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Carl Paladino and other members of the Buffalo School Board
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Dave Debo
June 20, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) When State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia begins to weigh whether or not to remove Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino from that body, she will hear from 7 of his 10 colleagues, and several administration officials during as many as five days of hearings in Albany. The hearings...
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Randy Bushover
June 20, 2017 - 5:16 am
The Athenex IPO is doing well on the NASDAQ. The Buffalo-based company that develops and manufactures cancer therapies, debuted Wednesday on the stock market, seeking to net about $61 million in cash from its IPO. Originally priced at $11 per share, that figure has jumped to $14.52 per share as of...
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Richard Root
June 20, 2017 - 4:17 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - New York State's Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments has published its recommendations for the City of Niagara Falls. City leaders are already working on some of the recommendations. The Financial Restructuring Board reviews municipalities at their request...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Lyft holds a job fair at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center at 77 Goodell Street. The fair runs from 4pm to 7pm. "Lyft's goal is to have 1,000 drivers by the June 29th launch date, and more will be hired based on demand in the greater Buffalo community," says Mayor Brown...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2017 - 4:00 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The state's financial restructuring board came out with a report Monday with a number of recommendations for Niagara Falls. The mayor says he'll consider each one seriously. Among the recommendations are consolidating departments and sharing services. "We have the...
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Mike Baggerman
June 20, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of Buffalo’s Fruit Belt Neighborhood met on Monday evening to discuss an initiative to purchase a series of vacant lots in its growing frustrations with the adjacent Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus The neighborhood expressed concern that the continued growth of the...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A brief lockdown at a Buffalo school because of reports of shots fired in Rhode Island and Lowell. The Sedita School is in the vicinity and was in lockdown before 3:30. Just after 4 the lockdown was lifted. Dismissal began with police on site. No reports of injuries in the...
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Mike Baggerman
June 19, 2017 - 3:17 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – While it was relatively inconspicuous to anyone attending any event with Congressman Chris Collins, the representative had added security with him at Monday’s luncheon with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce at Michael’s Catering and Banquets in Hamburg. “Today we did have two...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2017 - 1:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A 16 year old pleads guilty to two counts of criminal sexual act in connection with an attack on a teen girl. 16-year-old Ibrahim McBryde admitted to forcibly sexually assaulting a teen-aged girl. McBryde abducted the victim from her home and threatened her with a knife and...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2017 - 1:15 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) West Seneca Police say an 87 year old East Aurora woman has died after a crash yesterday afternoon. Police say Mary Young's vehicle was struck as she pulled off of Leydecker onto Southwestern around 4:15pm. People in the other involved vehicle were treated for minor injuries.
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