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Crime Scene
Richard Root
July 20, 2017 - 3:22 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police, Buffalo SWAT, New York State Police and Buffalo Fire Crews were all on hand for a tense stand-off on Thomas Street last night. Police say the call came in around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday about a man making threats. Reports are the man was threatening to blow up the...
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Mike Baggerman
July 20, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As former Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson faces a parole board on Thursday, we asked Buffalo residents what they think is the reputation of the former Bills running back and hall of famer. “It’s probably mixed," Alex Brooks of Buffalo said. "I’m sure there’s bunch of people who love...
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Mike Baggerman
July 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Panasonic ECO Solutions Solar along with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced an upcoming job fair as part of the SolarCity project. The job fair will be on July 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center in Buffalo. Job opportunities,...
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Tom Puckett
July 19, 2017 - 3:44 pm
Alden, NY (WBEN) An inmate at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden hanged himself Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Spokesman Scott Zylka says a male inmate was found hanging in an area not covered by cameras by an officer. "The officer...
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Tom Puckett
July 19, 2017 - 2:45 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) A former Jamestown Police officer will receive $170,000 in damages after a decade long claim against the department citing violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. A Chautauqua County court ordered the department to pay Timothy Wright $44,656...
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Tom Puckett
July 19, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An East Aurora man pleads guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection with a deadly shooting. 20-year-old Jake Klocek of East Aurora has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka. Kloczek admitted to recklessly causing the death of 19 year old Anthony...
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Mike Baggerman
July 19, 2017 - 12:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Forest Lawn Cemetery announced the launch of its mobile tour app on Wednesday morning. The free app, available to download on any smartphone or tablet, will allow users around the country to "visit" the cemetery for a self-guided, virtual reality-style tour at any time. It...
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(WBEN/AP) As expected, a judge has delayed and split the trials of top aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the companies - including Buffalo's LP Ciminelli Corp. - they are accused of working with to rig bids on the Buffalo Billion economic development effort. In November, Joseph Percoco formerly...
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Dave Debo
July 19, 2017 - 6:52 am
(WBEN/AP) The White House efforts to focus on Made in America Week may have been eclipsed by the collapse of health care reform in the Senate, but The "Buy American" issue is one that several local businesses have been wrestling with for a while. Loss of local manufacturing opportunity is something...
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Hot Dogs and America
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Richard Root
July 19, 2017 - 6:39 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Yes, sir, or ma'am, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has designated the third Wednesday in July as National Hot Dog Day. Did you know that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs? Apparently our favorite condiment is mustard, and, of course...
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