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April 17, 2018 - 7:58 pm
HOUSTON (WBEN/AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92. Family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed the death in a statement. The cause wasn't...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Kenmore, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say three suspects were arrested in connection with a marijuana growing operation as well as possession of heroin and cocaine. Deputies say Narcotics Unit and Kenmore Police located a vehicle believed to be transporting heroin between the City of...
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Attorney Mike Reck (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2018 - 3:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates, a law firm that advocates on behalf of child and clergy sex abuse victims, released a report with additional information about the 42 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse from the Catholic Diocese and gave an example as to...
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April 17, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Diocese says Bishop Richard Malone's residence on Oakland Place in Buffalo will go up for sale this summer. The diocese says all proceeds from the sale will go toward the diocese's program to help past victims of sex abuse by priests. “This move underscores the...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police are investigating a stabbing that killed an elderly man. Police say say a 75 year old male was found stabbed inside an apartment building just before 12:30am in the 400 block of Best Street. Investigators say he was declared deceased at the scene. Police say the...
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Bon-Ton Southgate/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/Reuters) - Another department store chain could be going out of business. During a bankruptcy auction for Bon Ton Inc. stores on Monday, the only bidders were liquidaters, according to Reuters. Bon-Ton has been struggling for some time, weighted-down by more than a billion...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among state Democrats - though the "Sex and the City" actress is gaining slightly on the two-term incumbent. The Siena College survey released Tuesday found that Cuomo leads Nixon among...
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Listener photo/Boston, N.Y.
Tim Wenger
April 17, 2018 - 5:53 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Western New York was abuzz with a lot of weather grumbling Monday as the afternoon commute more resembled January than April. Slushy snow accumulated on roadways and the snow could be measured in inches on the ground across the region. More snow is in the forecast for Tuesday...
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Randy Bushover
April 17, 2018 - 5:21 am
Cantina 62 has signed on as the last retail tenant for the Shea’s Seneca project. Business First reports Cantina 62 will be joined by Bottle Rocket, April Spencer Floral Design, Public Espresso, and Shea’s Seneca Banquets and Catering. The $10 million project is expected to be tenant-ready by mid-...
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