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Crime

New York is adopting new standards for the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in local jails.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

There was a purple light on the side of old Erie County Hall Tuesday night, a sign to Shine the Light on Domestic Violence during the month of October.

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A Geneseo High School football player is in legal trouble for allegedly giving teammates the addictive painkiller OxyContin.

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Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in North Tonawanda.

Buffalo Police Department

As a pair of civil rights organizations prepare to sue the city of Buffalo for information on police checkpoints, Mayor Byron Brown says he "feels very comfortable" with police actions.

A man caught trying to sneak snakes in his socks across the Western New York border into Canada has pleaded guilty.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The fight over Buffalo Police street checkpoints is continuing in the courts, with an alliance of interest groups seeking a court order for release of what data exists since 2013.

O.J. Simpson has been released from prison after serving nine years for armed robbery and other charges.

Simpson was released at 12:08 a.m. local time Sunday from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.

The overnight release was "in an effort to ensure public safety and reduce the potential for incident," the Nevada Department of Corrections said on its Facebook page.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give police and prosecutors new tools in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Watchdog groups in Buffalo are skeptical of a new crowd control device that the Buffalo Police Department has purchased. It will be used to disperse crowds when they become unruly.

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Former state Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam saw their federal corruption convictions overturned by a federal appeals court panel Tuesday.


A Buffalo Parks employee accused of stabbing a pit bull that was being walked by its owner faces criminal charges and may be fired.

A federal judge has sentenced disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner to 21 months in prison for sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl last year.

The sexting case played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, who has filed for divorce, was a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

A western Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $180,000 from the Olean credit union she managed for 20 years.

First state prison for 16- and 17-year-olds to open in Adirondacks

Sep 21, 2017
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Big changes are coming to one of New York's state prisons. The Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook - between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake - will be converted into a prison for 16- and 17-year-old offenders. Opening in fall 2018, the newly revamped facility comes after the Cuomo administration pushed to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility to 18.

The Cheektowaga man accused of second degree attempted murder and first degree assault in connection with the hammer attack on his wife has been released on $10,000 bail.

A Quebec truck driver pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Lancaster June 21.

A 32-year-old man was sentenced in Erie County Court Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for second degree murder for a killing that occurred nearly a decade ago.

A Cheektowaga man has been charged with attempted murder after hitting his wife in the head with a hammer inside the nursing home where she was undergoing treatment.

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A Lockport real estate broker is facing up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for not providing a lead paint warning notice to a property buyer.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to shooting the owner of Zoe Restaurant and two other crimes.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A former longtime University at Buffalo vice president and the former director of UB's Campus Living have admitted to stealing state funds for personal use. On Thursday morning, Dennis Black and Andrea Constantino both entered guilty pleas to State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski.


A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a World War I veteran more than three decades ago.

NF woman pleads guilty to stealing by fraud

Sep 6, 2017

A Niagara Falls woman has pleaded guilty to forging her mother's signature in order to get her deceased stepfather's death benefits.

Erie County District Attorney

A substantial cash reward is now available for information that leads law enforcers to an arrest and conviction in relation to an April arson that drove four families from their home in Lackawanna.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced Tuesday morning that 124 people were arrested in a string of raids over a 28-day period. The effort to nab these suspects, said Derenda and others, were made possible through partnership among several law enforcement agencies as well as the community.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Erie County District Attorney announced Tuesday that a Buffalo Police officer faces charges, including assault, in connection with an arrest earlier this year during which the defendant was injured.


East Side teen sentenced to 10 years, sex offender status

Aug 25, 2017

A 16-year-old Buffalo teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20-years post-release supervision for the sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two Buffalo Police officers involved in a crash early Thursday morning are recovering, a police spokesman said. So, too, is the other driver involved, who faces multiple charges and was wanted on outstanding warrants.

A Jamestown man has been sentenced to prison for stabbing his wife and stepson to death in their home.

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