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Star Spangled

Flag Flap Unfurls And Fades Before Fourth


Flags stir intense Emotions, but Meaning Depends on Beholder Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth c

The Declaration of Independence


On This July Fourth, we invite you to read the entire text of the Declaration Of Independence.
".....The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations.. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world...
7 Year Deal

Sabres Sign O'Reilly to 7 Year Deal


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Sabres have signed Ryan O'Reilly to a seven year contract extension. O'Reilly was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche during the NHL Draft last week.
 
No Services

No Funeral Planned for Richard Matt


Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) A funeral director says no services have been planned for a prison escapee shot to death after three weeks on the run in northern New York.

 
High Water

Maid of the Mist Operations Resume After High Water Delay


Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The boats are operating again at the Maid of the Mist after high water earlier forced delays of the service.
 
Target: NYS?

NYS On Alert - Just in Case Independence Day Draws Terrorists Plans


FBI counter terrorism centers have been deployed across the country, and New York State is urging extra vigilance because Independence Day celebrations could be an obvious terror target.
Steph McCombie
Fido's Fourth

Love Your Country, Love Your Dog


Loud noises during holiday festivities can scare dogs into leaping over or digging under fences to escape the thunderous blasts, leading them to get lost or injured.More pets go missing over the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

INSIDE:  Social Media to the Rescue?

GI Animal Hosp.

Fire At Grand Island Animal Hospital


Fire broke out early Friday at The Grand Island Small Animal Hospital on Whitehaven Road, a 24 hour facility that takes in many referrals from other an animal hospitals because it is always open.
Hiking Accident

Teenager Dies Hiking in Chestnut Ridge Park


Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - A 15 year old boy is dead following a hiking accident along the popular hiking trails inside Erie County's Chestnut Ridge Park.  The incident occurred late Thursday after the teen fell in the area of the eternal flame after he was separated from his family.
 
Boston Marathon Explosions
Attacks?

Ex-CIA insider: July 4 terror alert is "nothing routine"


As Americans celebrate the country's 239th birthday, law enforcement officers remain on high alert following an increased threat of a terror attack. Sources tell CBS News that special Transportation Security Administration (TSA) teams are being assigned to Washington DC.

ALSO INSIDE:  Video with former CIA Official Mike Morell
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