Grucza sentenced to 25 years for Toys R Us murder

Jul 24, 2014
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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.

Man accused of Toys R Us murder appears in court

Oct 18, 2013
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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.

Arrest made in Toys R Us murder

Oct 17, 2013
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An arrest has been made in the murder of Laurence Wells II, a Hamburg Toys R Us manager who was stabbed to death in June.

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Senator Mark Grisanti is calling the electronics recycling event he sponsored a success.

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Hamburg Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that injured one man early this morning.

Random screening at Erie County Fair

Aug 7, 2013
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The Erie County Fair opens today at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The fair is the third largest county fair in the United States and often draws up to one million people. But with increased concerns of domestic terrorism in the wake of this past spring's Boston bombings, WBFO's Eileen Buckley says security will be taken up a notch this year.

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Hamburg Town Police are asking the FBI for help in solving a weekend murder in a local toy store.

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Authorities are looking for help identifying the man who carried out a violent attack that killed a manager at the Hamburg Toys R Us store early Saturday morning.

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A brutal attack at a Hamburg business has left one man dead.

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One of the founders of the well-known Chef's Restaurant in Buffalo has died.

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Teachers in Hamburg have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed evaluation plan, putting state funding in jeopardy.

The primary sticking point was the heavily weighted role of the school superintendent in the appeal process. The teachers wanted a neutral party to have sway over such decisions. The deadline for a deal is next week.

At risk for the Hamburg schools is $450,000 if a plan is not approved.

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A former Buffalo Bills player has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Ruben Brown was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a traffic accident on Friday evening. Brown was arrested after a rear end collision in Hamburg. He was not injured in the incident, but the driver of the other vehicle did suffer minor injuries.

Brown was last a member of the Buffalo Bills in 2003.

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Efforts by the Buffalo News to request documents related to the ouster of Hamburg Assistant Police Chief Stephen Mikac have been denied by the town.

A closed door meeting led to Mikac's retirement as he was facing sexual harassment charges for alleged inappropriate contact with a female recruit. The News is appealing its Freedom of Information request.

A state legal expert contends the documents should be released.

A Hamburg man will serve jail time for a decades long investment scheme.

Timothy Geidel employed a Ponzi scheme to bilk investors, many who were family and friends, of more than $1 million over twenty years. Geidel was given a three and a half year prison sentence in federal court. He is also required to repay $1.3 million.

Civil suits against the Geidel and the companies he represented are still pending.

A head-on crash in Hamburg Friday night left two victims in critical condition.

The accident occurred at Route 20 and McKinley Parkway. In all, five people were transported to various hospitals. The identities of those injured have not been released.

Hamburg Police are continuing to investigate the incident, and alcohol is not thought to have been a factor.