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Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2017 - 3:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Demolition began Thursday for the Northland Corridor project on Buffalo’s East Side, something Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said provided a “psychological lift”. “While this may have been a very rainy day, it’s another day of great progress in the City of Buffalo,” Brown said. “...
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May 25, 2017 - 2:31 pm
(WBEN) Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard says protestors who jammed the lobby of his offices yesterday are misinformed about the true conditions at the Erie County Holding Center downtown and the County Jail in Alden. The group "Showing Up for Racial Justice in Buffalo" organized three protests...
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Tom Puckett
May 25, 2017 - 1:43 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released the findings of an audit on the Tonawanda Housing Authority Thursday. He says it revealed inappropriate computer usage, inequitable tenant and applicant treatment, and high vacancy rates in public housing. “The actions of certain...
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Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Canalside Management Group and Erie County Harbor Development Corporation announced Canalside's Summer 2017 schedule. The organization announced a series of new theme nights to occur including: Friday: Boardwalk Bazaar - Will feature food from local restaurants, live music, a...
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(WBEN) - Will we be seeing yet another new Sabres jersey on the ice this fall? The NHL is changing its jersey manufacturer from Reebok to Adidas beginning next season, and several teams will be looking to make design changes. A report from Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.net says that 12 teams will be...
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Dave Debo
May 25, 2017 - 6:37 am
(WBEN) Leaders of the WNY Muslim community are saying the relationship between law enforcement and local Muslims is a model that could help in the worldwide battle against terror. "Engagement with the community is fundamental for homeland security," says Dr. Khalid Qazi of the Muslim Public Affairs...
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May 25, 2017 - 6:34 am
BOZEMAN, Mont. (WBEN/AP) — Thursday's nationally-watched election for Montana's sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Gallatin County...
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Richard Root
May 25, 2017 - 5:55 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The group "Showing Up for Racial Justice in Buffalo" organized three protests against Sheriff Tim Howard yesterday. When the day was done, nine of the group had been arrested. Protesters made it inside the Erie County Sheriff's Office yesterday and started chanting "black lives...
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May 25, 2017 - 5:36 am
While all of Western New York will see some rainfall Thursday, the high winds along the Lake Ontario shore could cause enough problems today that the National Weather Service has issued another round of warnings. The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for Lake Ontario extending...
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Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There were two major announcements during Governor Cuomo's visit to Buffalo on Wednesday. The first was a $53 million expansion of Moog, Inc. The company is expanding it's Elma campus to include an aircraft manufacturing facility which will include new machinery and equipment...
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