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February 09, 2017 - 6:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The decision from the 9th Circuit Court’s not to reinstate President Trump’s executive order on immigration drew a wide range of reaction from local figures. WBEN spoke with retired New York State Supreme Court Judge Penny Wolfgang. Wolfgang said that given the facts, or lack...
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February 09, 2017 - 4:54 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of protesters took to the streets of downtown Buffalo on a frigid Thursday evening, sending a message following the in-custody death of 20 year old Wardel Davis earlier this week on Hoyt Street. Chants of "black lives matter" filled the air outside Buffalo Police B...
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February 09, 2017 - 1:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations-- and the President responded almost immediately with a tweet: SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! — Donald J...
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February 09, 2017 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Ninety minutes before the Erie County Legislature gathere din a regular session, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz summoned reporters to his Rath Building office to put some pressure on lawmakers to pass a financing plan and agreement with Erie County Medical Center...
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February 09, 2017 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The White House has "counseled" a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during a national cable television appearance from the White House. But House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz says that's not enough, calling what...
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February 09, 2017 - 6:41 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - University at Buffalo Police say that a student who claimed to have been sexually assaulted on the college's North Campus has told investigators that the incident never happened. The school said in a statement that investigators were unable to find evidence to support the claim...
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February 09, 2017 - 6:29 am
(WBEN) Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says his office will continue to make police reforms-- and that police have already met with the state attorney general's office after an in-custody death earlier this week. Wardell Davis, 20, died Tuesday night He was under arrest on Hoyt street when police say he...
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February 09, 2017 - 4:21 am
(AP) - The Saint Louis University men's basketball team lost a game and then its bus while playing in New York. The Billikens walked out of the arena in St. Bonaventure Wednesday night following the team's 70-55 loss to the Bonnies, and their bus was nowhere to be found, said New York State Police...
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February 09, 2017 - 1:40 am
Above: In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, Circuit Judge Michelle T. Friedland, right, gestures while questioning Barry Bonds' attorney, Dennis Riordan, before an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Friedland is one of three judges on the San Francisco-based...
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February 09, 2017 - 1:08 am
Southbound lanes of Camp Rd were closed Thursday morning between Big Tree and Durham Roads because of a fire at Southtowns Fireplace in Hamburg. The three alarm fire began near 5 am at 4307 Camp Road with several volunteer companies being called to the scene. Hamburg Fire Chief Matt Giacomini says...
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