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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The American Red Cross of Western and Central New York is already on the ground in Texas. "We have 33 volunteers, 5 of them from the Buffalo area. They are already providing support" said Buffalo Red Cross spokesman Jay Bonafede. Parts of Houston have seen devastating...
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Hurricane Harvey remains virtually stalled near the coast and continues to drop heavy rain on the Houston and Galveston areas. In the past 48 hours, numerous spots in the region have measured more than 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain. Perspective: What That Much Rain Would Mean in WNY Hear...
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Richard Root
August 28, 2017 - 6:16 am
Akron, NY (WBEN) - The village of Akron is mourning the loss of a teenager after a fatal accident this weekend. 17-year-old Johnny Fiebelkorn, was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning. was He was with his brother and some friends coming home from the Luke Bryan concert at Darien Lake...
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Dave Debo
August 28, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) Now that state officials have announced plans to get rid of the toll barriers and go all electronic at the Grand Island Bridges, the push is on to have a similar "drive now, pay later " system at the Lackawanna and Williamsville barriers, and the effort just might get a boost from a template...
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Richard Root
August 28, 2017 - 4:28 am
Pembroke, NY (WBEN) - A 10-year-old boy was taken by Mercy Flight to Women and Children's Hospital after being hit by a car on Route 77. The Genesee County Sheriff’s office says the boy ran across the road into oncoming traffic and that the driver of the vehicle had little time to react. The victim...
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Randy Bushover
August 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
According to the AAA, the current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas is $2.43 in the region. That price has surged eight cents in the past month. Benderson Development Co., through its MPH III Associates affiliate, has paid $15.75 million for the 95,544-square-foot McKinley Plaza. Business...
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Tom Puckett
August 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In just a couple of months, the Oishei Women and Children's Hospital will open at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The facility is near completion. "There's a lot of excitement as the hospital has hit the 95 percent, so at this point it's no longer a hard hat area," says...
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Mike Baggerman
August 28, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Interested applicants who reside in Buffalo's Park District have until September 1 to apply for the vacant seat on the Buffalo Public School's Board of Education. The seat was vacated by Carl Paladino after he was removed from his position by state education commissioner...
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August 27, 2017 - 8:49 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus says he received coach Sean McDermott's message loud and clear after being forced to fly home alone for violating a team rule. Without revealing what rule he broke, Dareus said he takes full responsibility and...
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August 27, 2017 - 8:01 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo Bills third-string quarterback T.J. Yates is being evaluated for a concussion, leaving the team with just one healthy signal-caller entering the final week of the preseason. Coach Sean McDermott revealed Yates was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol on...
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