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A suspended Erie County sheriff's deputy appeared in Lancaster Town Court Tuesday, arraigned in connection with a prostitution case involving his wife.

The Erie County Sheriff's Department reponded to three injury crashes Sunday, one in Marilla, the next in Alden and a third in Concord.

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Lancaster has gone to the dogs. Officials and their four-legged friends gathered at Como Lake Park in Lancaster Thursday to announce plans for a new dog park.

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Making Buffalo Home is a WNED|WBFO multi-year project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are having in our community. As WBFO's Nick Lippa reports, Dr. Peilun Vicky Chang has played pipe organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster for 16 years now. The internationally renowned musician and composer has come a long way since leaving Taiwan.


Friendly's has closed restaurants in Hamburg, Amherst, Lancaster and Jamestown. They are among 14 across New York State and another nine locations shuttered abruptly across New England.

Lancaster Ambulance

The Town and Village of Alden are looking for a permanent solution to the need for ambulance service - and this week appeals to Albany for help.

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She serves breakfasts and lunches to customers from her Lancaster diner. Robin Finsterbach, owner of Aunt Robin's Diner, wants to be sure kids don't go hungry during the summer. So she's giving them a free bagged lunch.

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The two companions of the Lancaster teacher who died over the weekend in a boating accident were both off-duty Lancaster police officers.

John Abraham Jr./Lancaster Social Studies Teacher / Twitter

The Lancaster Central Schools are mourning the loss of one of their own. Eric Przykuta, 43, was killed over the weekend in what the school district is calling a "tragic fishing accident at the Small Boat Harbor.”

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Election Day 2017 has just finished, but Election Day 2018 is already heating up. Another candidate has announced for the Democratic nomination to run against Congressman Chris Collins.

Better Business Bureau

Authorities are warning Western New Yorkers about a Lancaster man who has been falsely selling cars.

National Public Radio

Vice President Mike Pence will be coming to Buffalo on October 17. He will be here to support local Republican incumbents and candiates.

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.

A Quebec truck driver pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Lancaster June 21.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Most members of the New York State Legislature are on summer break, but Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is using the time to tour the region.

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

Ride shuttered after riders stranded

Jul 3, 2016

A ride at the Lancaster Fourth of July carnival was closed Saturday night after riders were stuck up in the air for about an hour.

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A dangerous fugitive from Western New York has been taken into custody.

Cheektowaga, Lancaster to lose 600 jobs

Jan 15, 2016
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Officials in Cheektowaga and Lancaster are dealing with word that a major employer is pulling out of their towns.

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The controversy surrounding Lancaster's former mascot is not going away anytime soon.  The Lancaster School Board swore in two new members Monday night who supported the old Redskins name.  The meeting was filled with bickering between those who were in favor of retiring the name and others attempting to restore the previous mascot.

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The U.S. Secretary of Education has recognized the Lancaster Public School District for changing the former Redskins nickname. 

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Students in Lancaster rallied outside the high school this morning in support of their former "Redskins" mascot.

Honoring a teen killed in a plane crash in Lancaster

Feb 20, 2015
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Family and friends of a teen who died last September in a tragic small plane crash in Lancaster are gathering this weekend to remember 14-year-old James Metz.  WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with James' Aunt, Noreen Williams, about efforts to honor his memory.

Lancaster Police warn: Beware of IRS scam

Nov 7, 2014
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Lancaster Police are warning of an IRS phone scam that uses "spoofing technology" and intimidation to convince victims of their authenticity.

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A preliminary report shows that two small planes involved in a fatal collision in western New York were traveling along the same path when one descended at the same time the other climbed. 


The first of two funerals for two Western New York teens who died under tragic circumstances last weekend took place today, capping an emotional week here.    

Bike & skate park honors teen killed by drunk driver

Sep 29, 2014

Bryce Buchholz, 14, was remembered as family and friends gathered for the official opening of a BMX Bike and Skate Park in his memory Sunday. 

Second sibling child dies from pool accident

Sep 3, 2014

A swimming pool accident at a home in Lancaster last Friday has claimed the life of a second young child. A 4-year-old boy died overnight at Women and Children's Hospital, just days after his 3-year-old sister lost her life.

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A better than five month investigation has resulted in the firing of an Erie County Employee for the theft of fuel.

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A Lancaster woman has died after suffering a gunshot wound inflicted by her boyfriend.