Local News

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 29, 2017 - 20:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz delivered his fifth State of the County Address on Wednesday. Poloncarz touted successes within Erie County and outlined several of his goals for 2017 as head of Erie County. Among the achievements touted were: Increased job growth...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 29, 2017 - 20:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - How is Buffalo handling Canalside's growth? The influx of visitors to the inner harbor spiked in the two years. Last summer, approximately 1.5 million people flocked to the revitalized area. That's 500,000 more than in 2015. The popular area continues to evolve as...
Read More
Tom Puckett
March 29, 2017 - 16:03 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating an incident that began just after 3:30pm Wednesday afternoon. Police say narcotics detectives were executing a search warrant at a residence in the first block of Weiss Street at 3:40pm. Detectives say a vehicle pulled up at that time and police...
Read More
Tom Puckett
March 29, 2017 - 15:03 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man indicted in last year's Anchor Bar shooting pleads guilty to strangulation in a separate case of domestic violence. 25-year-old Gregory Ramos of Niagara Falls pleads guilty to strangulation in State Supreme Court Wednesday. Prosecutors say Ramos tracked down the 25-year-old...
Read More
Tom Puckett
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A Lewiston man is charged with a deadly crash last month. 55 year old George Spizzirri Jr is charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in death without reporting it. North Tonawnada Police say Spizzirri struck and killed 53 year old James Edel...
Read More
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN) - Danny Wegman announced that his daughter Colleen Wegman has been named the new President and CEO of the Wegman's Food Markets, Inc. “I will continue in my role, but now as chairman of the company,” Danny Wegman said in a statement. “The time has come to create a structure...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Explore & More Children's Museum held its groundbreaking ceremony for its new Canalside location on Wednesday morning. "(This day) is so big because it's real," Douglas Love, CEO of Explore & More told WBEN. "Once you put a shovel in the ground it feels like there's...
Read More
FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, shows a blue oval Ford sign above the entrance to Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford is recalling more than 440,000 vehicles in North America to fix problems that can cause engine fires and doors to open unexpectedly. The first recall covers about 230,000 Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts, Fusion midsize cars and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-Liter turbocharged engines from 2013 through 2015. The company also is adding 211,000 vehicles to a previous recall to replace faulty door latches. That recall covers the 2014 Fiesta and the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 29, 2017 - 10:03 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company's bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing with...
Read More
Donkey Kong
Richard Root
March 29, 2017 - 07:03 am
Okay geeks and video game aficionados, the World Video Game Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester has its finalists for the 2017 induction in May. Did you even know the World Video Game Hall of Fame was just down the 90 in the next town over? Well, this is only the third year for the Hall...
Read More

Pages