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Allan Harris
April 22, 2018 - 9:20 am
(WBEN) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a multi-prong effort to further protect children from sex trafficking, including legislation to strengthen prosecutors' ability to seek justice on behalf of child sex trafficking victims. While federal law recognizes no child willingly becomes a...
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@NWSBuffalo
April 22, 2018 - 7:54 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It was like Buffalo and Western New York same out of hibernation Saturday. With plentiful sunshine and temperatures at least reminiscent of early Spring, folks were out doing chores, exercising and just plain "enjoying" the Spring weather that has evades us thus far this...
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Allan Harris
April 22, 2018 - 5:50 am
(WBEN/AP) Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video "racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist" in a video posted on...
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Allan Harris
April 22, 2018 - 5:35 am
(WBEN/AP) Three special elections this week, two in the New York State Senate and one in the Assembly. That Assembly race is in the 142nd District which includes West Seneca and Orchard Park and had been represented by Mickey Kearns, the current Erie County Clerk. The race involves endorsed...
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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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