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August 10, 2017 - 10:29 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater need not rush back from injury after Case Keenum showed glimpses of being a capable backup in the Minnesota Vikings' 17-10 preseason-opening win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Taking over for starter Sam Bradford, Keenum went...
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Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2017 - 3:58 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - Along with enjoying the various foods, rides, animals, and other activities at the Erie County Fair, County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Thursday that attendees at the fair can learn how to battle the opioid and addiction epidemic at the fair. "Erie County Departments...
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August 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (AP/WBEN) -- President Donald Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a "national emergency." Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted his thanks after another call for a declaration hours earlier. Trump made the announcement before holding a security briefing...
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Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2017 - 2:45 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Niagara Falls police provided an update on Thursday on the murder of an Ohio woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car belonging to a man who was in Niagara Falls on Wednesday. The primary suspect is Jeshawn Elliott of Youngstown, Ohio. The victim has been...
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Tom Puckett
August 10, 2017 - 1:59 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority has extended its water use restrictions for the southtowns for another week. This as efforts to repair a water main break at Sturgeon Point continue. The authority says there are unforeseen complications with the water main break. "Our first...
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Tom Puckett
August 10, 2017 - 12:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A familiar face will return to television. Scott Levin will re-join Channel 2 News in September. Levin admits his heart was still in breaking news and telling stories after last month's tornadoes in the southtowns and southern tier. Wishing all the best to @RealScottLevin in his...
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Richard Root
August 10, 2017 - 6:18 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills take on the Minnesota Vikings tonight in the first of four preseason games. This game and the game on August 31 against the Lions are the two home preseason games this year. Of course, there have been a lot of changes for the Bills this off-season, and...
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August 10, 2017 - 6:10 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Want to live like a Trump? Now's your chance: The president's New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb. The 1940 Tudor-style house in Queens is being offered for $725 a night. The listing says the house has five bedrooms and sleeps up to 20. The amenities include a giant cutout...
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August 10, 2017 - 5:52 am
OLEAN, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Researchers at St. Bonaventure University will look at how cell phones affect students when they bring them to class. The work will be done by a new center the western New York university is opening this fall dedicated to research in the areas of attention and learning...
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August 10, 2017 - 5:46 am
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - As a new era of players, head coach and a coaching staff take to the field at New Era Field in Orchard park for the preseason opener tonight, fans will have a new ride option to and from the games. Uber. The Buffalo Bills have partnered witht he rideshare provider Uber...
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