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Richard Root
July 12, 2017 - 3:14 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A body was pulled from the rapids of the lower Niagara River Tuesday afternoon. New York State Park Police say a hiker spotted the body floating in the water around 2 p.m. The Park Police Swift Water Rescue Team confirmed the body was in the rapids, and had the Erie...
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Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said that officials hope Solar City's Riverbend Plant will open "by the end of the summer", but couldn't provide a specific date for an opening. The Tesla-owned Solar City was created through the $750 million subsidy through the...
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Mike Baggerman
July 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the expansion of the HP Hood Dairy Plant in Batavia on Tuesday afternoon. The governor said the expansion will create 230 permanent jobs while adding 500 construction positions thanks to a $200 million investment by Hood. WATCH: Governor Cuomo...
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Mike Baggerman
July 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Construction crews lifted the letters for the Oishei Children's Hospital on Tuesday as part of its next step towards the building of the new facility. Each of the letters weighs approximately 500 pounds. The north end of the hospital will feature letters that are six-feet...
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Susan Rose
July 11, 2017 - 2:03 pm
The SPCA is caring for an injured Peregrine Falcon. The bird was found last Thursday near the corner of Pearl and Swan in Buffalo. This is a fledgling from the Statler Towers where these birds of prey have had a nest for years. The bird's name is Franklin. He was banded shortly after he was born...
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Buffalo Broadcasters Association
Tom Puckett
July 11, 2017 - 1:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Six distinguished broadcasting veterans have been voted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Three have ties to WBEN. WBEN 7 First Alert meterologist Mike Randall has been with Channel 7 since 1983. He was originally hired as a feature reporter, but eventually became a...
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Tom Puckett
July 11, 2017 - 12:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The 2017 Catholic Charities appeal reached its goal by the June 30th deadline, making it by the skin of its teeth. Officials expressed gratitude for the incredible parish, community and corporate support, especially last-minute gifts, which brought the campaign total to $11,069,...
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Donald Trump Jr.
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July 11, 2017 - 11:36 am
Donald Trump Jr. released what he says are screen grabs of the full email chain allegedly arranging the meeting between him and a Russian attorney. The meeting took place at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, and was arranged by Rob Goldstone, an acquaintance of Trump's. Trump posted a statement about...
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(WBEN) - Believe it or not, some people are already looking forward to the 2020 Presidential campaign, and who might challenge Donald Trump. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and even Andrew Cuomo have all been mentioned as potential candidates. One of the other names floating around, though, could be...
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July 11, 2017 - 10:44 am
The US Geologic Survey reports an 2.5 magnitude earthquake near 2:30 this morning, approximately 8.6 miles from Olcott, 3.1 miles deep in Lake Ontario. The tremor was relatively minor, and initially triggered only one "felt report" sent to the USGS website. Four others were eventually filed by 11...
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