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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Governor Cuomo addressed the first vaping-related death in New York, he said vaping may be more dangerous than a cigarette. ] "Cigarettes didn't kill you in year one. E-cigarettes, year one, a thousand cases," claimed Cuomo. Dr. Andrew Hyland of Roswell Park says he...
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Maryvale High School. August 2019. WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Vaping by some children has been a concern for a few years in area schools. The Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent, Mark Laurrie, told WBEN on Wednesday that, while it's not the top issue at the school, it is concerning because of the few cases they've had of students...
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Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - One of the more discussed topics in New York State politics is the emergency ban on vaping. While there may be some fatigue, as there are seemingly new "developments" every day, one local politician is hoping that the negative attention currently focused on vaping will allow an...
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Brendan Keany
October 09, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Several local officials visited the Garden Gate Health Care facility in Cheektowaga on Wednesday as a looming CMI cut is threatening care to thousands of nursing home residents. The Department of Health is working to retroactively change the methodology used to calculate CMI...
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Tom Puckett
October 09, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A suspect is in custody after a daylight stabbing in Buffalo. Buffalo Police say it happened just after 12:15pm near Main Street and Court Street. Police say two males, known to each other, were involved in some type of dispute with one stabbing the other. Buffalo police with the...
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Flooding in patio area of Olcott Yacht Club by Lake Ontario. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
October 09, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Rochester, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says he's directed the DEC to the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. Cuomo says as a direct result of the IJC's mismanagement, extremely high water levels...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Another major plaza in the Town of Amherst could be in line for a new look. The University Plaza retail center in Eggertsville along the border of Tonawanda and the City of Buffalo is for sale. The 14-acre Main Street property, which sits an intersection away from the...
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Mike Baggerman
October 09, 2019 - 9:11 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A six-year-old boy is expected to survive after Buffalo Police said his mother stabbed him multiple times in the chest and arms at their home on 14 Purdy Street. The mother, 33, was not identified by police. She is in custody and was taken to ECMC after she also stabbed...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans is being hauled into court over its vanilla ice cream. A class action suit claims Wegmans use of the word "vanilla" is misleading consumers. Two men in New York and Pennsylvania say the front label indicates the flavor of the ice cream comes from the vanilla plant -...
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Tom Puckett
October 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Assemblywoman Monica Wallace is introducing a bill requiring labeling of ingredients on vaping products. One vaping retailer says that's already required. Wallace says the ingredients in vapor products like pods and e-juice are not required to be disclosed under law. “It’s...
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