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Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Niagara Falls man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly cut the ears of seven pitbull puppies. The Niagara County SPCA's Ryan Scott said their office was alerted to a botched cropping job from an area veterinarian's office where the dogs were...
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Mike Baggerman
August 24, 2019 - 10:11 am
NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lockport man for a hit-and-run that seriously injured a volunteer firefighter last Sunday. Authorities announced the arrest of Matthew S. Hufnagel. Hufnagel, 35, is accused of hitting the volunteer fireman on Tonawanda...
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Tom Puckett
August 19, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a hit and run driver who seriously injured a firefighter Sunday night. Deputies say the fireman was directing traffic at the intersection of Tonawanda Creek and Minnick Roads because Tonawanda Creek Road was closed due to a motor...
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Tom Puckett
August 05, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Pendleton, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a Monday morning motorcycle crash. Deputies say they responded to a report of a motorcycle lying roadside in the area of 6631 East Canal Road. They say a man was located several feet west of the motorcycle semi-conscious and...
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Brendan Keany
June 26, 2019 - 12:21 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - An additional four new drug and needle disposal sites have been installed at Kaleida Health facilities in Erie and Niagara Counties. Gale Burstein serves as the Erie County commissioner of health, and she explained that the kiosks are a way to combat drug addiction...
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Photo Courtesy RCR Yachts
Tom Puckett
May 16, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) As the waters of Lake Ontario rise, one Niagara County community is already seeing the damaging effects. In Youngstown and Porter, Porter Town Supervisor Duffy Johnston says he's already helping one business that's damaged. "I got the (Niagara Jet Adventures) 11 pallets of...
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Brendan Keany
April 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - Niagara and Orleans County emergency officials held a press conference Monday afternoon to prepare Lake Ontario shoreline residents about rising water levels. "It's almost a daily, ongoing event," said Orleans County Director of Emergency Services Dale Banker. "We check water levels...
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Brendan Keany
April 15, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Senator Chuck Schumer was in Lewiston today calling for $250 million increase in federal spending to an environmental clean-up program that would rid the Niagara Falls Storage Site of World War II-era nuclear waste. Senator Chuck Schumer is in Lewiston at the...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz' re-usable shopping bag. April 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 12, 2019 - 2:58 am
NEW YORK (WBEN) - The New York State Budget gave counties the option to impose a five-cent fee on paper bags to coincide with the plastic bag ban that's set to begin in 2020. Part of the money gained from the tax would help support local programs to buy reusable bags for low income families, while...
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Brendan Keany
January 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOCKPORT (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Niagara Falls native William Shrubsall made an appearance in Niagara County Court on Tuesday afternoon for an arraignment hearing that charges Shrubsall with bail jumping. William Shrubsall walking into Niagara County Courthouse. His arraignment will take place...
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