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December 17, 2016 - 3:40 am
BUFFALO, N,Y, (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Buffalo Police Department went bald to support Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Friday. Sheriff, Deputies, and Buffalo Police Officers shaved their beards, heads, and raised nearly $40,000 as part of the "Goin' Bald for Bucks" program...
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December 17, 2016 - 12:43 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover. She was a key player in her father's winning campaign, and people are closely watching the next moves by President-elect Donald Trump's 35-year-old daughter. She's attended her...
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December 16, 2016 - 2:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Mayor Byron Brown addressed rookie Buffalo Firefighters during Friday’s graduation ceremony for the 49-member class. “Today, we celebrate and welcome 49 new firefighters onto the Buffalo Fire Department,” Mayor Brown said in a press release. “This class continues my...
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December 16, 2016 - 12:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former West Seneca Youth Baseball official caught stealing money instead of bases faces jail time. A guilty plea from 46-year-old Kevin Chodkowski, who served as president of the organization from 2011-2014. Chodkowski admitted to embezzling approximately $49,000 by making...
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December 16, 2016 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama suggested strongly on Friday that Russia's Vladimir Putin knew about the email hackings that roiled the U.S. presidential race, and he urged his successor, Republican Donald Trump, to back a bipartisan investigation into the matter. "Not much happens in...
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December 16, 2016 - 10:54 am
Last updated: Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 9:55 a.m. Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara Falls Police are asking for your help in the probe into a shooting of a 13 year old girl. Police say shots were fired into a home on Willow Avenue late Thursday night. "We don't believe the 13-year-old girl was...
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December 16, 2016 - 10:38 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A lake effect band is dropping two to three inches of snow per hour, snarling traffic in downtown Buffalo. Delays were reported in downtown, as well as the 33, the 90, and the 290. The band is shifting northward. Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Buffalo NY 330...
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December 16, 2016 - 9:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police, the SPCA of Erie County and Buffalo fire helped rescue a deer late this morning on South Park Lake. Authorities responded to the call just before 10:30am near the Botanical Gardens. Police say a small young buck had become trapped on the lake ice when his hooves...
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December 16, 2016 - 9:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All a cute, curly haired 10-year-old girl named Gayla Peevey wanted for Christmas in 1953 was a hippopotamus. And amazingly enough, after "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas" became the biggest hit song of that holiday season, she actually got one, a 700-pound baby named Matilda...
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December 16, 2016 - 1:49 am
( WBEN/ABC) President-elect Donald Trump took new jabs at White House press secretary Josh Earnest Thursday night in Hershey, Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America's election process, an accusation the...
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