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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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April 16, 2017 - 7:56 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A group of demonstrators gathered in Niagara Square in the rain Saturday to mark Tax Day and call on President Trump to release his taxes for the nation to see. The WNY Peace Center organized the local demonstration that was part of a network of similar and much larger...
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3 Injured in Niagara County
Allan Harris
April 16, 2017 - 7:39 am
(WBEN) Three adults and a baby injured after a head-on crash in Niagara County on Saturday. It happened in the Town of Hartland on Ridge Rd. around 6:45 p.m. One vehicle was carrying a one year old child, and the child’s mother and grandmother. Both adults were flown by Mercy Flight to ECMC with...
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