills stadium or a renovation of the current stadium in Orchard Park. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the stadium in Orchard Park on Monday in what he...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara Falls Police say a woman died after she was hit by a car as she riding her bike Monday morning. Police say a 75 year old man from Lewiston stopped at a stop sign at Grand and Hyde Park Blvd. While making a left turn, police say the driver collided with 86 year old...
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