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Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports
The road to a gold medal ended for former Buffalo Sabre Brian Gionta, and Willamsville's David Leggio when the Czech Republic eliminated the United States Mens' Hockey team from the Olympics with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday. "It's tough when it comes down to the shootout," U.S...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:43 am
Deadly crashes took the lives of two people on Buffalo-area roads Tuesday: A man died after his overturned pickup truck was found partially underwater in a drainage ditch off Taylor Road in Orchard Park, near the Route 219 overpass. the vehicle was discovered by Orchard Park police near 5 pm...
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(WBEN) Record breaking warmth on Tuesday was recorded at the National Weather Service's Airport office, with other temperatures across the region close to-- and even reaching - 70 degrees in some spots "The warmest temperatures occurred during the evening. We made it to 67 degrees , breaking the...
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Randy Bushover
February 21, 2018 - 4:15 am
Chason Affinity Companies has purchased Pano’s Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue near Forest fror an undisclosed price. After the sale transaction is completed this Friday, the restaurant will close for approximately eight weeks while interior renovations are completed, including a new kitchen and...
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Tom Puckett
February 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Wellsville, NY (WBEN) The village of Wellsville has been hit with devastating economic news that Dresser-Rand's plant will close in 2020, putting 250 people out of work. "It's not the end of the world," says mayor Randy Shaler. "The first thing on my mind is that 250 people will be looking for a...
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Mike Baggerman
February 21, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said the first step in solving mass shootings is to address mental health. Schumer, whose remarks on the topic were brief, noted that there needed to be more background checks and more resources for mental illness. Particularly...
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Senator Chuck Schumer presses for passage of Stop Underrides Act of 2017 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 20, 2018 - 3:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Congress to pass legislation which would require all tractor trailers to be equipped with crash-absorbing "underride guards". The guards would limit how far a car goes if it is involved in an accident with a tractor trailer. The...
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February 20, 2018 - 3:42 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's adult smoking rate inched to its lowest recorded level in the latest numbers from state health officials. The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that 14.2 percent of adults were smokers in 2016, compared to 14.5 the year before. Smoking rates...
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AMR ambulance that exploded at AMR headquarters on William Gaiter Parkway in Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 20, 2018 - 1:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two AMR employees were injured on Tuesday morning when an ambulance caught fire and exploded during a routine maintenance. The two employees, part of the AMR fleet staff, were taking care of "routine maintenance" on the vehicle some time after 10 a.m. when an explosion...
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Orchard Park's club hockey team (left) and St. Joe's Maroon (right) at Tuesday's Media Day ahead of Super Sunday at KeyBank Center (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 20, 2018 - 1:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tuesday was media day for the Super Sunday High School Club Hockey Championships, which will be held this Friday. Six teams are competing in this year's tournament at KeyBank Center. 5 p.m.: East Aurora/Holland at Depew (Small school championship) 7 p.m.: St. Joe's Maroon at...
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