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City of Buffalo fire crews had to call in extra equipment to help battle a blaze at 24 Oberlin on Buffalo's East Side early Friday morning. When crews arrived, a story and a half house was already burning. Minutes later, the roof collapsed into the house. Crews at the scene said the entire house...
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Dave Debo
January 26, 2018 - 6:47 am
(WBEN) Weeks after housing activists fought unsuccessfully to keep it's last tenant from being evicted, State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Glowinia tossed out a preservationists claims and ruled that Norstar Development can proceed with demolition of the Shoreline Apartment complex on Niagara...
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January 26, 2018 - 6:23 am
Oswego, N.Y. (WBEN) - For all the 'bad' we hear about social media and its influences on society, Gary Cranfield and Betsy Waterman in central New York captured a video that is demonstrating the good side of videos gone viral. Cranfield had noticed a snowy owl in frigid Lake Ontario near Oswego,...
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Yondr pouch
Richard Root
January 26, 2018 - 5:17 am
Lewiston, NY (WBEN) - Jack White's tour will bring him to Artpark this summer, and if you're going to the show, it might be the first time you are forced to use a Yondr pouch. You might be asking "what's a Yondr pouch?" A Yondr pouch is like a canvas phone sleeve with an extra flap and a lock on it...
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Randy Bushover
January 26, 2018 - 4:03 am
It was a very active year for the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Year-end numbers obtained by Business First show directors approved tax breaks and incentives for 27 projects. Those projects represented investments totaling nearly $485 million, while creating 444 new full-time jobs and...
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Tom Puckett
January 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Former UB Vice President Dennis Black faces up to 5 to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday. Last year, he admitted to stealing more than $300,000 from UB. At the time, Erie County DA John Flynn said it was embarrassing to the community and the school this happened...
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Overnight chase in Amherst and Buffalo.  1/26/2018
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Richard Root
January 26, 2018 - 3:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Multiple law enforcement agencies engaged in a chase of a car that ran from Amherst Police overnight. The suspect car eventually wound up in a backyard on Bruce Street in the University District. It was high drama overnight on the police scanners, and undoubtedly quadruply so...
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Jan 25, 2018; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Buffalo Sabres right wing Nicholas Baptiste (13) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period at Rogers Arena.
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Richard Root
January 26, 2018 - 2:50 am
Vancouver, BC (WBEN) - It was a good week to be a Sabres fan as they went three for three on their swing through Western Canada this week. Last night, they shut out the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. Samson Reinhart got the first goal less than five minutes into the first period. In the second, no sooner...
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Mike Baggerman
January 25, 2018 - 11:00 pm
LEWISTON, N.Y. (WBEN) - The era of cell phones at concerts may be coming to an end. Jack White, former frontman of The White Stripes, recently announced his 2018 tour dates, which includes a June 8 stop at Lewiston's Artpark. As excited as fans may be for White's show in Lewiston, they won't be...
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January 25, 2018 - 10:07 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - The devastating flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline remains a major topic across several New York counties as thousands of property owners are awaiting emergency relief funds stemming from the summer's high water damage. 3,400 property owners have filed for flood relief...
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