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Tom Puckett
April 23, 2018 - 12:57 pm
Jamestown, NY (WBEN) A Jamestown cab driver is accused of stealing over $7,500 from Medicaid by submitting false claims for rides he claimed he provided to a Medicaid recipient through the taxi service 716 Transportation, Inc. (716). He's also accused of paying off a patient to request such rides...
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WNY News Now
April 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Randolph, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the town of Randolph. Troopers from Jamestown responded to a report of an unidentified male body located off Swanson Hill Road in Randolph. Local residents located the deceased and advised law enforcement...
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Dreamstime
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Delaware North, one of the largest hospitality and food service companies in the world, is doing its part to cut down on plastic pollution. The company, with it's headquarters here in Buffalo, used Earth Day to launch a campaign called The Last Straw. Deb Friedel, Director of...
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Diocese of Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
April 23, 2018 - 11:07 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Dicoese has placed two priests on leave after allegations of abuse. After receiving an abuse complaint against Father Arthur S. Smith, of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Depew, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Smith on administrative...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The man accused of starting a house fire that took the life of his seven-year-old son appeared in a Buffalo courtroom Monday. A motion to dismiss the harassment charges against Joseph Conti were denied by a city court judge. The alleged harassment occurred before the fatal fire...
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AP Photo
April 23, 2018 - 6:34 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - At 10 a.m., doctors, patients, caregivers and advocates for people with disabilities will meet in the Legislative Office Building in Albany to show opposition to a bill that would repeal New York's ban on physician assisted suicide. A bill proposed in the State Assembly, if passed...
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USA Today
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Amherst Police currently looking in to a large brawl that broke out Saturday night at Chuck E. Cheese. The fight happened around 8:00PM at the Harlem Road Chuck E. Cheese A video obtained by WKBW-TV shows the brawl, which appears to see numerous adults wildly swinging at each...
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Randy Bushover
April 23, 2018 - 4:13 am
The AAA reports the expected gas price rise has begun. A gallon of unleaded gas in Western New York now costs $2.79 - up four cents in the past week. Bank on Buffalo has selected downtown Buffalo as its regional headquarters and will move operations into the renovated, historic seventh floor of the...
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Tom Puckett
April 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There is praise for one organization's plan to cut back on plastic waste. Delaware North is introducing its "Last Straw" campaign at its concession stands at airports. Delaware North says the initiative will seek to curb excess plastic waste by offering drinking straws on a...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 23, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education gave their side of the story following a controversial tweet by Carl Paladino last week. Paladino last Wednesday tweeted a photo of board members Sharon Belton-Cottman and Paulette Woods. Woods held a sign that read "...
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