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Richard Root
June 07, 2017 - 5:54 am
New York, NY (WBEN) - Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Reed are among eight New York House seats being targeted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She has enlisted the help of Governor Andrew Cuomo. During a union rally at the Javits Center in New York City yesterday, Pelosi said there were...
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Mike Baggerman
June 07, 2017 - 4:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - At least one local business in Olcott continues a steady flow of business despite the devastating flooding in the community. "You wouldn't think so but we're getting probably more people or about the same people," Gift Box by the Beach Owner Karen Young said. "We have a lot of...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 4:00 am
As Amazon eyes a purchase of the former Ahold warehouse facility on Walden Ave. in Lancaster at Pavement Road, we look at how that could change things for WNY shoppers. ON THE WBEN LIVELINE A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski June 07, 2017 - 11:00 am Amazon Coming to Lancaster - Jim...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A major announcement comes Wednesday as Strategic Financial Services will open a contact center in Amherst. 1,500 jobs will be created. "We really fell for Amherst and the Buffalo area, we really love the people and the pride they have in their city and jobs and their work force...
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Dave Debo
June 06, 2017 - 2:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The attack in Paris Tuesday had special significance for Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour and 1,300 of his colleagues as they attend a national conference in downtown Buffalo dealing with homeland security issues. "All we can do is prepare," says Voutour. "We can't stop it...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 2:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After 40 years, Record Theater is closing the doors on its flaghsip location on Main and Lafayette. Store executives say they're among the brick and mortar challenged by online competition. On The WBEN Liveline: Hear Record Theatre's Mike Pierce: Record Theater Shutting Down -...
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Mike Baggerman
June 06, 2017 - 11:58 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Excavating crews in Niagara County are creating a living shoreline along the southern border of Lake Ontario in the latest effort to battle the erosion caused by the flooding. "A living shoreline is many, many different things," Niagara County Highway Commissioner Dean Lapp...
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June 06, 2017 - 11:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Upstate New York, your Uber is arriving. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation late Monday allowing Uber and Lyft to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany as well as all of Long Island on June 29. The ride-hailing apps had been limited to the New...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With recent tweets about his travel ban and the Mayor of London causing controversy for President Trump, longtime Republican Political Operative Trey Hardin told WBEN, the tweets "borderline frankly on mental illness." Hardin, a Washington D.C. based strategist, said the...
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Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - It's official, U2 is coming back to Buffalo! The band announced Tuesday morning that it is bringing its 'Joshua Tree' tour to New Era Field on September 5. Tickets for the show will go on sale Monday June 12 at 10:00 in the morning. It will be the first time U2 has played...
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