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December 13, 2016 - 10:15 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) WWII veteran and Buffalo native George Watts is still waiting for three military service medals he earned. Senator Chuck Schumer was in town to hear his plight. “George Watts is a true American hero, who displayed profound bravery when he stepped-up to serve his country during...
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December 13, 2016 - 8:12 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Hamburg man has been sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for causing a deadly crash. 31 year old Shane Heisler pleaded guilty last month to Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree and Vehicular Assault in the First Degree. On July 16, 2016 at 1 p.m., Heisler was driving...
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December 13, 2016 - 5:48 am
New York, NY (AP/WBEN) - Politicians and business tycoons have come and gone through the doors of Trump Tower in New York City in the weeks since the election, but nobody expected to see the man who entered the building Tuesday morning. President-elect Donald Trump says he and musician Kanye West...
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December 13, 2016 - 1:31 am
A woman was struck and killed by a CSX train in Blasdell at around 10:30 Monday night. . An investigation in to exactly what happened is ongoing. Channel 7 reports that a video from the train can be used to help determine a cause, but that will only be reviewed by local authorities after heading to...
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December 13, 2016 - 1:16 am
(AP) Donald Trump is holding firm to his skepticism of the huge intelligence apparatus he's about to inherit, doubting the CIA conclusion that Russia tried to hack its way into tipping the U.S. election in his favor. Trump emphasized that he does not accept the conclusion that the Kremlin tried to...
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December 13, 2016 - 1:00 am
Twin brothers from Lake View beat out the competition last night to be crowned champions of the Great Christmas Light Fight Challenge. Larry and Dennis Field beat out other light displays from across the country to win $50,000 in the ABC reality show competition, broadcast Monday. Their display...
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December 13, 2016 - 12:44 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Right now, the only place in New York for ridesharing is New York City. A local state senator is trying to push the ridesharing project to cover all of New York state. While Uber is out with new radio and TV campaigns, State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer is launching an online...
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December 13, 2016 - 12:20 am
Tonawanda, N.Y. (WBEN) - The SPCA serving Erie County will received $124,400 in funding following Monday's day-long radiothon on WBEN and Star102.5. The needed funds will be used to continue to service the needs of the not for profit agency that benefits both people and pets in Western New York...
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December 12, 2016 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified...
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December 12, 2016 - 5:05 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just as the last lake effect snow event winds down, the next round is waiting in the wings. Along with a blast of frigid air haeded for western New York, comes the potential for heavy lake effect snow for most of the region, including metro Buffalo. A Lake Effect Snow WATCH...
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