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Randy Bushover
October 19, 2017 - 4:33 am
UB spinoff company For-Robin is moving one step closer to human clinical trials. For-Robin Inc. has produced a cancer-fighting antibody that can target, penetrate and kill human tumor cells effectively. The findings were reported in September in the journal Neoplasia. A new Forbes ranking places...
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Tom Puckett
October 19, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo-Rochester combined bid to lure Amazon's headquarters to Western New York is officially on its way to the retail giant. Bid organizers say it's now a waiting game for what's next. Related Audio: One Seneca Tower part of Buffalo/Rochester Amazon Bid A New Morning with...
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Richard Root
October 19, 2017 - 3:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At least six adults are left homeless after a fire overnight on the outskirts the Elmwood Village. Buffalo fire crews were called to 420 Breckenridge Street around 2:30 a.m. A basement fire had spread to the first floor of a rooming house with eight apartments. No injuries...
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Richard Root
October 19, 2017 - 3:26 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred Wednesday morning. Police say a 15 year old female student was walking to a bus stop near East Delavan and Freund Street at approximately 6:45 a.m. when a male approached her and asked her to...
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Mike Baggerman
October 19, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – For the last year, Officer Craig Lehner’s trusted companion on the K-9 Unit was a German Shepherd named “Shield”. Shield is currently without a partner because of Lehner’s death on Friday afternoon after he went missing during a training mission with the police department’s...
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Richard Root
October 19, 2017 - 2:56 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit and run crash at Salt and County roads in the Town of Clarence. A passenger vehicle rolled over following the collision just after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Two children from inside the vehicle were taken to Women and Children...
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October 18, 2017 - 8:15 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor doesn't need to hear from his detractors to realize his share of shortcomings. The third-year starter did the math Wednesday, when asked to evaluate his performance through five games. "Right now as a team we sit 3-2," Taylor...
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Brenda's Bites
October 18, 2017 - 8:05 pm
Folks, time to get the Spanks and stretch pants out of the closet! The fall edition of Local Restaurant Week is here, running from October 16 – 22 . This feeding fest occurs each spring and fall with restaurants participating from every corner of Western New York, promoting our ever-expanding...
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Tom Puckett
October 18, 2017 - 3:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Quebec truck driver will spend a year in jail after admitting to a deadly hit and run. 32 year old Sebastien Lavertu pleaded guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Incident Resulting in Death last month in connection with a fatal hit and run in June. Lavertu admitted to being behind...
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Mike Baggerman
October 18, 2017 - 2:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A funeral for Officer Craig Lehner is expected to happen next week, according to Buffalo Police Lieutenant, who gave reporters an update on Wednesday afternoon at Buffalo Police Headquarters. Dennis Richards, the Chief of Detectives with the Buffalo Police Department, is one...
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