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January 27, 2018 - 9:38 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police announced the arrest of a man and charged him with several crimes. Antonio Egleton, 31, was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol, marijuana, and counterfeit money. He was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree,...
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January 27, 2018 - 9:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of East Lovejoy Street. The incident happened following a disturbance involving several people inside the Checkmate Bar & Grill. The disturbance continued outside and...
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January 27, 2018 - 6:58 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fourth grade student at Lockport Schools died on Friday. Paiten Pierce was reportedly fighting an illness at Oishei Children's Hospital for several days. Niagara County health officials said they have had no reported cases of the flu The district released the following...
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Mike Baggerman
January 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saturday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The largest ever genocide resulted in the murder of six million jews plus millions of others by Nazi Germany during World War II. January 27 was selected as the day for Holocaust Remembrance Day because it was the day...
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January 26, 2018 - 8:25 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Criminal defense attorney and WBEN legal analyst Paul Cambria is not surprised that the family of fallen Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner has filed a 'notice of claim' against the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Police Department. WBEN has confirmed the filing with the city...
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Tom Puckett
January 26, 2018 - 3:57 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Kathy Twist has been named interim athletic director at UB. She takes over as Allan Greene departs for a similar post at Auburn University. “I am grateful to Kathy for her willingness to serve in this important role in an interim capacity, and I extend my thanks and appreciation...
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Tom Puckett
January 26, 2018 - 3:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Kenmore woman has been arraigned on charges she forged $20 bills. 33-year-old Krystal Rains is charged with 12 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Device in the First Degree, Grand Larceny in...
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Tom Puckett
January 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The all-star break marks the end of the season for a Buffalo Sabre. Zach Bogosian will undergo hip surgery next week. "The news regarding Zach’s injury is unfortunate,” Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill said. “Zach has been dealing with this injury since the beginning of the...
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Tom Puckett
January 26, 2018 - 1:58 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) The Lockport School District has issued a statement after a fourth grader at Anna Merritt Elementary School recently died. The statement from Superintendent Michelle Bradley reads: "We are deeply saddened about the passing of Paiten Pierce, who was a fourth grade student at Anna...
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January 26, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Zoo Friday announced $300,000 in funding from New York State that will used to complete the new Amphibian and Reptile Center at the zoo. The new center will also be named in honor of former zoo President Donna Fernandes who retired last year. The zoo has been...
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