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Fatal Crash
Allan Harris
July 05, 2020 - 5:39 am
(WBEN) Saturday Niagara Falls Police responded to Hyde Park Boulevard and Porter Road to investigate a a vehicle crashing into a house at 2010 Hyde Park Blvd.
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WBEN/Photo/Tim Wenger - Fireworks on display at an area BJ's Wholesale Club
Tom Puckett
July 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
Police are prepared to handle complaints about illegal fireworks going off.
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Macy's Indepdendence Day fireworks/Getty Images
Macy's Indepdendence Day fireworks/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
July 04, 2020 - 12:21 am
his 4th of July is like no other that we’ve ever seen before. A highly contagious virus courtesy of China has morphed into a worldwide pandemic, leaving over 130,000 Americans dead in its wake. Social distancing is the watchword of the day, so parades, large gatherings, and the usual assortment of...
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People purchase fireworks on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Dublin, Calif. For many Americans, the Fourth of July won't be about big festivities but setting off fireworks themselves. Hundreds of cities and towns have canceled shows Saturday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and sales of consumer fireworks are booming; though officials are concerned about fires and injuries with more pyrotechnics going off in backyards and at block parties. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 9:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. From Atlanta to San Diego, hundreds of fireworks shows have been canceled as officials restrict large gatherings during the...
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Coronavirus
Coronavirus screening/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 9:36 pm
New Covid-19 numbers from Governor Cuomo this morning. As of yesterday the state tested over 63-thousand people with 533 being positive.
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WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 7:45 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) – A Lockport man is dead after a motorcycle crash on South Transit Road on Friday morning.
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WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 7:38 pm
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - North Tonawanda Police are investigating an attack of a young woman by middle schoolers on school property.
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US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pushes for federal funding for local governments with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. July 3, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pushes for federal funding for local governments with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. July 3, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 03, 2020 - 12:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – There is a renewed push for federal lawmakers to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill which would provide relief to state and local governments that are hurting financially due to the economy.
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Fireworks is cause of Hillside Avenue fire. July 3, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Fireworks is cause of Hillside Avenue fire. July 3, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 03, 2020 - 11:40 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Buffalo Fire officials believe that fireworks were the cause of a house fire overnight in South Buffalo that caused more than $200,000 in damage.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 6:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A new state law in New York allows judges to set bail for more criminal charges than originally allowed under a sweeping 2019 reform that largely did away with cash bail for many people awaiting trial. Several criminal justice reform groups and state lawmakers raised...
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