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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Director of Medaille College's Homeland Security program tells WBEN, people are very quick to jump to terrorism conclusions today. "I'm sure everyone thought at the very first moment they heard about the London tower fire last week, that it was an act of terror. It was...
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(WBEN) - Who stays, who goes? On Sunday, the Buffalo Sabres, along with the rest of the NHL, unveiled their list of players who will be protected from this week's Las Vegas expansion draft. Among the players the Sabres chose to protect are Johan Larsson, Jake McCabe, Tyler Ennis, and Goalie Robin...
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For the next several weeks, Transit Road traffic will be reduced to one lane at various times and shut down completely on Saturday Jun. 24, to remove the abandoned Lehigh Valley Railroad overpass, closest to Walden Avenue. Here's the announcement from the NYS DOT: UPCOMING LANE RESTRICTIONS AND...
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(WBEN/WKBW) At his first public meeting since the congressional shootings in Arlington last week, Clarence Republican Chris Collins said he is preparing a bill that would allow Capitol Police to train members of Congress and their staff on firearms safety. Collins tells 7 Eyewitness News that he is...
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Dave Debo
June 19, 2017 - 6:10 am
(WBEN) Should New York State have a convention to re-write the constitution? For the first time ever, the State Bar Association voted in favor of the measure this Sunday urging it's members to approve the move, on the ballot in November. "We cant depend on the legislature to make the changes that...
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Randy Bushover
June 19, 2017 - 5:05 am
The current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas has fallen three cents from last week, to $2.39. In fact, gas prices today are two cents cheaper than the cost one year ago according to the AAA. The Chapel has purchased the former MovieLand 8 Cinemas at Thruway Plaza for a reported $1.3...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) As some school districts are considering doing away with high school valedictorians, one education specialist says don't do away with them, modify the forumla to determine the high honor. "If you're highly motivated and a high traditional learner and high compliant, you are...
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Mike Baggerman
June 19, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the March 10 passing of Record Theatre owner Leonard Silver, the future was grim for the former Buffalo music behemoth. Silver, 90, kept the store running even in his later years, but his death presented several challenges. The obvious first challenge was what to do...
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June 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Understanding his days were numbered in Montreal, defenseman Nathan Beaulieu welcomed the trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres. Aside from getting a fresh start with a Phil Housley-coached team placing a value on puck-moving defensemen, Beaulieu expressed...
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June 18, 2017 - 1:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The NHL has released every team's expansion lists for the Vegas Golden Knights. The Sabres list was pretty easy with only one surprise. Teams could protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender or any eight skaters and a goalie. Jason Botterill went with 7-3-1...
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