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Mike Baggerman
June 06, 2017 - 11:58 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Excavating crews in Niagara County are creating a living shoreline along the southern border of Lake Ontario in the latest effort to battle the erosion caused by the flooding. "A living shoreline is many, many different things," Niagara County Highway Commissioner Dean Lapp...
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June 06, 2017 - 11:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Upstate New York, your Uber is arriving. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation late Monday allowing Uber and Lyft to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany as well as all of Long Island on June 29. The ride-hailing apps had been limited to the New...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With recent tweets about his travel ban and the Mayor of London causing controversy for President Trump, longtime Republican Political Operative Trey Hardin told WBEN, the tweets "borderline frankly on mental illness." Hardin, a Washington D.C. based strategist, said the...
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Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - It's official, U2 is coming back to Buffalo! The band announced Tuesday morning that it is bringing its 'Joshua Tree' tour to New Era Field on September 5. Tickets for the show will go on sale Monday June 12 at 10:00 in the morning. It will be the first time U2 has played...
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Dave Debo
June 06, 2017 - 6:49 am
(WBEN) Today's the day that candidates start to circulate petitions to get them on the ballot in September primaries and ultimately in November, but party officials suggest that the big marquee races are not the ones that will need the most effort. "All of our endorsed candidates will not have a...
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Jun 5, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators fans cheer and hold signs for the Stanley Cup in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena.
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Richard Root
June 06, 2017 - 6:28 am
Nashville, TN (WBEN) - Besides the Predators walking over the Penguins, one thing that has really stood out during the Stanley Cup Finals is the atmosphere and chanting inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Behold these examples of the chants by Predators fans: Holy hell this crowd. Chills. #...
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(ABC NEWS) Amid outrage that he used a racial slur on the air, HBO said Bill Maher will return to his weekly show Friday night to address the incident. But activists and entertainers are lining up and speaking out against him, some asking HBO to cancel the program. "Bill Maher's show will air as...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 06, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tuesday is the first day of the National Homeland Security Conference at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. "It's our 11th conference," National Homeland Security Association Board Member and Niagara County Director of Emergency Services Jonathan Schultz told WBEN. "We'll...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Landowners in Southern Erie County will have to wait another month to fight National Fuel's bid to take their property to build a natural gas pipeline. National Fuel says it's only looking for easement rights to develope the pipeline. 16 landowners are still fighting, and Joseph...
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