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Tim Wenger
July 16, 2018 - 4:06 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "It's just amazing", said an exhausted Amy Lesakowski just moments after walking off the ice following the closing ceremony for the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift event. The long ordeal and massive fundraising undertaking, in its second year, went over the top of its...
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Tom Puckett
July 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Friday's state report recommending the legalization of marijuana is not something everyone's in favor with. "We understand the medical marijuana piece of it, but we don't as a campus support legalizing marijuana," says Jodi Altman of Kids Escaping Drugs. Altman says marijuana is...
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Mike Baggerman
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The legal mess for LeSean McCoy is being digested by Buffalo Bills fans in Bills country but the controversy is also getting lots of attention across the country due to the NFL star's status as a marquis player. "It's a big deal," ESPN's Mike Clay told WBEN. "We can't have...
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July 16, 2018 - 2:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - More heat for most of Western New York before some relief and more normal summer temperatures return. A Heat Advisory is posted for the Buffalo metro area as well as the northern portion of Western New York through Monday night. HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM...
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July 16, 2018 - 1:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge — with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. The inaugural celebration is today. Founder Drew Cerza, known as Buffalo's "Wing King," says the idea for a...
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Allan Harris
July 15, 2018 - 8:50 am
(WBEN) A man is missing after boating on Chautauqua Lake last night. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says they received the call at 5:30 p.m.Saturday and the Sheriff's Navigation Patrol boats were on the scene quickly. The Chautauqua County Water Emergency Team responded as well, along with...
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Allan Harris
July 15, 2018 - 6:17 am
(WBEN) The announcement last night (Saturday) that the same man who tried last year to buy the Central Terminal has now turned his interests to the the Adams Mark Hotel. Harry Stinson held a news conference at the hotel announcing he's buying the Adam's Mark and turning it into the Buffalo Grand...
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July 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, tops Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to return to Albany. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say the Senate's Republican leaders should immediately reconvene to take up measures...
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July 14, 2018 - 12:48 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal motorycle crash on the inbound 33 Expressway that occurred around 4am Saturday. Accident investigators say the 45 year old male operator lost control of the motorcycle, fell off the bike and was then possibly struck by another vehicle...
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July 14, 2018 - 7:57 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Police have made an arrest in Monday's deadly shooting along the busy I-190 thruway that occurred during the late rush hour. State Police say they've arrested 22 year old Juan A. Colon of Rosedale Street in Buffalo. Colon is charged with one count of murder...
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