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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
January 30, 2018 - 11:05 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With multiple reports surfacing that a fatal fire in Buffalo's Lovejoy neighborhood early Monday may have been started when the father of the victim lit a cigarette with some type of 'torch', legal experts say the incident could lead to criminal charges. Anthony Conti, 7,...
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WBEN Photo - Mike Baggerman
January 30, 2018 - 10:40 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Great Arrow Ave. between Delaware and Elmwood was closed due to a gas leak on Tuesday morning. Crews are working on shutting off a valve and report some progress, with the flow of gas being diminished. Businesses nearby have been evacuated as a precaution. Tapestry Charter...
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White House Poll Photo
Dave Debo
January 30, 2018 - 6:44 am
(WBEN/AP) President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy, push for infrastructure funding and press for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday's State of the Union address. And in a big speech that touches on those topics, Buffalo-area Congressman Brian Higgins sees...
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Randy Bushover
January 30, 2018 - 5:11 am
Realty Income Properties 9 LLC paid over $1.3 million for the Burger King property at 1066 Broadway. Business First reports Syracuse-based Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.sold the Burger King property, but not the restaurant, just weeks after acquiring it. Buffalo real estate and property management...
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USA Today Images
Tom Puckett
January 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
Henrietta, NY (WBEN) IKEA recently scouted the Rochester suburb of Henrietta for a possible location for a new store. The town's supervisor and a retail analyst both say it would be huge for the region. Supervisor Steve Schultz says he first heard about the tour in December. "They did the tour, but...
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Photo Courtesy: Terry Tong
January 29, 2018 - 10:42 pm
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - Multiple fire companies reponded to a fire at May Jen chinese restaurant on Kenmore Avenue near Main Street late Monday afternoon. The fire, which may have started in the kitchen and spread through the roof of the restaurant, left hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage...
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Eric Wood prior to his statement (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 29, 2018 - 9:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) – While Monday’s announcement from Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood was sparse in details, the ultimate takeaway is that Wood will never be able to play another game professionally ever again. Many of his teammates, past and present, were in attendance at yesterday’s...
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January 29, 2018 - 8:30 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Bills center Eric Wood's plans to announce his retirement on Monday were sidetracked due to issues arising over what he is owed over the final two years of his contract, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Instead of...
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January 29, 2018 - 2:50 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Eric Wood was brief in his statement announcing his end of his playing days Monday. Wood says he had stingers in back to back weeks. "After the season, as part of the exit physical, an MRI revealed a disc dangerously close to my spine," says Wood. "This news floored me as...
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Eric Wood prior to his statement (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 29, 2018 - 2:39 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Bills Center Eric Wood announced on Monday that he is not medically cleared to play professional football anymore. The offensive lineman was told after the season he would be unable to play anymore, though he did say he is still on the active roster. Wood did not...
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