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June 04, 2017 - 7:23 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that forward Kyle Okposo has visited the Buffalo Sabres' facility for the first time in two months since he was hospitalized because of an undisclosed illness. The person says Okposo was...
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Allan Harris
June 04, 2017 - 6:45 am
(WBEN) The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a ceremony to honor the legacy and memory of C. Wade McClusky, a South Buffalo native whose heroic actions have been widely attributed for leading to a decisive World War II victory during the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942...
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Allan Harris
June 04, 2017 - 6:05 am
(WBEN) A large crowd on hand Saturday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as it officially became home to the 914th Air Reserve Unit. which is an air refueling wing. The base has been targeted for closing a number of times but has managed to survive. The new mission will bring KC-135 tankers...
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June 03, 2017 - 10:28 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of protesters gathered in Niagara Square on a sunny Saturday afternoon to rally in support of efforts to manage climate change issues. The rally was held in the wake of President Trump's controversial decision this past week to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement...
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June 03, 2017 - 8:54 pm
LONDON (WBEN/AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May called Sunday for tougher measures to contain Islamic extremism in Britain after an attack that killed seven people in a busy area of London and disrupted Britain's election campaign just days before a nationwide vote. The assault began Saturday night...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
June 03, 2017 - 7:47 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - John Dandes of Outer Harbor Management Group acknowledged that Canalside was given a priority over Buffalo's Outer Harbor in redevelopment. "Canalside was sort of easier because it was closer in," Dandes said. "As we get refocused on what's going on (at the Outer Harbor)...
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June 03, 2017 - 7:23 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A male bicyclist was killed around 4:30 p.m. on Friday according to Amherst Police after he was struck by a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and police did not announce if there were any charges against the driver, a female driver in a 2014 Honda. Police did not release...
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Photo: Liberty Cab
Tom Puckett
June 02, 2017 - 5:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Fire damaged the Liberty Cab garage on Kenmore Avenue Friday afternoon. Bill Yuhnke of Liberty Cab says the fire started on the roof, but doesn't know how it began. "All the cabs are working. There's no down time as far as cab service in Buffalo," says Yuhnke. Yuhkne notes the...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 02, 2017 - 4:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In response to President Trump's announcement on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed an executive order which affirms Erie County's participation in the agreement. "Yesterday, despite...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 02, 2017 - 2:52 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - June is "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Erie County and local leaders stood in front of the Erie County Legislature building stood with advocates to draw attention to the social issue. Elder abuse refers to the "intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or 'trusted'...
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