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Fighting Gangs

Pridgen: Fighting Gang Violence Needs Full Team Effort

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After Wednesday's double shooting left an 11 year old wounded in critical condition, Buffalo Police believed it was gang related. One Buffalo leader says gang violence is always a concern, and more has to be done to stop it.


Clinton and Lynch Met Privately at Phoenix Airport

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.
Pigeon Probe

Corruption Probe Could Snare More than Pigeon, Michalek

(WBEN) Iinvestigations that had political consultant Steve Pigeon pleading not guilty to nine charges yesterday, and forced State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek to resign  could just be a starting point.

DA Candidates Have Different Reactions to Corruption Probe

After a State Supreme Court Justice and high ranking political operative were indicted on corruption charges, the three men hoping to be elected Erie County District Attorney as a Democrat have had varied responses.
ID Theft

Man Accused of Impersonating Member of Kevin Hart's Entourage

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man has been arraigned on charges he stole credit card numbers and impersonating a member of Kevin Hart's entourage.
Body Found

Crews find body of missing man in Chautauqua Lake

Authorities say they've found the body of a 48-year-old man who went missing while tubing on a western New York lake last weekend.
Transgenders In

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.

Pigeon Talk

Hear it Hear: The Michalek-Pigeon Case

State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek  has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes and resigned from the bench as part of a growing scandal that could effectively remove local lobbyist and political insider G. Steven Pigeon  from the stage.

INSIDE: A Buffalo's Early News Roundtable on the scandal.

11 Year Old Boy Victim in Double Shooting

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - An 11 year old boy is seriously injured after a double shooting along Humason Avenue in Buffalo late Wednesday.  A 20 year old male victim is in critical condition.

Pigeon Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) - Democratic political operative G. Steven Pigeon has pleaded not guilty to 9 counts stemming from a bribery investigation that led to the resignation of State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek.

Pigeon was charged Thursday morning with bribery, rewarding official misconduct and grand larceny. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Pigeon was released on $20,000
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