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January 29, 2017 - 11:54 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man is launching an online petition to get Buffalo's airport named after Tim Russert. Alan Bedenko hopes to get at least 1,000 signatures on his change.org petition. "He's one of the most prominent and respected sons of Buffalo, and he was an evangelist for Buffalo,"...
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January 29, 2017 - 11:31 am
New York, NY (WBEN) New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that there will be a hotline for New Yorkers to report family members, relatives, friends or colleagues believed to be passengers on flights coming into the state, but are missing or believed to be detained. The hotline (1-888-769...
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January 29, 2017 - 1:19 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the U.S. has sparked protests around the country Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport saw over 100 people gather Saturday...
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January 28, 2017 - 7:32 pm
BOSTON (WBEN/AP) -- Not even the grandest of American sports spectacles is immune to the nation's deep political divisions. Patriots fans have spent nearly two full seasons being reminded of the close friendship between President Donald Trump and their team's three top figures - owner Robert Kraft...
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January 28, 2017 - 11:35 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With Hoyt Lake as the backdrop as Rep. Brian Higgins, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and others stood on the deck of the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, these leaders are calling on the transportation officials to incorporate 'people friendly' design features into the final plans for...
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January 28, 2017 - 5:26 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police are still looking for a suspect involved in an early Saturday morning shooting. The shooting occurred at 96 Hartford Road in Amherst near Sheridan Road and Millersport Highway. One victim was shot and taken to ECMC with no update on a condition. Police are...
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January 28, 2017 - 2:56 am
TORONTO (WBEN/AP) -- North American free trade might be under threat, but Mexicans will soon import a big taste of Canada. Tim Hortons is expanding into Mexico, making it the company's first Latin American market. Restaurant Brands International Inc. said Friday it has teamed up with a group of...
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January 28, 2017 - 2:42 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -Lake effect snow dogged parts of the Buffalo metro area Saturday night with poor visibility and a quick accumulation of snow before settling back into the southern tier for the remainder of the weekend. The Lake Effect Snow warning remains in place for southern Erie County and...
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January 28, 2017 - 2:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in "The Elephant Man," terrify them in "Alien," and spoof that very same scene in "Spaceballs," has died. He was 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London according to his agent Charles...
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January 28, 2017 - 1:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prime Minister Theresa May went to Washington, and President Donald Trump extended the hand of friendship. Literally. May left Washington after a 24-hour visit as Saturday's British newspapers splashed front-page photos of the two leaders touching hands as they walked at the...
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