Authorities are warning area residents to beware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS.

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Buffalo Police are investigating an early morning shooting not far from the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a robbery at an upstate New York college that's being called  racially motivated.

Buffalo Police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide involving a mother and daughter. 

A former local physician convicted of illegally issuing prescriptions for pain medication will spend the next two years in prison. It's less jail time than what federal prosecutors sought, but the U.S. Attorney expressed satisfaction that Pravin Mehta will no longer be a key contributor to Western New York's opioid addiction crisis.

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Police in Geneseo say a 24-year-old man, apparently distraught over the end of a longtime romantic relationship, brought a large knife to a house not far from the SUNY Geneseo campus and killed two people before taking his own life early Sunday morning.

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Police are investigating three deaths in the Village of Geneseo.

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The Charter School for Applied Technologies on Kenmore Avenue in Tonawanda was in 'lockout' for a couple of hours Monday as Town of Tonawanda Police helped North Tonawanda Police search for a suspect.

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As numerous controversies have thrust a national spotlight on policing, a recent study has placed Buffalo in the top 10 cities in the nation when it comes to efficient spending on public safety.

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2015 and the years leading up to it have seen more than 100 gang members in the City of Buffalo indicted for crimes such as drug trafficking, gun violations, and violent offenses including murder. U.S. Attorney William Hochul said over the last year, most of those individuals have been convicted. It’s why he’s calling 2015 one of the best years for his office.

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A Friday night shooting on Buffalo's eastside sent a young man to the hospital.

Federal authorities say a New York man has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. 

A Niagara Falls man is facing manslaughter charges following the stabbing death of another city resident early this morning. Police found 26 year old Troy Hasli at 947 Ontario Street around 1:30 this morning with a single stab wound to the heart.

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A weekend shooting in the City of Buffalo took the life of 26 year old Edgardo Ortiz. However, Ortiz was not the only victim. His four-legged companion Princess the dog suffered a gunshot wound, and is now in the care of the SPCA Serving Erie County.

A Sunday morning incident on Lockport road left two people injured and one man in jail.

Teen's killer, also a teen, gets nine years to life

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Emotions were high in Erie County Court as teenager Jean Sanchez was sentenced for the murder last year of a 13-year-old Iraqi immigrant who fled the violence of his homeland, only to have it find him in America just 18 months later.

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Buffalo homicide detectives are on the lookout for a person of interest in connection with the shooting of two individuals at 302 Purdy Street on November 29.

Jamestown man charged with murdering his wife and stepson

Dec 9, 2015
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A 51-year-old man is charged with stabbing his wife and stepson to death in their western New York home.

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For the second time this semester, a SUNY Buffalo State was robbed at knife point. University Police issued a safety advisory notifying the campus community of the incident.

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St. Bonaventure University issued an alert Sunday about a reported sexual assault incident.  In a Twitter report, St. Bona said over the weekend two people were sexually assaulted in an off-campus residence on East Union Street in the village of Allegany. 

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The latest in the trial of former New York State senate leader Dean Skelos has jurors listening to wire taps involving Skelos and his adult son Adam.

The shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., was the 355th mass shooting in the U.S. this year — or more than one per day on average so far in 2015 — according to groups monitoring such attacks in recent years.

After a mass shooting, a police chase and a shootout, a violent day in San Bernardino, Calif., ended in the death of two suspects, authorities say.

Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were responsible for the Wednesday morning attack that killed at least 14 people and injured 21, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. After initial concerns that there could have been a third shooter, police are now confident there were only two.

Two suspects died in a gun fight with police after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday. The attack at a county employee holiday party at the Inland Regional Center left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Syed Farook, 28, an American citizen, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed when police chased the suspects' SUV and exchanged fire.

Victim, suspect identified in LeRoy shooting

Dec 1, 2015

Authorities in Genesee County say a man fatally shot a neighbor early Tuesday morning in the Town of LeRoy and set his own house on fire. 

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State Assemblyman Sean Ryan said he he's not surprised Sheldon Silver has been found guilty of using the power of his office to earn nearly $5 million illegally. Ryan, an attorney, told WBFO he read the criminal complaint lodged against the former Assembly speaker before the trial began.

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A lawmaker who was one of New York's most powerful politicians has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally. 

Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

Nov 23, 2015
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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.