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Tom Puckett
May 12, 2017 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After a McKinley High School student filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Public Schools over claims of discrimination, the school's principal has been placed on leave. Sources tell WBEN Crystal Barton was placed on leave as a result of the suit filed by student Byshop Elliott. The...
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Susan Rose
May 12, 2017 - 12:33 pm
West Seneca, N.Y. (WBEN) - "It's our Grand Opening!" Bethany Kloc of the SPCA Serving Erie County could hardly hold back her excitement. "After ten years in the works, Media Folder : Articles we have our grand opening at our brand new shelter from 11am-1pm Saturday". The ribbon will be cut at 11am...
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Orchard Park, NY (WBEN/AP) - Brandon Beane was formally introduced as the 13th General Manager in Buffalo Bills history Friday. At a news conference at New Era Field, Beane said he's excited to begin with his new team. "Beginning today, I'm a Buffalo citizen and I can't wait to get started," Beane...
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(WBEN) New Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill is amazed by the changes he sees around the now Key Bank Center, an arena that he played in years ago while a Sabres winger in 2002, 2203 and 2004. "It's great to see the development down there, coming from ..Pittsburgh, in my ten years, I...
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Dave Debo
May 12, 2017 - 6:55 am
The Black Rock shooting and confusion over whether suspect Jose Hernandez-Rossy was armed has given rise to many calls for Buffalo Police to have body cameras, but a range of practical and privacy concerns make their use a lot more complicated than just clipping the the equipment to the outside of...
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(WBEN/AP) A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another. Jeffrey Tomasik pleaded guilty to mail fraud Thursday in federal court. Prosecutors say he used aliases and at least 20 online accounts to rent...
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Mike Baggerman
May 12, 2017 - 4:00 am
YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline will have a noticable affect on boating this summer. "Here in the lower Niagara River we're finding that the same things that the people are seeing along the Lake Ontario shoreline," James Egloff, Operations Manager for RCR Yachts...
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Mike Baggerman
May 11, 2017 - 10:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A vigil was held Thursday night at Garfield and Tonawanda Streets in Buffalo for Jose Hernandez-Rossy, who died on May 7 after an altercation with Buffalo Police. Hernandez-Rossy was shot by Buffalo Police Officer Justin Tedesco after Tedesco's partner, Officer Joseph Acquino...
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Tim Wenger
May 11, 2017 - 9:55 pm
Lackawanna, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fire at 97 Ingham Avenue off Ridge Road in Lackawanna April 22nd is now the subject of a $10,000 reward as residents, neighbors and community leaders come together to help find out who is responsible for the fire which is now considered to be suspicious in origin...
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Tim Wenger
May 11, 2017 - 9:30 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With a proud Mary Wilson standing in the shadows of a new display at The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, the memory and naval career of her late husband and Buffalo Bills owner Lieutenant Commander Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. was honored. Wilson, who left a gift...
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