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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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January 26, 2018 - 10:25 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Former University of Buffalo administrator Dennis Black was sentenced to five years of probation by Judge John Michalski on Friday morning in Erie County Court. Black admitted last year to stealing $320,000 from the university through his position by using loopholes. Black...
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(WBEN) - Buffalo Bills Center Eric Wood has confirmed he has suffered a career-ending neck injury. Wood has been with the Bills since being drafted by the team in 2009. The Bills' offensive captain issued a statement: “I was diagnosed with a neck injury as part of my season-ending physical with the...
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City of Buffalo fire crews had to call in extra equipment to help battle a blaze at 24 Oberlin on Buffalo's East Side early Friday morning. When crews arrived, a story and a half house was already burning. Minutes later, the roof collapsed into the house. Crews at the scene said the entire house...
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Dave Debo
January 26, 2018 - 6:47 am
(WBEN) Weeks after housing activists fought unsuccessfully to keep it's last tenant from being evicted, State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Glowinia tossed out a preservationists claims and ruled that Norstar Development can proceed with demolition of the Shoreline Apartment complex on Niagara...
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January 26, 2018 - 6:23 am
Oswego, N.Y. (WBEN) - For all the 'bad' we hear about social media and its influences on society, Gary Cranfield and Betsy Waterman in central New York captured a video that is demonstrating the good side of videos gone viral. Cranfield had noticed a snowy owl in frigid Lake Ontario near Oswego,...
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Yondr pouch
Richard Root
January 26, 2018 - 5:17 am
Lewiston, NY (WBEN) - Jack White's tour will bring him to Artpark this summer, and if you're going to the show, it might be the first time you are forced to use a Yondr pouch. You might be asking "what's a Yondr pouch?" A Yondr pouch is like a canvas phone sleeve with an extra flap and a lock on it...
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Randy Bushover
January 26, 2018 - 4:03 am
It was a very active year for the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Year-end numbers obtained by Business First show directors approved tax breaks and incentives for 27 projects. Those projects represented investments totaling nearly $485 million, while creating 444 new full-time jobs and...
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Tom Puckett
January 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Former UB Vice President Dennis Black faces up to 5 to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday. Last year, he admitted to stealing more than $300,000 from UB. At the time, Erie County DA John Flynn said it was embarrassing to the community and the school this happened...
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