Crime

Crime

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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.

A 47-year-old Niagara Falls man, who lost his leg when he stomped out an ignited homemade bomb, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful possession of a destructive device.

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A Buffalo man wanted in connection with a domestic-related shooting has been apprehended by Buffalo Police.

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A man was found guilty Friday of a murder that took place in one of Buffalo's most well-known restaurants.

Jamestown Police

Authorities say a woman is in critical condition after being set on fire by a man.

Orchard Park Police

Oh yes, they call him the streak. On Thursday, he entered a guilty plea in Orchard Park Town Court.

Two court buildings and a county office building in Niagara County were closed in the early afternoon Thursday because of phoned-in bomb threats.

Niagara Falls Housing Authority

The former head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and two family members have entered guilty pleas to stealing government funds.

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What began as a fight over the Buffalo Police Department traffic checkpoints is turning into a major probe of the police department by the state attorney general's office.

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A former top administrator at the University at Buffalo has been sentenced for stealing more than $14,000 in state funds and using the money for personal travel and fitness.

A Holland couple who stole more than $1.2 million in Veterans Affairs and workers compensation benefits have been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Arcara.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for help identifying a body found over the summer.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has moved into a new sub-station in Clarence.

A grand jury has indicted three local political operatives on charges of election law violations.

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The Florida teenager accused of killing his grandmother and who was caught at the Peace Bridge last weekend will soon return to his home state to face charges against him. On Friday, Logan Mott waived his right to an extradition hearing.

Epps murder conviction overturned, 19 years later

Dec 1, 2017
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A man convicted in the 1997 shooting death of a Buffalo woman is now a free man. Friday morning, an Erie County Court Judge removed the murder conviction of 46-year-old Cory Epps after new evidence came to light indicating he was not involved in the crime.


Buffalo Police are investigating a kidnapping that occurred Wednesday night on the city's East Side. 

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A Town of Tonawanda man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman he gave opiates.

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He appeared briefly in a downtown Buffalo courtroom Wednesday morning, standing stoically and answering "yes, sir" to one question asked by Judge Russell Buscaglia. But the extradition hearing for 15-year-old Logan Mott, now accused in Florida of murdering his grandmother, has been pushed back to Friday.


Jamestown Police have released the name of the man stabbed to death Tuesday night.

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Authorities say a grand jury will decide whether to bring criminal charges against a Western New York hunter who shot and killed a neighbor he mistook for a deer.

A drunk driver has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for crashing into a group of pedestrians, seriously injuring four of them.

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With more sexual harassment cases coming into the light, a debate is developing on how to stop similar workplace incidents from emerging in the future.  Two members of the local state delegation shared their views on the matter.


An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women -  all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Alexandria Heath, 17, and Romaine Jirdon, 19 - both of Buffalo - have been arraigned in Buffalo City Court on a charge of murder in the second degree.

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A Town of Tonawanda volunteer firefighter was arraigned Thursday in town court.

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Blue pills intended to look like oxycodone, which were actually a mix of drugs including fentanyl, were being sold on the streets in Erie and Chautauqua counties.

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

Town of Cheektowaga Police

A 29-year-old man suspected in a shooting incident outside a local store is currently held without bail. Town of Cheektowaga Police, meanwhile, confirmed that two "civilian heroes" intervened and helped officers avert what authorities say could have been a mass shooting.

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The Buffalo Common Council is tightening security in its Council Chambers, in response to active shooter incidents across the country.

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