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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 23, 2019 - 12:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Claims made by a former seminarian have led to an investigation from the Erie County District Attorney's office. Matthew Bojanowski, who quit seminary in August and publicly called out Bishop Richard Malone for a culture of sexual abuse and cover ups, was reached out to by...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 21, 2019 - 7:22 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Coming off the heels of this week's bizarre missing persons and homicide investigation, local officials are urging Buffalo residents to enroll in the SafeCam program. Basically, the program simply allows residents to register their home and business surveillance cameras with the...
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Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2019 - 12:16 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn promises to use common sense when it comes to enforcement of New York's controversial Red Flag Law.
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
July 03, 2019 - 12:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced on Wednesday that he will change all misdemeanors of low-level possession of marijuana to a violation and his plans to seal any records related to the possession of the drug. Albany lawmakers last month passed a bill which...
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Tom Puckett
June 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Erie County DA John Flynn says charges against the initial suspect in a Cheektowaga road rage incident will be dismissed Tuesday, now that the suspect's brother will now be charged. Last December, Maurice Scott was charged with assaulting a driver near Walden Galleria. He was...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As one state lawmaker looks at reducing the blood alcohol content threshold for drunk driving in New York, a summit on impaired driving takes place Friday. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz in January proposed lowering the threshold from .08 to .05. Erie County DA John Flynn says it could...
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Car placed in front of Lackawanna High School warning students of distracted and drunk driving. June 5, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 05, 2019 - 11:52 am
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Students at Lackawanna High School on Wednesday showed up on Wednesday to the sight of a wrecked car with the phrase "Don't Text & Drive :)" plastered on each side. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn this morning will be speaking this morning with students at...
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Mike Baggerman
May 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A day after Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl was arraigned on assault charges , the Erie County District Attorney said he has to "do the right thing and punish" the police officer for his conduct in December 2017. Achtyl allegedly assaulted Nicholas Belsito, who...
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Buffalo Common Councilman. May 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's top prosecutor says he will not file charges againt Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo, who brought a loaded gun into a Buffalo high school last week. District Attorney John Flynn says that doesn't mean Wingo did not commit a crime. "Councilman Wingo...
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March 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Two Tonawanda paramedics have been suspended with pay after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from a drug dropbox inside the police station. Joe Emminger is the Town of Tonawanda supervisor, and on Twitterm he chimed in as to why they were suspended...
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