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Tom Puckett
May 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) Police say seven people were charged after a large fight inside West Seneca East High School Thursday morning. Police say seven students were arrested on Disorderly Conduct charges in violation of the New York Penal Law. One juvenile student will face discipline thorough...
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Mike Baggerman
May 11, 2017 - 3:05 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local leaders gathered just outside the Grand Island Bridge on Thursday afternoon in a joint push for cashless tolls at the bridge. “Of the 18 toll bridges exclusively in New York State, six currently utilize cashless tolls,” Congressman Brian Higgins said. “...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) The attorney for the family of the suspect in the officer-involved shooting is refuting some of the latest theories in Sunday's incident. Nelson Torre, representing the family of suspect Jose Hernandez-Rossy was asked about reports that Officer Joseph Acquino's ear may have...
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Bufalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday that they have hired Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant GM Jason Botterill as the team's new General Manager. Botterill has served as Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant GM since 2009, and has been credited with helping build Stanley Cup champion teams...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York car manufacturers can now apply to test driverless cars on public highways. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the state will begin accepting applications from companies looking to test or demonstrate autonomous vehicle technology as part of a year-long pilot...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:07 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has four-person field teams ready to respond to the high water levels along the shores of Lake Ontario. The teams consist of hydraulic and hydrology engineers, geotechnical engineers, coastal engineers, and operation and technical service...
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AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police are investigating a fatal collision that killed a woman on Sweet Home Road just after midnight Thursday. Angel R. McNight-Miller, 23, from New York City, was crossing Sweet Home near the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road, when she was hit by a 2007 Toyota...
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Tom Puckett
May 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former FBI special agent in charge says agents are reeling from the firing of James Comey as FBI director, but will continue focusing on their work. "After they get over the shock, and after talking to current and recently retired agents, morale is going to take a hit," says...
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Mike Baggerman
May 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the investigation continues into the fatal shooting in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood, authorities won’t have the option to use police camera footage because it doesn't’t exist. Body cameras haven’t been implemented yet because of cost concerns and Buffalo police...
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Richard Root
May 11, 2017 - 3:37 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The famous Cellino and Barnes jingle and their, huge, smiling faces on billboards might be a thing of the past. They've been a part of Buffalo's scenery and airwaves for over 18 years. However, an order to show cause obtained by WBEN, filed in State Supreme Court Wednesday,...
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