Wyoming County

Health officials say they've confirmed five cases of measles in a Mennonite community in western New York. 

New York State Police

State Police are investigating a fatal skydiving accident in Wyoming County. It happened just after noon on Saturday in the town of Perry.

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There is a proposal for a major new wind farm complex in three area counties with millions of dollars in revenue and millions paid out to the landowners who lease the property for 117 planned windmills.


Three relatives were killed and six others were injured in a crash while heading to Niagara Falls on a holiday weekend trip, when a suspected drunken driver's pickup truck hit their SUV, authorities said.

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There are about 20 people in a basement conference room at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center, sipping coffee and playing an introductory name game. Participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts and more in a course called Mental Health First Aid.

These people aren’t mental health professionals. They’re agricultural workers, they’re neighbors, and they just want to help.

A Wyoming County man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison and another 20 years supervised released for his conviction on conspiracy to produce child pornography.

Wyoming County District Attorney

A former Wyoming County man will be sentenced to 20 years to life on each of two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, in connection with a home invasion last year that garnered a total of 19 criminal counts.

New York State Sen. Patrick Gallivan

A Cheektowaga man has been awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for helping a Wyoming County Sheriff's deputy arrest a suspect.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

A former Wyoming County Sheriff's sergeant and Perry Town Board member has been senced to 15 years to life in prison for the shooting death of an acquaintence in March.

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A couple hundred people showed up to Wednesday’s conservative rally in Elma, featuring former Trump Administration chief strategist Steve Bannon. For most Western New Yorkers, it was their first time seeing Bannon in person.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

A former Perry Town Board member and retired sheriff's sergeant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree Thursday morning in Wyoming County Court.

New York State Police

A former civilian cook at the Attica Correctional Facility has been sentenced to one year of interim probation for having sexual contact with an inmate assigned to her.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Office

A 28-year-old man and his 13-year-old brother were stabbed by an intruder in their home Monday afternoon on West Middlebury Road in the Wyoming County town of Middlebury.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

President Trump’s push for tariffs has made international trade a big topic of discussion lately. And one of the products being talked about is milk. But these strategic trade moves trickle down to lots of family farms – like those in Western New York. WBFO’s Nick Lippa visited a farm in Wyoming County to see how farmers are reacting.


Ryan Fitzsimmons

In a place known for having more cows than people, an arts and culture movement is brewing. The Town of Perry has hosted ‘Shake on the Lake’ since 2012 where outdoor productions of Shakespeare have been performed at Silver Lake and other rural Western New York areas. Now they are home to the inaugural New York State Puppet Festival and hope to bring it back for years to come.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

Prosecutors in Wyoming County say a town board member and retired sheriff's sergeant was living a double life and killed to bury allegations he was a sexual predator of young men.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

Perry Town Councilman and retired Wyoming County Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Mylniec has pleaded not guilty in the death of Robert Irvine III.

Wyoming County Sheriff

The Wyoming County Sheriff has released more details about the investigation into the suspected murder of a Perry man by Councilman Joseph Mlyniec, 60. Mlyniec is charged with murder in the second degree in the fatal shooting of Robert Irvine III, 32.

Wyoming County Sheriff

A Wyoming County councilman and retired sheriff's deputy is in the county jail, charged with murder.

New York State Comptroller's Office

When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

New York State Police

A Chautauqua County man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer.

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Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and hospitalized four others Sunday afternoon.

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A two-car accident Saturday in the Town of Sheldon has taken a life.

A murder indictment has been dismissed for an Attica prison inmate accused in the recreation yard slaying of another prisoner.

Upstate NY Power Outages-Update

Mar 11, 2017

National Grid crews have been working diligently to restore power for almost 180,000 upstate New Yorkers who lost power as a result of Wednesday's damaging windstorm.

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Authorities are turning to the public for assistance with a Wyoming County murder case.

Area residents receive fake IRS calls

Feb 7, 2016

Authorities are warning area residents to beware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS.

Despite torrential downpours on Monday and Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said all roads in the southtowns were opened on Wednesday.

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A two-car crash in the Wyoming County Town of Sheldon has taken the life of a New Jersey woman.

The death of a 4-year-old boy from the Town of Perry in Wyoming County is being called a "tragic accident."

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