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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2017 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Judge Catherine Nugent Panepinto has ruled against a petition to block a coalition led by a local assemblyman to continue efforts to keep the Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca. "These are children, your Honor. Minors", says attorney Steve Cohen arguing against...
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Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2017 - 1:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Department will begin a 60-90 day trial run of body cameras on Thursday. Twelve sheriff's deputies in various substations and districts volunteered to be part of this test. "We stood back and waited to see how this was received," Erie County Sheriff...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:41 am
(WBEN/AP) The University at Buffalo has begun the process of taking back movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's honorary degree, in light of the mounting number of sexual harassment allegations being made against the Hollywood Titan. The sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein continue to pour in...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:31 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County has the second most structurally deficient bridges in New York State, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who said on Tuesday that billions of dollars are needed to repair bridges in New York State. "Local communities are facing a big price...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:21 am
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - As sexual harassment allegations continue to swirl around film industry executive Harvey Weinstein, Erie County Legislature Candidate Guy Marlette is calling for the University at Buffalo and University President Satish Tripathi to publicly rescind the honorary degree the...
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Richard Root
October 11, 2017 - 6:01 am
A proposed heliport off of Ohio Street was withdrawn from consideration last night during the Buffalo Common Council meeting. Fly Buffalo Fly was hoping to add another location next to Silo City. The company already has two locations in Western New York. Common Councilman Chris Scanlon announced...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday. He noted that while...
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Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2017 - 5:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday. He noted that while...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A coalition of parents in North Tonawanda says a new law passed will help police deal with bullying by students. The law passed last week calls for parents of bullies to be fined $250 or face 15 days in jail. Wil Crago of the Coalition for Safe Schools and Streets says he...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2017 - 6:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Common Councilmembers heard from both sides in a hearing on whether to move forward with removing the statue of Christopher Columbus and take his name off a park in Buffalo. The council received and filed the peition without taking action, and they anticipate no further...
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