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Mike Baggerman
June 14, 2017 - 9:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - City Hall will have a new look to it beginning Thursday. Rather than the open setting on the sidewalk running adjacent to the building, visitors will now see giant boulder-like structures known as bollards. The city began installing the first set, approximately 28, of...
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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2017 - 4:59 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Carl Paladino has sued the Buffalo School Board and the district over claims the board has violated his right to free speech. Paladino is suing various members of the Buffalo Board of Education, including Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold, Sharon Belton-Cottman, Hope Jay, Dr. Teresa...
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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2017 - 4:42 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A teacher at St. Gregory the Great School has been arrested, charged with child endangerment and disseminating indecent materials to a minor. Amherst Police say 43 year old Scott Schaefer had inappropriately text messaged a juvenile. Schaefer was arraigned today by Amherst Town...
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Photo: Blink of an Eye
Mike Baggerman
June 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Blink of an Eye, a short film which was released on June 6, highlighted a fictional scenario where a Buffalo woman fatally overdosed during heroin under a bridge. Following the fictional portion of the film, Robert Sagliani, an actual heroin addict, was shown snorting a...
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June 14, 2017 - 1:56 pm
Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WBEN) - The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda will perform a series of maneuvers — including hanging by her teeth and toes — while on a hoop suspended from a helicopter above Niagara Falls in a stunt that will break a record set by her husband, the family said Wednesday...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 14, 2017 - 1:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns to Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. The announcement of the event was Wednesday morning at the Tops located on Elmwood Ave. Underneath two Tops tents, samples of some of the food were...
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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Nichols School's board of trustees says it has received a report of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student in the early 1990s and that the school has opened an independent investigation. “Today we informed Nichols families, alumni, faculty and staff that we...
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AP Photo via ABC News
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Scalise, two members of his security detail, a staffer and a lobbyist were hit; the extent of the injuries isn't known. Conditions of the gunshot victims is unclear,...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave more than two hours of sometimes heated testimony to Congress, with Democrats demanding details of matters including conversations with President Donald Trump, interactions with the Russian ambassador and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The appearance...
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Courtesy: "In The Blink of An Eye"
Dave Debo
June 14, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) Buffalo Police are investigating a case where a drug suspect already up on charges was helping police with a public service video on the opioid epidemic, and allegedly went off script and took drugs with them nearby. READ MORE ON THE CASE HERE. WATCH THE MOVIE BELOW Robert Sagliani was being...
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