Categories for Co-produced with WGRZ

Aug 2

2012

City’s audit chief abruptly fired

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By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post Comptroller Mark Schroeder fired the city’s chief auditor this afternoon for undisclosed reasons and ordered him to leave City Hall immediately. Schroeder said he fired Darryl McPherson over an incident, rather than his work performance, but declined to go into details. McPherson, who served as chief auditor since 2007, has a history of drunk driving arrests, but Schroeder said the incident was not alcohol related. “This is a work-related issue,” Schroeder told Investigative Post, which broke the story along with WGRZ, 2 On Your Side. “There was an incident that took place. It wasn’t[...]

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 30

2012

Erie County the gun selling capital of New York

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WGRZ looks at our state’s relatively restrictive gun regulations and where the dealers are. Working with data developed by Investigative Post, 2 On Your Side found more than 90 gun dealers in Erie County, tops in the state

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 19

2012

Who is stiffing Housing Court?

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Investigative Post identifies the biggest scofflaws who have failed to pay fines and why the court came down so heavy in the first place. Featured Thursday on WGRZ.

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 18

2012

Twenty-two million bucks

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That’s how much in fine money City Hall has passed on trying to collect from delinquent property owners. An iPost report co-produced with WGRZ 2 On Your Side.

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 16

2012

Allison Duwe interview

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Executive director of Coalition for Economic Justice talks about low-wage jobs, wasteful subsidies and a lack of progressive sensibilities among most local and state politicians.

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 8

2012

Interview: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

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Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on the impact of the Wallenda Walk, the numerous challenges faced by Niagara Falls, and how the standoff between state and Seneca Nation officials is costing the city money that would otherwise be helping to promote economic development. Dyster, in the interview that aired on WGRZ’s Daybreak Sunday, said: The city is studying statistics on television and web viewership of the Wallenda walk to determine where to focus marketing efforts to attract tourists and investors to Niagara Falls. Significant headway has been made to clean up corruption that has[...]

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 4

2012

Feds find aiding city is risky business

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Federal housing officials are tightening the screws on City Hall over its chronic mismanagement of anti-poverty funds. A series of critical reports and audits have documented problems dating back to the Griffin-era, but meaningful sanctions to this point have been few and far between. But the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is now moving on three fronts to force compliance from City Hall in how it spends about $18 million a year – three-quarters of it block grant aid that is the primary pool of money used to combat poverty in one of the nation’s poorest cities. HUD,[...]

Posted 10 years ago