New York

Marla Diamond
August 12, 2020 - 9:31 am
Authorities are investigating after an MTA bus was taken over by dozens of maskless people for a pop-up party over the weekend. Video shows partygoers smoking a hookah, dancing and even taking their clothes off for the camera.
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Gabriela Arevalo
July 31, 2020 - 4:51 pm
The Hispanic population in the third-largest county in the United States is facing disproportionate fatality rates due to the coronavirus pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic communities is not unique to Texas, and can be seen across the US.
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David Caplan
July 27, 2020 - 4:32 pm
A man dressed as the infamous “Batman” character the Joker went for a spin this weekend on the East River, shocking onlookers. See the videos.
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Adam Warner
July 26, 2020 - 8:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York’s coronavirus numbers ‘continue to remain low and steady’ as the state reported the lowest number of hospitalizations and intensive care patients since the pandemic began in March.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that the Western New York region will begin phase one of reopening. May 18, 2020 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that the Western New York region will begin phase one of reopening. May 18, 2020 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes was “not a significant factor” in some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks. Scientists, health...
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Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin have been added to the list. Delaware was removed on Tuesday.
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Andrew Cuomo
[WBEN Photo - Mike Baggerman]
WBEN Newsroom
July 11, 2020 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The number of New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus fell to the lowest point in nearly four months, state officials said Saturday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is predicting a new increase in cases amid outbreaks in other states. “The only question is how far up our rate goes...
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New York
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WBEN Newsroom
June 24, 2020 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop," Cuomo said. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t...
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Photo Courtesy of Aurora Theatre
Photo Courtesy of Aurora Theatre
“Movie theaters were included in Phase 4 reopening since day one of New York Forward,” said Lynn Kinsella, Owner of the Aurora Theater. “To find out a week prior we’re shocked, frustrated, and depressed that we’ve been removed from Phase 4 with no opening date in sight.”
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Governor Andrew Cuomo
In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. New York's governor signed an executive order Wednesday, June 17, recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Cuomo said he will propose legislation next year making June 19 a permanent state holiday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
WBEN Newsroom
June 20, 2020 - 1:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrapped up a string of more than 100 daily briefings that became appointment viewing around the nation, alternatively informative, grave, jocular and combative, by declaring Friday that New York has “done the impossible” in taming the coronavirus. Cuomo...
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