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Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2017 - 1:08 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thousands of jobs in Western New York are available and unemployed residents will have an entire week to find work. The program, called “Buffalo Works”, runs all during the week of April 24-28. “Our entire community is coming together and uniting in a powerful way to make...
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Tom Puckett
April 18, 2017 - 12:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) TM Montante Development and Morgan Communities have issued their site proposal to Buffalo's Planning Board for the next building at Lancaster Square at Gates Circle. The group says its site plan application is for a six story mixed-use building at the northeast corner of Delaware...
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AP Photo
April 18, 2017 - 12:06 pm
CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) - The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, police said. Pennsylvania State Police said Steve Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning in Erie County, in the state's northwest corner...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - With a final decision likely being made at a meeting this Thursday, some believe a deal was made long ago for a downtown station. "I think the fix was in for downtown six months ago" said Fillmore District Council member David Franczyk, a Central Terminal supporter. "Why did...
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NF PD mug shot
April 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
A third suspect has been arrested in the murder of Jose Hewitt last Wednesday on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls. Devante Beasley, 18, (pictured above) has been charged with second degree Murder, first degree Robbery and Burglary for his part in Hewitt's death. Earlier this week police also arrested...
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Pizza Delivery
Richard Root
April 18, 2017 - 6:32 am
(WBEN) - This May, the menu-labeling provision of Obamacare goes into full effect and it's causing the pizza industry to lose its lunch. A new menu-labeling law is supposed to take effect May 5. It's a provision of Obamacare that requires food-retail establishments with 20 or more locations to post...
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AP Photo
April 18, 2017 - 6:14 am
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history. April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and 7.6 billion minutes of live watch time since February, second only...
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Dave Debo
April 18, 2017 - 5:52 am
(WBEN/AP) Authorities have expanded their search for alleged Facebook killer Steve Stephens and the Niagara County's Sheriff's Office is on alert after photos surfaced of Stephens on Goat Island in front of Niagara Falls. Stevens is suspected of gunning down a retiree and posting a video of the...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Train Station Site Selection Committee has until April 26 to decide where to place the new train station. Currently, the leading contenders are the Central Terminal on Buffalo's East Side or along Exchange Street opposite where the current Amtrak Station is in downtown...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2017 - 6:17 pm
Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health to expand ongoing investigations of the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in order to ensure no contamination is impacting nearby residential properties. DEC is...
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