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Niagara County, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Department has announced that two students have been charged with falsely reporting an incident in separate events at different schools. In Starpoint, a school resource officer was made aware of a where one student overheard another saying he...
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Dave Debo
March 01, 2018 - 7:07 am
(WBEN) Roman Catholic dioceses across New York state have established a range of victim compensation funds to take care of people hurt by clergy sexual abuse, and as another victim comes forward in Buffalo there are some who predict a fund like that is coming here soon. "We think it is going to...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:10 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to create a new commission to study school security. The proposed panel, which would be called the Temporary Commission on School Safety and Security, would include members from law enforcement,...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:00 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A lawyer for a longtime confidante and top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told jurors Wednesday that his client accepted no bribes, or "ziti," as prosecutors like to call it. Attorney Barry Bohrer mocked how prosecutors made the word from the popular HBO series "The...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:36 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he supports the push for a statewide ban on plastic bags. Two state senators from Manhattan, Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman, proposed legislation that would prohibit retailers from using plastic bags while imposing a fee to customers who want...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An upgraded warning from the National Weather Service is predicting as much as 8-14 inches of heavy wet snow in Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Wyoming counties by Friday night, coming down Thursday evening and snarling the Friday morning commute. A pair of Winter Storm Warnings...
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In this Oct. 18, 2016, photo, Chairman and CEO of DICK'S Sporting Goods Edward W. Stack poses for a photo as he visits a new store at the Baybrook Mall in the Houston. Stack is issuing a letter Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, about his decision to end the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines at stores. (Photo by Scott Dalton/Invision for DICK'S Sporting Goods/AP Images)
NEW YORK (AP) — The rift between corporate America and the gun lobby is growing. Retail heavyweights Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods have taken steps to restrict gun sales. That follows moves by several other major corporations, including MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines, that have cut ties...
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Randy Bushover
March 01, 2018 - 4:05 am
The AAA forecasts that national gas prices will average as much as $2.70/gallon this spring - a pump price Americans have not paid since summer of 2015 when prices hit $2.81. The local average is expected to inch closer to $3 per gallon. This spring spike should come in early April, when the...
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Mike Baggerman
February 28, 2018 - 11:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dick's Sporting Goods announcement on Wednesday that they will no longer sell modern sporting rifles, or assault rifles, at any over their 700 stores across the country drew a wide range of reaction. "I think it's a kneejerk reaction," Dean Adamski, Owner of DD's Ranch, said...
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Buffalo Sabres right wing Jason Pominville (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Zemgus Girgensons (28) during overtime in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Buffalo won 2-1. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored on a power play at 1:26 of overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 victory over the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Pominville beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a one-timer from the left circle to give the Sabres their second straight...
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