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January 20, 2018 - 8:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn caught one of his teammates reaching for an extra chicken wing in the locker room after Saturday's game. "Easy," Benn said. "We're only on game 48." The Stars continued their midseason push into playoff positioning by closing out a four-game...
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January 20, 2018 - 7:26 am
AUBURN, Ala. (WBEN/AP) — Allen Greene’s formal introduction as Auburn athletic director came four days after Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and Greene couldn’t deny the significance even if he wished his skin color wasn’t so notable. Greene took the podium Friday as the first African-American...
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Interim Commissioner Byron Lockwood swears in the latest recruits for the Buffalo Police Department (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 5:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Police Department received 42 new recruits on Friday at Buffalo PS 95 Waterfront Elementary School. The recruits were officially sworn-in by Buffalo Police's Interim Commissioner Byron Lockwood and will now head to a training academy. "For the next six months it...
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The 2017 Women's March in Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 4:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The local groups associated with last year's women's march have a busy weekend. Last year, protesters convened in hundreds of cities across the globe. The demonstrations, organized throughout the United States and other countries, were held after President Trump was...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A settlement has been reached in the hazing death of Nolan Burch, the Canisius High School grad who died in a hazing incident at a West Virginia University fraternity house in 2014. Burch's family's attorney says five defendants made payouts including the university itself, the...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 3:18 pm
Montreal, PQ (WBEN) The Little Rock LCS9 remains in Montreal and leaders say it will be there until weather conditions improve. "Significant weather conditions prevented the ship from departing Montreal earlier this month and icy conditions continue to intensify. The temperatures in Montreal and...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
January 19, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo again proposed term limits in his State of the State address earlier this months, drawing praise from State Senator Chris Jacobs, who campaigned on the issue of term limits. "I believe term limits go to the core with what ails Albany," Jacobs said. "Albany, in...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 12:55 pm
Cattaraugus County, NY (WBEN) The Cattaraugus County SPCA and Farm Sanctuary conducted a rescue of 85 pigs from a farm earlier this week. They say food and water were nowhere to be seen. The groups previously collaborated on several occasions, including a 2002 cruelty case at the same property,...
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Tom Puckett
January 19, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man pleads not guilty to a deadly shooting in July 2015. 27-year-old Cornelius Jones of Buffalo has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski on an indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the...
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Buffalo Zoo photo
January 19, 2018 - 11:21 am
With the release of the above photo, the Buffalo Zoo has announced the arrival of a new Snow Leopard: From the Zoo: Altai, a one-year-old male snow leopard, comes to the Buffalo Zoo from the Akron Zoo where he was one of three born on March 5, 2016. Named after the Altai Republic and Altai Mountain...
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