East Aurora

Paper Straws at Bar Bill in East Aurora. April 22, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 20, 2019 - 6:43 am
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Village of East Aurora passed a law on Monday night which will ban the use of plastic straws and stir sticks at all restaurants beginning next March. Lynn Kinsella of the Aurora Theatre said the board meeting was well-attended and it's agreed that the various groups...
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Erin Kuntz leaves East Aurora Court. July 23, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The East Aurora woman accused of hitting a nine-year-old girl with her car on Sunday surrendered her driver's license after the judge said they realized their error during Monday's arraignment. Erin Kuntz, 30, gave her license to the court on Tuesday afternoon after she...
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July 22, 2019 - 10:38 am
East Aurora, N.Y. (WBEN) - A nine-year old girl was struck Sunday evening after East Aurora Police say she was hit by a drunk driver. East Aurora Police Lt Patrick Welch It happened around 6:30pm on Main Street in the village. Police say 30 year old Erin Kuntz of East Aurora, was driving west when...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2019 - 3:20 pm
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) A 12 year old boy was rescued by lifeguards during a field trip to a community pool in the Town of Aurora. East Aurora Police Chief Shane Krieger says rescue crews arrived to find three lifeguards reviving the boy who was found in the deep end of the pool. The boy was taking...
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Mike Baggerman
May 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's been a whirlwind couple of years for Michael Caputo, but the "sheer hell" since 2016 isn't in the rear view just yet. In an interview with us, Caputo said he and his family have been on the receiving end of 59 threatening messages since President Trump was...
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Tom Puckett
May 16, 2018 - 5:18 pm
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) Reports say Terry and Kim Pegula have made another big purchase. This time it's a residential property. The owners of the Sabres and Bills have reportedly paid $2.5 million for the the 57-acre Aurora estate of Richard E. Garman, the former owner of Buffalo Crushed Stone. The...
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Richard Root
January 10, 2018 - 4:58 am
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) - East Aurora Mayor Allan Kasprzak and other village officials met with business owners to discuss the options for fixing the cause of a massive sinkhole on Main Street last November. That sinkhole put Mikey Dee's Cafe and Catering out of business for a month. The problem...
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Richard Root
November 06, 2017 - 5:10 am
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) - The record rain on Sunday led to flooded roads and property across Western New York, and even a sinkhole opening up in East Aurora. The gaping sinkhole is in the parking lot of Mikey Dee's Cafe and Catering along Main Street at Willow in the village. A temporary fix to the...
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WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany
October 27, 2017 - 9:00 am
(WBEN) -A woman died following the collision of a car and van in Wales, on Route 16 at the entrance to Route 400. Mercy Flight had been called to the scene and the car-- seen in WBEN Photos below-- was badly damaged. East Aurora Police say 26 year old Corrine Closson was driving when she turned...
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Marine Corporal Mark O'Brien raises the American flag outside his newly renovated home in East Aurora (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 26, 2017 - 5:04 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - While serving for the United States Marine Corps in Iraq on November 8, 2004, East Aurora native and Corporal Mark O'Brien was hit by an RPG, severing his right leg and his arm from the elbow, down. "I was pretty rough," he recounted. "My friends saved my life. My artery...
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