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After several years of talk about the death of Erie County Holding Center inmate India Cummings, local officials are hoping for definitive answers from a new investigation begun by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

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The New York Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into the death of Erie County Holding Center inmate India Cummings.

Do you intend to vote in Thursday's primary election? Erie County's Democratic chairman sees some problems getting people to turn out.

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Victims of sexual abuse by clergy and those with information about such cases are being encouraged to contact a hotline or file an online complaint form. Those options were announced Thursday by the New York State Attorney General, who has also reportedly issued subpoenas to every diocese within the state, including the Diocese of Buffalo, seeking more information on abuse.

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's simultaneous campaigns for re-election and New York State attorney general have survived a court challenge.

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With the India Cummings death shifting toward a criminal investigation, a crowd turned out Thursday night in the Delavan Grider Community Center to discuss the case.

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that prevents the publication of online 3D blueprints for plastic yet deadly guns.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said the untraceable weapons — which bear no serial numbers and can be printed from directions downloaded from the Internet — could end up in the wrong hands, The Associated Press reported.

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A coalition of attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Monday to stop a Texas-based company from publishing instructions for 3D-printed guns on its website.

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Barbara Underwood has been New York's Attorney General for just over seven weeks now, after her predecessor Eric Schneiderman resigned after accusations he physically abused women he was dating. Schneiderman has said the encounters were consensual.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt sat down with Underwood to talk about some of the very high-profile work that the office is continuing to pursue under her leadership, including the lawsuit by her office against the Trump Foundation.

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Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay Congress member from New York, says he is running for state attorney general.

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Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's business empire.

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President Trump resumed his attacks against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday following reports that he had asked Sessions to un-recuse himself from the Russia investigation — and after more erosion of Trump's claim that the FBI spied on his campaign.

Trump used his Twitter account to echo the comments of House oversight committee chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who has been using TV appearances to try to offer some nuanced support to Trump.

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New York State Republicans have endorsed Buffalo native Keith Wofford for the position of Attorney General.

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The state Legislature began interviewing candidates to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over a domestic violence scandal.


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The New York State Assembly is set to interview potential replacements Tuesday for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned May 8 in a domestic violence scandal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also trying to put his stamp on the selection process.


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Seven female Republican state senators say some good could come out of the fall of former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a longtime champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser.


New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans for an open interview process for the legislature to appoint a new state Attorney General, now that Eric Schneiderman has resigned over domestic violence allegations. 

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More than 9 million New Yorkers had their personal data exposed last year. This includes social security numbers, financial information and driver license records.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia say they have launched an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Trevyan Rowe.

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A repeat felon is facing criminal charges and a civil lawsuit over allegedly ripping off more than 30 local churches and community groups.

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Mayor Byron Brown is scheduled to deliver his 12th State of the City address Thursday afternoon, in what he says will be another rallying call for "revitalization and opportunity" in Buffalo.

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New York State could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers.

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An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

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The New York State Attorney General's Office says it has reached a settlement with an Amherst fence company that bilked New Yorkers out of $50,000.

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Buffalo residents are anxiously awaiting word from the state Attorney General's Office. The AG is expected to release its findings into the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis Wednesday.

An investigation by New York's attorney general found that the Brooklyn Hospital Center improperly billed dozens of patients for the cost of forensic rape exams.

A Western New York home improvement contractor is being sued by the New York State Attorney General's office for defrauding consumers.

While the numbers make it clear that an opioid epidemic is raging across the United States, the origins of that epidemic are subject to debate. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman - and 40 of his fellow state attorneys general - want to fully explore the role played by four major manufacturers of prescription opioids.

Hundreds of DeVry University students will be receiving restitution soon from a settlement reached the New York State Attorney General's Office.

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