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Mike Baggerman
December 05, 2017 - 12:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - City of Buffalo officials announced they're ready for the snow expected to hit Buffalo on Wednesday and for the season. "We have 80 pieces of snow removal equipment," Brown said on Tuesday. "We can pull another 20-plus pieces of equipment. We have over 9,000 tons of salt that...
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Dave Debo
December 05, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) Buffalo is ready to do some pre-salting on roadways this evening in advance of the snow, and this late in the season, being prepared for this week's first small burst of Lake Effect snow is fairly routine for most area highway crews. "Oh yeah, we are ready," laughs Dan Amatura, the Lancaster...
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Richard Root
December 05, 2017 - 6:25 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Salt trucks, no parking rule, rock the vehicle back and fourth. It's that time of year when you have to remember all of things we need to do to keep safe while driving in the winter. Especially during snow storms. The first thing to keep in mind is that we have those emergency...
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December 05, 2017 - 5:06 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lake effect snow storm is still forecast to impact the Buffalo metro area early Wednesday through Thursday and Winter Storm Watches remain posted for the area. "The storm is still on its way for late tonight, tomorrow and Thursday," says Meterologist Jon Hitchcock at the...
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Richard Root
December 05, 2017 - 4:14 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The oldest operational mall in the area has been sold. The Boulevard Mall on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst had been up for sale since July of 2016. The sale is a bit more complex than a standard commercial transaction and nothing significant is likely to happen to the mall...
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Randy Bushover
December 05, 2017 - 3:54 am
In order to avoid foreclosure, Forest City Realty Trust from Cleveland, turned over the deed for the Boulevard Mall to the mortgage holder, LNR Partners from Miami, Florida. The deal was worth a reported $96.8 million. The Center for Transportation Excellence, located at 401 East Amherst St., has...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, makes a catch as Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White (27) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bills head coach Sean McDermott, right, looks on during the play. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Mike Baggerman
December 05, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Should the Bills have retaliated against the Patriots after Rob Gronkowski's cheap shot on cornerback Tre'Davious White on Sunday? Former Bills quarterback and hall of fame player Jim Kelly said he was surprised that the Bills players did not fight back for Gronkowski's...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:45 pm
by Brendan Keany BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following 18 months of preparation, the USS Little Rock LCS 9 Commissioning Committee was finally able to officially welcome the commanding officers and crew of the USS Little Rock LCS 9. The warship arrived to Canalside at 9 a.m. on Monday, with Congressman...
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December 04, 2017 - 2:49 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Police are warning residents in Niagara County and Batavia about a batch of IRS phone scams and money donation scams hitting the area. Police said they are looking into the incidents. An example of an incident is a fake police officer calling you on the phone...
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Dylan West (Photo via NYS Police)
December 04, 2017 - 2:27 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Police are asking for public help to locate a Lockport teenager. Dylan West, 15, is believed to be in the City of Buffalo or Lockport area. He's been missing since November 28 after a report was filed about a missing or runaway child. He's 5-foot-7, weighs 125...
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