Crime

Crime

Trucker charged with manslaughter in UB professor's death

Aug 17, 2017
University at Buffalo

State police say a truck driver was shopping online on his cell phone when his vehicle rear-ended a car, killing a University at Buffalo professor.

A former Williamsville teacher has pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate texts to a 12-year-old.

Crime Stoppers Buffalo

Anonymous citizens have stepped forward and added $5,000 to the reward pool to help solve the January murder of Paul Byrd - in his car, in front of his Cornwall Avenue home in Buffalo's Grider-Delavan neighborhood.

National Public Radio

Imagine discovering a convicted sex offender video recording your children from the next yard. That is a crime, right? Not in New York State.

Mother sentenced to 10 years for fatal stabbing

Aug 15, 2017

A Buffalo mother has been sentenced in the stabbing death of her daughter's father.

Buffalo Police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal beating earlier this month.

WBFO File Photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers. The action stems from bomb threats made to Jewish community centers in New York and around the nation last winter.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats.

Buffalo Police have arrested a city man in connection with an overnight crash that burst into flames on the Scajaquada Expressway.

Falls police discover body in trunk

Aug 10, 2017
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Niagara Falls Police arrested a Youngstown, Ohio man early Wednesday night after discovering a female’s body in the trunk of his vehicle. 

New York State is planning to expand opportunities for college courses in some state prisons. However, one Republican Assemblymember is blasting the "handout to cons" as a publicity-grabber for the Governor.

After more than a decade of fighting, a judge has awarded $461,000 to a Chinese tourist who sued the U.S. government after being injured by a border agent at Niagara Falls more than a decade ago.

Erie County launches video visitations for inmates

Aug 8, 2017
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department

Visitations at the Erie County Holding Center and Correctional Facility have gone high-tech.

SPCA

Animal cruelty charges have been lodged against a Buffalo woman for postponing treatment after her Chihuahua was hit by a car.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case rather than go straight to a retrial. That was the ruling Thursday from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

National Public Radio

Crime remains a big issue in Buffalo's mayoral campaign, with violence not going away. Wednesday night at the Merriweather Library, Mayoral Candidate and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant held one of her town hall meetings - this time on body and dash cameras, red light cameras and police checkpoints.

Buffalo Police have arrested a 30-year-old Buffalo man in connection with the March 5 hit-and-run that injured three people.

Common Council President Darius Pridgen says the Buffalo Police Department is required to provide quarterly and yearly data about their checkpoints held around the city, but has not provided that data.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File

New York State is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer,” which would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

A Town of Niagara man was sentenced in Niagara County court Monday to seven years in prison for assaulting a television news team last fall.

Buffalo police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot on the 2500 block of Main Street.

A former Hamburg man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million in just two years.

A new initiative designed to get the public involved in helping the Buffalo Police Department solve murders and other crime is underway.

Thousands gather for Trooper Davis funeral

Jul 16, 2017
Sarah Harris

Thousands of law enforcement officials and community members gathered at Fort Drum Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of New York State Trooper Joel Davis. Davis was responding to a domestic incident last week when he was shot and killed, allegedly by soldier Justin Walters. Walters was also charged with killing his wife, Nichole Walters, and shooting her friend Rebecca Finkle, who was treated and released from the hospital. Finkle's children were at the scene.

Funeral-goers mourned Trooper Davis’ passing and celebrated his life and service.

New York Now File Photo

Reaction is mixed about the corruption conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that was overturned Thursday by a federal appeals court. The decision also begs the question of how it will affect others convicted or charged with corruption.

A Buffalo man is going to prison for shooting an 11-year-old boy.

Evidence of troubled past for suspect in double murder

Jul 14, 2017
North Country Public Radio

Ft. Drum soldier Sgt. Justin Walters, who has been charged with murder in the deaths of his wife Nichole and New York State Trooper Joel Davis, had a troubling juvenile history in Holland, MI, where he was a student.

Monroe County deputies confirm that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio will be released from jail early Thursday morning, after being there for more than a month.

Jefferson County stunned by murders of young mother, trooper

Jul 11, 2017
Used with permission of her family.

A Fort Drum soldier is being held in Jefferson County jail without bail on charges that he murdered his wife and a New York State trooper on Sunday night in the rural town of Theresa, NY.

State trooper, woman killed in Jefferson County

Jul 10, 2017
New York State Police

A state police trooper and a 27-year-old woman were killed Sunday night as part of an apparent domestic violence incident in Jefferson County. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state buildings flown at half-mast in honor of Trooper Joel Davis.

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