Cheektowaga

The Wendt Corporation

After a nearly four-month study of safety records, worker interviews, a facility walk-through and a review of industry best practices, the Western New York Council on Safety and Heath has released a report critical of the Wendt Corporation in Cheektowaga.

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For 75 years, the state's Cancer Registry has been collecting detailed information about cancer among New Yorkers. The data has identified fours areas of the state where there are significantly elevated levels of certain cancers. Among those areas is Buffalo's East Side and adjacent western Cheektowaga.

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Police are investigating a shooting outside the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga.

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A man sentenced to 107 years in prison in connection with an attack on his former girlfriend, her friend and her father could be facing additional prison time.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took his study recommending some school district mergers to save on management costs to North Collins Monday night, suggesting merging Eden and North Collins.

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This time, the public meeting was at Maryvale High School, but the topic was the long, slow slog against the social damage and deaths of the continuing opioids crisis.

Heritage Moments: For those lost in the Cleveland Hill School fire, the bell tolls 15 times

Mar 26, 2018
Life Magazine, April 19, 1954

Even today, more than 60 years after it took place, the Cleveland Hill School fire still haunts the memories of those who lived through it, and all the generations that have followed.


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Emergency crews are at work early Friday morning at Prior Aviation.

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A Cheektowaga man has been found guilty of robbing the KeyBank on Main Street in Amherst.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the county is doing pretty well: jobs are up and county agencies are showing how well they can help members of the public. However, delivering his annual State of the County address Thursday, he said more needs to be done.

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A fellow Cheektowaga council member and the town's Republican Committee chair are calling on James Rogowski to resign.

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A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced in the hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist.

A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for the crowbar attack on his girlfriend.

Cheektowaga Police warn of postal identity theft scam

Feb 23, 2018

Cheektowaga Police are warning the public of a scam that has recently surfaced in Western New York.

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A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to providing the fentanyl-laced heroin that took the life of two users.

New York State Office of Mental Health

The state Office of Mental Health estimates a third of those incarcerated in New York have some type of mental illness. So why are they locked up instead of in a mental health program? Actually, Erie County has become a leader in diverting these offenders from prison. Progress has been slow, but steady, using a national model of law enforcement called Crisis Intervention Teams.

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A jury has found a Cheektowaga man guilty in the sledgehammer attack on his ex-girlfriend and her friend, then attacking her father.

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You can't see it from Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, but might see it from an airplane flying in or out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Calspan unveiled its new $20 million automotive crash-test facility Thursday.

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The son of a man killed in Cheektowaga last year has pleaded that he is not responsible for his father's death by reason of mental disease or defect.

Dollar General shooting suspect indicted

Jan 3, 2018

A Cheektowaga man has been indicted in the November shooting at the Dollar General on Union Road in Cheektowaga that injured one person.

Orchard Park Police

Oh yes, they call him the streak. On Thursday, he entered a guilty plea in Orchard Park Town Court.

Town of Cheektowaga Police

A 29-year-old man suspected in a shooting incident outside a local store is currently held without bail. Town of Cheektowaga Police, meanwhile, confirmed that two "civilian heroes" intervened and helped officers avert what authorities say could have been a mass shooting.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that could have been much more worse than it ended.

Airport Music

A fixture of Cheektowaga and the local music scene has closed. After 40 years in business, Airport Music has shut its doors for the last time.

Erie County

Como Lake Park is a jewel of Erie County, with thousands of Cheektowaga and Lancaster residents living close by and walking, biking or driving to its facilities. Erie County is starting to resolve a large slug of mud in the middle of the park's lake.

The Cheektowaga man accused of second degree attempted murder and first degree assault in connection with the hammer attack on his wife has been released on $10,000 bail.

A Cheektowaga man has been charged with attempted murder after hitting his wife in the head with a hammer inside the nursing home where she was undergoing treatment.

Edwin LoVallo

Vincent LoVallo is an Uber driver. Yes, it is the same Vincent LoVallo who used to be Buffalo’s streets commissioner, mayoral chief of staff and City councilmember. He said ride-hailing coming to Buffalo is similar to when food trucks first came to the area.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Most members of the New York State Legislature are on summer break, but Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is using the time to tour the region.

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A new restaurant in a new building, a new office and light manufacturing space in a long-closed plaza area. Mike Desmond reports Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski says both are a sign of continuing confidence in her town for the future.

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