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Mike Baggerman
June 16, 2017 - 12:15 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) – Assemblyman Michael Kearns and State Senator Patrick Gallivan announced that legislature passed both houses to halt the merger of the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center and the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. “I’m very happy today but I know there’s a lot of work...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) The puck drops next Thursday, June 22nd for The 11 Day Power Play. 40 players taking shifts and playing one continuous hockey game until July 3rd. "Two teams of 20 players, playing in shifts" said organizer Mike Lesakowski. "It will be 4 and a half hour shifts on the ice with 9...
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June 16, 2017 - 9:28 am
Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year. Amazon has a deal to purchase the formerAhold Inc.warehouse...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
(WBEN) It's been 27 years since Phil Housley wore a Sabres uniform but he says he still gets goose bumps when he hears the famous Ric Jeanneret "Wow-weeeeeee Hous-leyyyyyyy" play-by-play call that rang out of Buffalo radios and TV's every time he scored a goal in his time as a superstar defenseman...
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Chip Somodevilla/Detroit Free Press via AP
(WBEN/AP) A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time inside an inflatable ball. Police tell the Syracuse Post-Standard the body of 53-year-old Kirk R. Jones was found in the Niagara River by the U.S. Coast Guard on June 2...
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Randy Bushover
June 16, 2017 - 5:27 am
Pine Pharmaceuticals and TM Montante Construction have broken ground on a $5.6 million, 25,000 square foot facility in the Riverview Solar Technology Park in Tonawanda. Pine Pharmaceuticals anticipates the new facility will create approximately 15 new jobs. Cornerstone Community Federal Credit...
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Tom Puckett
June 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls City Councimember who objected to the city helping pay for the Erendira Wallenda record breaking stunt Thursday still says the money should have come from another source. "Being this is just really drawing publicity and marketing the Falls to the world, to...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erendira Wallenda’s dramatic stunt on Thursday is expected to have a significant impact for the Niagara Falls economy, similar to what her husband did for the region five years ago. “Locally there was a study done that said $22 million of local impact,” Destination...
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June 15, 2017 - 8:35 pm
LANCASTER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its...
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Photo Credit - Anton Corbijn with permission to Entercom Buffalo LLC
Tom Puckett
June 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Students in Orchard Park can thank U2's concert at New Era Field for an extra day of summer vacation. The district has sent a letter to parents informing them school will begin September 6th, the day after the concert. The district cites traffic concerns, not only with the...
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