Yuriy Bruks appears in Erie County Court, where he was arraigned on murder charges from August 4. October 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 15, 2019 - 10:21 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The man accused of killing his wife and fleeing to Mexico was arraigned on second degree murder charges on Tuesday morning. Yuriy Bruks, 35, allegedly bludgeoned his wife, Tetiana, at their home on Raymond Avenue in Cheektowaga on August 4. Law enforcement said Bruks...
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Tom Puckett
August 19, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say pamphlets distributed to a couple of neighborhoods on Friday came from the Racial Nationalist Party of America, with a Lockport PO Box return address, and contained Racial and Religious wording that are offensive. VIEW: Pamphlets VIEW: Pamphlets Media...
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NYS Thruway Photo
July 12, 2019 - 6:12 am
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - A pedestrial was reportedly struck and killed in an overnight accident along the New York State Thruway near the Walden and Galleria exits. The westbound lanes were closed for a time while NYS Police investigated the incident. Little information is known about the...
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Towers Boulevard Neighborhood/WBEN Photo
June 19, 2019 - 11:57 am
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - After a flooding rainfall in August of 2018 and subsequent flooding in the Towers Boulevard neighborhood, the Town of Cheektowaga is taking action in beginning a drainage construction project that should mitigate similar situations in the future. Supervisor Diane...
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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo woman has been arraigned in connection with a deadly crash in Cheektowaga. Prosecutors say they were running from a loss prevention officer at a store. DA John Flynn says 23 year old Aleia Easley is charged with manslaughter, petit larceny, reckless driving, and a...
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Brendan Keany
June 12, 2019 - 11:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday evening, Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson held a public meeting to discuss some of the safety and health initiatives taking place in his district. The main focus of this meeting was the "cancer cluster" that was found in the area stretching from...
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April 24, 2019 - 5:34 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Five children and their mother are safe after New York State Police caught their kidnapper driving in a white minivan in Cheektowaga on Sunday. A fugitive from Ohio, 27-year-old William Angel, is now in the custody of New York State Police following a traffic stop on the Thruway...
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April 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - 21-year-old Jacquelyn McClain has died after a car crash at the intersection of Rossler Avenue and Dingens Street Cheektowaga on Tuesday night. Cheektowaga Police confirmed that she was a passenger in a 2010 Honda Accord who was ejected from the vehicle during the crash...
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Bob Karaszewski
March 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - David Braunstein, who had served as the West District President of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association, has resigned his role after nearly two decades. The news comes after video surfaced of a January incident where Cheektowaga players were caught on...
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Screenshot from video where Cheektowaga hockey players make monkey noises at Amherst hockey who is black. (Screenshot courtesy of Bob Kazee)
March 16, 2019 - 6:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Many in Western New York are outraged after a video that shows Cheektowaga hockey players making racism comments towards a black player for Amherst. The video showed the Cheektowaga players making monkey noises. The person who filmed the incident can be heard asking "Really...
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