Erie County

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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
July 24, 2019 - 12:59 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A threat at Erie County government buildings prompted an evacuation midday Wednesday. The threat was reported on Wednesday afternoon with multiple local agencies investigating the threat directed at the building. A bomb threat was called into the @ErieCountyClerk 's Office at...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers took a small step forward in the implementation of body cameras for the sheriff's department. During the regularly scheduled public safety committee meeting, the legislature unanimously approved an amendment on a resolution which would provide $600,000...
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Brendan Keany
July 01, 2019 - 2:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined by several members of law enforcement on Monday morning to further promote its anti-DWI efforts this holiday week. Mark Poloncarz joins local law enforcement to discuss the anti-DWI measures that will be taken over the course of this...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
June 28, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County is getting some extra help from Albany in improving roads this summer. The state has released emergency winter recovery funds for 2019. “This year’s harsh winter, coupled with repeated freeze-thaw cycles and heavy rains, had significant impacts on our highway...
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Mike Baggerman
June 28, 2019 - 2:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An accusation against the campaign chairman for the republican candidate for Erie County Executive is heating up the race for the county's top seat. Chris Grant, the campaign manager for Lynne Dixon, was reportedly involved in the alleged insider trading scandal against...
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