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Tom Puckett
September 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's emergency operations personnel are hard at work preparing for all kinds of disasters. They say the work is not done overnight. "The preparations for hurricanes or snowstorms have been taking place for years, if not decades," says Erie County Emergency Services...
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Mike Baggerman
September 11, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Hurricane Irma had a devastating effect on millions of Floridians over the past week. While many evacuated their homes and fled the state, others stayed in their homes with the hopes of riding out the storm. We spoke with two Western New Yorkers at the Tops Hurricane Relief...
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September 10, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — The new-look Buffalo Bills might be better than advertised under rookie head coach Sean McDermott. The Jets, however, opened the season playing well below even their meager expectations. Tyrod Taylor showed no lingering signs of a concussion that sidelined...
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Allan Harris
September 10, 2017 - 10:43 am
(WBEN/AP) Sen. Charles Schumer says he will push for passage of a bill to require that cellphones work on other carriers' networks during an emergency. Schumer said Sunday that the bill is especially timely as Hurricane Irma threatens to wreak havoc in Florida. The Securing Access to Networks in...
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September 10, 2017 - 8:30 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - With just two days to go before the Buffalo Democratic Mayoral primary election, longtime incumbant Mayor Byron Brown holds a commanding lead in the latest polling released Sunday by Siena College. Brown, with 49 percent support (down slightly from 51 percent in August), leads...
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Dreamstime
September 09, 2017 - 11:48 am
Williamsville, N.Y. (WBEN) - Late Friday evening, Amherst Police responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident in the 1300 block of Maple Rd. A man was crossing Maple near Hopkins Rd when he was struck by a car. The pedestrian, identified as 68 year old Jeffrey Lyons of Williamsville, sustained...
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Mike Baggerman
September 09, 2017 - 8:19 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the upcoming Buffalo Bills season this weekend it means the return of tailgating outside New Era Field. Fans will be grilling, playing catch with a football, and listening to pregame coverage of the Bills matchup against the Jets (on our sister station, WGR). But...
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September 09, 2017 - 8:14 am
PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (WBEN/AP) — The conditions seemed ideal: wispy clouds against a blue sky, light wind, temperatures in the high 70s. But two kayakers lasted less than an hour in Lake Huron, making a U-turn back to shore due to choppy waves that couldn't be easily detected from a marina in...
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Mike Baggerman
September 08, 2017 - 4:16 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – As Hurricane Irma prepares to make landfall on the mainland United States this weekend, Florida residents were evacuated from their homes, with some forced to come to Buffalo. One Tampa resident, Nicholas Denmon, returns to Buffalo after living in Tampa for several years. “...
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