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Tom Puckett
November 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Weekends are enjoyable for anyone, but imagine being a Buffalo sports fan and seeing both the Bills and Sabres in one weekend in the same metropolitan area. It's happening this weekend as both the Sabres and Bills have matchups in South Florida. Friday, the Sabres play the...
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Mike Baggerman
November 30, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There is lots of speculation about the future of a downtown stadium for the Buffalo Bills after the Tuesday announcement by Pegula Sports & Entertainment that they are studying the future of the football stadium and downtown hockey arena. Local developer Carl Paladino...
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New Era Derby Facility November 13/WBEN Photo
Tom Puckett
November 29, 2018 - 4:23 pm
Derby, NY (WBEN) Members of CWA say they are planning to seek alternatives to closing the New Era plant in Derby. The union says the first step is to invoke the contract, requiring New Era to bargain with the union any decision to shut down the plant and outsource work. It says the contract allows...
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UPDATE: The Grand Island Bridge closure has been moved up and will now begin at 10pm Friday Night. Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -The southbound North Grand Island Bridge will close this weekend to allow for work to be done to make the decking safety during inclement weather. The southbound Niagara Thruway...
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UB Bulls Football embark to Detroit for the MAC Championship game against Northern Illinois. November 29, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 29, 2018 - 11:08 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo Bulls football team embarked to Detroit on Thursday morning for the MAC championship game at Ford Field against Northern Illinois. "It's exciting for our program as a whole," UB Bulls Football Coach Lance Leipold said. "This definitely is not about...
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Chick-FIl-A holds grand opening on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. November 29, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 29, 2018 - 9:34 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Chick-Fil-A opened its doors on Wednesday morning on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. The restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. Good morning from Chick Fil A in Cheektowaga. Now open. pic.twitter.com/tRuibfYI8Q — WBEN...
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Tom Puckett
November 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Erie County holds a public hearing on a proposal to ban pharmacies from selling tobacco, one pharmacist says it's an excellent idea. But he admits it took him some time to get out of selling it. "I think it's long overdue," says Brad Arthur of Black Rock Pharmacy. "I think it'...
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Mike Baggerman
November 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Erie County Legislature on Thursday will hold a public meeting to address what they believe is a public health concern related to smoking in public places. The bill is called the “Public Health Protection Act of 2018” and it was crafted by Legislators Pat Burke, John...
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November 28, 2018 - 7:11 pm
New York, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is in New York City. He underwent surgery Wednesday in his ongoing battle with cancer. According to his wife Jill's Instagram post, doctors are hoping this is the final surgery. Another thumbs up! Surgery complete and all went as planned! In...
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Buffalo Airport officials presented award from JD Power. November 28, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 28, 2018 - 4:29 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Niagara International Airport announced on Wednesday that it won an award for being one of the best mid-sized airports in the country. The award came from JD Power, a marketing company that unveils surveys on consumer satisfaction. "It's been growing in our...
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