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Tom Puckett
April 25, 2017 - 6:40 pm
Depew, NY (WBEN) We received a couple of photos from listeners along Scajaquada Creek in Depew of the water being a reddish color. It turns out the result of that is an accident. Superior Pallets on nearby Walden Avenue had dyed mulch with a non-toxic Ruby Red colorant, but that was washed out by...
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Tom Puckett
April 25, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Depew, NY (WBEN) A bicyclist was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon along a busy intersection. Police have no word on the condition of the bicyclist, which happened at the intersection of George Urban and Dick. The accident caused lengthy delays.
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Tim Wenger
April 25, 2017 - 4:29 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In what is the largest-ever bequest of an art collection in its history, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tuesday announced the entirety of the late Marisol collection will come to the expanding Buffalo museum. Janne Sirén, Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, today...
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Lockport's HTI Plant burns, August 10, 2016
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Tom Puckett
April 25, 2017 - 4:22 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN/AP) - A teenager who has been in and out of the hospital with mental health problems since the death of a friend in a massive fire the boys started was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation. A Family Court judge also ordered the 14-year-old boy, who was not in court, to...
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Tom Puckett
April 25, 2017 - 3:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Pegula Sports and Entertainment and Uber have reached a ridesharing partnership starting this summer. “As soon as ridesharing was legalized in New York State, we enthusiastically initiated discussions to become partners,” said Erica Muhleman, PSE’s executive vice president of...
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The John Labbat Project
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Mike Baggerman
April 25, 2017 - 2:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Hi-Tech Fabrication Building outside KeyBank Center has long been an eye-sore in a quickly-redeveloped Cobblestone District, but Pegula Sports Entertainment and Labatt USA announced a partnership to redevelop the building located at 79 Perry. Labbat's and PSE will both...
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April 25, 2017 - 12:31 pm
(WBEN) Despite a steady drizzle, new views of the Niagara River, the Bird Island Pier, Canada and the Peace Bridge were in the spotlight Tuesday morning as Congressman Brian Higgins celebrated the completion of a new trail project that includes a pedestrian bridge over the NYS Thruway, echoing the...
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Olcott, NY (WBEN) - The planned raising of water levels in Lake Ontario has some shoreline residents concerned, and others already bailing out their basements. On the shores of Lake Ontario Tuesday morning, Congressman Chris Collins looked to draw attention to Plan 2014, a controversial agreement...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:26 am
LOS ANGELES (WBEN/AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out." "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he said in an episode Monday of his personal website's "No Spin...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:18 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building. "I'm really stuck, dude, I'm (...
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