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June 10, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crash-landed on the roof a midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot, authorities said. The crash happened at around 2 p.m. in a steady rain and clouds that obscured the roof of the tower, the AXA Equitable building. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who spoke to...
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Brendan Keany
Tom Puckett
June 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Erie County DA John Flynn says charges against the initial suspect in a Cheektowaga road rage incident will be dismissed Tuesday, now that the suspect's brother will now be charged. Last December, Maurice Scott was charged with assaulting a driver near Walden Galleria. He was...
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June 10, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) — It was a celebratory mood Monday inside the research studies center on the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Campus as it was announced that The National Cancer Institute has renewed its status as one of 50 elite Comprehensive Cancer Centers and awarding a $22.5...
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Brendan Keany
June 10, 2019 - 1:37 pm
NORTH TONAWANDA (WBEN) - On Monday afternoon, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan joined members of the Buffalo Heritage Carousel Board of directors to get a look at the recently restored carousel to be placed at Canalside. State Assemblyman Sean Ryan says the process of restoring the 1924 Herschell-...
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Senator Chuck Schumer visits Lake Ontario shoreline in Olcott. June 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 10, 2019 - 1:20 pm
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a $12 million study to be conducted by the federal government to address flooding along the shorelines of Lake Ontario. According to the most recent statistics by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Ontario's water level is at 249.05 feet...
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Brendan Keany
June 10, 2019 - 11:42 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday morning, City of Buffalo officials were joined by the FBI to announce a raise in reward money offered to individuals who share information regarding the early-April shooting of 12-year-old Bandar Elwaseem . "We are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information...
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June 10, 2019 - 9:20 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Decorated Iraq War Veteran and WBEN talk show host David Bellavia will be awarded with the Medal of Honor. Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor on June 25 in a ceremony at the White House. The Honorable David Bellavia 930in716 READ MORE: David Bellavia to receive Medal of...
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June 10, 2019 - 7:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gambling regulators in New York are close to giving their final OK to sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state's Gaming Commission is scheduled to vote Monday on regulations permitting wagers at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Rivers Casino and Resort in...
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June 10, 2019 - 7:51 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Four people were shot on Sunday night on Niagara Street in Buffalo. Two women, ages 24 and 26, were treated and released from ECMC while two men, ages 33 and 28, remain in stable condition. Buffalo Police said the shooting happened at 9:15 p.m. but did not release the names...
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(WBEN) - A new Siena college poll released this morning shows that voters in New York are supportive of legalizing marijuana, 55-40 percent, And opposed to allowing undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license, 53-41 percent. The new numbers come out with just a week and a half left in the...
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