Erie County District Attorney's Office

Jason Lanning, 46, of Depew was virtually sentenced Thursday morning in State Supreme Court to one year in jail, followed by 10 years of sex offender probation, and he must register as a sex offender after release.

University of Rochester

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced 35 community-based pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites, including five in the Western New York available Thursday and Friday.

Former state trooper pleads guilty to rape

Dec 10, 2020
Erie County District Attorney's Office

A terminated New York State trooper has pleaded guilty to raping one woman and impersonating a law enforcement officer to gain personal information from two others.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A New York State trooper who was terminated in 2010 has been charged with misrepresenting himself as law enforcement in order to gain personal information from four victims and forcible sex from two of them.

The state Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill Wednesday that would impose a two-year moratorium on all biometric technology in New York schools. That would include facial recognition technology like the new security system activated in the Lockport City School District earlier this year.

A Depew man has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation as the result of a crash that injured another motorist.

Village of Springville

Across much of Erie County, town and village officials are deciding if they want a small piece of the federal dollars flowing through the Erie County Urban County Consortium. A meeting in Springville Tuesday evening was the first of three to talk about the 2020 grant program.

Village of Depew celebrates 125 years

Jul 23, 2019
Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

Depew residents will gather in Veterans Park at 7 p.m. to unearth a crypt that contains a time capsule buried in 1994. The event will kick off a weekend of festivities celebrating the 125th anniversary of a unique Western New York village with a storied history.

A Buffalo woman will spend 4-12 years in state prison for coercing four teenage boys to perform bank robberies.

The Red Cross is opening a warming shelter in Depew after a water main break caused some utilities in the area to be shut off.

University at Buffalo School of Nursing

A truck driver from Saratoga County has pleaded guilty to killing an assistant professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo.

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.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The unofficial vote went to Amtrak returning to Broadway-Fillmore's Central Terminal during a packed and occasionally raucous public meeting Tuesday night at the Buffalo Science Museum.


Voters in the Village of Depew will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to dissolve the municipality and allow the Towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster to assume control of services, including public safety.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It was standing room only at Depew High School Thursday night. Residents came to a community meeting for answers to the question: What happens if they vote to dissolve the village? Answer: It will not be simple.

4 more water main breaks, including near Mercy Hospital

Jul 24, 2016

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

Photo from the Vatican website.

The Catholic world celebrated an announcement Friday by Pope Francis that Mother Teresa of Calcutta will become a saint. 

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

An expanding business in Depew is expected to generate hundreds of new jobs.

18-year-old girl struck and killed in Depew

Jul 30, 2012
Gooogle map, street view

Depew Police are continuing their investigation of a fatal Monday morning accident that left a 18-year-old girl dead. The teenager was killed as she waited for a  metro bus on Broadway at Kokomo Avenue.

Police say the unidentified driver of a Toyota SUV, a 35-year-old man from Lancaster, crossed the center median and struck Ashley Creighton of Depew around 7:05 a.m.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver then swerved back to the other side before smashing into Penora's Pizza, one block away at Broadway and Penora. His name is being withheld.