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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.

Cheektowaga landlord claims self-defense in tenant's death

Jun 22, 2015

The murder trial of a Cheektowaga landlord accused of killing his upstairs tenant started on Monday.

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A professional hockey player who spent time with the Buffalo Sabres has admitted being part of an illegal sports betting business. 

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Two significant drug busts were announced Thursday, one in Dunkirk and one in Buffalo. Police say the busts show the aggressiveness of the area drug trade.

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The body of a dismembered woman was found Tuesday night in a house in Niagara Falls. 

Prostitution on Grant Street upsets merchants, residents

Jun 15, 2015
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Community leaders and business owners on Grant Street have been discussing strategies for addressing prostitution on the business strip.

Prostitution targeted on Grant Street

Jun 12, 2015
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People who have visited Grant Street on Buffalo's West Side in recent weeks have probably spotted bright yellow signs that read: “Attention Johns, You are being watched.” 

Day Five of the manhunt for two escaped murderers

Jun 10, 2015
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Law enforcement officers from numerous agencies will continue the manhunt today for two escaped murderers in Northern New York after the sweep of a small town in the Adirondack foothills came up empty yesterday.

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Jeffrey Basil, whose murder conviction in the death of William Sager last year was set aside due to juror misconduct, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal entered Tuesday morning in State Supreme Court.

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A former Sisters of Charity Hospital nurse has been arrested and charged with stealing pain medications from the hospital. 54-year-old Leyla Samadi, formerly of Buffalo, was charged with illegally obtaining controlled substances.

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A former Amherst resident is accused of a 'murder for hire' scheme.  56-year-old Debra Arno was arrested for attempting to have her ex-husband and his family murdered.  

Authorities revisiting missing child cold case

May 14, 2015
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Authorities are once again trying to solve the case of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his Niagara County home more than 30 years ago.

Two teens are recovering from stabbing injuries following a dispute in Cazenovia Park on Friday night.

Police investigating Friday night shooting

May 9, 2015

Buffalo police are seeking the public's help with the investigation of a Friday night shooting.

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A civil lawsuit was filed in State Supreme Court Thursday on behalf of the family of William Sager Jr., the Air National Guardsman who was critically injured last year after being pushed down a flight of stairs at Molly's Pub in Buffalo. 

Suspicious device removed from Tonawanda bank holdup

Apr 30, 2015
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Police in the Town of Tonawanda are seeking a suspect who held up the Bank of America branch on Delaware Avenue near Sheridan Drive Thursday afternoon and left behind a suspicious device.

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Buffalo police officer Robert Eloff Jr. has been arrested and charged with three counts of civil rights violations. Eloff was one of the off-duty officers present at Molly's Pub last May on the night airman William Sager Jr. was pushed down a flight of stairs, leading to a fatal head injury.

Nationwide search for murder suspect ends in Buffalo

Apr 24, 2015
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A fugitive wanted for murder in Virginia has turned up in Buffalo.

Sanchez to be tried as adult in teen killing

Apr 22, 2015
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A Buffalo teenager accused of luring and killing a fellow teenager last May will be tried for the crime as an adult.

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An Attica woman is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of her husband of 30 years. 

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A local physician could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced in July for illegally dealing prescription drugs.

Orchard Park man pleads guilty in death of his father

Apr 13, 2015
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An Orchard Park man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his 70-year-old father last year.

Man beaten in late-night burglary

Apr 11, 2015
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Police are seeking a suspect in an early morning home invasion in Ashville, N.Y. on Saturday.

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Jeffrey Basil will spend another month in jail before learning his fate. Judge Penny Wolfgang reserved decision Tuesday on whether to vacate Basil's second-degree murder conviction.

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