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Mike Baggerman
August 28, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - There's a renewed effort calling for the removal of the toll booth plazas along I-90 at Williamsville and Lackawanna following Governor Cuomo's announcement last week that the Grand Island tolls booths would be replaced with cashless toll in early-2018. Monday's call by...
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August 28, 2017 - 2:45 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Linebacker Reggie Ragland will get a fresh start in Kansas City after the Chiefs acquired the second-year player in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. In exchange, the Bills acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft. The Chiefs land a player with the potential of being...
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August 28, 2017 - 11:14 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Former First Lady and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Buffalo for a book signing next month. Clinton will appear at Larkin Square on 745 Seneca Street to sign her new book on Thursday, September 28 at 12:30 pm. Tickets are available only with the purchase of a...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The American Red Cross of Western and Central New York is already on the ground in Texas. "We have 33 volunteers, 5 of them from the Buffalo area. They are already providing support" said Buffalo Red Cross spokesman Jay Bonafede. Parts of Houston have seen devastating...
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Hurricane Harvey remains virtually stalled near the coast and continues to drop heavy rain on the Houston and Galveston areas. In the past 48 hours, numerous spots in the region have measured more than 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain. Perspective: What That Much Rain Would Mean in WNY Hear...
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Richard Root
August 28, 2017 - 6:16 am
Akron, NY (WBEN) - The village of Akron is mourning the loss of a teenager after a fatal accident this weekend. 17-year-old Johnny Fiebelkorn, was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning. was He was with his brother and some friends coming home from the Luke Bryan concert at Darien Lake...
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Dave Debo
August 28, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) Now that state officials have announced plans to get rid of the toll barriers and go all electronic at the Grand Island Bridges, the push is on to have a similar "drive now, pay later " system at the Lackawanna and Williamsville barriers, and the effort just might get a boost from a template...
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Richard Root
August 28, 2017 - 4:28 am
Pembroke, NY (WBEN) - A 10-year-old boy was taken by Mercy Flight to Women and Children's Hospital after being hit by a car on Route 77. The Genesee County Sheriff’s office says the boy ran across the road into oncoming traffic and that the driver of the vehicle had little time to react. The victim...
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Randy Bushover
August 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
According to the AAA, the current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas is $2.43 in the region. That price has surged eight cents in the past month. Benderson Development Co., through its MPH III Associates affiliate, has paid $15.75 million for the 95,544-square-foot McKinley Plaza. Business...
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Tom Puckett
August 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In just a couple of months, the Oishei Women and Children's Hospital will open at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The facility is near completion. "There's a lot of excitement as the hospital has hit the 95 percent, so at this point it's no longer a hard hat area," says...
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