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Richard Root
October 02, 2017 - 3:20 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people and wounding as many as 500 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives,...
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Allan Harris
October 01, 2017 - 5:09 am
(WBEN/AP) Former Buffalo Bills football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man again Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel-room heist in Las Vegas that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided in the killings of his wife and her friend after his 1995 acquittal. Nevada state...
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September 26, 2017 - 11:17 am
(WBEN/AP) A federal court has granted ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam a new trial in their corruption cases. Skelos was convicted in 2015 on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced last year to five years in prison and appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit...
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Heavy rain is falling in parts of the Southern Tier and will continue at least until the Flood Warning expires later Thursday morning Here's the warning from the National Weather Service: THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 AM EDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS AND SOUTHEASTERN...
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Allan Harris
September 10, 2017 - 4:47 am
(WBEN/AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Hurricane Irma regained strength as it closed in on the Florida Keys early Sunday and forecasters monitored a crucial shift in its trajectory - just a few more miles to the west - that could keep its ferocious eye off the southwest Florida coast and over warm gulf...
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The US Geologic Survey reports a small minor earthquake off Newfane early this morning in Lake Ontario. near 3:21 in the morning. The quake is of such small magnitude that it's effects are minimal and may not have even been noticed, according to Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick...
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Allan Harris
September 03, 2017 - 5:54 am
(WBEN/AP) North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device Sunday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. The North called the test a "perfect success" while its neighbors condemned the blast immediately. Though the precise strength of the blast has yet to be determined, the...
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Richard Root
September 01, 2017 - 6:19 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Niagara Falls Police and SWAT have arrested a man after a stand-off overnight. Police were called to 2254 Whitney Avenue before 2:00 AM for reports of someone making threats. The block of the street was closed off. Around 5:00 AM a window to the residence was busted and...
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Dave Debo
August 30, 2017 - 6:22 am
(WBEN) Charities in WNY and across the nation are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN TO SEE THE LATEST LOCAL EFFORTS. If your organization is sponsoring a relief event that is not on this list, send an email to newsroom@wben.com with all the...
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The disaster in Houston is unfolding on an epic scale, with the nation's fourth-largest city mostly paralyzed by the storm that has parked itself over the Gulf Coast. With nearly 2 more feet of rain expected on top of the 30-plus inches in some places, authorities worried the worst might be yet to...
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