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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 07, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans is the first notable supermarket in the region to eliminate the use of plastic bags ahead of the March 1 deadline. Wegmans to Eliminate Plastic Bags on January 27 The chain announced Monday they will eliminate the use of carryout plastic bags on January 27 and also...
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Mike Baggerman
January 06, 2020 - 1:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two Buffalo Common Council members are asking lawmakers in Albany to revisit the cash bail reforms that took effect at the start of the year. South District Councilman Chris Scanlon and Delaware District Councilman Joel Feroleto introduced a resolution that may be voted on as...
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Sign outside Wegmans on Alberta Drive reminding customers to bring reusable bags. January 6, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Sign outside Wegmans on Alberta Drive reminding customers to bring reusable bags. January 6, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 06, 2020 - 12:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans shoppers are ready for the company's plan to eliminate the option of plastic bags at checkout. "I've bought bags," Cathy from Eggertsville said with a chuckle. "I remembered to bring them in today but I forgot to give it to the check-out girl as I started. By the time...
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Dona Street into Bethlehem Steel site. January 3, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Dona Street into Bethlehem Steel site. January 3, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 06, 2020 - 3:00 am
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County is inching closer towards the opening of the former Bethlehem Steel site into a revamped industrial corridor. A key factor into its opening will be when Dona Street is accessible. The street was extended beyond Route 5 into the former Bethlehem Steel site ...
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Mike Baggerman
January 03, 2020 - 4:26 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Over 70,000 tipped workers will no longer receive below-minimum wages by the end of 2020 under an order announced by New York’s governor Tuesday. The order applies to a vast array of workers, including hairdressers, nail salon employees, valet parking attendants, tow truck...
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Mike Baggerman
January 02, 2020 - 2:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Leadership in the Buffalo Common Council will remain the status quo. During Thursday's bi-annual re-organizational meeting, the common council voted to re-elected Ellicott District Councilman Darius Pridgen as president. Niagara District Councilman David Rivera will keep his...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo fire officials and Buffalo Police have arrested two women in connection to an early New Year's Day arson. Ayesha Patterson, 28, and Latoya Austin, 41, were charged with first degree arson, criminal mischief, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment. The two...
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January 01, 2020 - 10:52 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two Buffalo Police officers suffered minor injuries after a rollover accident on Wednesday morning. A city spokesman said the accident happened just before 1:20 a.m. at Tonawanda Street and Hertel Avenue. The officers were responding to a call of shots fired while using...
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Via A Quiet Place 2 Trailer
Via A Quiet Place 2 Trailer
WBEN Newsroom
January 01, 2020 - 10:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Paramount Pictures has released its second trailer for John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place 2". The film shot multiple scenes in the Western New York area, including parts of Akron, Grand Island, Buffalo, and Newfane. The movie will be in theatres in March. See the full trailer...
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January 01, 2020 - 8:51 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Six people escaped from a home at 171 Breckenridge Street after someone allegedly threw a molotov cocktail into their home on Wednesday morning. Three people, including two children, were taken to Oishei Children's Hospital to be examined after the alleged arson at 5:30 a.m...
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