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January 24, 2018 - 12:52 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan sports doctor has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts and other young women and girls, capping a remarkable seven-day hearing that brought more than 150 victims or their families to court, including Olympians. They made...
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Tom Puckett
January 24, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order to protect and strengthen net neutrality in New York. "The FCC's dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -With a fierce flu season upon us, Dr Brahm Segal, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, joined WBEN in-studio Wednesday morning to take questions about the spread of flu. Q: Just how long is someone with the flu contagious? A: You can...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York state could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers. The bill would require internet providers doing business with the state or its municipalities to certify that they don't interfere with web traffic or speed to favor...
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Babies-R-Us on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 24, 2018 - 9:22 am
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - A local Babies R Us location at Target Plaza on Niagara Falls Boulevard is among those slated to close. The retail chain, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 20 percent of its U.S. stores within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company...
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Richard Root
January 24, 2018 - 5:09 am
Clarence, NY (WBEN) - High winds knocked out power to two NYSEG substations yesterday evening. 11,000 customers were without power at one point. There were reports of outages in Clarence, Cheektowaga, and Amherst throughout the evening. The one substation in Elma was back online within hours, but...
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Self-driving car.
Richard Root
January 24, 2018 - 4:27 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - A new survey released by the American Automobile Association shows fear of self-driving vehicles slowly easing among Americans. However, the number of people who report being afraid of riding in a self-driving vehicle is still in the overwhelming majority at 63%. That number...
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Randy Bushover
January 24, 2018 - 4:20 am
Once the weather breaks, a new attraction is planned for the open waters near Buffalo. Business First reports the operators of Seas the Day cruises are planning to launch the “Pontoon Saloon,” a 30-foot boat that will depart from the Safe Harbor Marina and take riders around Buffalo’s waterways...
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Jan 23, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; The Buffalo Sabres celebrate a second period goal by forward Jack Eichel (15) against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.
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Richard Root
January 24, 2018 - 3:15 am
Edmonton, AB (WBEN) - It was a good night to be a Sabres fan. The Sabres dominated Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, shutting them out 5-0 in Edmonton. Jack Eichel looked very good, having an amazing four point night. He had three assists and scored his 20th of the season. Sam Reinhart wasn't...
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Sign in front of WNY Immediate Care in Orchard Park (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 24, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Flu season is in full swing around the world. The widespread illness causes everything from shortness of breath, difficulty of breathing, dizziness, dehydration, vomiting, and so on. In Erie County, reports of the flu have risen steadily since Christmas. According to a graph...
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