Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

Nov 23, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With the official start to the holiday shopping season just days away, local officials are warning consumers to be protective of their credit information, and warning retailers to be careful about gift card fraud.

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Police have responded to a standoff in the City of Dunkirk near Wherle Road on Sunday.

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A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with raping a college student in broad daylight earlier this month in Hillery Park.

The terrorist attack in Paris has left residents fearful and uneasy. One resident, Elizabeth Kish describes her experience Friday night.

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The deadly terrorist attack in Paris has left a few families of University at Buffalo students shaken up. Six UB students are currently in France studying abroad.

Hamburg woman sentenced in deadly 2014 hit and run

Nov 10, 2015

Under a controversial plea deal, a young Hamburg woman will spend six months behind bars and five years on probation for a deadly hit-and-run in July 2014. That driver was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Court

New York State

More than 200 police officers, prosecutors and other law enforcers wrapped up a two day seminar in Saratoga Tuesday that aimed to reduce gun violence.

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The Buffalo Police Department is warning of rape that occurred in the Hillery Park neighborhood in South Buffalo.

Authorities are looking for information regarding a pair of robberies that took place on Friday in Buffalo and Orchard  Park.

If you're a fan of old mob films, you may remember the big heist from the hit film 'Goodfellas'. Vincent Asaro,  will go on trial for taking part in a robbery that happened over 30 years ago.

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Teenager pleads guilty in murder of 13-year-old

Oct 16, 2015
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A Buffalo teenager has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in last year's violent killing of a 13-year-old over a stolen cell phone. 

In the City of Lockport, police have  arrested two men responsible for a number of residential burglaries that took place while residents were asleep.

Sheriffs seek info on firebombing of Clarence home

Oct 8, 2015

The Erie County Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in gathering information regarding a firebombing incident Tuesday night in the town of Clarence.

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University at Buffalo Police are investigating an overnight assault that occurred on the south campus.  In an alert issued to the campus community, UB Police stated the victim and two friends were playing Frisbee in the Main-Bailey parking lot in Buffalo at 1:35 a.m. Thursday.  

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One of the two men charged in the slaying of a New York City violinist at her Chautauqua County summer home has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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A SUNY Buffalo State student was robbed at knife point Tuesday evening on campus. University Police said a female student walking between two complexes before 9-o'clock was approached by two suspects who had a knife.

An alarming spike in violence against the homeless is being reported by local advocacy groups. At least 10 assaults against homeless individuals have been carried out in the last two months, including attacks downtown and in the Elmwood Village.

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University at Buffalo Police are investigating a report of an assault on UB's South Campus. An alert was issued Sunday. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

One day after a Michigan man was sent to federal prison for cyber stalking 18 Western New York girls - including blackmailing them into creating inappropriate photos - local law enforcers are warning parents and youngsters alike about how vulnerable one can be on the internet.

UB issues alert after gun sighting

Sep 14, 2015
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University at Buffalo Police are beefing up patrols Monday tonight on the north campus in Amherst after they received received an unconfirmed report of a bald man dropping what appeared to be a gun from his waistband. 

Kaisertown Standoff Ends

Sep 13, 2015
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Buffalo police arrested a suspect in Saturday's early morning fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Williamsville man.

A $12,500 reward is being offered for information in the shooting of one of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top legal aides. Carey Gabay, 43, is in critical condition after getting caught in the crossfire of two gangs in Brooklyn early Monday morning.

City of Buffalo

Crime in the City of Buffalo is at an all-time low, according to Mayor Byron Brown.

Cheektowaga landlord sentenced for killing tenant

Sep 2, 2015

A Cheektowaga man convicted of second-degree manslaughter will serve five to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of his tenant.

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A West side Buffalo barbershop is now a murder scene. 

Andre Jenkins

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.