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January 13, 2018 - 8:18 pm
Paul Newbury (AP) - It was a question that came up again this week when Atlanta played host to Georgia's overtime loss to Alabama in the national championship game , complete with the squandering of a double-digit lead. Is this the worst sports city in America ? Turns out, the A-T-L has some stiff...
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January 13, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) - Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were alerted by a hunter Saturday morning that two friends had fallen into Mud Creek after their kayak capsized after striking a large chunk of ice. Both hunters from the kayak were thrown into the icy waters and were unable to exit the creek...
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January 13, 2018 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — More than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about immigrants have ripped open a jarring debate in the United States and around the world: Is the American...
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January 13, 2018 - 6:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A bitter cold weekend is in the forecast for Western New York. Temperatures will remain in the teens for most of Saturday and drop to about two degrees overnight. Sunday will be a similar story with the temperature. "It looks like the rest of the day it will be partly sunny...
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A view of Buffalo Creek from the backyard of Michelle & John Pikula's Lexington Green home (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Residents in a West Seneca neighborhood are fearful of another flood. The neighborhood featuring Lexington Green, Gregory Drive, and Brian Lane features about 75 homes. It was devastated by a series of floods in a six-week span beginning in January 2014. The flooding was...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar word to describe African nations were ugly, disgusting and repulsive. After a public event Friday morning on Long Island, the Democrat said the vulgarity the Republican president used Thursday during a...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -The record warm temperatures are all but a memory as frigid air and snow has returned to the Western New York landcaspe. Winter is back following a brief break. A large area of snow moved into the region late Friday and accumulations of 6 to 10 inches of snow fell late Friday...
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Eva Hassett among those criticizing President Trump for his alleged comments at a DACA meeting (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 12, 2018 - 5:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Western New York Refugee Asylee Consortium members criticized President Trump on Friday following his controversial "shit-hole" comment he allegedly said at a bi-partisan DACA meeting on Thursday. "We disagree strongly with the implications of the president's words," Eva...
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Tom Puckett
January 12, 2018 - 5:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The waters are starting to subside along Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River as ice jams broke apart, but not before dozens of homes were flooded. "Some of the waters are receding two feet, which has freed up the jamming we were seeing," says Mayor Brown. "About 100 homes have...
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Tom Puckett
January 12, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Niagara Falls has a travel advisory up until further notice. The city is asking residents stay off the roads and avoid unnecessary travel when possible. Those who are traveling are asked to exercise extreme caution, saying the potential for ice accumulation can cause...
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