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Amherst Police responding to a bomb threat at Williamsville North High School. November 13, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
November 13, 2018 - 1:47 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - A bomb threat at Williamsville North High School prompted a shelter in place on Tuesday morning. A school official told WBEN that a student found a note with the threat on the hallway floor. That students brought the note to administration, who then called police. In a...
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Tim Wenger
November 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Akron, N.Y. (WBEN) - Nothing quite says birthday celebration like ice cream, right? But how do you celebrate when it's the birthday of the ice cream maker and their address is One Ice Cream Plaza? You name the day "Perry's Ice Cream Day", of course. Not a bad assignment and way to begin my day as I...
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New Era Derby Facility November 13/WBEN Photo
Brian Mazurowski
November 13, 2018 - 10:49 am
Derby, NY (WBEN) - New Era Cap is looking to move manufacturing out of Western New York. The company, which is headquartered in Buffalo, said in a statement that they are looking to close their Derby, NY manufacturing plant by March of 2019 after a slow ramping-down of production. New Era says...
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WBEN Photo/TIm Wenger
November 13, 2018 - 8:15 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The much-anticipated and popular turkeys for tickets promotion is back for the Thanksgiving season. The program allows Sabres fans to make a difference for the holidays and get Sabres tickets in return. The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will partner with Wegmans and...
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November 13, 2018 - 7:38 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week. The Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, helps lower- and middle-income people heat their homes. HEAP applications will be accepted by local social service...
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Happy 100th!
Randy Bushover
November 13, 2018 - 5:03 am
Perry's Ice Cream celebrates 100 years in business today. Since its founding on November 13th, 1918 the company has grown to 375 employees. Perry's reached $100 million in revenue the past two years. As the #1 ice cream brand in Upstate New York, Perry's cranks out more than 12 million gallons of...
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Tom Puckett
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The dedication of an expanded emergency room takes place at DeGraff Memorial Hospital this morning. The department will more than double its size, says Kaleida CEO Jody Lomeo. "It's an $8 million investment into DeGraff. Quite honestly, it's been a long time coming, it's...
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on June 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking forward to watching Senate Democrats run for president. The Kentucky Republican, flush with victory from Tuesday's midterms, told reporters morning that with the midterm elections over, "It's going to be fun to watch the...
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Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside. Due to open in late-spring 2019. November 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Explore & More Children’s Museum is nearing the completion of its construction at Canalside and officials estimate a late-spring opening for the museum. “We’re moving along and we’re on schedule,” Explore & More CEO Michelle Urbanczyk told WBEN. “We fly in December to...
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NOAA Buffalo
November 13, 2018 - 12:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - More snow is in the forecast for much of Western New York. Mainly rain is expected across the Buffalo area, but the possibility of a coating is in the offing. Heavier snowfall is forecast for areas to the south and east of the Buffalo metro area, however winter weather...
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