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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
October 14, 2019 - 1:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Several places around the country, including Washington D.C., have decided against celebrating Columbus Day and have moved toward recognizing Indigenous People's Day. While that has happened in Buffalo to this point, about a dozen people gathered in front of the Christopher...
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(WBEN) - This week, instead of a more formal debate, WBEN is bringing you "Candidates in Conversation," which aims to provide a more extensive look at the two candidates running for Erie County Executive. Both County Executive Mark Poloncarz and County Legislator Lynne Dixon will join WBEN for an...
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Niagara Falls Police. March 27, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 14, 2019 - 6:40 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Niagara Falls Police Officer was involved in a car accident on Sunday. Police said the accident happened at the intersection of Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue at 8 p.m. A car driven by a 21-year-old woman who was traveling north on Hyde Park Boulevard tried...
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Niagara Falls Boulevard at Maple Road on May 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 14, 2019 - 6:15 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A 17-year-old boy suffered serious head and neck injuries after he was hit by a car on Niagara Falls Boulevard on Sunday evening. The boy was hit in the 2300 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard after 7 p.m. by a 2006 Mitsubishi that was driven by a 23-year-old woman from...
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Tom Puckett
October 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) We're about three weeks away from the Erie County Executive's election between Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon, and political experts say there hasn't been much of a buzz. HEAR CANDIDATES IN CONVERSATION: MARK POLONCARZ LIVE IN-STUDIO 8AM TODAY LYNNE DIXON LIVE IN-STUDIO 8AM...
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Brendan Keany
October 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
AMHERST (WBEN) - "Consistently being ranked number-one in the nation by many reputable companies, this is the event that everybody needs to experience and see," said Frightworld General Manager Stephen Szortyka. "It's Western New York's favorite Halloween event...we're number-one in the Northeast,...
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Columbus Statue vandalized at Columbus Park. October 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Mike Baggerman
October 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Will the Columbus Statue at Columbus Park be vandalized again? That’s a worry for some each Columbus Day as individuals who are upset with Columbus’ actions expressed their displeasure by defacing the statue that faces Porter Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Last year, the...
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UAW Workers strike at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – A local barbershop is lending a helping hand for United Auto Workers who have fallen on tough times as a result of the ongoing dispute between General Motors and the UAW. Buffalo Barber Surgeons, a local shop with locations in Lackawanna and Hamburg, are planning to utilize...
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Susan Rose
October 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police have arrested the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover crash that killed a woman in August. A 27 year old Buffalo man is charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and DWI in connection with the death of a 42 year old Buffalo woman in the early morning hours of...
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Susan Rose
October 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Pomfret, N.Y. (WBEN) - A state police trooper was flagged down by a motorist on Rt. 60 in the Chautauqua County town of Pomfret Friday afternoon due to a farming accident nearby. Further investigation revealed that a 1976 International tractor operated by Daniel Hunt, of Fredonia, was traveling...
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