4th of July

WBEN/Photo/Tim Wenger - Fireworks on display at an area BJ's Wholesale Club
Tom Puckett
July 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
Police are prepared to handle complaints about illegal fireworks going off.
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Macy's Indepdendence Day fireworks/Getty Images
Macy's Indepdendence Day fireworks/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
July 04, 2020 - 12:21 am
his 4th of July is like no other that we’ve ever seen before. A highly contagious virus courtesy of China has morphed into a worldwide pandemic, leaving over 130,000 Americans dead in its wake. Social distancing is the watchword of the day, so parades, large gatherings, and the usual assortment of...
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July 03, 2019 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the city expects an unprecedented crowd at Canalside for 4th of July, city leaders are asking folks to consider parking away from Canalside. "This is a big opporutnity for Buffalo to once again showcase our beautiful city," says Mayor Brown. "For the first time in more than...
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AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
July 02, 2019 - 5:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t taking “no tanks” for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he’s headlining July 4 in Washington — and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams tanks...
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Tom Puckett
July 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As we get ready to set off or watch fireworks this week, some pros are getting ready to launch dozens of displays. For Young Explosives, the next two weeks will be busy. "Believe it or not, we will have 200 all over the state, so it starts this week and goes through July 14th,"...
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Tom Puckett
June 28, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Mayor Paul Dyster says Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union has donated $25,000 to present the city’s 2019 Independence Fireworks Display at Hyde Park as previously scheduled. Mayor Dyster said, “Thanks to our partners at Niagara’s Choice Federal Credit Union and their...
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Tall Ships (Photo via Tall Ships America)
Tom Puckett
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) For the first time, Buffalo will host a parade of tall ships this Fourth of July. The following day, you'll get a chance to tour those ships. "If anyone's seen one of these festivals, it's a bright enjoyment of your life," says Mike Vogel of the Buffalo Lighthouse Association. "...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2018 - 11:40 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) UB Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault during the July 4th celebrations at the north campus. University Police say they interviewed a woman who reported that, just prior to the fireworks display, an unknown male entered a portable restroom she was using and...
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Tom Puckett
July 03, 2017 - 5:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thousands are expected to fill Canalside and the Outer Harbor for Tuesday's 4th of July celebrations, and Buffalo Police say there will be a heavy presence. Lt. Jeff Rinaldo urges people to come early. "There will be numerous traffic changes they can expect to see in and around...
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