Fruit Belt

Grape Street home where Yvette Johnson, 54, and Kyrie Johnson, 17 months, were killed. August 29, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 29, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By: Dana Casullo & Mike Baggerman BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Kenyatta "Manny" Austin was arraigned Wednesday morning in Eric County Supreme Court on murder and other charges after the July 2 shootings in Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood. Austin, 25, is accused of shooting and killing Yvette...
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17-month old Kyrie Johnson (left) and 54-year-old Yvette Johnson (right) were gunned down on July 2 on Grape Street in Buffalo. (Crime Stoppers Buffalo Photo)
Mike Baggerman
July 28, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The President of the Fruit Belt Advisory Council spoke with WBEN about the recent crimes on Grape Street and how it's impacting the community. "This is part of my family," Dennice Barr told WBEN. "When somebody reaches into your family to create havoc or cause damage, it's...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police say two are dead, including a 54-year-old grandmother and her 17-month old grandson, after a shooting in Buffalo's fruit belt neighborhood early Monday morning. "It's been described to me as both an extremely chaotic as well as horrific scene," Buffalo Police...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2017 - 12:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – National Grid celebrated the progress made on its Fruit Belt Solar Demo Project on Tuesday morning. The company implemented solar panels on various rooftops within the Buffalo neighborhood and touted the community commitment to install 500 kilowatts of solar capacity for the...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 20, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Members of Buffalo’s Fruit Belt Neighborhood met on Monday evening to discuss an initiative to purchase a series of vacant lots in its growing frustrations with the adjacent Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus The neighborhood expressed concern that the continued growth of the...
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May 29, 2017 - 6:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday night in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo. The shooting occurred in the first block of Lemon Street. One man in his 20's was shot multiple times and was taken to ECMC. Detectives told WBEN...
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