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November 18, 2017 - 6:06 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On a crisp November Saturday afternoon in Delaware Park, the Olmsted Park Conservancy led a rally to save Delaware Park. The group is working to pull the plug on the New York State Department of Transportation's latest plan to revamp the Scajaquada Expressway corridor along...
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November 18, 2017 - 7:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Propaganda posters from World War I are the focus of a new exhibit opening at the Buffalo and Erie County Library. The exhibit is opening Saturday at the system's Central Library in downtown Buffalo. It tells of the city's role in America's war effort in terms of personnel...
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November 18, 2017 - 7:21 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York child molestation victims are hoping the national focus on sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, the media and national politics will convince lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse. The Child Victims Act would relax criminal and civil...
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Mike Baggerman
November 18, 2017 - 6:58 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A rally will be held at Delaware Park on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. as Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy advocates want to state department of transportation to end its plans for the Scajaquada Corridor, which would replace the current Scajaquada Expressway. "We've got an...
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Tom Puckett
November 17, 2017 - 4:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before noontime in the first block of Quincy Street. Detectives say a 12 year old Buffalo male was struck by birdshot. He was transported to ECMC with apparent non-life threatening injuries. Detectives say the...
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Tom Puckett
November 17, 2017 - 3:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former science teacher will be behind bars for the next 1 to 3 years for sending inappropriate texts to a minor. 44 year old Scott Schaefer pleaded guilty in August to sending several sexually explicit texts to a 12-year-old between June 9-11, 2017. He was fired from St...
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Mike Baggerman
November 17, 2017 - 3:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Move over Goo Goo Dolls. Western New York resident Joe Mombrea has the hottest new hit, inspired by Nathan Peterman overtaking Tyrod Taylor as the Bills quarterback. LISTEN: "Peterman Can" by Joe Mombrea 11-17 The Peterman Can Song by Joe Mombrea.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Hazmat crews rushed to Main Place Tower Friday afternoon after a report of a suspicious package in one of the office buildings. Deputy Commissioner Johnathan Eaton says the call came in around 12:30 at the 25th floor of the downtown building. "There was no positive test...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 17, 2017 - 11:40 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said that even though winter doesn't technically begin until December, it's here in Western New York. Friday marks the three-year anniversary of Winter Storm Knife which dropped several feet of snow in Western New York in a matter of hours...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:13 am
A lockdown at Alden Schools Thursday afternoon was apparently due to a student who was talking about making bombs, and was found with some sort fo device with wires and a battery in his locker, according to a newly released statement on the incident. The Erie County Sheriff's office released...
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