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Tom Puckett
August 08, 2017 - 12:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority is extending the temporary water restrictions in the south towns at least an additional 48 hours, until Thursday, August 10th, due to prolonged repair work on a water main break at ECWA's Sturgeon Point Treatment Plant. "As we expected, removing...
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Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - Cheektowaga police are continuing to investigate a fatal hit and run incident that occurred early Tuesday morning in front of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Police say a man was killed in the incident just before 5:00am. The incident shut down a large stretch of...
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August 08, 2017 - 6:02 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WBEN/AP) — A federal report released Monday proposes a $275 million array of technological and structural upgrades at a crucial site in Illinois to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and its vulnerable fish populations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
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Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 5:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is criticizing the Erie County Water Authority after the water main break at the Sturgeon Point Treatment Plant. "I oversee the Erie County sewer districts. You don't hear issues like this with the sewer districts. We invest in our...
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Randy Bushover
August 08, 2017 - 4:43 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is seeking outdoor winter activity proposals for three downtown surface parking lots, for the upcoming winter season, through Requests For Proposals. Preference will be given to any proposal that creates outdoor public ice skating. The three lots...
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Tom Puckett
August 08, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) No doubt you've dealt with this scenario: relaxing at home when suddenly your cell phone goes off, and it turns out to be a robocall. Robocalls dialing cell phones has become more common. "It's one of the top complaints we receive from consumers and to the FCC as well," says...
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 3:18 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. They ranked 33rd among nearly 900 cancer hospitals reviewed nationwide for the annual Best Hospitals rankings. Roswell Park was also recognized as high-performing within two...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2017 - 3:00 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer discussed robo-calls in his recent trip to Buffalo and said that despite the 2003 creation of the National Do Not Call Registry, it hasn't curbed the spamming phone calls. "Technology has gotten ahead of the Do Not Call List," Schumer said. "One:...
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Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 2:54 am
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) - The Town of West Seneca is preparing to sue two firms behind the design of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center. The Burchfield Center was close last January due to structural issues. Repairs to the structure are estimated to cost between $900,000 and $1.7 million. At a...
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Mike Baggerman
August 07, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Ten vehicles were donated to the Veterans Affairs of Western New York by Russell Salvatore on Monday during a re-dedication ceremony of the Patriots & Heroes Park outside Salvatore's Grand Hotel. "It's just me inside," Salvatore said after the ceremony. "I want to...
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