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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 26, 2020 - 3:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There are 221 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Erie County as Thursday evening.
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Erie County Legislature
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
March 26, 2020 - 3:33 pm
In a 10-1 vote, the Erie County Legislature gave Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw the authorization to go to market and borrow $125 million if the county were to need it.
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 26, 2020 - 2:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Grocery shoppers in the area are still hunting for supplies such as hand sanitizer, but they’ve been difficult to come by for many.
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Tim Kennedy
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
March 26, 2020 - 1:46 pm
FeedMore WNY holds major food distribution drive at Kleinhans on Thursday.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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WBEN Newsroom
March 26, 2020 - 1:06 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak will be dramatic in New York and castigated federal officials for what he called a failure to address lost revenue in their $2.2 trillion relief package.
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Spokespersons for both Wegmans and Tops Markets confirm to WBEN that they are in the process of installing the shields at all pharmacies and front-end registers at all stores over the next several weeks.
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Visitors are unable to gain access to the Department of Labor due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York.
Visitors are unable to gain access to the Department of Labor due to closures over coronavirus concerns, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in New York/AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
March 26, 2020 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Nicole Kidman in a scene from "Dirty Little Lies," the cast of "The Sopranos," and Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in a scene from "Westworld." In a world turned upside down by disease, TV viewership is growing. It's a rare bit of good news for an industry that has steadily shrunk, and its executives hope to seize an opportunity by anticipating what a stressed audience wants to see. HBO's streaming service just had its best week since last summer, as viewers have sought favorites like “Big Little Lies” and “Westworld,” and oldies like “Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos." (HBO via AP)
WBEN Newsroom
March 26, 2020 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown. She's sitting at home, watching more television than she normally would. In a world turned upside down by disease, TV...
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SHREWSBURY, MA - MARCH 19: Medical take a patient's coronavirus test during a trial run for a new FEMA drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic at CVS at 720 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA on March 19, 2020. The clinic had a tent on Route 9 and was waitin
SHREWSBURY, MA - MARCH 19: Medical take a patient's coronavirus test during a trial run for a new FEMA drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic at CVS at 720 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA on March 19, 2020. The clinic had a tent on Route 9 and was waiting for federal approval. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
“Testing is not widely available in Western New York, you can not just walk in to a hospital and get tested for COVID-19. That is certainly not the case,” said Dr. David Hughes, Chief Medical Officer at Kaleida Health. “In Erie County, there’s very few labs that can do testing.”
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Broadway Market. April 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
March 26, 2020 - 4:00 am
Broadway Market vendors are concerned as their typically busy Easter season looms amid coronavirus.
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