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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
October 21, 2017 - 8:50 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The state is putting up $5 million to help animal shelters update their facilities. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Companion Animal Capital Fund is the first state-funded program of its kind in the nation. The Democrat says it will help non-profit shelters and humane societies...
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AP Photo/Chris Young
October 21, 2017 - 8:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York health officials are warning state residents that disease-carrying ticks might still be active this fall. Ticks can remain active until temperatures drop below about 40 degrees. So officials say it's important to take precautions and perform tick checks after being...
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Courtesy: "In The Blink of An Eye"
Mike Baggerman
October 20, 2017 - 2:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A motion to dismiss the case against Robert and Robin Sagliani was denied in Buffalo City Court by Judge Joseph A. Fiorella on Friday morning. The attorneys representing Robert and Robin Sagliani, Daniel Barry and Mark Sacha, respectively, alleged improper police conduct...
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Richard Root
October 20, 2017 - 3:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo fire fighters were kept busy overnight with two house fires on Watson Street near William Street. It took them about three hours to clear the scene. The fires started at 212 Watson around 12:30 a.m. and spread to 208 Watson quickly as the houses were very close to each...
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Healthy Zone Ice Rink in East Aurora (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 20, 2017 - 3:00 am
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) – The outdoor Healthy Zone Ice Rink in East Aurora’s biggest challenge this autumn hasn’t been the warmer temperatures, but the wind, which recently caused scheduled hockey games to be cancelled, including pick-up games on Monday. “We can operate in 75, even up to 80 winds...
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John Fecio's pictures of Craig Lehner Tribute
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Richard Root
October 20, 2017 - 1:55 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - What started as a request on Facebook to gather at LaSalle Park to commemorate office Craig Lehner, turned into a large event attended by hundreds of people. Hundreds of people turned out and lined the sides of LaSalle Park. After Lehner's cousin, Kaitlyn Elise, sang the...
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Mike Baggerman
October 19, 2017 - 10:56 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) The Western New York community continues to mourn the loss of Officer Craig Lehner, who died during an underwater training exercise on Friday and was found on Tuesday. A facebook group called "Blue" Porch Light Vigil for Officer Craig Lehner , is calling for the community to...
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Richard Root
October 19, 2017 - 3:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At least six adults are left homeless after a fire overnight on the outskirts the Elmwood Village. Buffalo fire crews were called to 420 Breckenridge Street around 2:30 a.m. A basement fire had spread to the first floor of a rooming house with eight apartments. No injuries...
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Buffalo Police Car
WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Richard Root
October 19, 2017 - 3:26 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred Wednesday morning. Police say a 15 year old female student was walking to a bus stop near East Delavan and Freund Street at approximately 6:45 a.m. when a male approached her and asked her to...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 19, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – For the last year, Officer Craig Lehner’s trusted companion on the K-9 Unit was a German Shepherd named “Shield”. Shield is currently without a partner because of Lehner’s death on Friday afternoon after he went missing during a training mission with the police department’s...
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