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August 19, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The annual Niagara County Peach Festival is set to kick off in just over two weeks, but it's next year's festival that have some Lewiston officials concerned. Essentially, Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch has informed the Kiwanis Club that she'd like to see the 2020...
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Tom Puckett
August 19, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say pamphlets distributed to a couple of neighborhoods on Friday came from the Racial Nationalist Party of America, with a Lockport PO Box return address, and contained Racial and Religious wording that are offensive. VIEW: Pamphlets VIEW: Pamphlets Media...
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August 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm
After five years of investigations and protests, a New York City police officer has been fired for the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. Police commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that he has fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary...
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Tom Puckett
August 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) From Akron to Grand Island, filming of "A Quiet Place II" continues in Western New York. It will affect Grand Island bridge traffic Sunday. The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the northbound South Grand Island Bridge will be closed to all traffic Sunday, Aug...
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"The Best 12 Days of Summer" tattoo on Dawn Pietras (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 19, 2019 - 5:53 am
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 12-day run of the Erie County Fair has closed for its 180th run and an all-time attendance record for the fair was shattered as final attendance was 1,238,456. The number represents a 3.3% increase from 2018 and makes 2019’s number the highest attended Fair in the history...
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Randy Bushover
August 19, 2019 - 4:31 am
Another week, another two cent drop for local gas prices. The AAA reports that a gallon of unleaded gas costs $2.78 in the Western New York region. Surgeons from 18 upstate New York hospitals and health centers, including ECMC, Kaleida Health, and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, are...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 18, 2019 - 6:31 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the economy is "doing very well" and dismissed concerns of recession, offering an optimistic outlook after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned...
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August 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm
North Elba, NY (WBEN) New York State Police say that a Grand Island man was killed in a head-on collision near Lake Placid in the Essex County town of North Elba just after 9:00 Saturday morning. Authorities say that a car driven by 50-year-old, Kevin Maras of Grand Island was traveling eastbound...
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August 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Authorities in Buffalo say a woman's body was found inside an apartment following a police standoff with a man charged in another death. WKBW reports that 24-year-old Charles Jones surrendered Friday after police responded to reports of a man barricaded in a Jefferson...
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August 18, 2019 - 10:42 am
(WBEN/AP) Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...
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