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Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2017 - 10:45 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cheektowaga Police were called to a home on Sierra Drive in Cheektowaga after an apparent homicide of a woman in her 30's on Monday morning. The call came in around 8 a.m. and the victim was reportedly shot at some point and suffered fatal injuries. "We're really in the...
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Bills coach Sean McDermott reacted Sunday to Reserve Offensive Lineman Cameron Jefferson -who raised his fist during the anthem before last Thursday's pre-season game against the Eagles The incident was not widely noticed during the game, but is getting more attention once McDermott was asked about...
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Richard Root
August 21, 2017 - 6:07 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - One month to the day after an EF-2 tornado hit the Fairgrounds, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg concluded its 12-day run Sunday night. Final attendance for 2017 is 1,193,279. This is a 21% increase from 2016 and is the second highest attended Fair in the Erie County Fair’...
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Zoar Valley
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Richard Root
August 21, 2017 - 5:43 am
Cattaraugus, NY (WBEN) - Hikers made a tragic discovery Sunday afternoon in Zoar Valley, a popular hiking destination in Cattaraugus County. They discovered three people lying at the foot of a cliff. 35 year old Amanda Green and 33 year old William Green were dead at the scene. With them was 4 year...
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Tom Puckett
August 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As we get ready for today's solar eclipse, pet experts are offering up advice to keep your pet safe during the day. While pets are not known to look up at the sky, it may not hurt to keep them inside. "During the last eclipse, there was a sudden increase in blindness in pets and...
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Randy Bushover
August 21, 2017 - 3:49 am
Construction of a new Seneca Babcock Community Center has received a significant boost. Business First notes med-tech investor Roger Hungerford, CEO of Talis Equity Partners in Medina and board chairman of Talis Clinical, has matched an initial corporate gift from the Daniel and Gail Alexander...
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August 20, 2017 - 9:04 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Receiver Anquan Boldin is abruptly giving up on football to pursue his humanitarian and charitable work just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills and he says that racial unrest in America is part of the reason why. Boldin released a...
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August 20, 2017 - 8:48 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - All eyes were on the sky over the Buffalo waterfront late Sunday afternoon as a plane skywriting was crafting gigantic arrows in the bright blue sky. The randowm arrows pointing to Canada and back to Buffalo quickly were the subject of social media posts gone viral. It turns...
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Neil McManus
August 20, 2017 - 2:53 pm
Gowanda, NY (WBEN) Two adult hikers are dead and a child hospitalized afterthe family of four apparently fell off a cliff at Zoar Valley Sunday. Erie County rescue teams were able to locate the group by air following a call by another hiker who discovered the group unconscious in the vicinity of...
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Neil McManus
August 20, 2017 - 12:36 pm
Little Valley, NY (WBEN) Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating fatal rollover accident that happened in the Town of Little Valley early Sunday morning. Authorities say that the single car accident happened on Route 242 at about 1:25 a.m. Two people were transported to the hospital...
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