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Western New York Native Jonathan Schwind, shown here in 2019 as a coach for the AAA Indianapolis Indians Credit: Justin Casterline
Mike Baggerman
July 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Western New York native will participate in Monday's MLB Home Run Derby in what is the second toughest role: Derby Pitcher. Jon Schwind, who grew up about an hour away from Buffalo in Hilton, will take the hill on Monday night in Cleveland to feed pitches to Pittsburgh...
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Brendan Keany
July 08, 2019 - 1:28 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - As David Bellavia continues his tour around the country after receiving the Medal of Honor, one local army recruiting office says they should soon start seeing the effects of his heroic efforts right here in Western New York. "The soldiers that have enlisted and are getting ready...
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July 08, 2019 - 1:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It was a violent Sunday night in Buffalo with a security guard shot in the leg on the city's east side and a victim killed by gun violence on the west side. Buffalo Police tell WBEN a shooting occurred just after 8:30pm in the 1000 block of Broadway on the east side. Police...
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FILE - This May 14, 2013, file photo shows the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington early in the morning. The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday, July 7, 2019, comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to find a legal path forward to include the question on the census. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
July 08, 2019 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to find a...
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David Bellavia's Medal of Honor/Getty Images
July 07, 2019 - 8:28 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia was LIVE on WBEN Monday during the Sandy Beach Show and co-hosting on his regular program "Bauerle and Bellavia" alongside Tom Bauerle. Bellavia is on a brief break from a whirlwind tour that followed his receipt of the highest military...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass beneath City Hall in Philadelphia. Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnect between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 07, 2019 - 7:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older...
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United States' players warm up during a training session at the Gymnase Parc des Sports in Limonest, outside Lyon, France, a day before their Women's World Cup final match against the Netherlands, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal. Rapinoe, the pink-haired U.S. captain who grabbed world-...
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July 07, 2019 - 8:16 am
(WBEN/AP) Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends...
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Niagara River at Youngstown/WBEN Photo
Allan Harris
July 07, 2019 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) The Flash Flood Warnings in Chautauqua County have been ended but still watch for some roadside and underpass flooding. Now your attention should turn to the shores of Lake Ontario. LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... * LOCATIONS...Lake Ontario shore of...
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