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Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner: "I am a Woman"

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
Wheatfield Shots

Sheriff: Deputy's Use of Force Justified

Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour and District Attorney Michael Violante say the use of force by Deputy Joe Tortorella in last week's shootout in Wheatfield was justified. With the suicide of gunman Duane Bores, Jr., they consider the case closed.
Roaming Buffalo

Loose Buffaloes that Crossed New York Highway Are Being Shot

COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) -- The escape of a small herd of buffalo from a farm is ending badly, with the animals being shot after crossing the New York State Thruway.
Glenwood Fire

Firefighters Hurt After Glenwood Avenue Blaze

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In what appears to be an arson, three Buffalo firefighters were taken to ECMC after being forced to bail from a home.

Statue of Liberty Evacuated After Bomb Threat; Everyone Safe

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Park Service says a 911 caller made a bomb threat against the Statue of Liberty, leading to a precautionary evacuation of the island.
No Aspartame

Diet Pepsi Dropping Aspartame on Customer Concerns

NEW YORK (AP) -- PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
Fatal Fire

Person Dead in Cheektowaga Fire

Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) One person has died in a fire in a Cheektowaga apartment complex.
Vegas Baby

Anchor Bar Heads to Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (WBEN) Anchor Bar officially heads to the west, opening soon at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

Jenner's Journey Spotlights Transgender Community

Should a transgendered boy be allowed to wear makeup in his driver's license photo?  Will NYS adopt anti-discrinination measures for transgendered individuals?  

The transgender community leaps into the spotlight today, wtih former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner's  tell all interview tonight.

Next Buffalo Schools Superintendent May be Known

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo Public School Principal may be on the fast track to becoming the next Superintendent of the the troubled district.  Emerson High School Principal James Weimer is the favorite of the majority faction within the Board of Education and could be named to the post as early as next week.
Do you think the publicity about the Bruce Jenner interview will lead to a greater understanding and acceptance of the transgender population?
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