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August 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - After last week's meeting with the Erie County Legislature , the county is now implementing and acting on a plan to safely remove and contain lead-tainted playground equipment from various parks. Troy Schinzel is the commissioner of parks for Erie County, and he...
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Brendan Keany
August 12, 2019 - 4:17 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - As the Buffalo Sabres continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Labatt USA is releasing Labatt Blue and Gold Ale, thanks to the brewing expertise of Marty Biron, at this Saturday's fan fest . "Today's a special day because I went through the process this Blue...
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Tom Puckett
August 12, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Bills fans can remember Pancho Billa at a special tailagate the day before the Bills' home opener. The event will take place at Hammer's Lot on September 21st, the day before the Bills home opener. "We've reached out to a couple other groups to help us put this together,"...
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August 12, 2019 - 1:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - A friend of LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend has dropped a lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills running back. Elizabeth Donald is a childhood friend of Delicia Cordon. Donald was with Cordon during a violent home invasion in July 2018 at a house near Atlanta owned by McCoy. Donald sued...
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Randy Bushover
August 12, 2019 - 9:27 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a cow in Darien, NY. The incident happened between sunset Saturday and sunrise Sunday. Authorities say the act was intentional and they're looking for the shooter. The incident happened in the area of...
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(AP) - Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly...
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Seabar. August 9, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - This week is the final week of operations for one of Buffalo's most popular sushi restaurants. Seabar, which originally opened in 2008, will shut its doors this Saturday after more than a decade of operation. Chef Mike Andrzejewski told WBEN that he had to shut the restaurant...
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Tom Puckett
August 12, 2019 - 3:51 am
Silver Springs, NY (WBEN) Five people within the Mennonite community in Wyoming County have been diagnosed with the measles. Wyoming County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Collins says the cases are confined to that community. "At this point it appears to be isolated. We are currently working on...
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Randy Bushover
August 12, 2019 - 3:44 am
The local average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas has fallen another penny to $2.80 in Western New York. According to the AAA, the local price has dropped five cents in the past month. The current average is also four cents lower than the statewide average of $2.84. Marathon Petroleum Corp...
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August 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
ERIE, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone...
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