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Will Redskins Return to Lancaster?

Lancaster, N.Y. (WBEN) - Only weeks after students in the Lancaster School District signed off on a new mascot and team name for the district, the controversy that led to the change may be reigniting in the community.   The district recently changed their mascot to the Lancaster Legends from the Lancaster Redskins.
New Cell

Why David Sweat is in a New Correctional Facility

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A week after capture, David Sweat is not returning to Clinton Correctional Facility. Instead, he is being taken to Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. A former warden says there are a few reasons why.

198 Speed

How Would a Second 198 Speed Change Happen?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said that any proposed changes to the new 30 MPH speed limit on route 198 are merely suggestions right now.
Crossings Coming

Signalized Pedestrian Crossings Along 198

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The state DOT says there will be three signalized pedestrian crossings along the Scajaquada Corridor, the 198, to help calm traffic.

APNewsBreak: Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Flag Vote

S. Carolina Senate Votes to Pull Confederate Flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor.
Squaw Island

Mayor Signs Off on Squaw Island Name Change

Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown made it official Monday afternoon, when he signed a bill changing the name of Squaw Island to Unity Island.
Exits Closed

Thruway Exits at Silver Creek Back Open After Crash

Silver Creek, NY (WBEN) The entrance and exit ramps on the Thruway at Silver Creek have REOPENED following a two car collision.
Ammonia Leak

Ammonia Leak at Rich Products in Fort Erie Kills 1, Injures 2

Fort Erie, ON (WBEN) One person has died, two others hospitalized after an ammonia leak at Rich Products in Fort Erie.

Tonawanda Creek Road Looking for Repair Dollars

Clarence, NY (WBEN) - For months, a portion of Tonawanda Creek Road in Clarence has been closed due to a large chunk of the roadway having collapsed because of erosion.
Do you think the speed limit should be increased along the Scajaquada/Route 198?
  Yes, but only outside the park area!
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