As we celebrate Women's History month, a terrifying crime is occurring in our community that is a threat to dignity and freedom. Human trafficking is considered the slavery of the 21st century. A local law enforcement official is working to raise awareness of how human trafficking is happening in right here Western New York.
Harvey Austin School on Sycamore Avenue was in lockdown late Thursday afternoon following a report of an individual with a gun near or on the school grounds. Some children were there at the time as part of an after-school program.
Just hours after the New Year began a Buffalo woman was shot to death. Homicide Detectives say a 25-year-old female victim was riding in a Chrysler Pacifica headed northbound on Michigan Avenue, towards Genesee Street just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday when she was struck by gunfire.
With concerns that hate crimes could be on the rise in New York, the State Comptroller's office is now conducting an audit on the reporting of the crime. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wants to make sure hate crimes are being reported.
Buffalo is one of five pilot courts programs in New York State that provides an Adolescent Diversion Program to prevent teens from becoming repeat criminals. But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, a Buffalo City Court judge first implemented the program in his courtroom a few years ago after witnessing repeat offenders.