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September 13, 2018 - 4:36 pm
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Canalside Buffalo Skating
by Susan Rose
October 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A "Travel + Leisure" article ranked the top-20 friendliest cities in the United States. As the fine people of Western New York would expect, Buffalo took the top spot on the list. Patrick Kaler is the President and CEO of "Visit Buffalo Niagara," and as someone who moved here in...
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Tom Puckett
October 16, 2018 - 12:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tonawanda Coke has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This comes four days after the company announced it was shutting down. According to federal court papers, Tonawanda Coke has more than 100 creditors, with up to $50 million in liabilities. The company says the filing...
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Nathan McMurray poses with supporter in Hamburg. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
October 16, 2018 - 8:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democratic congressional candidate Nathan McMurray saw a considerable increase in the latest campaign finance quarterly report that was released on Monday. McMurray, who only had $81,772 cash on hand in the campaign after the quarterly reports in July, raised over $500,000...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:10 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Four Assembly committees will meet Tuesday in Manhattan for the joint hearing, which comes two months before lawmakers reconvene in Albany for the 2019...
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October 16, 2018 - 4:41 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The race for NY27 appears to be much closer than originally thought according to a new Siena College/Sprectrum News Poll released Tuesday. Three weeks from election day, Republican Representative Chris Collins holds a narrow three-point lead over Democrat Nate McMurray, 46-43...
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Tom Puckett
October 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The consequences of a DWI conviction are more than just losing your license or facing jail time. Area attorneys are reminding you it could cost you the right to enter Canada. Jamie Fiegel of Fiegel & Carr spent an hour in-studio Tuesday explaining the new Canadian criminal...
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Randy Bushover
October 16, 2018 - 3:59 am
M&T Bank has big plans to go small. According to Business First, M&T is considering consolidating its six area IT and technical department locations into one, or more, offices - with an eye on downtown Buffalo office space. M&T has scouted a number of existing buildings in the city; and...
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October 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police are investigating a wrong way head-on crash on on the 33 late Monday. The crash occurred just before 11:30pm Monday night on the inbound 33 near Locust Street. Buffalo police accident investigators say it appears a vehicle was traveling the wrong way causing a...
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Tonawanda Coke. October 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 15, 2018 - 11:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tonawanda Coke's shutdown process began on Sunday and is expected to continue this week. "Tonawanda Coke employed 100 people," Senator Chuck Schumer said about the plant in a visit to Buffalo. "We always care about jobs in Western New York, but they also sent all kinds of...
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