The murder trial of bar manager Jeffrey Basil began Thursday morning in an Erie County courtroom. Basil's accused of pushing William Sager down a flight of stairs inside Molly's Pub in May. WBFO'S Chris Caya was in the court room for opening statements.
A pretrial hearing for Jeffery Basil was held in Erie County Court Friday. Basil is accused of pushing William Sager Jr., 28, down the stairs at Molly's Pub on May 11. The fall led to Sager's death two months later.
An illegal narcotics trafficking ring was taken down by several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams early Tuesday morning. Twenty men and women have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged.
David Meyers was sentenced to 20 years-to-life in prison in Erie County court Tuesday. Meyers, 19, admitted to bludgeoning 52-year-old Brian Dombek to death and setting fire to his South Buffalo home back in March to cover up the crime.
Several pieces of vintage farm equipment were reported stolen in the Town of Sherman, New York. The Chautauqua County Sheriff is investigating the theft of three tractors and a ride-on mower from a barn on Morris Road during the week of October 20th.
Attorneys for the man accused of killing another man by throwing him down a flight of stairs in a Buffalo bar in May were in court Monday to request that charges be reduced from murder to manslaughter.
A Niagara County Grand Jury has handed down a 122 count indictment against a Lewiston man accused of kidnapping and torture. 67-year-old Iver Phallen pleaded not guilty during his arraignment yesterday.
A Lewiston businessman accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in his home has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury. Iver "Jay" Phallen was in Lewiston town court last night for the proceedings.
A domestic incident call on the city's East Side turned into a hostage situation just before noon, on Sunday. Buffalo Police responded to the 200 block of Leroy Avenue, where a woman with a gun was holding a handful of relatives - including young children - captive inside the home.