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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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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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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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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) -New York State is set to offer free tuition to public colleges for families making less than 125-thousand dollars a year. The tuition initiative came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo but State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo) said the item agreed to is far different from the original...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The state budget, which was approved late Sunday night, includes a provision to allows ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in across New York, but when can we expect those apps to work? State Senator Chris Jacobs shared his thoughts Monday morning. "Now the devil...
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Mike Baggerman
April 10, 2017 - 10:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Players from the Buffalo Sabres cleaned out their lockers on Monday morning following a disappointing 2016-2017 season. Brian Gionta "I hope we figure out how to bring a more consistent effort," he said. "Coming with a different mindset of what it takes to win nightly in this...
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Tom Puckett
April 10, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Oil prices shot up two percent in the hours after the US' airstrikes in Syria. But one expert says it's not an immediate reason why gas prices are going up. Patrick DeHaan says it could mean if there are more tensions between the US and Syria, oil prices could react similarly. "...
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Mike Baggerman
April 10, 2017 - 4:00 am
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The SPCA Serving Erie County officially opens its doors to the public on Monday after a lengthy transition process. Since mid-2016, construction took place at the SPCA’s new location at 300 Harlem Road in West Seneca. However, the move to transition the SPCA’s office from...
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Richard Root
April 10, 2017 - 1:37 am
(WBEN) - An 18 year old male from Buffalo drowned in the pool at the Millennium Hotel on Walden Avenue. Cheektowaga police say the victim was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital where he was pronounced dead. However, it is believed the young man was deceased before being pulled out of the water. The...
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