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Habitat for Humanity says it was turning the home into a community center that would have benefited the Buffalo Peacemakers and the Stop The Violence Coalition.
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo fire officials and Buffalo Police have arrested two women in connection to an early New Year's Day arson. Ayesha Patterson, 28, and Latoya Austin, 41, were charged with first degree arson, criminal mischief, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment. The two...
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January 01, 2020 - 8:51 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Six people escaped from a home at 171 Breckenridge Street after someone allegedly threw a molotov cocktail into their home on Wednesday morning. Three people, including two children, were taken to Oishei Children's Hospital to be examined after the alleged arson at 5:30 a.m...
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Lancaster, NY (WBEN) - Western New York is rallying to help a woman and four children who were displaced after a weekend house fire on School Street in Lancaster. The family's home is considered a total loss after the Saturday fire destroyed everything inside. One of the children has severe autism...
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October 24, 2019 - 10:57 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Attorneys have rested their case in the attempted murder trial of a North Tonawanda man who set his ex-girlfriend on fire outside of a Tim Horton's last December. Jessica Cameron, the victim of an alleged attempted murder by her ex-boyfriend, Jonathon White, described the...
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(WBEN) - Thursday will bring day three in the trial of Jonathon White, the man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Cameron, on fire outside a Tim Hortons in the City of Tonawanda last December. White's Attorney, Joe Terranova, commented after yesterday's testimony that he expects both...
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September 19, 2019 - 6:44 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In an extremely complex case in which a burned car was found Monday with possible human remains inside, the Buffalo Police Department called a Thursday afternoon press conference to release video footage of incidents they believe occur before and after the vehicle being lit on fire...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are looking in to whether a burned-out vehicle in the city's Black Rock neighborhood is related to a three-year-old boy, who was discovered sleeping on the porch of a home on Potomac Avenue. Police say that human remains were found inside the vehicle on the 100...
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August 15, 2019 - 9:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Fire is investigating two overnight fires that happened on the same street. The first fire was reported just after midnight at 61 Imson Street while the next fire came in at 3 a.m. at 130 Imson Street. Damage was estimated at $50,000 and $100,000, respectively. Flames...
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August 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
ERIE, Pa. (WBEN/AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy Santone...
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