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Tom Puckett
October 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Grand Island woman who admitted to violently shaking her boyfriend's toddler, causing her death, has been sentenced to ten years in prison. On September 10, 2018, 27-year-old Brianna Valenti called 911 to report that her boyfriend’s child, 2-year-old Raelynn Fuller, was...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
(WBEN) - A new poll of New Yorkers shows that 78% Say Vaping is a serious public health problem, and 61% support the Governor's emergency order to ban flavored E-Cigs The Siena poll, which you can see here in its entirety , shows that 52% of New Yorkers go a step further, and support banning all e-...
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Randy Bushover
October 07, 2019 - 4:11 am
The cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in the region has dropped another two cents in the past week to $2.68. The AAA notes that at this time a year ago, a gallon of unleaded cost $3 per gallon. The Genesee County Economic Development Center has approved $126,000 in tax breaks and incentives to Six...
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Tom Puckett
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) One real estate broker believes the pace of downtown development is great, but isn't so sure work on the Skyway needs to be done right away. Last month, New York state awarded prizes for the top ideas in the Skyway Design ideas competition. But George Hamberger of Howard Hanna...
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Brendan Keany
October 07, 2019 - 12:23 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Saturday morning, just hours before the Sabres' home opener of their 50th anniversary season, the team was joined by the Seneca Gaming Corporation to unveil the brand new Seneca Sports Lounge inside KeyBank Center. This morning, the @BuffaloSabres and Seneca Gaming Corporation...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump's conduct. Attorney...
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Tim Wenger
October 06, 2019 - 8:45 pm
Washington (WBEN) - David Bellavia found himself on the pitchers mound again and in the national spotlight Sunday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch in game three of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The...
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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WBEN/AP) — A former Buffalo Bills player is accused of pulling a gun on teens who were pranking homes in his Tennessee neighborhood. News outlets report 43-year-old Jimmy Robinson Jr. was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault. Mt. Juliet police Lt. Tyler Chandler...
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DETROIT (WBEN/AP) — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to members. The letter from UAW Vice President...
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Neil McManus
October 06, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The family of Timon ninth grader is asking for help to locate the missing teen. Robert Jones did not come home after school on Friday and has not been seen since late Friday afternoon. Nicole Jones, Robert's aunt and legal guardian, filed a missing person report with Buffalo...
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