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March 14, 2017 - 10:28 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo leaders and others gathered inside the KeyBank Center lobby on Tuesday to promote the upcoming NCAA Tournament in Buffalo. Thousands of college basketball fans are expected to converge to Buffalo later this week and are expected to contribute about $8 million to the...
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March 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins says he will take part in a town hall on CNN Thursday night. He says the town hall will be more orderly as compared to ordinary town halls. "When I was invited, I readily accepted," says Collins. "It's an opportunity for me to address every constituent...
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March 14, 2017 - 9:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Winter Storm Stella has delivered a steady but manageable dose of snow across all of Western New York. Roads are slick and hundreds of schools closed as a result of the storm. A Winter Storm WARNING remains posted for the region until 8pm Wednesday. Northern Erie-Genesee-...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:41 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has banned tractor-trailers from most of its major interstate highways, including the entire length of the 570-mile Thruway system from New York City to the Pennsylvania border in western New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday morning as a major...
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March 14, 2017 - 4:19 am
Exclusive WBEN Audio On The WBEN Liveline Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (WBEN) New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul is defending the weather related the State of Emergency in New York State, after a slow and steady snowfall across the entire Northeast hit with the low-scale intensity that the Buffalo...
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March 14, 2017 - 1:49 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Mother Nature is causing college basketball teams to alter their travel plans. And while it seems EVERY school is closed in Buffalo and most flights are cancelled, hopefull NCAA teams are working to be in place in Buffalo on time or ahead of schedule. Teams chasing a...
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March 14, 2017 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With Buffalo dealing with another bout of snow, the immediate concern is how it will affect the NCAA Tournament, which begins on Thursday. Buffalo Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak reassured the public that the city of Buffalo is well-prepared for the tournament, which...
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March 14, 2017 - 12:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tickets to the NCAA men's basketball tournament games this week at KeyBank Center is no easy feat. But you could easily be fouled. "First you want to see the ticket, make sure it's an official ticket. You want to check seats and sections to make sure they're actual sections at...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:37 pm
Webster, N.Y. (WBEN) - Believe it or not there is beauty hidden within the late season winter storm. Following last week's wind storm that led to massive power outages, a summer home on the edge of Lake Ontario is encrusted with ice. The ice on the home in the community near Rochester was formed...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - More winter is on the way to Western New York. A Winter Storm WATCH is posted for the entire region late Monday through Wednesday. Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Chautauqua- Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie- Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina,...
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