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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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March 11, 2017 - 1:34 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With some still without power across the Niagara Frontier, Mother Nature is adding in a dose of snow to the weather mix. A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is posted for the northern portion of the region through midday Saturday. Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee- Including the...
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March 11, 2017 - 1:09 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) - The U.S. attorney in Manhattan is not commenting after he was on a list of prosecutors asked to submit resignation letters. It was not immediately clear Friday if Preet Bharara must resign. He met in November with then President-elect Donald Trump and was asked to stay on...
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March 10, 2017 - 7:33 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Journeyman linebacker Lorenzo Alexander's breakout season with the Buffalo Bills has paid off. The 10-year-veteran was rewarded for leading Buffalo with 12 1/2 sacks by agreeing to a two-year, $9 million contract to re-sign with the Bills on Saturday. The team...
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March 10, 2017 - 12:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblyman Sean Ryan and refugee resettlement agencies are pushing for $12 million in the state budget to assist agencies who work with refugees. Once President Trump's travel ban goes into effect on Thursday, refugees from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia won't be...
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March 10, 2017 - 10:27 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Assemblyman Sean Ryan joined refugees and refugee resettlement agencies to push for a $12 million package of funding for the agencies in the wake of the Trump administration’s 120-day refugee ban. Ryan says implementation of the refugee ban will significantly impact their...
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March 10, 2017 - 9:50 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo woman faces a laundry list of charges after police say she took her daughter after losing custody. It prompted an Amber Alert that went off in the middle of the night on many cell phones. "We thank the public for the numerous tips. They helped us locate the child and...
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March 10, 2017 - 12:17 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There's a question looming over many a homeowner after this week's wind storm: will insurance cover my damage? "For the most part, any damage caused by the wind will be covered," says Joe Niezgoda with the WNY Insurance Agency in Cheektowaga. "If a tree fell that was blown over...
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