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Tim Wenger
June 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - State lawmakers gathered at Canalside Thursday morning to celebrate the much-heralded start of ridesharing services in Buffalo and upstate New York. "This is an historic day and the enthusiasm has been overwhelming" said Stephanie Smith, Uber spokesperson, on hand with local...
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June 29, 2017 - 11:27 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It'll a busy 4th of July at Canalside and the Outer Harbor. A carnival, music, and more will fill the day followed by fireworks. “Outer Harbor and Canalside have teamed up yet again to make Buffalo’s Official July 4th Celebration filled with family fun and festivities,” said Erie...
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June 29, 2017 - 11:19 am
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has lifted a shelter in place order for Silver Creek after a smoky blaze at a machine shop. Officials say the troubles involved a dust collector at Newbrook Machining on Mechanic Street in the village People were advised to stay indoors with no ventilation as...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking down at their phones. For years, mobile phones weren’t much to look at. The screens were small, and users needed to press the same key...
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(AP) - An upstate New York man has been cited after authorities found he was keeping a deer on the second floor of his home in Jamestown. State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer Jerry Kinney says his office received a complaint that a neighbor was harboring a wild animal in his house...
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Dave Debo
June 29, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) Lawyers wrapped up a five-day hearing in Albany on Wednesday to help NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia decide whether or not to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education. Fellow school board members say Paladino improperly disclosed information about teacher contract...
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Tim Wenger
June 29, 2017 - 6:01 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The hockey marathon that is the 11 Day Power Play continues at Harborcenter in downtown Buffalo and the event marked a major accomplishment Wednesday night in marking the halfway point of the event. Forty players have been competing in what will be the world record longest...
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Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 5:47 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The wait is over, and ridesharing arrives in Western New York today. Two major players say they're ready for a seamless start. "We're hopeful to set in motion a launch that wil be smooth and great for riders and drivers alike," says Josh Gold of Uber. "You only get one chance to...
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June 29, 2017 - 5:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Officials in Buffalo are welcoming the expansion of ride-sharing services as a way to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and local law enforcement leaders Wednesday to praise the arrival of ride-hailing...
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