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Murder Charge

Fire Fatality Ruled A Homicide

Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) The investigation into a fatal fire in Cheektowaga Friday has led to an arrest and a charge of murder. Cheektowaga Police have arrested 58 year old Thomas Murphy for the murder of 63 year old Jean Hartwig.
Deadly Quake

More than 2,200 Confirmed Dead in Nepal Quake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead.
Boarding School

Public Boarding School - The Way To Solve Educational Ills?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools.

City Honors

Washington Post: City Honors No. 1 School in Northeast

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- In its ranking of the "most challenging" schools in America, City Honors was picked by the Washington Post as the top in the Northeast which extends from Maine to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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.
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