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Randy Bushover
November 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
The AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails...
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Tom Puckett
November 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bills fans had a lot to say about the decision to start Nathan Peterman instead of Tyrod Taylor as quarterback. "When you have a quarterback who can't throw to receivers until they're wide open, you see that he can't make anticipation throws," says Chris, referring to Taylor...
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Mike Baggerman
November 16, 2017 - 3:00 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cheektowaga Police Department's response to the active shooter situation at the Dollar General at Union Road and French Road has been widely praised. The alleged gunman was 29-year-old Travis Green who fired 20 rounds using a AR-15 with pump action into the store. Police...
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Richard Root
November 16, 2017 - 2:58 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A water main break in the city of Niagara Falls has led to the Niagara Falls Water Board issuing a boil water notice. The affected areas include Main Street and Pine Avenue to 10th Street and Pine Avenue, including the Niagara and Spallino Towers. Repair crews isolated...
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Mike Baggerman
November 15, 2017 - 5:14 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) – As the near mass shooting began at the Dollar General near Union Road and French Road on Tuesday, workers at nearby Daryll’s Car Audio immediately took notice. Mark Pinnavaia and Chris Kaufmann, who work at the shop, swiftly went into action. WATCH: Mark Pinnavaia &...
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Tom Puckett
November 15, 2017 - 2:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Cheektowaga man was arraigned Wednesday on charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death. Prosecutors say 36 year old Paul Hintermeier had a BAC level of .16, twice the legal limit, when he drove on Richard Drive August 11th, ran a...
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Tom Puckett
November 15, 2017 - 2:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The SUNY board of trustees has voted to revoke the honorary degree from Harvey Weinstein in light of admitted and alleged sexual misconduct. Weinstein attended UB from 1969-1973, and received the honorary degree in 2000. SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson tweeted about the decision...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 15, 2017 - 2:23 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Viola Green, the mother of Travis Green, found out about her son allegedly firing 20 rounds into a Dollar General store after a call from Cheektowaga Police on Tuesday evening. According to Viola Green, her son was recently let go of his job at a fencing company at Brawdy...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:41 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cheektowaga Police Wednesday released dashcam video of the capture of the Dollar General shooting suspect along Union Road. 29 year old Travis Green of Cheektowaga was arraigned on charges in Cheektowaga Town Court in connection with Tuesday's terrifying shooting incident...
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November 15, 2017 - 10:08 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Tyrod Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference. Though McDermott says he remains...
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