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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Frontier Airlines announced on Tuesday that they will launch service domestically to five cities from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The five cities are Denver, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Service to Denver will begin in Spring 2018 while service to the...
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WBEN Photo/Dave Debo
Dave Debo
July 18, 2017 - 12:31 pm
(WBEN) After seizing the mothballed Hotel Niagara to jumpstart development there, the state has selected Ed Reilly to revive the 1930s era landmark with the same level of success he had renovating the historic Syracuse Hotel in the middle of the state. Reilly bought the hotel for $1 and says he...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2017 - 12:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – National Grid celebrated the progress made on its Fruit Belt Solar Demo Project on Tuesday morning. The company implemented solar panels on various rooftops within the Buffalo neighborhood and touted the community commitment to install 500 kilowatts of solar capacity for the...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Susan Rose
July 18, 2017 - 11:36 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - During an appearance on CNN's New Day Tuesday morning, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Ca) made a new accusation against Political consultant and WBEN Contributor Michael Caputo. "Let's remember that Michael Caputo has made his entire professional career about being a spin...
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Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles. Tuesday's Siena College poll found that 52 percent of respondents gave the Democratic governor an overall favorable rating, down from 61 percent two months ago. Just 43 percent rated Cuomo's...
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WBEN Photo/Brian Mazurowski
(AP) Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in tipping option announced last week, Uber is giving drivers a chance to make more money in...
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This undated photo provided by Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com shows Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
(Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com via AP)
Richard Root
July 18, 2017 - 5:14 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - There are local ties to the tragic shooting of an Australian woman in Minneapolis over the weekend. Family members and friends are telling local media Justine Damond had lived in the area for a time, and even visited earlier this year. The 40-year-old Damond was fatally shot by...
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Randy Bushover
July 18, 2017 - 4:15 am
Buffalo will be getting at least one Chick-Fil-A restaurant - and likely more. Business First notes the fast-food chain best known for its spicy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries will be opening locations in this market - as well as Rochester, Plattsburgh and Syracuse. The very first Chick-Fil-A...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2017 - 3:00 am
(WBEN) – The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters, talking far more about the possibility of repealing Obamacare without having any replacement ready. Now, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said, the Senate...
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Some slot machines in the casino
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Richard Root
July 18, 2017 - 2:57 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - Hamburg Gaming on South Park Avenue evacuated its patrons due to a bomb threat Monday night. In a statement, Hamburg Gaming says the threat was called in. No one was hurt during the evacuation, although patrons were reportedly not told why they had to leave the building. The...
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