West Seneca

The start of a new school year has schools superintendents across the region paying extra attention to security procedures.

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Catholics in Western New York and across the world are re-assessing their beliefs, after the Vatican and Pope Francis issued a decree Thursday stating the church now formerly opposes the death penalty in all cases.

Four men who were the subject of a police manhunt Tuesday night are believed to have left the Southtowns and there is no longer any imminent danger to residents, according to police.

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Western New Yorkers marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by spotlighting a rather ironic lack of accessibility.


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It's a project that evolved since its conception and faced its share of criticism along the way. But on Friday morning, the Town of West Seneca's new community center and library were celebrated in a formal opening ceremony.

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Development projects in Buffalo have become increasingly noisy as they move through the city review process. On almost every project there is a group of opponents who point out the many Green Code exemptions being approved to allow a project to move forward. A charter school expansion in South Buffalo is now facing those complaints, plus concerns over a Native American burial ground.

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The State of New York has announced a $66.4 million plan to repair and upgrade a stretch of the Thruway in Erie County.

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

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If at first you don't succeed.... Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo says Apple may a better fit for Western New York than Amazon.

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It has been 10 years since 20-year-old West Seneca native A.J. Larson lost his life in a texting-while-driving accident. In remembrance, the New York State Thruway is displaying a “Don’t Text While Driving. It's the Law.” reminder on digital signs in hopes of saving other lives. 

An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women -  all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.

Cheektowaga Police

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

WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his effort to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca took a hit Thursday in State Supreme Court.


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Democrat Erin Cole does not consider herself a political person, but has been on a career track to run for political office for quite some time. The 46-year-old said the timing is now right for a run, and she intends to take on Clarence Republican Chris Collins.

West Seneca Children's Psychiatric Center

Moving the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center is on hold. State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto issued a temporary restraining order Monday, stopping "all construction and related activities" for moving the facility to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

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A West Seneca woman will not go to jail for collecting her dead mother's pension payments for more than 30 years.

A Rochester man has been arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting at a West Seneca sports complex.

WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

The New York State Senate has unanimously passed a bill making the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center a stand-alone facility.

A Rochester man was shot and killed in West Seneca Saturday night.

A West Seneca woman has admitted to illegally collecting monthly pension payments for more than 30 years after the death of her mother. 

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The SPCA Serving Erie County  is closed this week, as the organization moves from its 55-year-old home in the Town of Tonawanda to a $15 million new home on Harlem Road in West Seneca. The new facility will have better quarters for domestic animals and ailing wild animals.

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As the State Legislature approaches the April 1 budget deadline, the Cuomo Administration remains in favor of a plan that has strong bipartisan opposition from local lawmakers. On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul offered assurance that young patients would be safe if moved to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.


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Dozens of elementary students In West Seneca had to remain in their schools for hours after classes ended when Lake Effect storms dumped more than two feet of snow on the area Thursday.

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At the cost of $118 million, National Grid has begun construction on a new power station at its Gardenville site in the Town of West Seneca, where company officials estimate one third of the region's power is currently distributed.

Former youth baseball president jailed

Sep 13, 2016
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Prosecutors say the former president of a West Seneca youth baseball organization embezzled about $49,000 from the club and used some of it to gamble at a casino.  Kevin Chodkowski of West Seneca has been jailed on $25,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records.

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West Seneca Police say a home invasion Monday night has left a town man beaten, bloodied and robbed.

An employee of a state-operated residence for people with developmental disabilities in West Seneca has been arrested and arraigned in West Seneca Town Court on charges she falsified the records for a resident in her care to cover up how the resident was injured.

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The Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca is celebrating "Americana" Sunday afternoon.

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South Korea was nearly flawless to beat Elma native Jake Kaminski and the U.S. men's team in the archery final Saturday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. So convincing was the win that  Kaminski bowed to the Koreans after the match.

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