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State officials promote "Farm to School" program at Waterfront Elementary. October 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm
By: Kellie Scanlon BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Waterfront Elementary hosted state officials on Thursday to highlight New York's "Farm-to-Schools" program. The program focuses on connecting schools to local farms to provide healthy lunches to students and bring attention to the agriculture community...
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Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Niagara Falls man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly cut the ears of seven pitbull puppies. The Niagara County SPCA's Ryan Scott said their office was alerted to a botched cropping job from an area veterinarian's office where the dogs were...
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The cashless toll gantry beyond the South Grand Island Bridge on the 190-N (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:11 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said to expect news on how Canadians will be forced to pay tolls in Grand Island "very soon". Since cashless tolling took effect in Grand Island, many people have cried afoul about Canadian drivers because they are not required to pay the...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The International League today announced that Buffalo Bisons General Manager Mike Buczkowski has been elected as the 2019 Dave Rosenfield “Executive of the Year.” The award, voted on by the general managers and club officials from the 14 teams in the International League, will be...
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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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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
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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