Buffalo

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Waterfront Elementary. October 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) A day after being tasked with overseeing the reopening of Western New York, Lt. Gov Kathy Hochul said she is walking a very fine line. "There's no way we want to keep the economy and society shut down a day longer than necessary, but we're not going to reopen it a day sooner...
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Artists collaborate on pandemic mural for Albright Knox
Albright Knox Photo
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's Albright Knox Art Gallery is planning a new mural in the city of Buffalo that will be a tribute to the coronavirus pandemic through which we are living. The Albright Knox has partnered with 16 local artists who are working together, while remaining socially distant.
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Fire scene on Minnesota Ave in Buffalo
WKBW photo
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - (Photo courtesy @PhotogWKBW) - Buffalo firefighters were called to 488 Minnesota Avenue near Suffolk Street before 7am Tuesday morning. A two-story home was heavily engulfed in flames. One person was pulled from the home and rushed to ECMC in an ambulance. Fire offocials say...
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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - More grocery store changes in Western New York. Tops Markets is relaxing the plastic bag ban after many complained that reusable bags are a way to spread coronavirus. Tops has made the decision to return to plastic bags, temporarily.
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Elderwood at Amherst. March 30, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Elderwood at Amherst. March 30, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
March 30, 2020 - 12:22 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) – Elderwood at Amherst announced on Monday they are creating a 22-bed wing of their nursing home dedicated solely to coronavirus patients that are no longer struggling from the worst of the symptoms at area hospitals.
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Triage tent set up outside of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Triage tent set up outside of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 27, 2020 - 1:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Tents have been set up outside of the emergency rooms at Catholic Health hospitals to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Buffalo Police on patrol
WBEN Photo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - "We have five officers who have tested positive for coronavirus," Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo told WBEN Friday morning. One of those officers is in a local hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. The officer also works as a school resource officer. "Unfortunately,"...
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Downtown Buffalo. October 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 27, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – If the House passes the $2.2 trillion emergency relief bill that was approved by the Senate on Wednesday, you will likely see $1,200 added to your bank account from the federal government.
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 26, 2020 - 2:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Grocery shoppers in the area are still hunting for supplies such as hand sanitizer, but they’ve been difficult to come by for many.
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D'Youville College, Buffalo, N.Y.
Photo courtesy D'Youville College
Buffalo, D'Youville College is accelerating graduations for more than 100 students in the fields of Physicians-Assistant, Nursing and Pharmacy to get them into the workforce. "We're looking at probably 140 students that are nearly ready to be in the healthcare field," said D'Youville President Dr...
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