Erie County

Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
July 06, 2020 - 11:32 am
Starting Wednesday, the Erie County Auto Bureau will resume accepting permit applications for Class C (commercial) and Class D/DJ (new drivers, motorcycle) licensing and testing. Permit customers can begin making their appointments beginning Monday.
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A majority of Social Services Department employees returned to the Rath Building Monday after working from home for the past fourteen weeks. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is an independently elected official, and not a county department head, is allowing his...
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NYS COVID-19 testing site in Buffalo's Cobblestone District. May 19, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
NYS COVID-19 testing site in Buffalo's Cobblestone District. May 19, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 24, 2020 - 4:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County officials are cautious over an increase in younger people who have contracted coronavirus over the last three weeks.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Cuomo daily brieing
Mike Baggerman
June 22, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Even though Governor Andrew Cuomo will no longer hold his daily coronavirus briefings, there are still industries wondering what their future will be as New York continues its phased reopening.
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AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
WBEN Newsroom
June 14, 2020 - 11:35 pm
Monday marks the third day of the early voting period in New Yor prior to the June 23 Primary Election.
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Social-distancing measures are in place for outdoor seating at Hoak's Restaurant. June 4, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Social-distancing measures are in place for outdoor seating at Hoak's Restaurant. June 4, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The number of people hospitalized in Western New York, and all of New York State, continues to decline despite the multiple mass gatherings in recent weeks.
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Niagara Square Police Reform
[WBEN Photo - Brendan Keany]
Brendan Keany
June 04, 2020 - 10:23 pm
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes was joined by several city, county and state leaders Thursday afternoon in Niagara Square as part of a statewide call for comprehensive police reform.
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Mickey Kearns
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
June 03, 2020 - 11:49 am
On Wednesday morning, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced that the Pistol Permit Department will once again be accepting new applications by mail only.
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Mayor Brown & County Executive Poloncarz Provide Late-Night Update
WBEN Newsroom
June 01, 2020 - 12:42 am
Late Sunday evening, Mayor Byron Brown and County Executive Mark Poloncarz again held a press conference regarding a possible second wave of protests stemming from the main demonstration on Saturday.
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Mayor Byron Brown
[WBEN Photo - Brendan Keany]
WBEN Newsroom
May 31, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Officials from the City of Buffalo and Erie County spoke Sunday regarding the violence that erupted Saturday night in the city and suburbs following a peaceful protest downtown. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said that, "...most of the protesters were peaceful, and most of the...
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