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Mike Baggerman
August 24, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins discussed the latest in the efforts to remove the Skyway in the City of Buffalo. Earlier this month, the congressman wrote a letter to the New York State DOT Commissioner, Matt Driscoll, which called for an Environmental Impact Study on the skyway...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls Water Board says a wet weather event yesterday caused discharges throughout the area, including the Gorge Pump Station. The NFWB says in a statement the discharge was a result of volume levels exceeding existing storage capacity. The discharge, done in...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 23, 2017 - 5:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Since 2015 the City of Buffalo began talks about returning a movie theater to the Market Arcade in Downtown Buffalo and on Wednesday the announcement was made official. WATCH: Looking inside the Market Arcade theater Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced that The Benchmark...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2017 - 4:47 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Hamburg Police say an Eden man has been charged after being found with items that were inside a burning home. Nicholas Harms is charged with Burglary 2nd, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 3rd, Petit Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property 5th and Trespass 3rd. The Sherriff’s...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 23, 2017 - 4:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The National Buffalo Wing Festival announced on Wednesday that it is returning for its 16th consecutive year. This year's event will take place from September 2-3 and will once again be held at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo. Wings will be made available from both local...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 23, 2017 - 4:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Buffalo Niagara International Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new aircraft rescue and firefighting station located next to the airport. WATCH: A fancy introduction at the BNIA A fancy introduction for the new airport rescue and firefighting station at the...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As Grand Island gets ready for high speed electronic tolls, many are asking what happened to the push to eliminate the tolls altogether? Three elected leaders joined WBEN to discuss the original goal of removing the tolls. "This is a huge change, a huge win, there's no other...
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For the second time in as many weeks, an elementary school playground has been dotted with hateful grafitti. Amherst Police telll 7 Eyewitness News that the playground at Maple East Elementary School was covered in "vulgar slurs and derogatory comments "over the weekend. " 'Sit here if gay," was...
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Richard Root
August 23, 2017 - 6:29 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are looking for the driver of a SUV that hit Ms. Goodies restaurant at the corner of Walden and Bailey Avenues early this morning around 1 a.m. The vehicle sheared off the corner entry to the building and smashed the remaining front end. The damage is extensive...
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Seneca Niagara Casino Photo
Richard Root
August 23, 2017 - 6:19 am
Rochester, NY (WBEN) - The heat is being turned up in the dispute between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York. This all started with the Senecas announcing earlier this year that they made the last casino revenue payment that they were obliged to under the compact with the state. However,...
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