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Matt Moran
August 20, 2018 - 3:39 pm
In March, cashless tolling went into affect on the North and South Grand Island Bridges. For those withous EZ pass the $1 fee did not change but what has changed is how they pay for it. Cashless Tolling Arrives To Grand Island There was the promise of receiving the charge in the mail and the option...
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Mike Baggerman
August 20, 2018 - 3:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Sinatra Real Estate was named the developer for Canalside's newest project to rehabilitate the south aud block site: "Heritage Point". The project, which is expected to be completed by May of 2020, will feature two, five-story, mixed-use buildings between the Explore &...
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Prescribed to Death. August 20, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 20, 2018 - 2:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The National Safety Council brought their opioid memorial to Buffalo as part of its nationwide tour. The memorial is on display at the pavilion at Canalside. Its "Prescribed to Death" exhibit features a wall made of 22,000 small, white pills. Each of the pills is carved with...
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August 20, 2018 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. The people...
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Tom Puckett
August 20, 2018 - 1:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 31-year-old Lemuele Jackson of Buffalo was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Debra Givens yesterday on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree...
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Tom Puckett
August 20, 2018 - 1:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 19-year-old Areyona Favors of Buffalo was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Debra Givens yesterday on one count of Murder in the Second Degree. She is accused of stabbing 21-year-old NaKara Morgan of Buffalo multiple times at a house party on Schreck Avenue in the City of...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres are unveiling a new way for season ticket holders to sell some of the tickets they won't use, and a way for fans to buy directly from those ticket holders. The Sabres are calling the program 'SplitSeasonTickets.' The program allows season ticket holders to...
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Erie County Fair. August 18, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 20, 2018 - 8:46 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The "Best 12 Days of Summer" came to an end on Sunday night with the conclusion of the 179th Erie County Fair. This year's attendance was 1,198,789, which is the second highest attended fair in its history, according to Erie County Fair officials. The all-time record was 1,...
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the “crime” of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged...
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Matt Moran
August 20, 2018 - 5:15 am
Since the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report found sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by about 300 priests across the State, more focus is being put on New York State. A bill that has been in discussion is the Child Victims Act which would let prosecutors bring criminal cases any time up to a...
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