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Tim Wenger
July 21, 2017 - 10:11 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's Outer Harbor will play host to yet another major event this weekend as Thunder at the Outer Harbor runs all day Saturday and Sunday. The free event combines the thunder of speed boats, antique boats and classic cars all in one spot. Crews were busy Friday afternoon...
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Tom Puckett
July 21, 2017 - 6:07 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for a Tonawanda man reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or related cognitive disorders and has been reported missing. 79 year old Harold Roberts was last seen near his home on Parker Blvd. in...
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Tom Puckett
July 21, 2017 - 4:52 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A UB basketball player has been suspended after police say he assaulted a woman Tuesday night. Quate McKinzie faces additional charges after police say he tried to contact the victim. City of Tonawanda Police Captain Fred Foels says McKinzie's altercation "began verbally and...
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Laurie Cole
Tom Puckett
July 21, 2017 - 3:28 pm
Angelica, NY (WBEN) The same tornado that damaged the Erie County Fairgrounds and touched down in Holland also touched down in Allegany County. The National Weather Service confirms a third touch down happened in Angelica Thursday afternoon. Based on radar and spotter reports two thunderstorms...
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Tom Puckett
July 21, 2017 - 2:10 pm
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A deal has been reached between Niagara County, North Tonawanda and that city's police union will mean a new separate dispatch channel for police. A Memorandum of Agreement between the city and the PBA established concessions in the PBA contract to be used toward the cost...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 21, 2017 - 1:13 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Cleanup crews continue to remedy the effects of the tornadoes that ripped through the south towns early Thursday afternoon. At Chestnut Ridge Park in Hamburg, the north side where the casino is located was left unscathed. Joggers, dog-walkers, and tennis continued as if it...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - Greg Haskell said Thursday's tornadoes reminded him of the October Surprise storm of 2006 but on a much smaller scale. The owner of Haskell Tree Service in the Southtowns tells WBEN "I've seen some things that I've has never seen in 47 years of business". Tornado damage is...
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July 21, 2017 - 9:33 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the tornadoes moved through Erie County Thursday, Erie County Sheriff's Air One helicopter was in the air and flying over the three targets of the twisters. Here is vide footage provided by the Sheriff's Department from the Fairgrounds, Chestnut Ridge Park area of...
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Bomb squad for explosive search and disposal
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Richard Root
July 21, 2017 - 4:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) — A Buffalo resident has found a World War I artillery shell in her basement. Parkside resident Judith Sobresky says she was pulling up tiles in her basement Thursday when she saw an odd object in the corner. Lodged between the floor and wall was the old artillery shell...
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July 21, 2017 - 12:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — About 75,000 people who applied for New York's first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program are finding out whether they will start the fall semester without a tuition bill to pay. "It feels absolutely terrific," Binghamton University student Natan Nassir, of Great...
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