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Neil McManus
May 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm
Springville, NY (WBEN) The span connecting Erie and Cattaraugus counties re-opened Sunday following a year of construction that began with the demolition of the old bridge over Cattaraugus Creek. The structure, which was first built in 1955 has been an issue since 2012 when it was deemed unsafe by...
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May 21, 2017 - 1:26 pm
(WBEN) Michael Caputo, the former Trump presidential campaign staffer and Buffalo-area political consultant, has been asked to submit testimony and other information to the House Intelligence Committee investigating possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia, according to the New...
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Allan Harris
May 21, 2017 - 6:33 am
(WBEN) The Skyway and a number of other major streets in downtown Buffalo were blocked Sunday morning for the annual Skyride. Hundreds rode from Lasalle Park, through downtown to the top of the Skyway and then onto Route 5 Sunday morning. Mother Nature threw a round of rain into this year's event...
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Neil McManus
May 20, 2017 - 7:14 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: Buffalo Police say that they have located 10-year-old Fabian Zeigler. He is safe. Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing 10 year old. According to police, Fabian Zeigler of Norman Street was reportedly last seen Friday evening at...
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May 20, 2017 - 6:57 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his...
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Neil McManus
May 20, 2017 - 6:45 am
Lockport, NY (WBEN) A former volunteer firefighter pled guilty to charges of arson Friday in connection with a 2016 fire at the home of a North Tonawanda volunteer firefighter. 40-year-old, Matthew Jurado will face 5-10 years in jail in connection with the charges that he set fire to the apartment...
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Tom Puckett
May 19, 2017 - 6:39 pm
Olcott, NY (WBEN) Niagara County officials will extend a State of Emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing...
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Tom Puckett
May 19, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) As first reported Thursday, an Orchard Park man faces new charges in two case of road rage where police say he used a taser on his victims. Police say 18 year old Michael Overton was involved in two incidents, one on Wednesday where investigators say Overton used a taser on...
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Mike Baggerman
May 19, 2017 - 1:30 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In an effort to combat invasive species, Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced on Friday that $13 million of the New York State budget will be dedicated for various programs to attack the threat. Particularly, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has caused incredible damage to ash trees in...
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Tom Puckett
May 19, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Those seeking to hit the water at Safe Harbor Marina -- the marina off Furhmann Boulevard near the Coast Guard Station- were disappointed earlier this week when they learned last month's soaking rains caused a delay in the start of the season. "It was scheduled for May 15th. We'...
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