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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
May 02, 2017 - 10:47 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With a couple weeks to go before the shovels hit the ground for the new Explore and More Children's Museum in the Canalside district of Buffalo, officials gathered to announce a $1 million charitable gift to help in construction from the New Era Cap Foundation, Buffalo Bils...
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WBEN/Tolbert campaign Photos
Dave Debo
May 02, 2017 - 6:50 am
(WBEN) Bernie Tolbert, the former Special-Agent in Charge of the Buffalo office of the FBI will announce he is running for Erie County Sheriff Tuesday. Tolbert, a Democrat who ran for Mayor against Byron Brown in a party primary in 2010 and followed that up the following year with an unsuccessful...
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USA Today Images
May 02, 2017 - 6:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — An effort to ban the declawing of cats in New York is back before lawmakers. Legislation to prohibit the procedure for aesthetic purposes has been introduced in the Senate and Assembly. Supporters include animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who say declawing a...
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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for almost all of Western New York from 2 pm Tuesday through 11 that night. (Read the entire advisory below) The high winds come one day after severe thunderstorms pelted the region late Monday afternoon, As of Tuesday morning, National Grid...
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Mike Baggerman
May 02, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Will Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed investment in the Buffalo Public Schools be enough to turn the tide in the school’s budget deficit? In the mayor’s budget proposal on Monday he sought to provide an additional $500,000 for the schools for the next five years, which is...
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USA Today Image
May 01, 2017 - 9:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — The Buffalo Sabres have interviewed at least six general manager candidates in the first phase of a search process that is not yet completed. One person with direct knowledge of the team's search provided a list of candidates already interviewed to The...
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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
May 01, 2017 - 9:13 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — The Buffalo Bills signed veteran free agent cornerback Shareece Wright on Monday, and also began their search to replace Doug Whaley, a day after the general manager was fired. A person familiar with the search process confirmed to The Associated Press...
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WBEN Photo
May 01, 2017 - 6:09 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, amidst a re-election effort for another term, has released his proposed new budget plan that holds the line on taxes. The spending plan also introduces measure aimed at addressing so-called "quality of life" issues, including curbing speeding in the...
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Photo: @BauerleBellavia
May 01, 2017 - 4:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Heavy rain and flooding dominated the afternoon drive in Western New York on Monday. The heavy rain began around 2:00 p.m. on Monday and never let up. Some residents found themselves stuck along major roads in the area because of the flooding. Niagara Falls issued a travel...
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WBEN Photo/Dave Debo
May 01, 2017 - 2:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - UBMD Internal Medicine opened their 17th location at Conventus and highlighted breakthrough medical technology on Monday morning that allows patients to take an Electrocardigram on their mobile device and transmit it to a waiting doctor for analysis. The new technology,...
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