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Brendan Keany
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The one-year lookback window under the Child Victims Act is now officially open , and we're already learning of hundreds of lawsuits filed against churches, schools and various other organizations throughout New York State. On Tuesday, attorney Steve Boyd, who...
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August 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the eve before the filing window for the New York Child Victims Act opened, Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo issued an apology. In the written and video message, Malone says, "I want to again express my personal apology and that of the Diocese of...
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New Era Field. April 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - County and state leaders continue to emphasize there are no definitive plans on a new Buffalo Bills stadium or a renovation of the current stadium in Orchard Park. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the stadium in Orchard Park on Monday in what he...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara Falls Police say a woman died after she was hit by a car as she riding her bike Monday morning. Police say a 75 year old man from Lewiston stopped at a stop sign at Grand and Hyde Park Blvd. While making a left turn, police say the driver collided with 86 year old...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo dog day care worker is accused of fatally beating a dog while working in a pet grooming business. The Erie County DA's office says 23-year-old Jarrod Dillman of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee on one count of Aggravated...
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Peter Crotty Casino at Cazenovia Park. August 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 3:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy received a $3 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to support capital projects and for planning and operations. Conservancy officials and city leaders made the announcement on Tuesday morning at Cazenovia Park. Half of...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo signs a bill into law requiring bus drivers to report signs of abuse in private schools. "The safety and well-being of our children is the top priority of this administration and I'm proud to sign this legislation and help close this loophole in the law," Governor...
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Brendan Keany
August 13, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday morning, representatives from Weitz & Luxenberg, a law firm from New York City, stood in front of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to announce their plans to file more than 100 cases in Erie County when the one-year look-back window under the Child...
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(WBEN) - The New York State Attorney General's Office said that they have settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak for $125,000. The State agreed to pay one of Gabryszak's former aides $100,000 in damages and $25,000 in lost wages after she said he made...
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North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The City of North Tonawanda could be looking in to putting a limit on how many dogs can live in one household. The issue came up at a recent meeting after the city's dog control officer said there have been more complaints about odors from homes with numerous dogs. City...
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