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Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 6:09 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people were injured in an overnight crash in Amherst. According to Amherst Police, 25-year-old Travante Johnson of Buffalo and 21-year-old Danay Hardy of Buffalo suffered non-life threatening injuries after Johnson crashed the car into a tree and light pole on Windermere...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 4:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Homeowners with property damage from flooding along Lake Ontario this year can apply for financial assistance from the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
Ellicottville, NY (WBEN) It's anyone's guess what the biggest attractionto this weekend's Fall Festival in Ellicottville is, but there's agreement on one thing: there's plenty to check out. "It is an arts and crafts show. We have 260 vendors that line the streets. We have a carnival and a food...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State continues to balance its aggressive push against the vaping industry while maintaining its support for the legalization of marijuana. For weeks, the state has pushed back against e-cigarettes and tried to ban flavored cartridges in an effort to curb its use...
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Frank Gore isn’t scared of anything. Not the next hit he’ll take. Not how many yards he’ll gain. And especially not questions about his age. Whatever fears the 36-year-old Buffalo Bills running back once had evaporated during his college days at Miami where his pro...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus, Inc. officially completed its acquisition of the former Tonawanda Coke property. The sale closed Thursday afternoon. Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus, Inc. submitted the only bid for the 140-acre site in a recent process...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A jury has convicted a town of Tonawanda man guilty of killing his girlfriend. 51-year-old Mario Turner, Sr. was found guilty of second degree murder in connection with the April 30th shooting death of 49-year-old Renee Taschetta at their home on Dumas Place in the Town of...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 10, 2019 - 4:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Last week, the Holy See authorized an apostolic visitation for Buffalo's Catholic Diocese, and while the timeline for the investigation was rather vague, it was expected that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio would begin his duty "in the near future." As it turns out, the near...
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State officials promote "Farm to School" program at Waterfront Elementary. October 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm
By: Kellie Scanlon BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Waterfront Elementary hosted state officials on Thursday to highlight New York's "Farm-to-Schools" program. The program focuses on connecting schools to local farms to provide healthy lunches to students and bring attention to the agriculture community...
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Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Niagara Falls man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly cut the ears of seven pitbull puppies. The Niagara County SPCA's Ryan Scott said their office was alerted to a botched cropping job from an area veterinarian's office where the dogs were...
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