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The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning Grand Island residents to secure their homes and vehicles after a string of break-ins over the past 24 hours.

Bills rookie drunk driving arrest video reported

Jul 26, 2016
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TMZ Sports is reporting that it has obtained footage from the night Buffalo Bills rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested for drunk driving. The entertainment program reported the video includes Williams at one point begging the officer for mercy because he just got drafted.

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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was handcuffed by Buffalo Police late Friday morning and is facing charges for an alleged confrontation at a downtown bar last month.

   

Jamestown Police Department

A former Jamestown police officer has pleaded guilty to charges related to online threats he made against two members of  Jamestown-area law enforcement.

NYS stepping up efforts against K2 synthetic drugs

Jul 19, 2016
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State Police arrested a man in Rochester Sunday evening, charged with the sale of 150 packets of K2. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is getting tougher on the potent "synthetic marijuana," as it will most likely begin to spread across Western and Upstate New York.

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others were injured in Baton Rouge, La., when a suspect fired on officers outside a convenience store.

This comes less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire on police at a protest in Dallas, killing five officers.

Buffalo Police Department

Law enforcers announced late Friday afternoon that a Buffalo man has been charged with making a threat of violence on social media against members of the Buffalo Police Department. The arrest was announced one week after Commissioner Daniel Derenda first reported a "credible threat" against officers.


Were 911 dispatchers asleep on the job?

Jul 14, 2016

The man in charge at the 911 Center in Rochester says he will investigate whether some dispatchers were sleeping on the job.  That’s what some photos posted on the blog of a local activist and blogger, Davy Vara show, although it is not clear when the photos were taken or whether the dispatchers were on duty at the time.

A Buffalo Police Department cell block attendant has been indicted in connection with a violation of the civil rights of a suspect in custody.

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Buffalo Police have arrested a couple on child endangerment charges after three young children were discovered living in "deplorable conditions" on the city's West Side. Central District officers responded to a call at 5 p.m. Monday at a residence in the first block of 15th Street near York. The Buffalo Police Juvenile/Sex Offense Squad was also called in soon after.

Buffalo Police Department

Jury selection was to begin in the trial of a 29-year-old Buffalo man charged with breaking into a woman's home and raping her. Instead, Cornell Long has pleaded guilty to one charge of Rape in the First Degree and one count of Burglary in the First Degree.

Two Niagara County women have been indicted on felony rape counts for sexually abusing men in their care while employed by Northpointe Council’s First Step Chemical Dependency Crisis Center in Niagara Falls.

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Some of the city of Buffalo's most violent residents are going to have notification sessions in their futures, courtesy of nearly $2 million in state cash coming here for crime-fighting. It is part of a renewal of a program called the Gun Involved Violence Elimination grant from the State Division of Criminal Justice Services. 

Jamestown Police

A traffic stop by Jamestown Police ending up revealing a vehicle with 244 bags of heroin hidden within its console area, according to police.

Two people charged after burned body found

Jul 7, 2016
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State Police say that two people have been arrested after the discovery of a burned body in Caledonia, southwest of Rochester, this week.

Troopers say that 35-year-old Aykut Ozkaynak and 42-year-old Mary Neverett, both of the Rochester area, are facing second degree murder charges. They also face a charge of tampering with physical evidence.

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Buffalo Police had a busy holiday weekend. Monday night at Canalside, they had to break up several skirmishes as well as investigate unconfirmed reports of gunshots. Police were also called to no less than four shooting incidents within a 90-minute span late Sunday into early Monday morning.

Wyoming County Sheriff

After an extensive investigation, the Wyoming County Sheriff has arrested 40-year-old Jody Nelligan of Orchard Park on charges she set two separate fires in her father's house when family members were present.

An 11-year-old boy is in very serious condition and a 20-year-old man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after being shot in the first block of Humason Avenue last night.

A Lackawanna man, who stabbed his wife 30 times at their Madison Avenue home, has been found guilty of murder in the 2nd degree.

Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo police have released a redacted version of the harassment complaint made against Buffalo Sabres left winger Evander Kane in an early-morning incident Friday at a Chippewa Street bar.

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A now-former Buffalo Police officer faces up to a year in prison as the result of a guilty plea stemming from a violent and eventually deadly incident inside a former Buffalo bar two years ago.

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An Attica woman who admitted to killing her husband, then burying his body in a pile of manure on their dairy farm, was sentenced Thursday.

North Tonawanda Police

North Tonawanda Police have issued a missing person report for 17-year-old Victoria "Tori" Wagner. Based upon Snapchat messages the family has been receiving, police believe Wagner is being held against her will at an unknown location.

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Area radio host and journalist Scott Leffler is due back in court today on domestic violence charges.

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After nearly three years investigators finally made an arrest in the deadly hit and run of Barry Moss of Evans. A 51-year old Evans woman was arrested and arraigned on charges Tuesday.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports Gabriele Ballowe was indicted by and Erie County Grand Jury.   

Buffalo Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 12-year-old student that occurred Monday afternoon.

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Gunfire erupted during a large gathering on the first block of Durham Avenue in the City of Buffalo early Saturday morning, sending three people to the hospital.

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Activities are back to normal at one of Buffalo's most popular waterfront attractions. But for several hours, Canalside was closed to the public after the discovery of what was described as a "suspicious package."

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Law enforcers call the venues "soft targets," gathering spots that could be targeted by terrorists. Malls, movie theaters and stadiums fall into this category.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

An Erie County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Grand Island for operating without tail lights and running a stop sign. What he discovered was that the driver's license had 46 active suspensions and his driving privileges had been revoked.

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