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WBEN Newsroom
March 29, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/Mike Pesarchick) - As businesses across Western New York began to close as novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread, work continued as usual for employees in the area’s service industries. In fact, according to a barista at a local Starbucks coffee shop, business not only continued as...
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WBEN Newsroom
March 29, 2020 - 5:52 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Common Council President Reverend Darius Pridgen revealed in a Facebook post Sunday he has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Governor Cuomos Sunday press briefing in Albany
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WBEN Newsroom
March 29, 2020 - 1:35 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo gave his update on the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday aftyernoon noting that the state now had 59,000 confirmed cases of the virus. He also announced that the NY PAUSE program will be extended until at least April 15th meaning that all non-essential...
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Chris Jacobs and Nate McMurray
Chis Jacobs and Nate McMurray/WIVB photos
WBEN Newsroom
March 29, 2020 - 7:18 am
Republican Chris Jacobs and Democat Nate McMurray issued news releases.
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President Donald Trump
AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
March 28, 2020 - 8:27 pm
Washington DC (WBEN) - President Donald Trump says the CDC will announce a "strong travel afvisory" for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The order will not be a quarantine.
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OLV Basilica
OLV Basilica
WBEN Newsroom
March 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm
With hundreds of thousands of Catholics across WNY still unable to attend Mass, Msgr. David LiPuma and OLV National Shrine & Basilica is pleased to present a weekly taped Mass for March 29, 2020 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent.
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NYSP at Cedar Avenue, Niagara Falls
Tom Puckett
March 28, 2020 - 2:28 pm
Man faces federal charges after being found with bombs.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center/AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
March 28, 2020 - 2:14 pm
Presidential primary pushed back to June 23rd.
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Tom Puckett
March 28, 2020 - 1:23 pm
Two bars ordered closed for violating the state's executive order.
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WBEN Newsroom
March 28, 2020 - 9:16 am
Buffalo Police are investigating two Friday night shootings in the city.
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