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Mike Baggerman
July 05, 2017 - 8:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – When looking at the results of Wednesday’s re-organization meeting for the Buffalo School Board, the public will read Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold retained her position as President of the Board while Sharon Belton-Cottman was voted Vice President of Executive Affairs and...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A downed utility line has caused a major traffic delay on the 290 at Colvin. National Grid says crews are repairing a distribution voltage conductor that cross the highway that came down on the 290. An overhead line landed on the roadway, leading to traffic being blocked on the...
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Dave Debo
July 05, 2017 - 4:41 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have disposed of nearly two tons of disposed medicine they say will keep it out of the hands of addicts. The program, which officials say is a key part of the battle against Opiod abuse, has recently expanded adding permanent drop-off locations...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2017 - 4:15 pm
Lyndonville, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins spent Wednesday afternoon touring Green Harbor Marina, heavily damaged by Lake Ontario flooding. "Most of the permanent trailers people park there to enjoy our long summer are uninhabitable," says Collins. "They don't have electricity, the water is...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 05, 2017 - 2:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Common Councilman Joel Feroleto and State Senator Chris Jacobs jointly announced a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the discovery of the stolen equipment from Shakespeare in the Park. The reward comes after thieves broke into the trailer that holds the...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man pleads not guilty after being indicted on a charge he tried to assault an NFTA officer. 22-year-old Devere Thomas is charged with Attempted Assault of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer, Obstructing Governmental Administration and...
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July 05, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Dunkirk, NY (AP) Police and a prosecutor from Pennsylvania will attend the autopsy of a woman found along the New York shoreline of Lake Erie to determine whether the body is that of a suspected homicide victim. Authorities want to know if the body to be autopsied Wednesday by the Chautauqua County...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2017 - 11:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating a serious accident late Tuesday night in the 200 block of Loring Avenue. Buffalo police accident investigators say a 7 year old child was struck by a gray vehicle just before 11:30pm. Investigators say the vehicle fled the scene. The child was...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen took to Facebook to express concerns about police enforcement of the waterfront during the Fourth of July. In a video, Pridgen says that guests arriving to his party were stopped and questioned by police before being allowed to go...
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UNYTS has issued an urgent appeal for people with type-O negative blood to take a moment and go donate blood. They will be at the Eastern Hills Mall and Southgate Plaza all day today. Here's their announcement about the urgent need: As WNY's only community blood bank it is our responsibility to...
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