Erie County Medical Center

Tom Puckett
March 15, 2018 - 3:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Erie County Sheriff's Deputy is charged beating and strangling a woman in his Buffalo home in December. 39-year-old Dennis McAndrew was arraigned before Judge Sheila DiTullio on counts of assault and strangulation. McAndrew is accused of beating and strangling a woman inside...
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Tom Puckett
March 15, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The man who admitted to escaping from ECMC while in police custody is going to jail. 29-year-old Randy Schindler of Buffalo has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to four years in prison followed by five years post-release supervision. Schindler...
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Neil McManus
February 18, 2018 - 3:48 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriffs say that a head-on collision Sunday afternoon has sent three people to the hospital. According to deputies, a pick-up was traveling southbound on Route 93 when it crossed the center line and struck another pick-up. Both drivers and a passenger in one...
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Tom Puckett
November 17, 2017 - 4:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before noontime in the first block of Quincy Street. Detectives say a 12 year old Buffalo male was struck by birdshot. He was transported to ECMC with apparent non-life threatening injuries. Detectives say the...
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Tom Puckett
October 27, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Evans, NY (WBEN) A motorcyclist is in the hospital with serious injuries after police say the motorcyclist collided with a deer along Route 5 Friday morning. Police say the motorcyclist, who has not been identified, struck the deer, then slid onto the other side of Route 5, getting tangled...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A man accused of attacking his wife with a hammer has bail granted. 88 year old Martin Turkiewicz faces assault and attempted murder in the Saturday incident at Garden gate nursing facility. A judge set bail at $10,000 cash $50,000 bond. Martin cannot have contact with his...
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Tom Puckett
August 24, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo police have an individual in custody in connection with an overnight officer involved accident. The incident happened at 2:20am near Bailey Avenue and Doat Street. Accident investigators say a patrol vehicle was responding to a gun call, traveling north on Bailey, when...
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Tim Wenger
May 11, 2017 - 9:55 pm
Lackawanna, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fire at 97 Ingham Avenue off Ridge Road in Lackawanna April 22nd is now the subject of a $10,000 reward as residents, neighbors and community leaders come together to help find out who is responsible for the fire which is now considered to be suspicious in origin...
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Tim Wenger
May 07, 2017 - 7:20 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo Police Officer was stuck by gunfire in the area of Garfield Street and Hartman Place in the city's Black Rock neighborhood near 5 pm Sunday evening. The officer was transported to Erie County Medical Center. The officer, whose identity was not released, was shot in...
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Tom Puckett
April 21, 2017 - 4:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) ECMC says the initial indication is that there has been no compromise of patient health information after a virus in the computer system hit nearly two weeks ago. Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. PhD, ECMCC President & CEO said, “Thanks to the hard work, dedication and tireless effort...
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