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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
July 03, 2020 - 6:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A new state law in New York allows judges to set bail for more criminal charges than originally allowed under a sweeping 2019 reform that largely did away with cash bail for many people awaiting trial. Several criminal justice reform groups and state lawmakers raised...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo wears a mask during a briefing/Governor's Office
WBEN Newsroom
June 29, 2020 - 8:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday called on President Donald Trump to sign an executive order requiring people to wear a mask in public and to “lead by example” by wearing one himself. “We did it two months ago in this state,” said Cuomo, a Democrat, adding that other...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on NBC News Meet the Press
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears Sunday on NBC News' Meet the Press
WBEN Newsroom
June 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Five people died Saturday from the coronavirus in New York state, the lowest daily death toll the state has reported since March 15. Saturday’s total compared to 13 fatalities the day before as the number of fatalities caused by the virus continues to plummet in the state...
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Election Polling Location
Polling location in Orchard Park/WBEN Photo
WBEN Newsroom
June 23, 2020 - 1:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A primary election season like no other neared a conclusion Tuesday as New Yorkers made their picks for Congress, president and other offices following campaigns in which candidates largely had to connect with voters online amid a pandemic. With the state allowing anyone to...
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Hospital workers in protective gear
Hospital workers in protective gear
WBEN Newsroom
June 16, 2020 - 8:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Hospitals must follow state guidelines, which include time-limits on visits and requiring visitors to wear protective gear, Cuomo said. Visitors also will be subject to symptom...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo/Getty Images
WBEN Newsroom
June 15, 2020 - 1:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Up to 25 people can gather in parts of New York that have entered the third phase of re-opening under a revised plan the governor announced Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he relaxed the rules because of signs of a continued decline in hospitalizations and the percentage of...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo
WBEN Newsroom
June 13, 2020 - 5:42 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - We've come a long way in Western New York and come Tuesday it appears the Buffalo and western region of New York State will take the next step and enter phase 3 of reopening from a coronavirus shutdown. Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday announced Western New York is expected to...
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Father Baker Manor
Father Baker Manor/WBEN Photo
WBEN Newsroom
June 09, 2020 - 9:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Nursing homes asked New York regulators Tuesday to ease up on a twice-weekly coronavirus testing mandate for their employees, saying it’s impractical, too costly and unnecessary as the number of new infections has steadily declined across the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
WBEN Newsroom
June 06, 2020 - 2:18 pm
https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/-LkACJ61P8i5JQAYHVV_Ih?domain=buffalodiocese.org ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is moving faster than expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, allowing the state to loosen some restrictions on gatherings in houses of...
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Protesters in Buffalo
Protesters in Buffalo in close proximity Saturday night/WBEN Photo
WBEN Newsroom
June 04, 2020 - 2:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus and help New York avoid a spike in new cases as it slowly restarts its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. There’s widespread concern that people packing...
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