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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
May 22, 2018 - 1:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Oishei Children's Hospital along with American Medical Response unveiled it's state of the art neonatal transport ambulance Dr. Stephen Turkovich, the chief medical officer at childrens says this allows them to be ready for any situation. "Sometimes mother nature doesn't wait...
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WBEN Photo/Dave Debo
May 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) — The New York state Legislature plans to hold a joint session to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general's position left vacant when Erie Schneiderman resigned earlier this month. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has announced that the Democrat-controlled...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2018 - 10:57 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The body found just south of Springville on Monday morning is that of Dan Fitzgibbons, Erie County's deputy commissioner for buildings and grounds. Fitzgibbon's body was found in Cattaraugus Creek near the Scoby Hill Dam. His death, for the moment, is being treated as a suicide,...
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Elma, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Department says they are investigating fourteen separate burglary incidents that occurred in Elma over the weekend. Police say the crimes happened sometime between Saturday and Monday. A subject or subjects entered vehicles, some were unlocked, and stole...
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Tim Wenger
May 22, 2018 - 9:06 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - There are some signs and statistics pointing to fewer deaths related to opioid overdoses and addiction, but the numbers remain staggering and overwhelming. Whatever the root cause, there is a problem with the abuse of opioid medications and the impact is far-reaching in our...
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Allan Harris
May 22, 2018 - 6:13 am
(WBEN) A tractor-trailer accident just before 5AM today has blocked the right lane of the 190 south to the Thruway west ramp. Police and rescue crews are on the scene as they work to removed the accident before the heaviest part of the morning rush hour. Large tow trucks are on the scene. Hear more...
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Randy Bushover
May 22, 2018 - 4:30 am
Following last month’s announcement of a partnership with Donut Kraze, NOCO Express announced three more locations are now offering fresh donuts daily. Customers can pick up their Donut Kraze favorites at the NOCO Express locations at 1137 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, 921 Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda...
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Tom Puckett
May 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Wednesday night Tonawanda High School will host a forum on addressing the opioid epidemic. You can listen to it live on WBEN at 6pm. Organizer Kristen Jopp says she hopes the forum will porvide an emotional connection. "We have recovering addicts, family members of addicts no...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Some kids in the Western New York region are taking drastic measures to ensure their safety. “Some of (the kids) carry weapons because they have to try to protect themselves,” Charles Burgin from the Buffalo District Parent Coordinating Council said. “These students, some don...
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May 22, 2018 - 2:00 am
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Billionaire Tom Golisano, former owner of the Buffalo Sabres, is challenging his tax assessment, saying hundreds of Canada geese have decreased the value of his lakefront home in western New York. The third Tuesday in May is known as Tax Grievance Day in most...
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