East Aurora

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...
Read More
For the second evening in a row, Erie County Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a high speed chase in the Southtowns, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour through East Aurora and Orchard Park. The pursuit started around 4:30 a.m. Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have taken one person in custody,...
Read More
Wendy Bus
Richard Root
August 10, 2017 - 3:39 am
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) - There will be no criminal charges in the death of 48-year-old Wendy Bus of Colden. She was struck and killed in store parking lot in East Aurora on June 25. Investigators say the 18-year-old driver who hit Bus still faces vehicle and traffic violations including unsafe...
Read More
East Aurora, N.Y. (WBEN) - A woman is dead after being struck by a car in the Tops parking lot in East Aurora's Grey Street Plaza. It happened around 10pm Sunday night. East Aurora Police say the 48 year old victim was struck by a car that was backing-up. The woman was rushed to ECMC where she...
Read More
US Ed. Dept. Photo
Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 8:42 am
It is school budget voting day across WNY. Budgets and school board seats are being decided today. Voting times vary by district. In Erie County, the average spending increase in 2.96 percent, while the average increase in the tax levy is 2 percent. Lackawanna is increasing spending more than any...
Read More
ECSO Photo
April 19, 2017 - 5:52 am
A portion of Rt. 400 that was shut down overnight after a large overnight accident has been reopened, but not before snaring a lot of Southtowns traffic during the morning rush. The northbound lanes between the Jamison Road and Transit Road exits were closed from approx. 10:30 last night until just...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 12, 2017 - 5:18 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following last month’s power outages caused by the high winds through most of the region, a public meeting was held on Wednesday at the Southside Commerce Center Auditorium. Two sessions, one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m., provided residents an opportunity to voice...
Read More
March 28, 2017 - 4:37 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The former comptroller who admitted to taking $4.1 million from Towne Auto Group pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Erie County Court. Billie Becker, 55, pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the First Degree and Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree. Between May 2009 and...
Read More