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Ski Tow Rope Chestnut Ridge Park
WBEN photo/Susan Rose
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Weather permitting, Winterfest at Chestnut Ridge Park on Sunday may include the launch of a new tow rope on the ski hill. "If we have snow, then we will have not only our sledding hill, but for the first time, skiing will return to Chestnut Ridge Park," said Erie County...
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Engine for the 2020 Corvette Stingray at Tonawanda Engine Plant. July 23, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 16, 2020 - 3:38 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) GM says it's investing $6.7 million in the Tonawanda Powertrain plant. $4.4 million is in capital investment and $2.3 million is in project expense to improve efficiencies in producing the 5.3L V8 engine used in full size trucks. ”Tonawanda Engine Plant’s talented and engaged...
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Message sent by Microsoft to computers about end of Windows 7 updates
Message sent by Microsoft to computers about end of Windows 7 updates
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2020 - 12:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Were you one of the millions of people who received a message on your computer that said "Your Windows 7 PC is out of support"? It's no scam. As of Tuesday, Microsoft said your computers are more vulnerable to viruses because it will no longer receive security and software...
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Andrew Cuomo
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(WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing making an addition to the state flag, and wants Albany lawmakers to work on making the change this session. During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding a familiar Latin phrase to the state seal and flag. "On the first seal...
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vaping
Tom Puckett
January 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A UB epidemiologist was among those taking part in a CDC study looking to find a possible link between e-cigarette use and lung injury. Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD, chair of epidemiology and environmental health in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, is a co-author on...
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FILE - This Nov. 30, 2018, file photo shows Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, as he sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Roberts will move from the camera-free, relative anonymity of the Supreme Court to the glare of television lights in the Senate to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2020 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN) - Next week's historic trial of President Donald Trump will feature a rare look at the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court's role as a trial judge. John Roberts will preside over the historic impeachment trial in the US Senate. "It's a rather unique situation for the Chief...
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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
TONAWANDA, NY (WBEN) - Who's responsible? On Wednesday evening, the Clean Air Coalition held a community meeting to discuss their concerns about the potential for taxpayer money to be used in the cleanup of the now abandoned Tonawanda Coke site. The main issue, according to the coalition, is the...
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Mark Poloncarz
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Tom Puckett
January 15, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz testified before a House Budget Committee Wednesday morning on the importance of federal investments to local communities. Poloncarz says federal assistance has been vital in one local health crisis. "The Justice Department considers Erie...
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Mike Baggerman
January 15, 2020 - 12:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wednesday is the first day that adoptees can apply for their original birth certificates. For decades, records were sealed until Albany lawmakers voted to pass a bill last year that was later signed by Governor Cuomo. In order to obtain the original birth certification,...
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Helicopter Crash
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January 15, 2020 - 11:59 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The National Transportation Safety Board is reportedly close to releasing their preliminary report into what happened on the night of January 9 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, as Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto were killed in a helicopter crash . Croce was a Buffalo developer...
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