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Neil McManus
August 20, 2017 - 2:53 pm
Gowanda, NY (WBEN) Two adult hikers are dead and a child hospitalized afterthe family of four apparently fell off a cliff at Zoar Valley Sunday. Erie County rescue teams were able to locate the group by air following a call by another hiker who discovered the group unconscious in the vicinity of...
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Neil McManus
August 20, 2017 - 12:36 pm
Little Valley, NY (WBEN) Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating fatal rollover accident that happened in the Town of Little Valley early Sunday morning. Authorities say that the single car accident happened on Route 242 at about 1:25 a.m. Two people were transported to the hospital...
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Allan Harris
August 20, 2017 - 10:14 am
(WBEN/AP) A partial eclipse of the sun hits Western New York tomorrow afternoon. The next time we will get a full total eclipse in our area isn't until April 8. 2024. It's not just the skies that get dark when there's a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears...
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Allan Harris
August 20, 2017 - 7:39 am
(WBEN) Here is what you need to know for the Final Day of the 178th Erie County Fair: Live in the GUSTO Grandstand •World’s Largest Demolition Derby - 1:00pm & 6:00pm, Tickets: $20. This annual event welcomes more than 100 cars to the Fairgrounds to see who can outlast the rest. Cars must...
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Allan Harris
August 20, 2017 - 5:41 am
(WBEN) At around 8:00pm Saturday night a fire was reported inside the Weidner’s BBQ Building located near the back of the Grandstand and the Showplex at the Erie County Fair. The Armor Volunteer Fire Company, the Fair’s onsite fire service provide and a large number of area volunteeer companies...
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Allan Harris
August 20, 2017 - 5:06 am
(WBEN) A fatal house fire Saturday morning on South Avenue in Niagara Falls has claimed the life of a 7-year old girl. The cause of the fire is under investigation. By the time the fire department has arrived on the scene family and neighbord had gotten everyone but the young girl out of the house...
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August 19, 2017 - 8:30 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Bills coach Sean McDermott didn't want to be misunderstood on Friday when given a second opportunity to back Tyrod Taylor as the team's starter. "I have all the confidence in the world in Tyrod," McDermott said. "Tyrod's going to start for us this week,...
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Mike Baggerman
August 18, 2017 - 5:10 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Made in America Act was approved by the Erie County Legislature by a 9-1 vote during a special meeting on Friday afternoon. The act will require the county to use American labor for at least 51 percent of the costs of any product or service greater than $10,000. It was...
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Tom Puckett
August 18, 2017 - 3:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo couple pleads guilty to an attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy. 23-year-old Sammy Abdellatif and 22-year-old Brittany Ashley-Graser, both of Grand Island have pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case. Abdellatif pleaded guilty to Attempted...
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Tom Puckett
August 18, 2017 - 3:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A local Republican strategist says he hopes the departure of Steve Bannon will mean President Trump will be able to better focus on moving his legislative agenda forward. Carl Calabrese says it was not surprising to see Bannon go. "Not after his interview where he appeared at...
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