Erie County

Wind Storm Damage along Lake Erie/WBEN Photo-Mike Baggerman
WBEN Newsroom
December 20, 2019 - 3:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Friday, it was announced that 18 New York counties, including Erie and Chautauqua county, will receive Major Disaster Declaration Assistance stemming from the brutal Halloween wind storm that caused much damage throughout Western New York. "We expected this federal declaration...
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Mark Poloncarz
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
December 03, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - At a press conference on Tuesday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined leaders of four local refugee resettlement agencies to make an announcement regarding a recent executive order. County Executive @markpoloncarz is announcing a letter to Secretary of State Mike...
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Mike Baggerman
November 26, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Police in Erie County are bracing for an increase in DWI arrests as a result of the Thanksgiving holiday. During a news conference on Tuesday, Erie County Central Police Services Commissioner, James Jancewicz, said that you should be prepared to see an increase in DWI patrols...
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Suicide Review Team
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
November 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Suicide Prevention Center of New York has been awarded a grant from the New York State Health Foundation to develop an in-depth review process in four counties - one of which being Erie County. The purpose of the grant is collect accurate data from suicide investigations, and...
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Blizzard from Hamburg. January 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Winter isn't here yet but snow is in the forecast and officials in Erie County this week said that they're ready for whatever Mother Nature brings this winter season. The timing is perfect as forecasters at the National Weather Service are tracking a dose of wintry weather...
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Brendan Keany
November 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The 2019 election cycle marked the first year in which early voting became a mandated process from Albany. While local election commissioners noted that they weren't given much time to prepare for a drastically new system, things came together fairly well considering the...
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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
November 06, 2019 - 2:05 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - "Of course, it's been nearly a year of campaigning, and you'd hope that the result would be different," said a disappointed Lynne Dixon on Tuesday night following her concession speech. "But the voters have spoken, so we move on." In a race that may have been closer than many had...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 01, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he has declared a state of emergency for 11 counties, including Erie and Chautauqua, due to last night's flooding. Fierce Wind Storm: Power Out, Trees Down, Road Closures I have declared a state of emergency in 11 counties and am deploying 200 @...
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(WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 29, 2019 - 1:33 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - State Assemblyman Sean Ryan joined Tonawanda Town Supervisor Joe Emminger at a press conference to call on the state to end the disruption of AIM funding for communities across Erie County. Assemblyman Sean Ryan highlights AIM Funding for local municipalities. He said multiple...
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Jessica Cameron is embraced by family after the guilty verdict of her ex-boyfriend Jonathon White. October 25, 2019 (Pool Photo)
Mike Baggerman
October 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The powerful testimony last week by Jessica Cameron that led to the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Jonathon White, highlighted domestic violence within Western New York. *WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MAY BE UNSETTLING TO SOME READERS* Cameron, 29, was in a...
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