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Tom Puckett
January 18, 2018 - 3:35 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls Water Board says significant progress has been made in repairing the water main break in the vicinity of 47th Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard. The board says CATCO has successfully repaired the broken valve located at 47th Street and Niagara Falls...
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Tom Puckett
January 18, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Cambria, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's deputies say a school bus turned into the path of a car Thursday morning. No children were on the bus at the time. Deputies say a Ridge Road Express bus was southbound on Lockport Junction Road when the driver attempted a left turn onto Saunders...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson laughs as he appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson enjoys living in Las Vegas, and isn't planning to move to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2018 - 12:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's lawyer says Simpson isn't planning to move from Las Vegas to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne said Thursday the 70-year-old former football hero and armed robbery convict...
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Randy Bushover
January 18, 2018 - 5:08 am
UB spinoff Cytocybernetics has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institutes of Health. It's to develop an enhanced version of the Cybercyte - the company’s device that integrates electronics with heart muscle cells to test how new drugs affect the heart’s electrical activity. Wegmans will...
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Richard Root
January 18, 2018 - 4:18 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara Falls City Council voted down a proposal to cut the salaries of the council and mayor last night by a vote of three to two. Chair Andy Touma says they'll look for savings via the unions and city departments instead. The proposal was put forth by newly elected...
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Tom Puckett
January 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Ridesharing has been in place for six months in WNY, and Uber has unveiled its list of the top drop-off destinations. At the top of the list was Buffalo Niagara International Airport, folllowed by the Greyhound Bus station downtown. "We're really seeing cases where Uber is...
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Mike Baggerman
January 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was rather blunt about his views of marijuana in an interview with WBEN on Wednesday. In his annual State of the State address, Governor Cuomo said New York State will examine the legalization of marijuana by first conducting a scientific study on...
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Lake Erie in January 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lake Erie is reportedly 91.4 percent frozen according to the National Weather Service on Wednesday. As most locals know, the freezing drastically reduces the amount of lake effect snow that comes into the area. "Moisture and energy cannot get into the atmosphere to enhance...
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Tom Puckett
January 17, 2018 - 6:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The New York SAFE Act's clause on recertifying pistol permits by January 31st may not be enforced by State Police right away, says State Senator Rob Ortt. "I think it's a recognition of a flaw in the statute of the SAFE Act, and a recognition of the fact that tens of thousands...
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