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April 13, 2019 - 3:11 pm
(WBEN) Sunday Morning Update: Buffalo Police say they're investigating along with University at Buffalo a potential hazing incident at one of the campus' fraternity houses. UB identifies the victim of the incident as Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, an 18-year-old freshman. His hometown is Port Chester, N...
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April 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — The wins keep piling up for Massachusetts defenseman Cale Makar at the Frozen Four. Some 16 hours after celebrating a 4-3 overtime victory over Denver in the semifinals, Makar won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation's top player Friday. "In my wildest...
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Protester with sign outside Diocese of Buffalo. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 12, 2019 - 8:41 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - There was plenty of reaction on social media after Charlie Specht, and investigative reporter for Channel 7, released a story claiming the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo withheld the names of 25 priests who have been accused of abuse . Given the scope of the scandal...
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Tom Puckett
April 12, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Former Erie County Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping a staffer during a conference in Albany in 2017. Dirschberger was convicted of engaging in sexual intercourse with a county staffer without her consent. In...
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Tom Puckett
April 12, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Brian Higgins says he does not like the administration's plan to relocate Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers currently stationed in airports and on the border between the United States and Canada to serve along the southern border. “While the challenges at...
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Garage fire on Cleveland Ave in Elmwood Village allegedly started by Nathan Wasyl. April 9, 2019 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2019 - 12:18 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Nathan Wasyl, the man who allegedly set fire to five garages in Buffalo's Elmwood Village on Tuesday, will undergo a forensic exam to determine his mental competency for a potential trial. Judge Andrew LoTempio ordered the forensic exam after initially showing skepticism over...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Local record shops are preparing for a busy Saturday as Record Store Day returns. What is Record Store Day? "It started 12 years ago," said Phil Machener, owner of Revolver Records. "It was right in the time where CDs were dying out and a lot of record shops were closing. They...
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Tim Wenger
April 12, 2019 - 8:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo fired back after the latest Channel 7 report on the clergy sex abuse scandal highlighted the diocese witholding the names of 25 priests accused of abuse. The WKBW report unveiled internal records from the Diocese that showed an agenda from last June...
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Randy Bushover
April 12, 2019 - 5:14 am
Catholic Health is positioned to become the sole owner of Sterling Surgical Center LLC. The healthcare system has filed with the New York State Department of Health to take over the 60 percent of shares it doesn't own. No financial terms of the deal were announced. Representatives from Whitesand...
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Tom Puckett
April 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) You may seem like you have the flu, with the coughing, sneezing, achiness and runny nose that seems to be training for a marathon. But in some cases, you've been hit with a respiratory virus that's been going around. Dr. Kathy Grisanti says there have an increase in patient...
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