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Tom Puckett
June 01, 2017 - 12:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The DMV is out with a warning against a phishing scam. Officials warn a fake email threatening to immedately revoke a license for unpaid tickets. The notice to email users state they must pay a ticket within 48 hours or their license will be revoked. While the notice is made to...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Opiate epidemic. "We have people dying everyday. Whatever the cause, we need to figure it out". Jodie Altman, Campus Director for Kids Escaping Drugs, was part of a roundtable discussion on WBEN Thursday morning. She was reacting to the first in the nation Opiate...
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(WBEN) - The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was officially released 50 years ago today. Even though many Beatles fans may say it isn't their favorite record from the Fab Four, you won't find many who would say it wasn't the band's most influential recording. "I think what's ironic...
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Dave Debo
June 01, 2017 - 6:46 am
(WBEN) Chances are you have been to Canalside already this year . The first big concert of the season was last week at Darien Lake, and another one was last night. But for all the kids that look for summertime jobs in the next few weeks after the end of the school year, it is not too late. "...
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Richard Root
June 01, 2017 - 5:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It's estimated between 26 and 36 million people world-wide abuse opioids. Over 2 million people in the United States are estimated to be addicted to prescription opioid pain drugs. A letter in the New England Journal of Medicine today suggests the opioid epidemic originated, at...
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(WBEN) Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen is fuming over the Buffalo Bills rookie tour this week, saying that the newest members of the team should have been taken to more places in Buffalo. In their annual effort to get new team members to know the area, they were taken to Niagara...
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Mike Baggerman
June 01, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The family of Jose Hernandez-Rossy still has several questions related to his death during an incident with Buffalo Police on May 7. Rossy was shot to death by officer Justin Tedesco in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo following an incident with officer Joseph Acquino...
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Tom Puckett
June 01, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The NFTA's executive director says progress has been made in both the DL&W Terminal and Amherst Metro Rail extension projects. But, those projects could be halted if federal funding toward the projects is cut from the federal budget. Congressman Brian Higgins told reporters...
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Tom Puckett
May 31, 2017 - 4:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York's US senators say funding is coming for Roswell Park to the tune of $720,000. The funding will support Roswell Park’s research involving the composition and function on psychological outcomes of pediatric cancer caregiving. "We all use social networks in our everyday...
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Mike Baggerman
May 31, 2017 - 3:18 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of people rallied at Niagara Square on Wednesday afternoon in support of Jose Hernandez-Rossy, who died during an altercation with Buffalo police on May 7. The rally featured chants of "Justice, For Jose", "Tell the Truth", and others. READ MORE: Suspect's Weapon,...
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