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WBEN Newsroom
July 05, 2020 - 1:40 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say that they are investigating reports of shots fired Saturday night near Crestwood Park. According to the Amherst PD, they were in the process of breaking up a large gathering of nearly 300 people when there were reports of shots fired.
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McKinley Monument
McKinley Monument/BPD Photo
WBEN Newsroom
July 05, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police are asking for assistance as they try to track down those responsible for vandalizing the McKinley Monument in Niagara Square this weekend. Authorities say that the vandalism occurred sometime late Friday into early Saturday and also ask that if anyone has...
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Buffalo Shooting
Neil McManus
July 05, 2020 - 9:42 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Police in Buffalo are is investigating five separate shootings in the Queen City overnight. Authorities say that the first shooting took place Fillmore Avenue and Urban Street just after 11:00 Saturday night. A 30-year-old Buffalo was taken to ECMC and is listed in serious...
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Nathan's Champs
Allan Harris
July 05, 2020 - 8:39 am
(WBEN/AP) The coronavirus put a damper on this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in New York
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Girl Attacked
Allan Harris
July 05, 2020 - 6:18 am
(WBEN) Authorities are looking into a video posted on social media that shows a group of girls attacking another girl
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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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