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Mike Baggerman
February 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Retired FBI Agent Peter Ahearn shared an idea which he believes could help in the battle against mass shootings at schools. Because of the lack of school resource officers, Ahearn noted that HR 218, or the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA), allows retired federal law...
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February 27, 2018 - 2:56 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Bills have come to terms with free-agent cornerback Vontae Davis on a one-year deal. Davis is a nine-year NFL veteran who has twice been selected to the Pro Bowl. He has split his career between the Miami Dolphins (three seasons) and Indianapolis Colts (six seasons). His solid...
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February 26, 2018 - 4:16 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Reporter Jim Burns from TheBatavian.com was witness to a lengthy law enforcement drama Monday afternoon as officials dealt with a distraught individual on the New York State Thruway in Stafford, east of Batavia. Dozens of police surrounded the vehicle on the highway as the...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has reportedly been traded to the San Jose Sharks, according to a report by Bob McKenzie from TSN. Kane was traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional first round draft pick, a prospect, and a conditional fourth round pick...
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February 26, 2018 - 1:39 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "We're hear today to announce big news about a big project that will have big benefits to Buffalo and to Western New York", said Rep. Brian Higgins as he stood before the busy Peace Bridge Plaza on the United States side of the border crossing. Higgins, working with his...
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Dave Debo
February 26, 2018 - 12:05 pm
(WBEN) In Erie County Court Monday, Devon Vanderwege, 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, admitting that he basically beat 2-year-old Ethan Bigham to death last March, while staying at the family's trailer home in Marilla and tasked with babysitting the child. As part of the plea deal, Erie County...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Above normal temps, no arctic outbreaks on the way and a shrinking ice cover on Lake Erie. It all adds up to signs of Spring. As shown in the image, Lake Erie was 91.7% ice covered 2 weeks ago on February 13th. Now, according to WBEN 7 First Alert Meteorologist Aaron...
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February 26, 2018 - 11:01 am
Lackawanna, N.Y. (WBEN) - Three new homes are scattered throughout the city of Lackawanna and are a direct result of Erie County's HOME program. The Home Investment Partnership program works with Federal housing agencies to identify properties for demolition and construction of new housing stock on...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Metallica is bringing its WorldWired Tour to Buffalo later this year. The band will return to KeyBank Center on October 27 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10:00AM, and are priced at $135 and $65. Tickets can be purchased Friday HERE. The show happens the night...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Tesla officials traveling across New York this week with a new Model 3 car will argue for a larger presence in the state. The electric vehicle maker is making stops starting in Albany on Monday as it seeks legislation that would lift the cap on the number of Tesla stores in...
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