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Tom Puckett
August 11, 2017 - 1:17 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN/AP) A pair of trades at One Bills Drive, one may have shocked Bills fans, as wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Watkins was the 4th overall pick in the NFL draft in 2014. During his time with the Bills, he scored 17 touchdowns and had 2,459...
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Tom Puckett
August 11, 2017 - 12:18 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Prosecutors say a Cheektowaga man struck a bicyclist, then sped off. It happened overnight in Cheektowaga. Paul Hintermeier, 36, of Cheektowaga, was arraigned this morning before Cheektowaga Town Judge Dennis Gorski to charges including Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree,...
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Richard Root
August 11, 2017 - 5:59 am
Lockport, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara County Legislature is now officially asking for criminal investigations into the Niagara Falls Water Board. The legislature passed three resolutions calling for those investigations. The three resolutions, which are non-binding, are requests to the State Attorney...
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Randy Bushover
August 11, 2017 - 4:13 am
Clayton’s Toys & Gifts, Fowler’s Chocolates and Red Siren are all leaving HarborCenter by late September. Each of them had spent two years operating at the site. Business First reports negotiations are underway with new retailers. Earlier this week, Niagara Falls Community Development outlined...
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Tom Puckett
August 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Nearly 35 years ago, "Reading Rainbow" with host LeVar Burton began production, created at Buffalo's public broadcasting station, WNED. Now, the station is suing Burton over a phrase well associated with the show. WNED filed suit last week claiming Burton is trying to use the...
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Richard Root
August 11, 2017 - 3:08 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are announcing an arrest in an accident in the 198 Thursday morning. Police 31-year-old Taylor Jones of Buffalo was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of a property accident damage after his vehicle smashed into a parked construction vehicle on the westbound...
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Mike Baggerman
August 11, 2017 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – A petition organized by Hamburg’s Chris Hannotte is calling on the Hamburg Town Board to paint the Hamburg Water Tower into a hamburger. The petition reads as follows: “Hamburg, New York has a unique opportunity. Our town's name closely resembles the classic American food, as...
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Richard Root
August 11, 2017 - 2:46 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - A Jet Blue flight headed to San Diego from Boston was diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday night. NFTA Police say Jet Blue Flight 19 was headed to San Diego when several crew members reported feeling dizzy. The plane landed safely in Buffalo around 7 p...
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August 10, 2017 - 10:29 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater need not rush back from injury after Case Keenum showed glimpses of being a capable backup in the Minnesota Vikings' 17-10 preseason-opening win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Taking over for starter Sam Bradford, Keenum went...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2017 - 3:58 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - Along with enjoying the various foods, rides, animals, and other activities at the Erie County Fair, County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Thursday that attendees at the fair can learn how to battle the opioid and addiction epidemic at the fair. "Erie County Departments...
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