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Tom Puckett
April 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A local congressman says it's time to get back to work after the Mueller report was released, saying the overpoliticization is hurting ral people. Congressman Tom Reed said in a statement Thursday, "Now it is time for our country to heal because all politics all the time is...
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Randy Bushover
April 19, 2019 - 3:54 am
Tops Friendly Markets is investing in a $40 million capital improvement program. Among the changes: new flooring, energy efficient equipment, cart corrals, shopping carts, and a whole new interior décor. Local stores getting the upgrades are at 700 Thruway Plaza in Cheektowaga, 12775 Broadway in...
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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)
April 19, 2019 - 1:53 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The past week has not been an easy one for the UB community. On Wednesday, students and faculty learned that they had lost one of their own - 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan in a suspected hazing incident. UB president Satish Tripathi issued the following...
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Brenda's Bites
April 18, 2019 - 11:00 pm
Peeps: Talk about a polarizing subject! People either love or hate those ubiquitous lumps of sugar found most commonly in the shape of chicks and bunnies. Are you a fan? I would rather chew on tin foil than pop a Peep; the mere sight of them makes me want to brush my teeth. Vigorously. For those...
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Tom Puckett
April 18, 2019 - 4:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Ice Boom is set to be removed on Monday, weather permitting. The New York Power Authority says the area of ice on eastern Lake Erie as of today remains above 250 square miles. However, warm temperatures are forecast for the coming days so ice cover is estimated to be below...
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Brendan Keany
April 18, 2019 - 4:19 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Mayor Byron Brown was joined by Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner and other city officials Thursday morning to officially announce that the school has been chosen as the designated developer for the Dart Street Auto Impound site. Mayor Byron Brown says...
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Alexander Community Center in Cheektowaga. April 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2019 - 2:05 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Plans are underway for Cheektowaga to have its own Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club provides educational programming and opportunities for youth is eyeing the Alexander Community Center in Cheektowaga as a future site because of its under-utilized building...
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April 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state agencies paid out $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018. That's according to a new report released Thursday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. His report says last year's total overtime cost was at the...
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Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republicans in the New York State Senate renewed an effort to give gold star families access to free tuition at state colleges after widespread criticism over the decision by Assembly democrats to block a bill doing so...but adding free college tuition to families of those...
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Niagara County Sheriff's Office via AP
April 18, 2019 - 11:14 am
LEWISTON, N.Y. (WBEN) - Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with...
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