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Clean-up from last week's tornado is just about complete in town of Hamburg. The town's department of Emergency Services says the state of emergency will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

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Cleanup efforts are continuing after  three tornadoes touched down Thursday in Southern Erie County and Allegany County.

Tornado leaves extensive damage in Hamburg

Jul 20, 2017
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Two tornados touched down in the Southtowns Thursday afternoon. One was confirmed to have hit land near Holland. The other made its way through parts of Hamburg, leaving extensive damage at the Erie County Fairgrounds and Hamburg Casino.

A former Hamburg man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million in just two years.

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Jack Quinn may have retired as President of Erie Community College, but his long and high-profile career took only a short break. Quinn has quickly found a new position with the law firm Barclay Damon.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

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The Trump Administration's budget proposal is a threat to many programs important to Erie County's residents. What's in and what's out of the budget was the theme for a meeting Tuesday night in Hamburg High School.


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Discussions are reportedly ongoing regarding two separate plans to develop ice rinks in the town of Hamburg. While one involving former Buffalo Sabres player Patrick Kaleta is drawing great speculation, the town board is not officially dealing with that project at this time.


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The United States Postal Service is preparing for the busy holiday season by extending Saturday hours today and next weekend.

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As fall weather settles in, Erie County highway crews are starting their last major road project of the season. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says nearly two miles of Old Lake Shore Road in Hamburg will be repaved over the next week.

A memorial service was held on Saturday for one of the victims killed in last Sunday's tragic plane crash in North Collins.

A new set of water main problems have occurred in Erie County.

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A woman in Hamburg charged with a DWI in 2014 has beat the charge with a rare medical disorder.

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There were dozens of armed police and emergency medical personnel at Frontier High School in Hamburg Thursday, moving in to end a shooting situation and get students out to safety. But it was all just a drill.


Plantasia Garden and Landscape show opens today at 10 a.m. at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg. This year's theme is "Plantasia Rocks" and is intended to be the inspiration for garden designs.

Bryan Wittman

On Monday night, the PBS program American Experience will take a look at how entertainment icon Walt Disney helped shape our culture. Western New York native Bryan Wittman became part of that experience, working for the Walt Disney Company for nearly three decades. WBFO’s Avery Schneider talked with Wittman about his home town roots and what it takes to succeed at the world’s largest entertainment company.

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Veterans were recognized on Sunday at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. They along with active members of the military received free admission with proper id.

Despite torrential downpours on Monday and Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said all roads in the southtowns were opened on Wednesday.

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Chicago Blackhawks star and Western New York native Patrick Kane will have his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown today.

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The state’s chief fiscal watchdog is hoping Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that increases the monitoring of industrial development agencies, ensuring that companies receiving tax breaks live up to job-creation promises.

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A seven year tradition in Hamburg is using golf to help young amputees and their families.

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has reached a plea agreement to have misdemeanor charges dropped for crashing his Jaguar into a tree near a busy Hamburg intersection last year.

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will stand trial for reckless endangerment nearly a year after he crashed his car into a tree during an alleged race with a teammate.

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School officials with the school districts in Hamburg and West Seneca have announced that schools in those communities will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

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Police in the Village of Hamburg have charged district Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter with falsely reporting an incident for a situation involving his damaged vehicle.

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Bernard Grucza, the admitted killer of Toys R Us manager Laurence Wells, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years probation.

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The Hamburg man facing charges for posting a sign opposing the state's gun control law will get another day in court after a second town judge recused himself in the case.

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Six years ago, the Ford Stamping Plant in Hamburg almost closed. Thursday, Governor Cuomo and company and union officials were at the plant to say it will be expanding and adding workers.

Grand jury indicts Grucza in toy store murder

Oct 22, 2013
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An Erie County grand jury has indicted Bernard Grucza in connection with the death of Toys R Us assistant manager Laurence Wells.

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Bernard Grucza appeared in Hamburg Town Court this morning. Grucza was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Laurence Wells.

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