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Holocaust Center joins alarm about hate crimes

19 hours ago

In recent months, there has been a surge in reported hate speech - on Jews, Hispanics, Muslims, African Americans, women and members of the LGBTQ community. Now an international group of 90 organizations, including the Holocaust Center of Buffalo, plus 71 Holocaust scholars and educators have signed on to a statement condemning such intolerance.

WBFO's Chris Caya

The FBI hosted an employment workshop on Buffalo's East Side Thursday, as it looks to further diversify its workforce.

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Erie County's top prosecutor is appealing an appellate court decision that reversed the murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing his then-girlfriend's 5-year-old son.

Convicted killer Lewis sentenced to 131 years in prison

Dec 8, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

For multiple shootings he committed since 2014, two of which were fatal, a 19-year-old Buffalo man will spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge Kenneth Case sentenced Diamond Lewis on Thursday to 131 years in prison.

An Akron man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say he was part of an online community dedicated to the discussion and exchange of child porn.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

A former Buffalo police officer has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months home confinement for his part in the scuffle that ended in the fatal injury of William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in May of 2014.

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a Niagara County home where dozens of creatures were found dead.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 22-years-to-life in prison for the beating and sexual assault on a local woman walking home in Willert Park.

The Cheektowaga man convicted of strangling his girlfriend, then setting her body on fire inside their home, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, plus five years post-release supervision.

The Buffalo man convicted of killing one person and wounded four others in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in May 2012 has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

U.S Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U-S citizen at the Peace Bridge on Saturday, charging him with possession of an unlicensed loaded handgun and drugs.

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A University at Buffalo student was assaulted with a knife and robbed on Lisbon Avenue near the UB South campus Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

A Buffalo woman has been found guilty in an October 2015 double murder-arson.

A former Buffalo police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law in federal court.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff says 44-year-old Christopher Wright surrendered to authorities Thursday morning without incident and has been charged with sexual abuse of a child.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Starpoint Central Schools in Pendleton are expected to resume normal operations Thursday - however, extra security will be in place - after a lockout went into effect Wednesday afternoon.

Matt Ryan / New York Now

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

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Police have released the name of the person killed in Jamestown on Thanksgiving morning.

Police have confirmed that the deadly shooting at an Albany gay bar on Thanksgiving Day was not a hate crime.

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The bodies of a woman and her daughter, a Canisius College freshman were found shot to death in a southwest Rochester home Friday morning.

Buffalo Billion indictments issued

Nov 23, 2016
Associated Press

A former top adviser for Governor Andrew Cuomo, three executives from LPCiminelli and three other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

Eain's Echo

The disturbing details of the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks will be heard again by a jury, after an Appellate Division panel reversed the verdict of his convicted killer.

Lockport trio honored for purse snatcher takedown

Nov 18, 2016
New York State Police

Lockport college junior Daniel Bronson is being credited with taking down a purse snatcher.

Shumita Basu / WAMC News

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging local law enforcement officials to act swiftly - and willingly - on hate crimes.

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University at Buffalo Police report two women on UB's South Campus were threatened at knife point in an attempted robbery.

NYS Police

Police have arrested a Buffalo man in the Labor Day weekend shooting and robbery of a Clarence restaurant owner.

Jamestown Police Dept

Jamestown law enforcement have captured 36-year-old Keith Robbins, suspected in the murder of his 34-year-old wife, Shari, Thursday.

A City of Tonawanda man has been found guilty in the boating death of 16-year-old Avery Gardner of Lockport.

A North Tonawanda businessman has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, while a Buffalo man has been sentenced on similar charges.

A former University of Rochester professor has paid a penalty of $100 million as part of a plea agreement with the federal government.

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