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WBEN Photo/Randy Bushover
Thousands filled New Era Field Tuesday evening for U2's Joshua Tree Tour, marking the iconic band's return to Buffalo after several years. WBEN's RandyBushover joined Brian & Susan to share a review. U-2 Concert Review - Randy Bushover Text your instant review to 30930 Here's a sampling: U2 -...
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Dave Debo
September 06, 2017 - 6:43 am
(WBEN) The next time you paddle through the Buffalo River at Canalside, you might want to take a moment and remember Monday's rescue on Lake Ontario. Safety officials say knowing your skills and the weather are paramount and a life jacket is crucial. Coast Guard Chief Thomas Johnson/WBEN Photo...
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UB Law Professor Anjana Malhotra and Black Lives Matter Buffalo
Richard Root
September 06, 2017 - 6:20 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department are the subject of a lawsuit brought on by Black Lives Matter, led by a UB Law School professor. They're also using a study by UB and Cornell Law Schools to support a request to have the State Attorney General investigate...
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Randy Bushover
September 06, 2017 - 5:09 am
Mercy Hospital is planning another expansion of its Abbott Road complex. According to Business First, the hospital wants to add a two-story, 8,100-square-foot wing that will house expanded MRI functions. The project carries a $5.1 million development price tag. Pending various Buffalo approvals,...
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Tom Puckett
September 06, 2017 - 4:00 am
Sanborn, NY (WBEN) A decision on doing a cover crop has turned a Sanborn farm into a sunflower sensation. "My husband wanted to do a cover crop on a corner this year, I wanted sunflowers. We compromised and grew a field of sunflowers, and it turned out to be more than I anticipated," says Louise...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 06, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The final City of Buffalo Mayoral Debate is Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The debate will feature the incumbent mayor, Byron Brown, and his opponents, Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, and City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder. All three of the candidates previously...
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Tom Puckett
September 05, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police along with New York State Police, Lackawanna PD, Erie County Sheriff’s, Safe Streets Task Force, DEA and local swat teams executed 120 search warrants throughout the city of Buffalo over a one month period that began on July 11th. Police say the following results...
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September 05, 2017 - 4:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks. Eichel says both sides know where they stand in negotiations. He adds if a deal isn't reached in the coming weeks, he would have no problem...
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Tom Puckett
September 05, 2017 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Wheatfield man has been arrested in a hit and run late during the Labor Day Weekend. Buffalo Police say 29 year old Theodore Canaski was nabbed just a couple of hours after a woman was struck by Ontario and Philadelphia around 6:45pm. "Because of the spike of hit and runs, the...
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WBEN Photo
September 05, 2017 - 12:50 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Early this morning as nervous and anxious students and parents were starting a new school year in the Buffalo Public Schools, Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash was making the rounds to multiple schools and delivered a message to students and staff, saying this is "the year of...
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