Crime

Crime

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A Niagara County Court jury has found Florida biker Andre Jenkins guilty of the execution-style murder of two bikers in North Tonawanda last year.

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The city of Rochester is reeling following a mass shooting Wednesday night that left three people dead and four wounded. 


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After only four hours of deliberations, a federal court jury on Wednesday determined Ronald Epps killed his fiancee Angela Moss in 2009 in what prosecutors say was an elaborate scheme to collect on her life insurance policy.


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An accused Wheatfield bomb-making has pleaded not guilty after being indicted on two counts by a federal grand jury.

Arraignment for accused Wheatfield bomb maker postponed

Aug 18, 2015

What was supposed to be an arraignment for a Town of Wheatfield man accused of making and possessing bomb materials was postponed 24 hours on Tuesday morning.


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A preliminary hearing was held in federal court Monday for alleged ISIL sympathizer Arafat Nagi. Nagi was detained in late July after his Lackawanna home was raided. Authorities say he was attempting to join and recruit for the notorious terrorist organization.

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Acting on a bill sponsored by two state lawmakers from Western New York, Governor Cuomo has signed a new law that will allow the grandchildren of murder victims to be reimbursed for counseling.

Wheatfield man indicted on bomb-making charges

Aug 14, 2015

The Wheatfield man found with bomb-making materials in his garage last month has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Michael O'Neill faces counts of making and possessing a destructive device. 

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Another Buffalo police officer has been charged with depriving someone of his Constitutional rights and this case is complicated because he did it on camera.

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The tangled case of alleged Islamic State supporter Arafat Nagi has moved another step forward in the criminal justice process, with his indictment on two counts, including attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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The Buffalo man who fired a gun in to a crowd, killing a 14-year-old boy on August 12, 2014, could spend his remaining days in prison. Joseph Gant, 29, was sentenced to 35 years to life for the murder of Ray Patterson during a fight between two girls outside a Buffalo housing complex last summer.

Suspect in custody for overnight shooting

Aug 8, 2015
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Buffalo Police are investigating an early morning shooting that occurred on Moselle Street.

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U.S. Attorney William Hochul on Wednesday announced what he called one of the largest drug seizures in the nation's history.  The bust included fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, all of which were intended for distribution in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

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A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.


A Tonawanda massage parlor was the subject of a prostitution ring bust led by three women.

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A Wheatfield man who caused an explosion in his family's garage earlier this week has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.

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Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 death of an Air National Guardsman, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

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Amherst Police Detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in the Ransom Oaks subdivision.

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Another member of the Schuele Boys Gang is behind bars.  U.S. Attorney William Hochul said 31-year old Julio Contreras of Texas was arrested as he attempted to return to the U.S. from Mexico.

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It's called sextortion and it's becoming more and more common in the age of the internet and social media.

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Lackawanna Police have arrested Daniel Whiting, 27, Saturday morning at Erie County Medical Center for the murder of his wife Ashley Whiting, 21.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

A Marilla man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 9-year-old girl.

Clinton escapee David Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center early Sunday morning and has returned to a maximum security correctional facility. 

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Just as one of the two killers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York is laid to rest, the other leaves questions unanswered for law enforcers.

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Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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Convicted killer David Sweat is back in the custody of law enforcement, and will likely never see the outside world again. After spending three weeks on the run in the Adirondack region of northern New York, a State Police Sergeant shot Sweat not far from the Canadian Border.

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An autopsy report for escaped prison inmate Richard Matt was released Sunday afternoon.

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Authorities say one of two escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility was shot and killed Friday when he failed to comply with them after he was found in the woods. The other escapee, David Sweat, is still on the loose.

Amherst Police are investigating two overnight break-ins on Bernhardt Drive in Snyder.

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