John Flynn

Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
July 03, 2019 - 12:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced on Wednesday that he will change all misdemeanors of low-level possession of marijuana to a violation and his plans to seal any records related to the possession of the drug. Albany lawmakers last month passed a bill which...
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Brendan Keany
Tom Puckett
June 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Erie County DA John Flynn says charges against the initial suspect in a Cheektowaga road rage incident will be dismissed Tuesday, now that the suspect's brother will now be charged. Last December, Maurice Scott was charged with assaulting a driver near Walden Galleria. He was...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As one state lawmaker looks at reducing the blood alcohol content threshold for drunk driving in New York, a summit on impaired driving takes place Friday. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz in January proposed lowering the threshold from .08 to .05. Erie County DA John Flynn says it could...
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Car placed in front of Lackawanna High School warning students of distracted and drunk driving. June 5, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 05, 2019 - 11:52 am
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Students at Lackawanna High School on Wednesday showed up on Wednesday to the sight of a wrecked car with the phrase "Don't Text & Drive :)" plastered on each side. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn this morning will be speaking this morning with students at...
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Mike Baggerman
May 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A day after Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl was arraigned on assault charges , the Erie County District Attorney said he has to "do the right thing and punish" the police officer for his conduct in December 2017. Achtyl allegedly assaulted Nicholas Belsito, who...
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Buffalo Common Councilman. May 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's top prosecutor says he will not file charges againt Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo, who brought a loaded gun into a Buffalo high school last week. District Attorney John Flynn says that doesn't mean Wingo did not commit a crime. "Councilman Wingo...
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(Photo: Patrick Sison, AP)
March 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Two Tonawanda paramedics have been suspended with pay after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from a drug dropbox inside the police station. Joe Emminger is the Town of Tonawanda supervisor, and on Twitterm he chimed in as to why they were suspended...
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Leon "Bruno" Nelson, who was murdered in July of 2017 by Dydisci Martin. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Family)
Mike Baggerman
March 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dydisci Martin will spend the rest of his life in prison after he murdered Leon "Bruno" Nelson two summers ago. Judge Kenneth Case issued the sentence after Martin, 26, was found guilty in January for First Degree Murder. Martin killed his roommate's boyfriend after a dispute...
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Tom Puckett
March 15, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man suspected of murdering his former girlfriend saw his bail revoked Friday. Shane Casado was released on bail March 6th. He is charged with fatally shooting 22 year old Rachel Wierzbicki back in November. But Erie County DA John Flynn says the information Casado and his...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - No charges will be filed against the Buffalo Police officer involved in the shooting death of Marcus Neal in December. The basic story alleges that Neal was caught stealing from the Wegman's on Amherst Street in Buffalo and a pursuit took place. When police ended up confronting...
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