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Mike Baggerman
April 21, 2018 - 9:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy capitalized on the warm weather boom in the region by announcing the launch of its interactive app for park visitors this summer. The app, "Olmsted", is a free download for iPhone and Android users and allows users to follow the latest...
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Congressman Chris Collins, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, and Sheriff Jim Voutour tour the 9-1-1 operations center in Lockport (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 21, 2018 - 5:20 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - You may have noticed on your phone bill that you pay a small fee for 9-1-1 emergencies, but did you know that a good portion of that money never goes to the facilities that actually utilize the system? Congressman Chris Collins and Federal Communications Commission...
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April 21, 2018 - 5:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Transit and Buffalo Police Officers are investigating a shooting at the Metropolitan Transportation Center located at 181 Ellicott Street on Friday evening. The shooting occurred at 7:30 p.m. following an argument between two men near a bathroom inside the bus terminal. One...
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SUNY Buffalo State
Tom Puckett
April 20, 2018 - 3:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo State University Police make an arrest in a robbery on the campus Thursday night. Police say the suspect is not a student. At approximately 7:45 p.m., a student in a Cassety Hall room reported to University Police that he was the victim of an armed robbery earlier in the...
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Tom Puckett
April 20, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A student at Hilbert College has been arraigned on charges he had a weapon in his dorm room and threatened students on the Hilbert College campus. 19-year-old Breandan Mantz of Newark, NY has been arraigned by Hamburg Town Court Justice Gerald P. Gorman on two counts of Criminal...
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Students at Medaille College walk out of classrooms on April 20, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 20, 2018 - 12:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Students at Medaille College participated in another National Student Walkout on Friday morning. At Medaille, about 100 students participated. The protest called for common sense gun laws in wake of the mass shootings at schools including Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Sandy Hook...
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Tom Puckett
April 20, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There are reports Tops is seeking to close several stores, based on US bankruptcy court filings. Reports say Tops is looking to close underperforming stores, and is seeking permission from a bankruptcy court judge. A spokesperson tells WBEN Tops has not made any decision on...
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NWS Buffalo
Tim Wenger
April 20, 2018 - 6:16 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Not in recent memory has there been a winter that seemed as endless as this one. Measureable snow and frigid temperatures for Spring will be a thing of the past as an area of much milder and more seasonable weather spreads across Western New York through the weekend and into...
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Randy Bushover
April 20, 2018 - 5:41 am
Dairy Queen® is giving fans a sneak peek of the new Summer Blizzard® Treat Menu with free VIP tastings at select sites across the country. The one location in the Buffalo area is at 6711 Transit Road in Lancaster, with the tastings from 7-9pm on Tuesday, April 24th. Tops Friendly Markets has...
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