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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 7:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York City Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide. On Wednesday, Robert Echeverría,...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) UPDATE: Buffalo Police announced Sunday that autopsy results on the deceased woman discovered following Friday's standoff, show she died of wounds sustained by a sharp object. Buffalo police have arrested an individual and charged him with murder in the 2nd degree following a...
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Brendan Keany
August 16, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in a local restaurant employee, according to Erie County officials. A local restaurant worker contracted Hepatitis A. If you ate or drank anything from Platinum Pizza (1575 Broadway, Buffalo) between August 8 and August 11 you are advised to...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Senator Rob Ortt is reportedly set to challenge Rep. Chris Collins in NY27. Reports say Ortt will announce his campaign Saturday. Ortt's staff would only say Ortt will make an announcement, not confirm whether he will run. Ortt will not only likely challenge Collins, but...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Sheldon, NY (WBEN) State Police in Warsaw are looking for your help in the case of a dog killed and two girls hurt after being hit by a vehicle. Troopers say the 14 and 12-year-old girls were walking their Australian Shepard on the grass next to the roadway and a dark colored vehicle swerved into...
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Brendan Keany
August 16, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Friday marks a major milestone for the Northland Workforce Training Center, the signature workforce initiative under Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion, as they're graduating their first class of students. "We've been working very diligently over the past two years to...
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Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A day after announcing that the team will return to its original royal blue and gold colors in the 2020-2021 season, the Buffalo Sabres unveiled a new special jersey that will be worn at times during their upcoming 50th anniversary season. The jersey is mostly white, with deep...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo introduced a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law to include mass violence motivated by hate. Under this proposal, mass shootings against a group of people based on their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or...
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Cows at the Erie County Fair. August 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Fairgoers at the Erie County Fair will have one last opportunity this weekend to enjoy the annual event in Hamburg. It also means one last opportunity for you to enjoy one of the most important attractions at the fair: The local farm animals. Cows, sheep, chicken, and all...
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Courtesy of Facebook
August 15, 2019 - 10:46 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Today's vitriolic, and at times, downright depressing social media climate can be overwhelming. However, an incident that took place in Lewiston over the last week or so shows that social media, when used effectively, can be used for positive things as well - in...
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