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March 12, 2017 - 8:19 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A pair of weekend fires in Western New York have displaced residents of an apartment buidling in Buffalo and claimed the lives of several animals in the Town of Darien. Flames broke out early Saturday morning a third floor apartment on Lafayette Avenue near Barton Street and left...
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March 12, 2017 - 3:56 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres ended a three-week tailspin by rallying from a three-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Saturday night. "We played like we had nothing to lose, and maybe we should start doing that more often," said Kane, who scored the go...
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March 12, 2017 - 3:45 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Sunny days and T-shirt-wearing temperatures made it appear winter had made an early exit. But it's not finished with us yet - at least in the Northeast where a powerful storm with high winds and up to a foot of snow is expected. READ: Winter Storm Watch for WNY Forecasters at...
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March 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm
Rochester, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday had pointed criticism for utility response to the massive power outages resulting from this week's massive wind storm. Gov. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Public Service to conduct an immediate investigation into the...
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March 11, 2017 - 10:23 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP - John Wawrow) -- Two people with direct knowledge of the decision have told The Associated Press that former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been cleared to resume coaching his youth hockey team in Buffalo following his involvement in an on-ice brawl last month. A video...
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March 11, 2017 - 9:59 am
New York, NY (ABC/AP/WBEN) - The most prominent U.S. attorney in the nation, Preet Bharara, announced Saturday that he was "fired" after he did not resign. "I did not resign," Preet Bharara, who was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, tweeted Saturday afternoon. "Moments ago I was...
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March 11, 2017 - 8:12 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's a time honored tradition in Buffalo's Old First Ward neighborhood to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a traditional parade. Saturday's event didn't disappoint the estimated 50,000 who attended. Buffalo Police report no incidents as a result of the parade, now in its 24th...
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March 11, 2017 - 2:55 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Both National Grid and NYSEG have thousands of crews in Western New York continuing to restore poweer to the region. And while those numbers are dwindling, there are still pockets of customers with both utilities who may not see power restored until late Saturday night...
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March 11, 2017 - 2:47 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Fire crews in Buffalo responded to a three-alarm fire in a 30-unit apartment complex on Lafayette Avenue. Channel 2 reported the fire began shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. The Red Cross is assisting the 60-90 displaced residents find shelter. The fire is currently under...
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March 11, 2017 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Melania Trump's invitation for high-powered women to join her at the White House was about more than the lunch they would eat, or the stated purpose of honoring International Women's Day. It marked a "coming out" for the first lady, seven weeks into Presidential Donald Trump's...
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