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Lockport's HTI Plant burns, August 10, 2016
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Dave Debo
April 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm
(WBEN) The disposition of of a 14-year-old boy who pleaded guilty as an accomplice in last August's massive fire at Lockport's High Tread International tire recycling plant is on hold because of a computer virus that has shut down many systems at Erie County Medical Center. Fourteen-year-old Joseph...
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Mike Baggerman
April 11, 2017 - 12:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the completion of the New York State Budget on Sunday evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Buffalo on Tuesday morning to tout the successes made during his tenure and celebrate the accomplishments of the new budget. “We said this year’s budget, which is really the...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A new detail, perhaps a wrinkle, in the state's new Excelsior Scholarship program. Students who get free tuition will be required to be full-time students and to remain in New York State for the same number of years as their award. Otherwise, they would have to repay the money...
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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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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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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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