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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Again the record high water levels in Lake Ontario are combining with gusty winds and could lead to lakeshore flooding along the southern shore of the lake Friday. A Lakeshore Flood Warning is posted for the shoreline. Additionally, the Lake Erie shoreline in Erie County is...
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Tim Wenger
June 13, 2019 - 5:38 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo talked with Tom Bauerle on WBEN Thursday to discuss a variety of topics concerning the diocese, as well as the faith as a whole. Malone called in from the spring assembly of US Bishops in Baltimore, which concluded Thursday,...
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June 13, 2019 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. Sanders is...
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June 13, 2019 - 3:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The prison tailor who helped two killers escape from a northern New York prison has been denied parole for a third time. A parole board decision released Thursday says Joyce Mitchell will remain behind bars for at least two more years. She's serving 2 1/3 to 7 years for helping...
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Garden of Good Shepherd at St. Matthews Cemetery in West Seneca. June 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 13, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Forest Lawn denied assertions that they knew for years about problems with the land at the Garden of Good Shepherd at St. Matthews Cemetery in West Seneca. The cemetery group said they first heard about the problems of shifting land at the northeast end of the cemetery,...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health officials updated the U.S. measles case count, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 13, 2019 - 1:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are poised Thursday to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly planned to vote on repealing the exemption, which allows parents of children to cite their...
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Brendan Keany
June 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Transportation Security Administration is expecting one of the busiest flying seasons in years. While we're all still waiting for summer to officially begin, TSA considers the beginning of their summer season to be the Thursday prior to Memorial Day, and it...
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Charlie Joyce/WBEN Photo
June 13, 2019 - 11:36 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While the team at Catholic Charities knows they're a bit behind and working to close the gap to meet their $11 million appeal goal, they were all smiles Thursday as a Wellsville businessman stepped forward with the largest-ever single donation to the campaign. Charlie Joyce...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge takes over Delaware Park Thursday evening, rain or shine. A less than ideal forecast of showers and thundershowers awaits a field of nearly 14-thousand runners from over 400 companies at the 39th annual event. 39th JP Morgan Corporate...
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Randy Bushover
June 13, 2019 - 4:13 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency has agreed to consider tax breaks that would enable ADJ Machining LLC to purchase a vacant 38,000-square-foot building on Industrial Drive in North Tonawanda. According to Business First, ADJ Machining currently leases a property on Main Street in...
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