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Niagara Falls Boulevard. January 13, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Niagara Falls Boulevard. January 13, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 15, 2020 - 3:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - After years of safety concerns over the 6.2 mile stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard between Kenmore Avenue and Tonawanda Creek Road, progress is finally noticeable. In recent weeks, the Town of Amherst installed a series of lights that have clearly introduced more visibility...
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Queen City Landing Rendering
Queen City Landing Rendering
Mike Baggerman
January 14, 2020 - 4:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Developers of the Queen City Landing project did not get the thumbs up yet from the Buffalo Common Council to begin construction of the 20-story building on the Outer Harbor. A public hearing began Wednesday in one of the final steps the development group needs to begin...
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Catholic Charities
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
January 14, 2020 - 1:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The fundraising push is on for an annual appeal that serves tens of thousands in need across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. On Tuesday, Catholic Charities announced the official launch of Appeal 2020 - a fundraising campaign that will run through June. The goal for #Appeal2020 is...
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Jacob Putnam
Tom Puckett
January 14, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Arcade, NY (WBEN) Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies say an Arcade man ran off instead of helping a woman who died of a suspected overdose. Deputies say 29 year old Jacob Putnam refused to call 911 to help a 23 year old woman found dead by paramedics. Deputies say a third party eventually called 9-1...
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Arialist Nick Wallenda walks on a high wire across Times Square in New York
USA Today Images
(WBEN) - Western New York's favorite daredevil has unveiled his next high-wire stunt. Nik Wallenda announced on Tuesday that he will walk the wire over the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua live on TV on March 4. "It is everything that I've ever done times 10," Wallenda told ABC's Good Morning America. "...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz at Chestnut Ridge Park
WBEN photo/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has been invited to testify Wednesday morning before the House Budget Committee on the impact federal investments have on local government and economies. Poloncarz is one of five witnesses invited to testify by House Budget Committee...
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Queen City Landing
WBEN Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 7:52 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Developers from the Queen City Landing development project on Fuhrmann Boulevard went before the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday evening to request a planned unit development designation. The $100 million project, now in the hands of developer Gerry Buchheit, has made several...
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international Prep Threat
Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 6:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A heavy police presence near International Prep after Buffalo Police say a former student made a threat. Police responded to a call of a student making threats at approximately 2:20pm. The school was placed in lockdown & that lockdown was lifted just after 3pm. Buffalo police...
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Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The special election to fill Chris Collins' seat will not happen until April 28th, the same day as the presidential primary for Democrats. A judge in Rochester rejected state Republican leaders' call for Governor Cuomo to hold the vote sooner. An attorney from the state Attorney...
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Chuck Schumer
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
January 13, 2020 - 1:06 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN) - On Monday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Niagara Falls Amtrak train station to call on the Canadian government to implement pre-clearance for Western New York passengers. "When we designed this station, it was designed to contain state-of-the-art customs clearance...
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