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A 28-year-old man and his 13-year-old brother were stabbed by an intruder in their home Monday afternoon on West Middlebury Road in the Wyoming County town of Middlebury.

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President Trump’s push for tariffs has made international trade a big topic of discussion lately. And one of the products being talked about is milk. But these strategic trade moves trickle down to lots of family farms – like those in Western New York. WBFO’s Nick Lippa visited a farm in Wyoming County to see how farmers are reacting.

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In a place known for having more cows than people, an arts and culture movement is brewing. The Town of Perry has hosted ‘Shake on the Lake’ since 2012 where outdoor productions of Shakespeare have been performed at Silver Lake and other rural Western New York areas. Now they are home to the inaugural New York State Puppet Festival and hope to bring it back for years to come.

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Prosecutors in Wyoming County say a town board member and retired sheriff's sergeant was living a double life and killed to bury allegations he was a sexual predator of young men.

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Perry Town Councilman and retired Wyoming County Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Mylniec has pleaded not guilty in the death of Robert Irvine III.

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The Wyoming County Sheriff has released more details about the investigation into the suspected murder of a Perry man by Councilman Joseph Mlyniec, 60. Mlyniec is charged with murder in the second degree in the fatal shooting of Robert Irvine III, 32.

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A Wyoming County councilman and retired sheriff's deputy is in the county jail, charged with murder.

New York State Comptroller's Office

When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

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A Chautauqua County man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer.

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Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and hospitalized four others Sunday afternoon.

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A two-car accident Saturday in the Town of Sheldon has taken a life.

A murder indictment has been dismissed for an Attica prison inmate accused in the recreation yard slaying of another prisoner.

Upstate NY Power Outages-Update

Mar 11, 2017

National Grid crews have been working diligently to restore power for almost 180,000 upstate New Yorkers who lost power as a result of Wednesday's damaging windstorm.

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Authorities are turning to the public for assistance with a Wyoming County murder case.

Area residents receive fake IRS calls

Feb 7, 2016

Authorities are warning area residents to beware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS.

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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A two-car crash in the Wyoming County Town of Sheldon has taken the life of a New Jersey woman.

The death of a 4-year-old boy from the Town of Perry in Wyoming County is being called a "tragic accident."

15 dogs found abandoned on Wyoming County roadway

Nov 4, 2014
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Fifteen puppies and dogs found abandoned in the middle of a rural road are settling in at the Wyoming County Animal Shelter. Authorities are still looking for those responsible for leaving the canines where they were nearly hit by a car Sunday evening.

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New charges are being filed against a Wyoming County man who already faces a charge in the death of his daughter.

Four arrested in church burglaries

Jul 21, 2014

Area law enforcement officials believe they have arrested four people responsible for a rash of burglaries at churches in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties.

Father and son charged in case of abandoned dogs

May 9, 2013

Two Wyoming County men, a father and his son, have each been charged with dozens of counts of animal abuse after 44 dogs were removed from a residence in the Town of Middlebury late last month.

Fire destroys historic Wyoming County building

Oct 2, 2012

A state of emergency has been declared in the Wyoming County town and village of Castile following a massive overnight fire that destroyed a government building. 

Two dozen fire companies were called to 55 North Main Street around 2 a.m.  The 130-year-old building, which is a total loss, housed town and village offices, a restaurant, and apartments. 

Some residents tell media outlets that the owner of the restaurant, Lorraine's Place, who lives above the restaurant, is unaccounted for.  Authorities have not confirmed her status. 

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Charges against four Attica prison guards have been dismissed by a Wyoming County judge.

Sergeant Sean Warner along with Officers Erik Hibsch, Keith Swack and Matthew Raddemacher faced multiple charges in connection with an alleged assault on an inmate. The judges decision was based upon issues with testimony provided to the grand jury by the medical examiner.

The case could be brought before another grand jury in the future.
 

Five people, some in their teens, have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies.

Wyoming County sheriff's deputies have broken a criminal ring that targeted Mexican migrant workers in the towns of Pike, Sheldon and Castile. The victims were lured away from their workplaces with promises of alcohol. Once the victims were intoxicated, they were beaten and robbed. The arrests included both males and females with ages ranging from 19 to 24.

Authorities claim that the investigation continues and more arrests are possible.

A Wyoming County police officer shot and killed his son Saturday morning in a case of mistaken identity.

Fifty-nine year old Michael Leach fired his gun when a man he thought was an intruder entered his hotel room in the early morning hours. The victim was discovered to be 37 year old Matthew Leach, the officer's son. The elder Leach was taken to a Utica hospital for treatment of a medical condition.

An investigation into the case is continuing, though it appears that the shooting of the relative was an accident.