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Boat fire on the Niagara River
City of Tonawanda Police
Richard Root
June 08, 2017 - 12:19 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Two people escaped a dramatic boat fire on the Niagara River near the Niawanda Park shore. A father and son were able to get off the boat as the fire developed. A private craft rescued them from the water. The boat was completely engulfed in flames when police arrived at the...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 5:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Ride for Roswell is an annual fund-raiser for Roswell Park Cancer Institute to fight cancer. But in this day and age, such a large scale event needs even more coordination with emergency services. "In order to put 8,000 bikes on the road safely, we work with a variety of...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 4:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Rochester man pleads not guilty to killing his mother's ex-husband at a basketball tournament in West Seneca. 39- year-old Andre Lewis of Rochester has been arraigned by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia on an indictment charging him with Murder in the Second...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 07, 2017 - 4:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Several security equipment were on display around Niagara Square on Wednesday morning as part of the “Buffalo Hands on Experience”. Some of the highlights of the equipment were: Buffalo’s Skywatch: You’ve may have seen skywatch before at Canalside concerts and at various...
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June 07, 2017 - 4:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's education department is finalizing plans for a hearing on whether one-time candidate for governor Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo school board. The hearing is scheduled for June 22 in Albany. The department says Wednesday that because public...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 2:16 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) The West Seneca Home Depot was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after an employee discovered items sold in the store placed suspiciously somewhere else. "They determined they were left in a way that was suspicious to them, they called 911," says Lt. James Unger. "The Erie County...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 1:29 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Niagara Hospice is warning potential donors to closely check any mailed solicitations they receive asking for money to support hospice care locally. An organization known as the Hospice Support Fund out of Merrifield, Virginia has been seeking donations by mail in Niagara County...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 07, 2017 - 1:08 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Day two of the National Homeland Security Conference was highlighted by the “Buffalo Hands on Experience”. The experience was a demonstration of the various equipments used by WNY law enforcement agencies. “We have 1,500 of the experts across the United States giving...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Online shopping. The Grocery business is the latest to go automated and brick-and-mortar stores are feeling the heat. Amazon is leaping into the supermarket business and going head-to-head with Walmart - which now offers curbside grocery pickup at its Niagara Falls Boulevard...
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WASHINGTON (AP/WBEN) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his pick for FBI director - a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation. Trump's early morning two-sentence...
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