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February 11, 2017 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen...
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February 10, 2017 - 2:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – About 40 protesters gathered outside Statler City Friday afternoon during a charity event Mayor Byron Brown was scheduled to attend. The protest is a result of the in-custody death of 20-year-old Wardel Davis on February 7 on Hoyt Street. Davis, who went by the nickname “...
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February 10, 2017 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen...
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February 10, 2017 - 11:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo mom faces jail time after she says Buffalo Public Schools botched up her paperwork so she could homeschool her children. Kiarre Harris says the district isn't doing its job to educate her children. "I had tried several district schools and most of them are failing...
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February 10, 2017 - 9:47 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - When Empire State Development holds a meeting it usually doesn't draw that much attention. But when the meeting is held by the Erie County Stadium Corporation, a subsidiary of ESD, suddenly bells ring. The stadium corporation directors gathered today to formalize an...
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February 10, 2017 - 9:42 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 19-year-old Andre Fuller of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk to 19 years in prison for trying to shoot at a Buffalo Police officer. Fuller pleaded guilty in November to attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges...
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February 10, 2017 - 9:24 am
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour says he disagrees with a medical examiner's finding an inmate in Niagara County Jail died as a result of a homicide. Voutour says deputies did what they could to restrain the inmate when he refused to put on a vest used for suicidal inmates...
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February 10, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The first of four public forums on ridesharing was held Saturday at the Albright Knox Art Museum. Residents were given an opportunity to voice their support or opposition on ridesharing. "We are going to take what we hear today back to Albany," State Senator Tim Kennedy said...
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February 10, 2017 - 1:16 am
Westchester County (WBEN/AP) - From the 'bet you didn't know' department, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's previous employment as a tow truck driver came in handy during Friday's snow storm along the northeast corridor. The Governor was spotted along Sprain Brook Parkway assisting a stuck motorist in the storm...
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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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