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Giant plumes of smoke can be seen for miles as crews battle a massive fire at the former Bethlehem Steel site. A cold storage building containing cars, boats and an assortment of recycling materials is engulfed in flames.

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All drinking fountains in Lackawanna City Schools have been turned off and sinks have warning signs on them, after elevated levels of lead were found from a variety of sources.

An emergency water main break in Cheektowaga had crews working to repair it through Sunday's early morning hours.

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

A Lackawanna man, who stabbed his wife 30 times at their Madison Avenue home, has been found guilty of murder in the 2nd degree.

Lackawanna man asks for terrorist charges to be dropped

Jun 9, 2016
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A Lackawanna man, accused of making plans to join the Islamic State group in Syria, wants the charges against him dropped.

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A Niagara County-based foundation is giving $1 million to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity of Lackawanna, which funds Baker Victory Services, for the construction of a new house where families of troubled youths can visit their loved ones. The house being funded by the Moore For Kids Foundation will also provide emergency shelter to children removed from homes.

State urged to take over two major Lackawanna roads

May 31, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Legislation is introduced in both houses of the State Legislature that propose an Albany takeover of two major roadways in the City of Lackawanna.


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Bethlehem Steel may have closed its Lackawanna plant 33-years ago, but the city and Albany are still groping for a way to clean and develop the site.


Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

Jul 29, 2015
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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

Major road repair set for two Lackawanna streets

Jul 7, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two of the City of Lackawanna's busiest roads will be getting repaved this summer, paid for by a grant arranged by New York State Senator Tim Kennedy.

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Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

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Police are continuing the search for a missing teen.

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Ceremonial groundbreaking took place Tuesday on a new residential treatment facility at Lackawanna's Baker Victory Services.

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Dyngus Day celebrations are kicking into high gear Monday as many Western New Yorkers are celebrating the end of the Lenten season by honoring the Polish tradition. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended the "world's shortest" Dyngus Day Parade in Lackawanna.

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Western New Yorkers whose homes and property were damaged by the November storm can get assistance with insurance claims today.

Man convicted in 1979 murder of estranged wife

Oct 24, 2014

A South Buffalo man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his estranged wife 35 years ago.

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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

Lackawanna roadways to see long overdue repairs

Aug 27, 2014
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A major roadway construction project was announced Wednesday for South Park Avenue and Ridge Road in Lackawanna.

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Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant has announced her candidacy for a New York Senate seat.

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The police chief in Lackawanna is facing a potential lawsuit due to his involvement in an injury hit-and-run accident.

Man arrested, charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Nov 20, 2013

An arrest has been made in a 34-year-old cold case murder in Lackawanna.

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A locomotive smashed through a banner as part of the official opening of a new rail line on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna Wednesday.

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The mayor of Lackawanna says his city is experiencing a "significant" increase in absentee landlords.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports Lackawanna has teamed up with the City of Buffalo to try to resolve the issue.


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Demolition crews were back to work at the Bethlehem Steel administration building in Lackawanna on Friday evening.

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A temporary restraining order has been issued halting any further demolition of the Bethlehem Steel Administration Building in Lackawanna.

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Arguing there is new evidence, preservationists are going back into court today seeking to save the deteriorating old Bethlehem Steel management building which has already been partially demolished.

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Despite efforts by area preservationists over the last nine months, demolition of the former Bethlehem Steel Administration building in Lackawanna started Thursday. But members of Buffalo's Young Preservationists say they are not giving up on trying to save the structure. 

Judge says Bethlehem Steel demolition can proceed

Nov 27, 2012
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Despite the objections of preservationists, it appears a building that is part of the old Bethlehem Steel complex in Lackawanna will be demolished. 

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Lackawanna says high flood insurance rates are creating problems for homes and businesses.

It's fairly standard for mortgage companies to require homeowner insurance on a home. If it's in a FEMA designated flood plain, flood insurance is also required and that may not be cheap.

With the help of Rep. Brian Higgins, major changes were made in the flood plains in South Buffalo, taking many homes off the insurance bills.

Now, Lackawanna says new maps aren't fair since they left about the same number of homes and businesses required to get the insurance.

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