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Niagara River. August 25, 2017 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
December 05, 2018 - 11:38 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced millions of dollars of investment to upgrade the Niagara Falls wastewater treatment plant. The state will invest $13.5 million, a sum that will be matched by the Niagara Falls Water Board, bringing the total investment to $27 million...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
December 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With Buffalo Police planning to roll out its body cameras program to its officers early next year, Wednesday night is your chance to weigh in on how the department will use body cameras from here on out. "We would love to hear from as many residents as possible on this,"...
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Photo via NYS Amber Alert
December 04, 2018 - 1:12 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Police have canceled an Amber Alert issued for a 14-year-old Rochester girl they say had been abducted by a 41-year-old man. The Rochester Police Department canceled the alert for Joanna Coates early Tuesday afternoon. Police didn't release details why the alert was...
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NEXUS kiosks located at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. December 4, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Tuesday unveiled two NEXUS kiosks, which will allow for expedited travel when visiting Canada. NEXUS is most commonly used at the international bridges as a way for travelers to be pre-checked but its use at airports also acts as a...
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Niagara Falls Boulevard at Maple Road on May 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2018 - 3:00 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Frustrations over Niagara Falls Boulevard persist after another pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Monday morning. Karl Booker, 31, of Tonawanda is the latest person to be hit by a vehicle when trying to cross the street. Booker attempted to cross the road between...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
December 03, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced there will be no charges pressed against the Buffalo Police officer involved in the September shooting death of Rafael "Pito" Rivera on Plymouth Avenue in Buffalo. The shooting , which happened on September 12, was considered...
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Another pedestrian-involved accident on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Karl Booker, 31, of Tonawanda was struck and suffered non-life threatening injuries when he tried crossing the road on December 3, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 03, 2018 - 10:10 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Tonawanda man suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was struck by a car traveling north on Niagara Falls Boulevard between Commerce Drive and Irvington Drive on Monday morning. Karl Booker, 31, tried crossing the boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle...
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Tom Puckett
December 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, New York's two US senators sounded the alarm as they called on HUD to release $15 million in community block grant money for Buffalo and the town of Tonawanda. We've learned that money will come sooner than first thought. Congressman Brian Higgins says the money should...
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Mike Baggerman
December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County will have little to no involvement in the study conducted by CAA ICON about the future of the stadiums for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. "They'll talk with our department of public works if they want information on the stadium," Erie County Executive Mark...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush holds a news conference at the White House in Washington where he condemned the Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)
December 01, 2018 - 6:58 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Western New York remembers the late President George H.W. Bush, who passed away at age 94 on Friday night. "He was one of my personal favorite presidents," Canisius College Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick told WBEN. "I probably think he'll go down as one of the...
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