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Dave Debo
April 13, 2017 - 6:28 am
Like crocuses in spring, road work has begun to appear across Western New York as the weather warms. "I think they are trying to get a start on it and get work going as soon as possible, " says Mike Smith, operations manager at the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition. "I don't...
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Richard Root
April 13, 2017 - 2:25 am
(WBEN) - Niagara Falls police are investigating the death of a man they encountered while heading to a robbery investigation. A person had called 911 saying he and a friend were the victims of an armed robbery. When they arrived to 617 Pine Avenue, a person in the door-way was in some type of...
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Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2017 - 10:57 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following Thursday’s public meetings where residents affected by the March windstorm voiced their displeasure over NYSEG’s response to the storm, residents are eager to learn what’s next in the investigation. “After these comments are given to the commission, which will...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation's first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election. The former...
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Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2017 - 5:18 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following last month’s power outages caused by the high winds through most of the region, a public meeting was held on Wednesday at the Southside Commerce Center Auditorium. Two sessions, one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m., provided residents an opportunity to voice...
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April 12, 2017 - 4:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Tim Murray says he can't be alone in taking full responsibility for the Buffalo Sabres' disappointing season that ended with the team extending its franchise-record playoff drought to six years. The Sabres general manager on Wednesday said coach Dan Bylsma needs to be more...
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Tim Wenger
April 12, 2017 - 3:42 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the banging of heavy equipment in the background on Brinkman Avenue on Buffalo's east side Wednesday, Mayor Byron Brown, Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana and Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak celebrated the annual start of the city's sidewalk replacement program...
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Tom Puckett
April 12, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) UB says after its annual review and subsequent site visit of the dermatology residency program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has withdrawn the residency...
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Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2017 - 12:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblyman Sean Ryan celebrated a $2 million investment in refugee resettlement agencies from the New York State budget. The $2 million will be used to help area refugees with services, literacy programs, integration into the community, and more. Additionally, $10 million...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/WGR) - As the Bills prepare for the NFL Draft, Head Coach Sean McDermott made a stop in Amherst for a wide-ranging interview on WGR radio. McDermott said he's adjusting not only to life in Buffalo, but to life as an NFL Head Coach. "I went through a time in my career, probably...
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