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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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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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 4:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the deadline approaches for the Buffalo Train Station Site Selection Committee to make their official decision on where to put the new train station, a meeting was held on Monday to highlight the Exchange Street location. The meeting was held by Campaign for Great Buffalo...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2017 - 4:09 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) The first dog adoption at the SPCA's new West Seneca facility came from a woman who is familiar with the dog she's adopting: she first met the dog while an inmate. Mercedes Castillo first met her new dog as part of the "Pups in the Pen" program, a partnership between the SPCA...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo store is issuing a recall for golden raisins because of undeclared sulfites. New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today alerted consumers that Hatimy Market, located at 278 Grant Street in Buffalo, NY, is recalling Minar brand “Golden Raisins” blend due...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2017 - 12:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Western New York State Legislative Delegation gathered on Monday morning to celebrate the $2.5 billion of state funds towards clean water infrastructure in the area. “Here in Western New York we enjoy some of the best fresh water resources and assets of the...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - With Polish pride on display all over Western New York today, Buffalo, NY is the Dyngus Day Capitol of the World today for celebrations of the Polish-American post-Easter celebration. DYNGUS DAY SCHEDULE: Click here for a list of events DYNGUS DAY EXPLAINED | DYNGUS DAY PARADE...
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April 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
(WBEN) Two children reportedly from the Buffalo area have been killed in a crash along the thruway in Ontario County The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the Thruway between exits 42 and 43, the Manchester/Palmyra and Geneva exits when a Nissan Pathfinder overturned. Two children, ages 9...
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