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St. Joseph's Hospital. March 23, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
St. Joseph's Hospital. March 23, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
March 27, 2020 - 7:47 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - A week after it was first announced the Buffalo area would have a medical tratment facility dedicated to COVID-19, Catholic Health System is already populating the facility at the St. Joseph Campus with patients afflicted with the virus.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center/AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
March 24, 2020 - 9:05 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Governors across the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s new accelerated timeline for reopening the U.S. economy, as they continued to impose more restrictions on travel and public life in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Walkers enjoying Chestnut Ridge
Walkers enjoying Chestnut Ridge Park Sunday/WBEN Photo - Susan Rose
Tim Wenger
March 22, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - As I walked toward a group of energetic walkers at Chestnut Ridge Park Sunday, one man exclaimed in jest, "Back it up!" 'Chris' was of course making reference to 'social distancing' as he entered the expansive park with his family and friends. We established a...
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Catholic Health System
Mark Sullivan, CEO Catholic Health System/WBEN Webex Photo
WBEN Newsroom
March 22, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying, "We have exciting news that will change the war against COVID-19 for Western New York", Catholic Health System President and CEO Mark Sullivan announced Sunday they would begin rapid testing for COVID-19.
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St. Joseph Campus
Catholic Health
WBEN Newsroom
March 22, 2020 - 8:05 am
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - As it prepares to transform its St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga to a COVID-19 treatment facility, Catholic Health has closed the emergency department at that facility only. It is important to note that only the emergency department at the St. Joseph Campus on Harlem Road...
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Mike Pesarchick
WBEN Photo/Mike Pesarchick
WBEN Newsroom
March 19, 2020 - 8:49 pm
( Mike Pesarchick - WBEN Intern/Canisius College student) - What do you do when you’re 21, COVID-19 has shut down your college, the world is hurdling towards economic recession, we have no March Madness and Tom Brady has signed with Tampa Bay? In my case, I took a page from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s...
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The Buffalo News has been sold to Media Company Lee Enterprises
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Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a Democrat who represents Buffalo, speaks at a rally for marijuana legalization at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. New York could have one of the most lenient marijuana possession thresholds in the nation if an alternative legalization proposal is passed this session. (AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli)
WBEN Newsroom
January 28, 2020 - 9:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A legislative proposal in New York would go further than states across the U.S. over how much marijuana a person could have before getting in trouble. The bill, backed by a number of Democrats in both chambers, would allow people over 21 years old to have three ounces of...
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Kobe Bryant
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WBEN Newsroom
January 27, 2020 - 6:03 am
CALABASAS, Calif. (WBEN/AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers.
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