Erie County

(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
October 16, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Last week, 34-year-old Robert Ingalsbe, Jr. died after an attempted suicide within the Erie County Holding Center. Ingalsbe was rushed to the hospital after he was briefly revived, but he eventually succumbed to his injuries. This incident marks the fourth death of a county inmate...
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Erie County Parks Playground. July 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany).jpg
Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County has fixed the problem of lead within county parks. During a meeting with the Erie County Health and Human Services Committee, Parks Commissioner Troy Schinzel confirmed that 73 total items were addressed with the county parks system. Erie County fixed the problem...
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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
September 17, 2019 - 3:26 pm
ORCHARD PARK (WBEN) - For the first time in the history of the Buffalo Bills, the team won its first two games on the road to come home undefeated for a Week 3 home opener, and the expectation is that the atmosphere will be next level. Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard says they’re seeing a positive...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The license plate controversy will be one of the first things addressed by the Erie County Legislature in their return from August recess on Thursday. Erie County Legislator John Bruso, who is also the democratic majority leader, has introduced a resolution opposing Governor...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 09, 2019 - 4:03 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz officially unveiled " Live Well Erie " - a data-driven strategy that will focus on their social and economic determinants of health. Live Well Erie is a VISION to help every resident of Erie County achieve his or her full...
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Brendan Keany
August 16, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in a local restaurant employee, according to Erie County officials. A local restaurant worker contracted Hepatitis A. If you ate or drank anything from Platinum Pizza (1575 Broadway, Buffalo) between August 8 and August 11 you are advised to...
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Erie County Parks Playground. July 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany).jpg
August 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - After last week's meeting with the Erie County Legislature , the county is now implementing and acting on a plan to safely remove and contain lead-tainted playground equipment from various parks. Troy Schinzel is the commissioner of parks for Erie County, and he...
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Erie County Parks Playground. July 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany).jpg
August 08, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Thursday morning, the Erie County Legislature held a meeting to decide the best plan of attack regarding a recent report that showed elevated levels of lead in playground equipments at various county parks. On July 24, Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw called on...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. July 29, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 29, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The number of deaths in Erie County as a result of opioids continue to decline from its record high of 301 in 2016. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and members of his administration announced Monday there are 49 confirmed people who died of an opioid overdose this year...
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Brendan Keany
July 24, 2019 - 2:10 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a report indicating that lead paint had been discovered on certain playground equipment at county parks, and he called for an immediate shutdown of playgrounds until the problem is further investigated...
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