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Former Erie County commissioner awaits jury decision in Albany rape trial

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Al Dirschberger, the former Erie County Commissioner of Social Services, took the stand Thursday in an Albany courtroom where he faces charges he raped a former employee.  Sandra Tan of the Buffalo News has been following the testimony and shared her reporting with WBFO.

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A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.