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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
June 23, 2017 - 12:41 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With summer upon us, the Erie County Sheriff's Marine Division is putting the spotlight on the dangers of drinking and boating. The EC Marine Unit will be participating in the national Operation Dry Water awarenedd and enforcement campaign, distributing information on the...
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CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN ) - Less than one week until ridesharing is available in Western New York, and a big question on many minds has been how exactly the service will work at the airport. The NFTA has confirmed that ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft will work at the airport for pickups and drop-...
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Photo from Roswell Park
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Samantha Van Wicklin just finished 9th grade at Ellicottville Central School. She is a top ten fundraiser for the Ride for Roswell. Sammi has raised almost 30-thousand dollars this year and over 100-thousand dollars over the past 6 years. She started riding six years ago in...
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Senator Charles Schumer
Richard Root
June 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - U.S. Senate Republican's draft health care reform bill was released with mixed reaction nationwide. Democrats excoriated it. The media treated it with disdain. Even some Republicans want to distance themselves from it. On the floor of the Senate, and then in a press...
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Randy Bushover
June 23, 2017 - 4:39 am
A new boutique fitness studio is coming to East Amherst this fall called Rebel Ride Indoor Cycling & Strength. Rebel Ride will become the first-ever immersive indoor cycling studio in Western New York. It will be located at 6449 Transit Road on the ground floor of The Abbey, a new residential...
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Tom Puckett
June 23, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) If you've been out and about this summer, you've probably noticed it's not taking as much of a toll on your wallet. GasBuddy.com says the average price of a gallon of gas is $2.30 and is expected to stay there for most of the summer. "Gas prices are down four cents from last week...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 23, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Ride for Roswell returns for its 22nd year this weekend. The annual event began in 1996 and raises money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the effort to find a cure for cancer. Terry Bourgeois is a steering team member for Ride for Roswell. He first participated in the...
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Richard Root
June 23, 2017 - 12:55 am
Lancaster, NY (WBEN) - Over a week after a hit and run accident on Grand Island, which New York State Police are still trying to solve, a man is dead after being struck on Broadway in Lancaster. Police say a 28-year-old man was hit on Broadway near Pavement Road very early Thursday morning. The...
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Richard Root
June 23, 2017 - 12:30 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While ride-sharing will officially launch west of New York City next week, the ride to get there remains bumpy. The NFTA Board of Commissioners approved a $3.50 fee per drop-off and pickup at the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Other airports nationwide have enacted similar fees. The...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing...
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