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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) As Whole Foods gets ready to open up at Northtown Plaza, one retail analyst says the region will see a stepped up competition for your shopping dollar. "Whole Foods competes very effectively with everyone in the food retail sector," says Burt Flickinger. "Particularly in areas...
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May 22, 2017; Manchester, England; Police at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert. Mandatory Credit: PA Images/Sipa USA via USA TODAY NETWORK
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Richard Root
May 23, 2017 - 3:21 am
NEW YORK (WBEN / AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's directed state law enforcement officials to step up security and patrols at high-profile locations across the state after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England. The Democratic governor says the state is...
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LONDON (WBEN/AP) -- An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:14 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - A 12-year-old student at Emmet Belknap Middle School jumped out of a second-story window around 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Lockport E8 en route to 491 High St. (Emmet Belknap Middle School) for a 12 year old that jumped out of a 2nd story window — Niagara Co.Fire Wire (@NCfirewire...
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Richard Root
May 22, 2017 - 3:45 pm
Olcott, NY (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced $10 million in state funding available to assist municipalities that have been affected by flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The new investment program will support flood recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and...
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Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2017 - 3:42 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Shakespeare in the Park is just around the corner and construction of the stage on Shakespeare Hill began early Monday afternoon. Shakespeare in the Park began in 1975 and is an annual tradition in Buffalo where Western New Yorkers can take in classic theatre for free in...
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Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2017 - 12:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Legislators in New York State are debating whether or not to add electronic cigarettes to the current smoke ban. “In the spirit of providing clean indoor air which that 2003 law establishes, I think folding e-cigarettes into the mix would be consistent with that,” Dr. Andrew...
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Tom Puckett
May 22, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Batavia, NY (WBEN) A Genesee County mother will spend the next year in jail after leaving her twins home alone. The home caught fire killing them. Heather Ace, 25, pleaded guilty to child endangerment when she left the house for an hour to buy marijuana. Ahe pleaded guilty in February to a single...
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CNN's Anderson Cooper brought some unwanted attention to criticism of a pro-Trump commentator Friday, and later apologized for remarks where he said " If he took a dump on his desk you would defend it" The Cooper remarks, came during a segment of his "Anderson Cooper 360" program Friday, during an...
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May 22, 2017 - 6:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. The state Assembly already has endorsed the idea. Supporters say it makes sense to add e-cigarettes to the indoor...
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