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A Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on priest sexual abuse of minors in that state includes two former Western New York priests with accusations against them that weren’t widely known until now.

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Buffalo Police say a car was stolen Tuesday evening with a two-year-old girl in the backseat.

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A 28-year-old man and his 13-year-old brother were stabbed by an intruder in their home Monday afternoon on West Middlebury Road in the Wyoming County town of Middlebury.

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It is a small area of grass and trees just off the Kensington Expressway on Mulberry Street. A community leader sees it as a way to help turn around a community riven by violence.

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An Irving woman has been arrested and charged in the fatal hit-and-run of an 18-year-old near Darien Lake Saturday morning.

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Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and two others pleaded not guilty to insider trading charges in a federal courtroom in Manhattan on Wednesday. During an evening news conference in Buffalo afterward, Collins rejected calls that he resign from Congress.

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The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday filed charges against Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence), his son Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins’ fiancée, in an alleged insider trading scheme.

Every rentable bounce house in the area must have been in use Tuesday night, as blocks, housing projects and neighborhoods celebrated National Night Out - more than symbolic in a summer of violence.

Two Buffalo men have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that became the subject of a Southtowns manhunt last week.

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A armed robbery suspect is out of surgery and is expected to survive Monday morning, after Erie County Sheriff's deputies shot him coming out of a convenient store in Springville.

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Some New York lawmakers are among those criticizing a TSA proposal to allow thousands of passenger a day to board commercial flights at smaller and mid-sized American airports without TSA screening.

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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.

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"You are taking ours, we are taking yours." That was just part of a threatening message left on the voicemails of two U.S. Congress members. Federal authorities have charged a Grand Island man in connection with those messages.


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With the 4th largest number of older adults in the country, New York State is expanding its statewide effort to stop elder abuse. The effort will be coordinated by a Rochester organization, with an additional $8.4 million in new state and federal funds.

Four men who were the subject of a police manhunt Tuesday night are believed to have left the Southtowns and there is no longer any imminent danger to residents, according to police.

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The former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday  after being convicted for a second time on federal corruption charges.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown urged the public to provide information that will help police investigating a double shooting on Grape Street, in front of the same location where a woman and her grandson were fatally gunned down earlier this month. 

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The public fight over the 2016 death of India Cummings moved to the steps of City Hall Thursday, as activists increase their calls for criminal prosecutions.

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Buffalo Police say two more men were struck by gunfire on Grape Street, in the city's Fruit Belt, Thursday about 9:30 p.m. in what appears to be a "targeted" attack.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrests of three people in connection with the possession of 17 kilos of cocaine and $650,0000 in cash.

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Whatever you can think of, there’s probably an app for it. In Buffalo, that now includes a new way for citizens to help law enforcers solve crimes.

A 94-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting inside an assisted living facility.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union is out with a new online resource called Behind the Badge, which provides information on the internal policies and data from police departments around the state, including Buffalo.

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Buffalo Police took a 94-year-old man into custody, after he fired a gun within Mary Agnes Manor on Porter Avenue Wednesday.

Can education and voluntary outreach protect gun owners from the high suicide risk?

We reported Monday that two-thirds of gun deaths in the U.S. are the result of suicide. More than 21,000 Americans take their lives using a firearm every year. That's much higher than the number of homicides or deaths by mass shootings.

White men in small towns are most at risk.

When we talk about gun violence in the United States, we usually look at homicides, urban crime and mass shootings. But two-thirds of gun deaths in America don’t involve bad guys with guns. They’re caused by suicide, by people deliberately harming themselves. Even many pro-gun activists say that has to change.

A teenager was fatally stabbed in Lockport Sunday night.

North Tonawanda man charged in Grand Island cocaine bust

Jul 23, 2018
United States Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced Monday that a North Tonawanda man is charged with possession and intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. According to investigators, they recovered a whole lot more of the drug after stopping a vehicle delivered to an auto dealer lot Friday evening.


Two adults charged in drowning of 6-year-old girl

Jul 23, 2018
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Greece Police have charged two people in connection with the recent drowning of a 6-year-old girl in the Erie Canal.

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Buffalo Police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of an off-duty police officer and another man.

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