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Authorities revisiting missing child cold case

May 14, 2015
Niagara County Sheriff

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
Courtesy of Town of Tonawanda Police

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
Courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Office

A fugitive wanted for murder in Virginia has turned up in Buffalo.

Sanchez to be tried as adult in teen killing

Apr 22, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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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The University at Buffalo and campus police are investigating a sexual assault reported over the weekend. An alert was shared with the campus community stating a student reported a sexual assault at a campus apartment Sunday by a person she was acquainted with.

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An Orleans County pastor was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after being convicted of sexual abusing two children more than a decade ago.

A year-long investigation has resulted in the arrest of four people in Little Valley on drug and rape charges.

Buffalo Police investigate shooting on Goodyear Avenue

Mar 21, 2015
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Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 7 o'clock Saturday morning on the 500 block of Goodyear Avenue.

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A shooting inside a Highland Avenue bar in the city of Niagara Falls brought out a small crowd  to pray for a resolution to crime and economic problems in a troubled section of the Cataract City.  

Basil sentencing adjourned until April

Feb 23, 2015
Chris Caya/WBFO News

The sentencing of Jeffrey Basil, the man convicted of killing an Air National Guardsman William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in 2014, was adjourned Monday morning at the request of his attorney. 

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The Erie County Sheriff has reported the arrest of five people in the Village of Springville, on an assortment of narcotics and child endangerment charges.

Eden swim coach accused of 'sexting' teenage girl

Feb 12, 2015

An Eden swim coach was arrested Thursday by Village of Hamburg police and charged with inappropriate contact with a minor.

Williamsville native charged in WVU fraternity death

Feb 11, 2015
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A West Virginia University fraternity member from Williamsville has been charged with two hazing-related misdemeanors after the November death of another student, also from Williamsville. 

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The Toronto trial of two men accused of a terrorist plot to derail a passenger train between New York City and Toronto is now in its second week. 

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Attorneys for both sides in Dr. James Corasanti's civil trial  presented their opening statements to the jury Monday.

A former administrator at the Buffalo Board of Education has been charged with stealing funds.

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A former Orleans County minister was convicted Monday in Orleans County Court of sexually abusing two children over a decade ago while he was a minister of the Ashwood Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville.

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A jury has found Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager of Molly's Pub, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Air National Guardsman William Sager, Jr.

Tonawanda man sentenced for string of summer arsons

Jan 21, 2015
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A man who went on an arson spree in North Tonawanda last summer was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

The prosecution has rested its case against Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager who is accused of murder in the death of William Sager last year.

The son of a disgraced former top administrator in Buffalo schools has been charged with stealing money intended to help the education of low-income people.

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