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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - With Polish pride on display all over Western New York today, Buffalo, NY is the Dyngus Day Capitol of the World today for celebrations of the Polish-American post-Easter celebration. DYNGUS DAY SCHEDULE: Click here for a list of events DYNGUS DAY EXPLAINED | DYNGUS DAY PARADE...
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April 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
(WBEN) Two children reportedly from the Buffalo area have been killed in a crash along the thruway in Ontario County The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the Thruway between exits 42 and 43, the Manchester/Palmyra and Geneva exits when a Nissan Pathfinder overturned. Two children, ages 9...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - It's that time of year again. Tax deadline day is tomorrow. If you haven't filed yet, the good news is that this year you're far from being alone. "When I take a look at this tax season, because the IRS held up refunds until late February for many taxpayers who had credits,...
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April 17, 2017 - 5:35 am
CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) -- Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a behavioral health case manager who posted gruesome Facebook video of himself randomly shooting a Cleveland retiree who was collecting discarded cans. Cleveland police allege 37-year-old Steve Stephens fatally shot...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As you prepare your taxes, it's interesting to note you live in the state with the highest tax burden in the nation. At least that's according to a new WalletHub study. New York's tax burden according to WalletHub is 13 percent. The national average is 8 percent. WalletHub says...
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Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's one of Buffalo's most beloved celebrations: Dyngus Day is Monday. The celebration of Polish pride features everything from pierogi's, polish sausages, pussy willows, and squirt guns. For Buffalo Common Councilman David Franczyk, it's a reminder of Buffalo's rich history...
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Tim Wenger
April 16, 2017 - 10:02 pm
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - An alert went out to the University at Buffalo community Sunday night about 6:40pm due to a possible chemical leak at Furnas Hall. The building was evacuated and closed and a possible methane gas leak is being investigated. A possible methane leak was reported in a 5th floor...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:47 pm
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — April the giraffe's calf is nursing strongly and his mother is recovering "perfectly," said officials with Animal Adventure Park on Sunday after a morning veterinarian check with the newborn. April gave birth to a healthy male calf Saturday at the privately owned...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Will New York's first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential...
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Arrest in Niagara Falls Murder
Allan Harris
April 16, 2017 - 8:12 am
(WBEN) Another shooting in the City of Buffalo. It happened last night around 10PM on Dodge Street. Details are still sketchy but witnesses say they heard more than a dozen shoots. No word this morning on the condition of the one victim. 3rd Person Arrested in Niagara Falls (WBE) Niagara Falls...
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