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September 04, 2017 - 8:18 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The figures, first reported by The Associated Press...
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September 04, 2017 - 10:35 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Bills starter Tyrod Taylor took the next step in recovering from a concussion by returning to practice on Monday. How Taylor feels over the next few days will determine whether he will be cleared to open the season against the New York Jets on Sunday...
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September 04, 2017 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- After a summer of staff shake-ups and self-made crises, President Donald Trump is emerging politically damaged, personally agitated and continuing to buck at the confines of his office, according to some close allies. For weeks, the West Wing has been upended by a...
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September 03, 2017 - 11:21 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another round of gusty winds is cause for cocnern for anyone with plans along the shoreline of Lake Erie in Erie County Sunday. A Beach Hazards Alert is in place along woth a small craft advisory. BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
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September 03, 2017 - 4:32 pm
It is usually not good news when your phone starts buzzing and going crazy non-stop, but any fan of B and B knows that I have been a huge fan of the music of Steely Dan and Donald Fagen for many years. Of course, I am saddened by the death of Steely co-founder Walter Becker, who was, I believe, the...
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Allan Harris
September 03, 2017 - 6:35 am
(WBEN) The Buffalo Zoo is excited to announce that it will be offering a free audio tour for Zoo guests. In conjunction with the company UniGuide, the Buffalo Zoo has worked hard to provide a self-guided streamable audio tour for visitors to experience the Zoo and learn about more than 1000...
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Photo Courtesy Randy Bushover
Allan Harris
September 03, 2017 - 6:13 am
(WBEN) The 16th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival is underway this weekend at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. Saturday the field was packed with festival-goers enjoying wings and other food from vendors from across the country and even one from Mexico. The gates open Sunday at noon and...
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September 02, 2017 - 4:45 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Buffalo Bills have reached an injury settlement with wide receiver Rod Streater and placed linebacker Sam Barrington on injured reserve. Buffalo also waived injured offensive tackle Michael Ola (ankle) and wide receiver Jeremy Butler (concussion) and reached an...
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September 02, 2017 - 8:40 am
ALBION, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A 10-year-old girl who was beaten repeatedly, forced to run with heavy packs and dragged behind a car escaped her tormentors as they slept to ask a neighbor for help, police in central New York said Friday. Four adults were charged after the bruised and malnourished girl...
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Mike Baggerman
September 02, 2017 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Hamburg Wesleyan Church continued to collect electrical items on Friday which will eventually go to assist the individuals in Texas who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over 50 people donated to the collection as of Friday afternoon. "If you can think about how much a...
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