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May 26, 2018 - 12:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 18th consecutive Buffalo Marathon Weekend is upon us and with it will come some road closures and delays to be aware of. The Marathon which is a 501c3, has grown in stature, prominence, and its ability to help the community. The race has exceeded our 2017 registration...
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May 25, 2018 - 9:21 pm
SODUS, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Police in western New York issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother's body was found in a plastic bag hidden in the woods two days earlier. According to the alert, the child, Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, was last seen May 16, the same day his...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
May 25, 2018 - 3:21 pm
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WBEN) - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling out gas companies to address zombie has stations that are scattered all over Western New York. Schumer along with local officials gathered at the corner of Ridge Road and Abbott Road in Lackawanna where a former Mobil...
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Buffalo Harbor State Park on May 25, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2018 - 2:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Students from five school districts in Erie County will participate in the "Healthy District Initiative: Parks Clean-Up Day" next Thursday. Approximately 275 students from the Orchard Park, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Ken-Ton, and Buffalo school districts will participate in the...
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Boomerang Island at the Buffalo Zoo on May 25, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 25, 2018 - 1:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Zoo is unveiling its new "Boomerang Island" exhibit on Saturday. The pop-up, California-based, exhibit allows visitors to the Buffalo Zoo to view nearly 300 exotic birds including four species of parrots including budgies (parakeets), cockatiels, Princess of Wales...
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Brenda's Bites
May 25, 2018 - 12:56 pm
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day,” represents the time many of us will be throwing down the grilling gauntlet and dishing out everything from dogs, burgers, apps and sides to entrees and even sweet treats on the barbie. As you’re breaking bread –and...
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Lakeview Road in Hamburg (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Blasdell, NY (WBEN) - Can some potholes be big enough to sink a parade float? That's exactly what happened in the Village of Blasdell, where Mayor Rob Hefner said he had to cancel the Memorial Day parade because of the proliferation of potholes along Lake Avenue. "I talked with the board of...
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AP Photo
May 25, 2018 - 5:30 am
TORONTO (WBEN/AP) — An explosion caused by an "improvised explosive device" ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Peel Region Sergeant Matt Bertram said two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their...
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Randy Bushover
May 25, 2018 - 4:16 am
Rich Entertainment Group has announced they have extended their partnership with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England. Under terms, Coca Cola products will continue to be served at Bisons games through 2023 - and at Canalside and the Outer Harbor through 2022. Bak USA has won a $2...
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Tom Puckett
May 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A pair of local political analysts say they're not surprised with the cancellation of the summit between North Korea and the US so close to the June 12th date. They also think the door might still be open for that summit to happen. Republican strategist Carl Calabrese says he's...
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