Cheektowaga

It is good to be an incumbent in Cheektowaga, where all of them, including Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, were returned to office.

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The Governor’s Cancer Research Initiative is out with its findings on why residents along the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border have a higher incidence of six cancers, compared to the rest of New York State. Its recommendations, however, are generic for cancer prevention overall.

A man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his wife in Cheektowaga has been captured in Mexico.

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Protesters were in front of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora Wednesday, while Bishop Richard Malone was inside talking to priests and deacons. It was the same day another Buffalo Catholic Diocese priests was put on administrative leave while an investigation takes place.

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A dedication ceremony and blessing was held Tuesday in Cheektowaga for a new training center that seeks to combat high caregiver turnover.

A Cheektowaga man has pleaded guilty to first degree reckless endangerment for nearly injuring a police officer at an accident scene.

A Cheektowaga man has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to second degree manslaughter as a sexually motivated felony in connection with the strangulation death of his girlfriend.

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It's not clear when Albany will finally finish its study on the high rate of certain cancers on Buffalo's East Side and into Cheektowaga. However, Erie County is ready to award a contract for educating residents about what to do.

A New York State Corrections officer has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Town of Cheektowaga

Scajaquada Creek runs right across Buffalo, even if much of it is underground, and for many they can smell the creek at the Cheektowaga line and when it comes out of Forest Lawn Cemetery and into Hoyt Lake. Cheektowaga is spending millions to resolve the odor.

An Ohio man wanted for kidnapping five children and their mother has been arrested in Cheektowaga.

Tops Markets

Tops Markets has announced plans to close its store at 1770 Broadway, near Bailey Avenue, in Buffalo.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Workers at the Ingersoll Rand plant scheduled to close in Cheektowaga have ratified a separation contract with the manufacturer.

Notre Dame Academy

A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced for embezzling nearly $50,000 from two area Catholic schools.

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There is a ban on tractor trailers and buses driving on upstate highways due to the extreme weather conditions. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with a drivers at Jim’s Truck Plaza in Cheektowaga to see what they planned to do.

A Cheektowaga man is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death his girlfriend.

New York State Sen. Patrick Gallivan

A Cheektowaga man has been awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for helping a Wyoming County Sheriff's deputy arrest a suspect.

Town of Cheektowaga

There is a new name being read in roll calls at the Erie County Legislature. The legislature on Thursday named Cheektowaga Deputy Supervisor Timothy Meyers as the replacement for Legislator Patrick Burke.

WNY to shine in 'Cold Brook' premiere Oct. 12

Oct 1, 2018
Woodstock Film Festival

Remember last summer when Western New York was all abuzz for a special film crew in town? Behind the camera for the first time was a "Chicktowaga" native. (Yes, he still pronounces it that way.) Veteran actor William Fichtner chose his hometown as the backdrop for his directorial debut, "Cold Brook."

Authorities say a Cheektowaga Police officer had to break a car window to rescue a toddler from the sweltering vehicle after her mother apparently overdosed on heroin.

Town of Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga Town Councilman James Rogowski has pleaded guilty to violating a no-contact order of protection.

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The New York State Health Department took its cancer study into the field Tuesday night, to the Delavan-Grider Community Center - in the middle of Western New York's cancer hot zone.

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Why does part of the Buffalo area have high rates of cancer? That’s what state health officials are trying to figure out. WBFO’s Avery Schneider takes a closer look at how they’re handling the mystery of the cancer hotspot.


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.

National Public Radio

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.

Lynn Bader / WNED-TV

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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