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April 14, 2017 - 7:16 am
CHICAGO (WBEN/AP) — Dr. David Dao was trying to return home from a California vacation with his wife when he refused to give up his seat to an airline crew member on a full United Express flight. Now his lawyer hopes the 69-year-old grandfather and Kentucky physician, who suffered a concussion and...
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Richard Root
April 14, 2017 - 6:31 am
(WBEN) - With Easter comes the end of Lent and what does that mean? That means Dyngus Day, of course! If you're a life-long resident of Western New York, you really don't need an introduction to Dyngus Day. In case you need a refresher, Dyngus Day is the day everyone gathers their pussy-willows and...
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Mike Baggerman
April 14, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Broadway Market in Buffalo continues to prepare for Easter Sunday and will be no shortage of shoppers in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore area this weekend. Plenty of live music plus butter lambs, pierogi's, sausages, and more, will be at Broadway Market for the busiest time of...
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Tom Puckett
April 14, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As ECMC recovers from its episode of ransomware, an expert has advice on how you can avoid being a victim of ransomware. "What happens is sometimes people will see on their PC a message that says we have your computer, and you have to pay a ransom for a security key to get your...
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Richard Root
April 14, 2017 - 2:51 am
(WBEN) - A fire in Buffalo last night has claimed a life. Buffalo fire crews were called to 45 Kermit Avenue, just blocks away from E-C-M-C, at around 7 P.M. At some point while on the scene, fire crews were advised someone might still be inside. The victim was found by rescuers in the first floor...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 13, 2017 - 4:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After a recent article from the website PolitiFact which said Assemblyman Mickey Kearns was "misleading" over his comments on Tuesday that the Buffalo Psychiatric Center saw 76 deaths in a three-year span, Kearns replied to the accusation. "What I reported on were state FOIL'...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Canandaigua, NY (WBEN) The coach of the Maryvale High School volleyball team is charged with criminal sexual act and disseminating indecent material after State Police say he used a social media app to communicate with a 16 year old boy. State Police say they arrested 39 year old Andrew Murtha...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 13, 2017 - 2:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A host of Western New York leaders gathered on Thursday morning to outline job opportunities and user expectations for Western New Yorkers who plan to use ridesharing services once available in the region. "Bringing ridesharing here to Western New York and all of upstate has...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 20-year-old Devonte Ridgeway of Buffalo pleads guilty in Erie County Court to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. Ridgeway admitted to bringing a loaded handgun to Baker Hall School in Lackawanna concealed in a backpack. School staff, upon searching the backpack...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It may only be April, but the campaign for one office already heating up as the Erie County Clerk's race takes shape. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, a Democrat, was endorsed for the position by the Erie County Republican Party. "It's a non-partisan office," Kearns...
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