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October 03, 2017 - 7:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to sign their franchise player, Jack Eichel, to an NHL-maximum eight-year, $80 million contract. The team announced the signing on its twitter account on Tuesday night in a deal reached two days before Buffalo hosts...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2017 - 6:45 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) The husband of a hit and run victim is filing a civil suit against the suspected driver, as well as Erie County and the town of Grand Island. Dana Papaj was critically injured after being struck by a car as she was walking her dog along East River Road June 13th. Police say...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2017 - 6:24 pm
Buffalo, NY - Canisius College today announced it will reduce its current tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 to $27,000—a 23% reduction—in a move aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of a Canisius education. Entitled Excellence Within Reach, this initiative...
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Mike Baggerman
October 03, 2017 - 3:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Over $15,000 has been raised locally to help the victims of Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico, according to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown who gave an update on the relief drive that's taken place for the last two weeks. "Puerto Rico is America," Brown said. "The folks...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2017 - 2:28 pm
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) A 16 year old at East Aurora High School is charged with making threats of violence at the school. Police say there were also social media threats. "Around 7:30, 8 o'clock (last night), I was informed by our resource officer he had been contacted by school officials with a...
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Mike Baggerman
October 03, 2017 - 1:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Canterbury Woods Gates Circle officially opened on Tuesday morning in the City of Buffalo. The building will provide life care to seniors age 62 and older along with assisted living, nurses, and rehabilitative services. The senior living community welcomed its first group of...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas has ignited another discussion about whether gun control measures could prevent future tragedies. Miguel Rivera, a former Buffalo Police officer, now a firearms instructor, does not think laws will stop someone from doing something...
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A 12-year-old girl was rescued after she fell into an open manhole on a South Buffalo sidewalk Tuesday morning and spent approximately one hour in the water there. "A by-passer was talking his daily walk and heard her screaming," Buffalo Fire Dept. Capt. Dan O'Leary told WBEN. The girl, whose name...
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Dave Debo
October 03, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN/ABC) As America deals with the aftermath of the nation's largest mass shooting, don't expect to see magnetometers at hotels anytime soon. While concerts and football games are places where people have seen mass casualty attacks, experts say there are hundreds of soft targets across America...
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Richard Root
October 03, 2017 - 5:56 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police say a teen was shot on Butler Avenue Monday evening. A 17-year-old female was hit in the leg by gunfire. She was taken to the hosptial with non-life threatening injuries. No word if police have made an arrest in the shooting. October 3, 2017
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