Local News

September 21, 2017 - 6:49 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Zay Jones gave himself 24 hours to get over the final moments of Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, when a potential game-winning touchdown pass glanced off his fingertips and fell to the ground. It looks as if it will take a whole lot longer to fix the Buffalo...
Read More
September 21, 2017 - 6:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A stretch of warm weather is helping fruit in upstate New York to ripen faster than harvesters can keep up. Apple orchards in the greater Buffalo area are having their apples ripen early due to the warm days and lack of rain, making it difficult for farms that rely on...
Read More
Amazon photo of their Seattle Campus
Dave Debo
September 21, 2017 - 6:28 am
(WBEN) As cities nationwide respond to Amazon's request to find a location for it's secondary headquarters, US Senator Charles Schumer has scheduled a talk with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to discuss the merits of bringing the massive facility to either Rochester or Buffalo. The e-commerce giant said it...
Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo and former Secretary of State John Kerry
governorandrewcuomo
Richard Root
September 21, 2017 - 6:11 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo harshly criticized the Trump administration yesterday at a press conference for the U.S. Climate Alliance, an independent group of states pushing forward with the Paris Climate Accord. "In my opinion, this federal government is the most ignorant federal...
Read More
Randy Bushover
September 21, 2017 - 4:11 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration continues to hire customer service representatives in Buffalo to handle calls from those affected by a string of destructive hurricanes. Business First notes the agency plans to hire a total of 195 workers to answer calls from homeowners, renters, business...
Read More
AP Photo
Tom Puckett
September 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the bid is being put to bring Amazon's headquarters to WNY, one local state lawmaker says she'll led the lead group put the bid together, but help when called upon. Assemblywoman Monica Wallace says Invest Buffalo Niagara is heading up the bid. "They are working very closely...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 20, 2017 - 9:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A group of substitute teachers held a protest at Niagara Square on Wednesday evening, arguing their wages are not high enough. The group, in particular, blamed the Buffalo School Board. “(The school board) is unwilling to negotiate a contract in good faith with us,” Stephen...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 20, 2017 - 7:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A group of pro-Carl Paladino protesters gathered at the Buffalo School Board meeting on Wednesday evening in response to the controversy surrounding the board of education’s December 29 resolution passed against him, which called for Paladino to resign following his...
Read More
September 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
Lackawanna, N.Y. (WBEN) - Eleven Lackawana firefighters stood in front of the Lackawanna Fire Hall on SOuth Park Avenue Wednesday and received the coveted New York State Liberty Medal stemming from their bravery and courage in responding to a devastating apartment building on Ingham Avenue in April...
Read More
Tom Puckett
September 20, 2017 - 4:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Detectives say several businesses have reported getting counterfeit bills. The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging businesses to educate their employees on how to identify counterfeit bills, use a counterfeit detection pen/marker and follow these tips from the U...
Read More

Pages