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Mike Baggerman
April 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Niagara Falls on Monday and discussed the recent military actions by the Trump administration. U.S. Warships Re-Routed Toward Korean Peninsula "There's only one really good answer for North Korea and it's a five letter word:...
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Tom Puckett
April 11, 2017 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) As the state budget includes the Excelsior program offering free tuition to state residents whose families make less than $125,000 a year, private colleges say a delicate balance could be shaken, and have a warning for those willing to take Albany up on it. "It certainly does...
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April 10, 2017 - 9:27 pm
CHICAGO (WBENB/AP) — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's CEO defended his employees, saying they followed proper procedures and had no choice but to call authorities and remove the man. As the...
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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
April 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Excelsior Scholarship program included in the just-passed New York State budget is music to the ears of student leadership within the 600,000 strong SUNY and CUNY university system. The munch-heralded, and sometimes controversial, program would provide tuition for...
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Tom Puckett
April 10, 2017 - 5:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A virus has infected computers at ECMC since early Sunday morning. ECMC's Peter Cutler says someone gave the computers a virus and now staff must fill out reams of paperwork just to give a patient their medications. A statement from ECMC says "ECMC's computer system today went...
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Tom Puckett
April 10, 2017 - 5:12 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills have announced their preseason schedule for 2017. They'll start at home vs. Minnesota. Buffalo will hit the road in Week 2 to face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bills will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in Week 3 and conclude the preseason at home...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 10, 2017 - 4:32 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer continued his fight for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to receive a KC-135 Simulator. The new simulator would be used to train pilots from across the United States to fly the KC-135 Aircraft. "The base is our number one employer," Schumer...
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April 10, 2017 - 2:42 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dan Bylsma says he's "going forward" under the expectation he'll be back as Buffalo Sabres coach for a third season based on recent conversations he's had with general manager Tim Murray. Bylsma shared his stance Monday when asked if he's received any assurances he'll be...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 10, 2017 - 1:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo will host the start of the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race on Saturday, June 23. The old-car rally will feature more than 450 people and 120 vintage cars from around the world. The race concludes nine days and 2,300 miles later in Halifax, Nova Scotia. "You may...
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Tom Puckett
April 10, 2017 - 12:53 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN/AP) A teenager has drowned while swimming in the pool at the Millennium hotel. Assistant Police Chief Jim Speyer says 18-year-old Tyler R. Craig was swimming with a group of people around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at hotel on Walden Avenue. "When our officers got there, they started...
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