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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The Stanley Cup was in Buffalo for a visit Tuesday! The 'Keeper of the Cup' Phil Pritchard brought the Cup to the WBEN studios for an extended visit. Check it Out: "Keeper of the Stanley Cup" Phil Pritchard It’s here! #StanleyCup https://t.co/OV1vZpyNUB — WBEN NewsRadio 930AM...
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Randy Bushover
April 16, 2019 - 4:02 am
Craft beer lovers in the region are going to get a taste of some of the world's best brews. According to Business First, Shelton Brothers Inc., one of the largest importers and distributors of craft beers, will be bringing its annual fall festival to Buffalo on October 4th and 5th. Still to be...
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Tom Puckett
April 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Malone says he will not step down. This coming just hours after new initiatives were introduced in conjuction with the Movement to Restore Trust. "I have been doing all my ministry everywhere I'm scheduled to do it, enjoying being with the...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
April 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Last Friday's apparent hazing of a freshman fraternity member at the University at Buffalo's Sigma Pi is putting the spotlight on Greek life and its history of hazing. Most, if not all, college campuses have a hazing policy related to its Greek life organizations, yet...
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Brendan Keany
April 15, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer was in Lewiston today calling for $250 million increase in federal spending to an environmental clean-up program that would rid the Niagara Falls Storage Site of World War II-era nuclear waste. Senator Chuck Schumer is in Lewiston at the...
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April 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo firefighters were battling fierce flames at a house on Michigan Avenue near Glenwood in the city Monday morning when the structure collapsed during firefighting efforts. Nobody was injured in the fire or collapse and all residents of the home have been accounted for...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
April 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo is creating a Greek Life Review Committee in response to the apparent hazing incident involving the Sigma Pi fraternity that left a student on life support. The 10-to-15 person committee was created to review current university-wide educational...
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Tom Puckett
April 15, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese and the Movement to Restore Trust are forming a joint implementation team. Bishop Richard Malone says he suggested the creation of the joint implementation team to foster collaboration in the coming months between the Diocese and MRT to prioritize and...
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Mike Baggerman
April 15, 2019 - 11:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblyman Patrick Burke is clarifying misconceptions about a bill introduced in the New York State Legislature about organ donations. The bill will create an "opt-out" system for the organ and tissue donation registry in New York State. If enacted, residents ages 18 and...
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