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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - There has never been an Easter season like this. Churches are findign new ways to worship during the holiest of weeks on the Christian calendar in the era of Covid-19. "We've never experienced anything like this," said Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of...
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Mayor Byron Brown
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WBEN Newsroom
April 04, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Standing at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Beverly in Buffalo on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon, Mayor Byron Brown announced th deployment of a program known as the 'Good Neighbor Network". The program, which began Friday, will see some 150,000 door hangers...
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Andrew Cuomo
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WBEN Newsroom
April 04, 2020 - 4:25 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as it scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
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NFTA Metro Rail stationed inside the DL&W Terminal. January 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
April 04, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is telling the public to only take a metro bus or rail if it's considered a "critical trip".
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WBEN Newsroom
April 03, 2020 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following that advice himself, saying, “I'm choosing...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveils 2019 road work agenda. March 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 03, 2020 - 5:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the county will not supply ventilators to New York City under the governor’s executive order because all ventilators are currently being used in Erie County.
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New York State Legislature
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WBEN Newsroom
April 03, 2020 - 3:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A $177 billion state budget passed by New York lawmakers Friday leaves leeway for spending cuts of as much as $10 billion as the full financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak becomes more clear. The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have not decided...
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Coronavirus
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WBEN Newsroom
April 03, 2020 - 2:59 pm
A vast majority of Western New Yorkers with private health insurance will be relieved to know that BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Health and Univera are waiving out-of-pocket costs associated with COVID-19 testing and treatment.
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Rath Building. March 15, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Rath Building. March 15, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 03, 2020 - 2:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - 22 people are dead in Erie County as coronavirus cases are now at 802.
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Ventilators
WBEN Newsroom
April 03, 2020 - 12:22 pm
Cuomo issues executive order to take ventilators from hospitals not currently using them.
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