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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) The attorney for the family of the suspect in the officer-involved shooting is refuting some of the latest theories in Sunday's incident. Nelson Torre, representing the family of suspect Jose Hernandez-Rossy was asked about reports that Officer Joseph Acquino's ear may have...
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Tim Wenger
May 08, 2017 - 2:26 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A joint law enforcement effort led to a narcotics arrest in Buffalo and the seizure of an amount of heroin and a weapon following early morning raids in Buffalo and Evans. Erie County Sheriff TIm Howard says acting on search warrants signed by Erie County Court Judge Thomas...
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Dave Debo
May 03, 2017 - 12:55 pm
(WBEN) WNY Tea Party organizer Rus Thompson was sentenced to 3 years probation Wednesday after admitting to signing false paperwork to vote in a district he didn't live in. "I realize what I did was wrong," Thompson told State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia before being placed on probation...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Charges against Buffalo Sabres' Winger Evander Kane have been dropped in accordance with a sentencing agreement that makes them go away now that he has had six months of good behavior. An Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD) was filed in Buffalo City Court in October...
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Richard Root
April 18, 2017 - 6:32 am
(WBEN) - This May, the menu-labeling provision of Obamacare goes into full effect and it's causing the pizza industry to lose its lunch. A new menu-labeling law is supposed to take effect May 5. It's a provision of Obamacare that requires food-retail establishments with 20 or more locations to post...
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Tom Puckett
April 14, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The federal judge who issued the 1976 ruling to desegregate Buffalo Public Schools has died. John T. Curtin was 95. n 1976, Curtin ruled on the case Arthur v. Nyquist, which effected the integration of the Buffalo Public School District. He ruled that schools were "deliberately...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 20-year-old Devonte Ridgeway of Buffalo pleads guilty in Erie County Court to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. Ridgeway admitted to bringing a loaded handgun to Baker Hall School in Lackawanna concealed in a backpack. School staff, upon searching the backpack...
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Tom Puckett
April 06, 2017 - 12:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A West Seneca woman admits to stealing nearly $300,000 from the Buffalo Firemen’s Pension Fund by pretending to be her late mother, who died in 1983. “From the day her mother died, Pearlann MacVittie tarnished her memory by stealing $291,070 in pension checks in her mother's name...
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Tom Puckett
March 31, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man who pleaded guilty to raping two women will spend the next 35 years behind bars. Prosecutors say his escape from Buffalo Police headquarters benefited investigators. Timothy Dicenzo was sentenced in State Supreme Court Friday afternoon. DiCenzo admitted to the daylight rape...
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Tom Puckett
March 24, 2017 - 1:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - An 18-year-old suspected of shooting four people in Buffalo, one fatally, while free on bail last summer is being held after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges. Jaylin Wiggins was arraigned in Erie County Court Friday on charges of murder, attempted murder,...
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