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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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Hurricane Harvey remains virtually stalled near the coast and continues to drop heavy rain on the Houston and Galveston areas. In the past 48 hours, numerous spots in the region have measured more than 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain. Perspective: What That Much Rain Would Mean in WNY Hear...
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Allan Harris
August 27, 2017 - 7:33 am
(WBEN/AP) 9:40 a.m. Staff at a Houston television station broadcasting live coverage of Tropical Storm Harvey had to evacuate after water from nearby flood-prone Buffalo Bayou started to gush into the building. KHOU-TV tweeted images Sunday of water pushing through a front door and flooding the...
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August 18, 2017 - 1:17 pm
Bridgewater, NJ (AP) President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to Trump's...
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For the second evening in a row, Erie County Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a high speed chase in the Southtowns, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour through East Aurora and Orchard Park. The pursuit started around 4:30 a.m. Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have taken one person in custody,...
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