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Elise Taft shows off the frozen towel she's using to keep herself cool while working at CanalFest. July 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
By: Grace Ippolito TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - CanalFest of the Tonawanda's is in full swing but Friday is the toughest day yet because it will be the hottest day of the year so far and with that, we spoke with a few workers who have to deal with the heat and how they stay hydrated at a time like this...
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Tom Puckett
July 19, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Area agencies which help refugees are urging the Trump administration to reconsider a reported proposal where the administration could virtually shut down the refugee resettlement program in Fiscal Year 2020. Representatives of the New York Immigration Coalition and the Western...
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July 19, 2019 - 5:39 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The death of a 3-year-old boy in a restaurant's underground grease collection tank has prompted two state lawmakers to draft new safety legislation. Police say the child fell through an unsecured plastic cover over a grease trap behind a Tim Hortons chain restaurant in...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Utilities are getting ready for the heat to put extra stress on the power grid. National Grid has been sending emails to customers in the hope that they will listen to their requests to scale back energy use during peak hours to reduce the chance of outages. "Our system is...
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Pembroke, N.Y. (WBEN) - Emergency crews spent hours at the scene of a tractor trailer rollover on the 90 Westbound near the Pembroke exit Friday morning. A big rig overturned around 4am, went off the Thruway and landed on Rt. 5. Right lane still blocked on Thruway west at Pembroke due to tractor-...
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Randy Bushover
July 19, 2019 - 4:01 am
The Buffalo Sabres and Delaware North Sportservice have cooked up a deal to bring two Salsarita’s Mexican Grill locations inside the KeyBank Center. Business First reports that as August 13th, Salsarita’s will run concession stands by section 117 and in the arena’s 300 level. Terms of the multi-...
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Tom Puckett
July 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It'll be a hot and busy weekend in WNY. As you check out the numerous festivals, fire officials are urging you to stay safe and stay hydrated. The heat index is forecast to exceed 100, and Dr. Joe Bart of the Buffalo Fire Department says there's a misconception about when to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a photo opportunity with members of the 2019 U.S. Special Olympics athletes and staff, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2019 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week...
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Hamburger Water Tower in 2019. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The group planning to transform the Hamburg Water Tower into a giant hamburger will begin fundraising at this weekend's BurgerFest in Hamburg. The $1 million project that was pushed by Hamburg resident Chris Hannotte Luly will begin its fundraising by selling t-shirts with...
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July 19, 2019 - 1:00 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The death of a 3-year-old boy in a restaurant's underground grease collection tank has prompted two state lawmakers to draft new safety legislation. Police say the child fell through an unsecured plastic cover over a grease trap behind a Tim Hortons chain restaurant in...
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