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Randy Bushover
July 10, 2017 - 5:05 am
Documents filed with two Buffalo review boards confirm Pegula Sports & Entertainment’s plans for an historic Cobblestone District building acquired earlier this year. Business First reports the first two floors will house Labatt USA’s corporate headquarters and the street-level John Labatt...
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the Alix Rice Peace Park breaks ground, a state senator continues his push to close a loophole associated with Rice's death. Back in 2011, Rice died after being hit by a drunk driver who claimed he was not aware he hit Rice and was acquitted on the felony charge of leaving the...
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Richard Root
July 10, 2017 - 3:48 am
Theresa, NY (WBEN/AP) - A New York State Trooper was shot to death in Jefferson County Sunday night. Trooper Joel Davis, 36-years-old, was killed while responding to a domestic dispute and shots fired call. State Police say Davis was gunned down as he was approaching a home in the Town of Theresa,...
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Mike Baggerman
July 10, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Reports of a hit-and-run are a commonly reported at news organizations around the country. A typical news report will state what's been reported by the police department who handled the investigation. But what happens during their investigation? Buffalo Police Lieutenant Jeff...
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Richard Root
July 10, 2017 - 2:53 am
Orangeville, NY (WBEN) - A North Tonawanda woman is dead after a motorcycle accident in Wyoming county late Sunday morning. Three other victims were taken to ECMC. At approximately 11:45 am, a vehicle being operated by Joshua D. Huntress, of Mayville, NY, was traveling west on State Route 20A when...
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Allan Harris
July 09, 2017 - 7:29 am
(WBEN/AP) After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo's ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis. Now the city is experimenting with the nation's first opioid crisis intervention court, which can get users...
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July 08, 2017 - 8:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state lawmakers are touting big steps in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction but say much more needs to be done to fight the wave of drug abuse and overdoses. The Legislature included $214 million in this year's state budget for efforts to prevent and...
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WBEN Photo - Susan Rose
Susan Rose
July 08, 2017 - 3:50 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Food by the forkful was being consumed at the 34th annual Taste of Buffalo on Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square. Buffalo is home to the largest 2-day food festival in the nation. Over 55 restaurants and food trucks are represented at the Taste. 450-thousand people are...
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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
July 08, 2017 - 7:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said Friday that they have written to the Federal Emergency...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 08, 2017 - 6:19 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the Taste of Buffalo prepares for this weekend, many festival-goers will embrace the idea of binge-eating local favorites like chicken wings, beef on weck, etc. However, nearly 60 restaurants and food trucks at the Taste of Buffalo are embracing healthy options. "11 years...
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