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Local parents who went to court Tuesday to force their school districts to return to in-class learning five days a week have been put on hold.

Orchard Park Fire Company asking for public's help

Apr 5, 2021
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The Orchard Park Fire Company is one of the busiest in Erie County. It responds to more than 2,000 calls a year. But now, the fire company is calling on the public for help.

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The Orchard Park football stadium that held 6,700 fans on Saturday will look a little different when the Buffalo Bills eventually return there in late summer. Erie County has bid documents on the street for around $4 million in repair and renovations to start after the season ends.

An Erie County Sheriff's deputy from Orchard Park was arraigned Wednesday evening on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated.

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The parking lot at the Buffalo Bills' stadium in Orchard Park will be packed Wednesday with fans planning to see the team play the Indianapolis Colts Saturday.

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Athletes Unleashed Inc., the Orchard Park gym that was recently fined $15,000 for violating COVID-19 restrictions, has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health.

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Fans still will not be allowed to attend Buffalo Bills home games this season, despite hopes that some might be allowed at the next home game Thursday night.

Orchard Park Middle School reports a coronavirus case

Sep 16, 2020
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Orchard Park Schools have notified families that "an individual" at its Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning that arrests will be made Sunday of people who trespass at Buffalo Bills' Stadium.

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No fans. No private parking lots. That was the message Wednesday from the Erie County Health Department to the Orchard Park Town Board.

An Orchard Park man was sentenced Tuesday in State Supreme Court to six months in jail, followed by five years of probation, after pleading guilty in February to one count of second degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony.

An investigation by Orchard Park Police into an assault case led detectives to a large pot growing operation.

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Narcan has brought back countless opioid and heroin addicts from the brink of death, restoring their breathing and giving them a chance to seek treatment. Erie County’s Department of Health in November launched a program making the FDA-approved drug even more accessible, and that means county residents will start seeing it in some unlikely places.

 

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Orchard Park Middle School may be closed this week for the winter holiday, but Monday night it was filled with police, firefighters, EMTs and actors playing screaming shooting victims as part of an active shooter drill.

**WARNING** This story contains sounds of simulated violence, which may be disturbing to some listeners


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Memorial services have been announced for the prominent Orchard Park businessman killed in a helicopter crash last week.

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When fans come back to New Era Field in Orchard Park next season, it will be different: $5 million different.

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A Lackawanna man was sent to prison for six months and sentenced to 10 years of sex offender probation Tuesday for a sexual act with a 14-year-old at an Orchard Park salon.

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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There are film projects aplenty ongoing in Western New York, from major studio films to TV series. The growing popularity of the area with film producers is generally regarded as positive and is helping to create and support jobs in film production and related services, with Western New York becoming a “go-to” cinematic location. But recently there has been some pushback by one locality, seemingly designed to discourage filmmaking within its borders. WBFO’s Pat Feldballe discusses the issue with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark on Press Pass.


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Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Achtyl has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanors in connection with the December 2017 arrest of a fan at a Buffalo Bills Game. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says he has to punish him.

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There are a lot of building issues in the run-up to the 2020 presidential campaign. Among Democrats, one major issue is Medicare for All. Moday night, a group in Orchard Park talked about New York State's proposed version, the New York Health Act.

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Before the Buffalo Bills open their exhibition season this summer, Erie County will be putting around $3 million into a series of projects in Orchard Park, including a new playing surface for the stadium.


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A long-term agreement has been reached between the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad and the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, giving the green light to the conversion of a 27-mile former rail line into a multi-use recreational trail.

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Are you ready for some football? Then get ready for some traffic headaches as well.

Four men who were the subject of a police manhunt Tuesday night are believed to have left the Southtowns and there is no longer any imminent danger to residents, according to police.

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Chestnut Ridge Park is a destination for hiking and tobogganing but although it is lush with flora and fauna, many Western New Yorkers may be surprised to learn the park doesn’t actually contain any chestnut trees.

One man is dead after a rollover crash in Orchard Park about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Oh yes, they call him the streak. On Thursday, he entered a guilty plea in Orchard Park Town Court.

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The Erie County Sheriff has released the name of the two men who jumped onto the field during Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, one in his birthday suit.

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Orchard Park Police have arrested a Hamburg man after reports were received about a car dragging a highway light pole.

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