Death

Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - UPDATE from Town of Hamburg Police: Town of Hamburg Police have arrested Keith R. Sparks, 43, of Niagara Falls for the fatal stabbing of Mallicia U. Tipps, 38, at the McKinley Mall yesterday afternoon. Sparks surrendered himself at his Independence Avenue residence at about 10:...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo has released new guidelines for Greek-letter fraternities following the death of 18 year old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan at an off-campus fraternity house this past April. VIEW : Complete Report The guidelines are the result of a four-month review...
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(AP) - Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly...
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Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a man has died from injuries suffered in an assault two weeks ago. Police say at about 7:45 PM May 15th, Cheektowaga Police Dispatch received a call from Erie County 911. A caller stated to check on a male in the rear of a car at Harlem and Creekside...
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Lockport, NY (WBEN) - Two men are dead following an industrial accident in Lockport. The accident occurred at XPO Logistics on IDA Park Drive in the Town of Lockport at around 1:30 Monday morning. The Niagara County Sheriff's Department says that the two employees were trapped under fallen slabs of...
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BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo police are investigating a death that occurred in police custody on Tuesday night. Police say the incident happened just after 9:00 Tuesday night at North Oak and Tupper while officers conducted a traffic stop. Police say during the stop, a male driver ingested a bag of...
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Tom Puckett
February 07, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating the discovery of a dead body. Police were called to the 100 block of Wick Street just before 5:15pm Tuesday evening. Detectives are working to identify the deceased male. An autopsy will be scheduled by Erie County medical examiners to determine...
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Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - Visitation hours for Officer Craig Lehner are set to be held Monday and Tuesday at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg. The visitation will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m, and nearly 100 service dogs will be on hand working both days in an effort to...
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May 30, 2017 - 8:54 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state's highest court took up the contentious and emotional debate over physician-assisted suicide on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a case filed by terminally ill patients who want the right to request life-ending drugs from their physicians. To people who have...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:13 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician is again before state lawmakers in Albany. Supporters of the bill include several New Yorkers who lost loved ones to painful terminal illness. They plan to meet...
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