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A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy is being credited with saving the life of a drowning child.

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A former Perry Town Board member and retired sheriff's sergeant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree Thursday morning in Wyoming County Court.

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New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend. Nauman Hussain, whom police described as the company's "operator," was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide for his role in the fatal incident.

Republican Assemblyman Joe Errigo is facing bribery and wire fraud charges after he allegedly accepted bribes in order to move a development project forward in the Rochester area.

A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempting to fatally stab his ex-girlfriend.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the torso with a butcher knife.

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A Buffalo man has been convicted of running a fraudulent debt collection scheme, bilking more than $342,000 from victims.

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Kenmore police chief Peter Breitnauer has been arrested Friday and charged with criminal possession of hydrocodone.

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison Tuesday for setting a fire on April 22, 2017 that seriously injured a family of five on Ingham Avenue in Lackawanna.

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In the middle of the after-school rush yesterday of the traffic along Bailey Avenue, someone shot three people in front of a liquor store at Bailey and Berkshire. Police say it was a targeted shooting.


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A former civilian cook at the Attica Correctional Facility has been sentenced to one year of interim probation for having sexual contact with an inmate assigned to her.

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It's been a long time coming. Buffalo Police have been headquartered out of the same building at Franklin and Church streets since the 1930s. On Friday, their new HQ opens to officers and the public.

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Another priest in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese has been put on leave. This time it involves an alleged sexual advance made on an adult.

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has placed yet another priest on leave. 

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After several years of talk about the death of Erie County Holding Center inmate India Cummings, local officials are hoping for definitive answers from a new investigation begun by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

Sheriff: 2-year-old girl abused while in ICU

Sep 21, 2018
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Erie County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Grand Island woman suspected of abusing a 2-year-old girl in the intensive care unit at Oishei Children's Hospital.

A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. 

A Buffalo woman has been found guilty of stabbing her mother to death.

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As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

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The lawyer for Buffalo Police officer Elnur Karadzhaev says the evidence will show the officer defended himself and shot 32-year-old Rafael "Pito" Rivera within the law.

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The attorney for the family of Rafael "Pito" Rivera says a high-definition surveillance video clearly shows Rivera running away from Buffalo Police when he was fatally shot early Wednesday morning.

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As the lawsuit for the death of India Cummings enters the discovery phase, more details are expected to become public about what a state Commission of Correction report calls a "homicide due to medical neglect."

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury on a weapons charge.

A member of a gang that specialized in robbing drug dealers in Buffalo has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of 50 years to life in prison after being convicted for a 2016 murder.

A man who fatally struck a retired Southern Tier couple in the town where they held elected offices has been sentenced to prison time.

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It’s been three years since inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The prison break set off a three-week manhunt across new York State. Matt, of Tonawanda, was killed in a shootout, while Sweat was shot, arrested ad now serving time in Attica Correctional Facility.

In the months that followed there were crackdowns and investigations, some highly critical reports about corrections practices and personnel. Corrections officials say they have worked to improve security at prisons statewide.

But a new report from State Inspector General, Catherine Leahy Scott, found ongoing security lapses that continued at least through last year.

Authorities say a Cheektowaga Police officer had to break a car window to rescue a toddler from the sweltering vehicle after her mother apparently overdosed on heroin.

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Cheektowaga Town Councilman James Rogowski has pleaded guilty to violating a no-contact order of protection.

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Representatives of numerous law enforcement agencies gathered in Buffalo Thursday to report that a dozen indictments had been unsealed, and 11 people arrested, in a case involving what they described as a violent criminal enterprise that included drugs, guns and murder.


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