West Seneca

Pietszak Funeral Home

A Frontier High School student died Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Southwestern Boulevard near Transit Road in West Seneca.

Niagara Frontier Sports Complex

A Rochester man has been sentenced to five years in prison stemming from an argument at a West Seneca sports complex.

Erwin Wodicka / iStock

The U.S. Attorney's Office says a former nurse practitioner issued more than 200 phoney prescriptions for narcotics over the course of two years - and now the last of 10 people charged in the conspiracy has been sentenced.

WBFO file photo

West Seneca is disbanding its Community Emergency Response Team and some team members are not happy with the development.


A Rochester man has pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to first degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his mother's ex-husband about two years ago, after a girl's basketball game in West Seneca.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The flooding hit Monday, as melting snow and floating ice jammed up in creeks across Erie County, particularly in West Seneca where a few homes were evacuated near Clinton and Union.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

There was a large, state long-arm excavator digging away in Buffalo Creek Sunday, as Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan talked to reporters about what was being done to make sure the thawing of snow and shifting of ice didn't create flooding in the town.

Two people were found dead Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. in a duplex residence in West Seneca.

Ronald Peralta / WBFO News

A former Lackawanna councilman has avoided jail time for lying about his residency.

Kandey Co.

The New York State Thruway Authority is suing a West Seneca engineering firm and its contractors for four wind turbines along the I-90 that have been out of service since at least January.

The start of a new school year has schools superintendents across the region paying extra attention to security procedures.

National Public Radio

Catholics in Western New York and across the world are re-assessing their beliefs, after the Vatican and Pope Francis issued a decree Thursday stating the church now formerly opposes the death penalty in all cases.

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.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Western New Yorkers marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by spotlighting a rather ironic lack of accessibility.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It's a project that evolved since its conception and faced its share of criticism along the way. But on Friday morning, the Town of West Seneca's new community center and library were celebrated in a formal opening ceremony.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Development projects in Buffalo have become increasingly noisy as they move through the city review process. On almost every project there is a group of opponents who point out the many Green Code exemptions being approved to allow a project to move forward. A charter school expansion in South Buffalo is now facing those complaints, plus concerns over a Native American burial ground.

NITTEC

The State of New York has announced a $66.4 million plan to repair and upgrade a stretch of the Thruway in Erie County.

File Photo

A fellow Cheektowaga council member and the town's Republican Committee chair are calling on James Rogowski to resign.

File Photo / National Public Radio

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to providing the fentanyl-laced heroin that took the life of two users.

Apple

If at first you don't succeed.... Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo says Apple may a better fit for Western New York than Amazon.

Sen. Tim Kennedy's Office

It has been 10 years since 20-year-old West Seneca native A.J. Larson lost his life in a texting-while-driving accident. In remembrance, the New York State Thruway is displaying a “Don’t Text While Driving. It's the Law.” reminder on digital signs in hopes of saving other lives. 

An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women -  all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that could have been much more worse than it ended.

WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his effort to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca took a hit Thursday in State Supreme Court.


Empire State Development Corporation

Democrat Erin Cole does not consider herself a political person, but has been on a career track to run for political office for quite some time. The 46-year-old said the timing is now right for a run, and she intends to take on Clarence Republican Chris Collins.

West Seneca Children's Psychiatric Center

Moving the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center is on hold. State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto issued a temporary restraining order Monday, stopping "all construction and related activities" for moving the facility to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

New York State & Local Retirement System

A West Seneca woman will not go to jail for collecting her dead mother's pension payments for more than 30 years.

A Rochester man has been arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting at a West Seneca sports complex.

WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

The New York State Senate has unanimously passed a bill making the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center a stand-alone facility.

A Rochester man was shot and killed in West Seneca Saturday night.

Pages