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April 25, 2017 - 6:26 am
LOS ANGELES (WBEN/AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out." "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he said in an episode Monday of his personal website's "No Spin...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:18 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building. "I'm really stuck, dude, I'm (...
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Tom Puckett
April 25, 2017 - 4:00 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) Members of Congress return to session and a potential big choice on their hands: fund a wall at the Mexican border or face a government shutdown. Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins says he'll vote against any funding for a wall. "We were told Mexico would pay for the wall...
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Mike Baggerman
April 24, 2017 - 6:07 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite objection from some Amherst residents the Amherst Methadone Clinic is still expected to be erected. Only three methadone clinics exist in Western New York and all of the locations are in Buffalo. The intent is to help opioid addicts in their recovery. The Amherst Town...
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Tom Puckett
April 24, 2017 - 4:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating an incident involving a female student. Police say a 15 year old female was approached at approximately 11am this morning near South Park Avenue and Louisiana Street. Authorities say two males in a yellow SUV asked the student if she wanted to get...
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Tom Puckett
April 24, 2017 - 4:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills have chosen to not match the New England Patriots' offer for running back Mike Gillislee. The Bills get a fifth round draft pick for the restricted free agent. The Patriots offered Gillislee a two year deal worth $6.4 million. The Bills will clear $1.798 million...
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Mike Baggerman
April 24, 2017 - 1:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An investigative report by Reuters unearthed that Buffalo "among the most dangerous lead hotspots in America". The article highlighted East Side resident Laicie Manzella, whose home was riddled with 15 lead violations caused by old paint. It also unearthed that Buffalo is one...
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Tom Puckett
April 24, 2017 - 1:28 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) Grand Island Middle School students had to wait on their buses for another ten minutes as Erie County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a threat. Deputies say the threat came out around 6:45am, and was on Snapchat. Deputies say the student was identified and spoke with the...
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Tom Puckett
April 24, 2017 - 12:30 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man pleads guilty to setting an apartment fire that caused millions in damage. 29-year-old Jonathan Jimenez of Buffalo has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka to Attempted Arson in the Second Degree. Back in March, Jimenez broke into an...
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Mike Baggerman
April 24, 2017 - 12:21 pm
BUFFALO. N.Y. (WBEN) - The Zoological Society of Buffalo, Inc. named Norah B. Fletchall as the new President and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, succeeding Donna Fernandes. Fletchall was previously the COO of the Indianapolis Zoo and managed 140 full-time and more than 200 part-time employees. She was also...
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