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Tom Puckett
July 13, 2018 - 11:40 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting overnight on LeRoy Avenue. Buffalo police say a 56 year old Buffalo male was shot in the leg around 3:30am. He was transported to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential...
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July 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana. The 74-page analysis released Friday concludes that the benefits of legalization outweigh potential risks. It suggests the state could raise nearly $700 million in tax revenue off the...
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July 13, 2018 - 7:22 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York state will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead. The state's Department of Health announced details of the new policy on Thursday. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says medical marijuana has been shown to be an...
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Matt Moran
July 13, 2018 - 5:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 11 Day Power Play continues to roll on at the Harborcenter. The 550 team at our sister station WGR laced up their skates to take part in the event. Our own Brian Mazurowski joined them and was having a bit a tough time in the first hour. "I think my skill was really on...
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Randy Bushover
July 13, 2018 - 4:40 am
Construction is almost complete at Goodwill of WNY's new retail store and donation center in Depew. The 12,000-square-foot space in Transit-French Square at 4790 Transit Road moves the store from across the street in the Transit-French Plaza and doubles the space of the current store. The grand...
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Robert Hoatson, President of Road to Recovery, Inc., a New Jersey-based non-profit charity outside the Diocese Headquarters on Main Street on March 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The man at the forefront of the clergy sex abuse scandal is New Jersey-lawyer Robert Hoatson, whose name has engulfed news stories pertaining to the scandal since it began in February. Hoatson himself is a victim of clergy sex abuse, all beginning at the age of 18. "For 23...
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The Lenox Grill on North Street in Buffalo. July 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 13, 2018 - 12:00 am
DISCLAIMER: I'm just a guy who likes wings and happens to work at WBEN. I started this project for two reasons. The first? My love for chicken wings. The second? A desire to try something new. I've already been to some of the places on the wing trail but my goal with this project is to rate the top...
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July 12, 2018 - 5:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Police responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion, according to reports released Thursday. Police responded early...
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Tom Puckett
July 12, 2018 - 4:57 pm
New York (WBEN/AP) - A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict after a...
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Tom Puckett
July 12, 2018 - 4:18 pm
Machias, NY (WBEN) A man running cable lines was electrocuted Wednesday afternoon in Cattaraugus County. State Police say it happened on Block Rd. in Yorkshire. Troopers say Delevan EMS was on scene and performing CPR on the victim, James R. Fogg, 39, of Fairfield, Maine. An investigation revealed...
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