Orchard Park

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
June 07, 2019 - 1:47 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Orchard Park Town Councilman Mike Sherry published a letter on Wednesday to give clarity over the controversy surrounding former Police Chief Mark Pacholec's retirement. Pacholec retired last month and was given a $100,000 severance payment by the town board, which was...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) – The ouster of former Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec has a lot of controversial elements to it, though the Orchard Park Town Attorney, John Bailey, said that there are misconceptions about what is happening between the town and the former chief. “Oh you bet there...
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Tom Puckett
May 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) A hairdresser stands accused of molesting a 14 year old boy during an appointment Friday. Orchard Park Police say 68 year old Stephen Savaglio was arrested after an investigation confirmed he sexually assaulted a 14 year old customer. Savaglio was a contractor at Michael's...
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Buffalo & Orchard Park Topsoil Inc. fire at 3340 North Benzing Road. One person was injured. April 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - One person was injured after a truck fire led to a larger fire at a building on North Benzing Road in Orchard Park. A witness said that the fire started around 1 p.m. Thursday after an explosion that sounded like a dump truck gate slamming at the Buffalo and Orchard Park...
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Mike Baggerman
January 25, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's office is proposing a cut to key funding for local municipalities. The cuts to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding was part of the governor's 30-day budget amendments. Several area municipal leaders were joined by State Senator Chris...
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New Era Field. September 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 09, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills are sending out surveys to fans to gauge their interest in either a new stadium or a renovated New Era Field. The survey, emailed to Bills fans, asks about their general attitude toward the team, and whether they think the Buffalo market would support a...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:59 am
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September 02, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) A portion of Armor Duells Road in Orchard Park is closed Sunday after an alcohol related traffic accident. Authorities say that they discovered an injured and visibly intoxicated 24-year-old man walking from the scene of an accident Armor Dulles near Duerr road at about 3:00...
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Dillon Donovan Facebook
June 25, 2018 - 5:34 am
ORCHARD PARK (WBEN) - Controversy surfaced this weekend at Orchard Park's graduation ceremony, as the District denied senior Dillon Donovan the ability to walk with his United States Marine Corps sash. The story went viral, as it was shared more than 2,000 times on social media. Donovan clarified...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
June 15, 2018 - 11:26 am
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two fifth grade students at Eggert Road Elementary School in Orchard Park are behind project aimed at inclusion. Ellery Jaworowicz and Reese Politowski came up with the idea for "buddy benches" for the school playground. Any student who feels left out or alone could sit...
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