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Tom Puckett
February 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, the state attorney general's office recommended the Buffalo Police Department seek state accreditation. This after two officers would not be charged in the shooting death of Jose Hernandez-Rossy. This issue has been brought up numerous times says Councilmember David...
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February 04, 2018 - 11:15 pm
(WBEN/AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to ... tame messages about social causes. Humorous ads nonetheless seemed to win out in a year filled with the soft-sell, and messages about community and service. In Studio, In-Depth: Hear The Matin Group's Jillian Gallagher with...
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February 04, 2018 - 10:34 pm
Thousands of fans flooded Philadelphia's streets overnight after the Eagles beat the New England Patriots for their first Super Bowl win, with a 41-33 victory on Sunday night. The Patriots, guided by future Hall-of-Fame head coach Bill Belichick and future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady, were...
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February 04, 2018 - 10:12 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump expressed appreciation for U.S. service members on Super Bowl Sunday, saying their bravery and sacrifice help make occasions like the year's most-watched football game possible and renewing his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the...
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Mike Baggerman
February 04, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A bill introduced in the New York State Legislature would bar children under the age of 12 to play tackle football. Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced the legislation last month which would not allow any child aged 11 and under to play, practice, or engage in...
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February 04, 2018 - 7:58 pm
South Bristol, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Billionaire Tom Golisano says he tried stringing up fishing line, spraying smelly repellent and even posting a wolf decoy, but nothing could rid his lakeside vacation home of the Canada geese that turned his lawn into a minefield of poop. His next line of attack?...
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February 04, 2018 - 7:40 pm
Montreal (WBEN) - Seven weeks after the formal commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS9 in Buffalo, the ship remains stuck in Montreal and the crew is making the most of the delay that Mother Nature has dealt them. Routine ship repairs and daily checks are made to ensure the safety of the ship and...
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Neil McManus
February 04, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Salamanca, NY (WBEN) The Salamanca City Central School District has announced that all buildings will be closed on Monday, February 5, 2018 due to illness. In a Facebook post Sunday, the district said as a precautionary measure all buildings will be thoroughly cleaned and that students and staff...
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Allan Harris
February 04, 2018 - 7:23 am
CAYCE, S.C. (AP/WBEN) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina on Sunday killed two people and injured about 70 others, authorities said. The Amtrak train was heading from New York to Miami with about 139 people on board when the crash happened around 2:...
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Allan Harris
February 04, 2018 - 5:48 am
(WBEN) Senator Patrick Gallivan of Elma is trying to make it mandatory for all New York State Schools, including private schools, to report cases of abuse. His office sen t out the following release: Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) announces legislation (S-7372) to close a loophole in...
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