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A 27-year-old man will spend 35 years in prison after pleading guilty for kidnapping and torturing two University of Rochester students last December.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The man investigators say instigated a violent attack against an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy this week remains behind bars without bail, after he and a co-defendant entered pleas of not guilty Friday morning in Grand Island Town Court.


Buffalo Police say an 8-year-old boy suffered possibly life-threatening injuries when he was shot while sitting in a vehicle on South Division Street Thursday night.

WBFO file photo

Canadian border officials say they recently halted a Mississauga man who attempted to smuggle a large portion of cocaine into that country by way of Buffalo.


Erie County Sheriff's Office

Two Grand Island residents are charged in a violent attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy, including an individual who was out on bail for an alleged death threat against a deputy last month.


Buffalo shootings claim two lives

Aug 22, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating two shootings that left two people dead and another wounded over the weekend. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Samuel Saeli, who was arraigned and released on $10,000 bail Monday on charges he abducted a 13-year-old boy from the Fredonia Wal-Mart.

The U.S. Attorney calls him a "violent predator" and gang member, responsible for murder and drug dealing. Wednesday the predator was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison.

A British Columbia man has pleaded guilty in connection to what the U.S. Attorney says is another major drug trafficking organization, this time operating in Canada.

Orchard Park Police Department

Orchard Park Police are warning area residents to lock their homes and vehicles, in the wake of some 50 burglaries and larcenies over the last two weeks.

Jamestown Police have a suspect in custody for a Sunday evening stabbing that left one man dead.

Rochester man pleads guilty in terror case

Aug 12, 2016
WXXI-FM

A Rochester man accused of a terrorist-inspired plan to kill people in Rochester on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

A Town of Concord woman has been arraigned on three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

17 individuals are facing federal charges in relation to a massive drug trafficking operation that brought cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl from across the United States’ southern border into the Western New York area. It’s part of the largest prosecution ever taken on by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.

$20,000 reward offered for cold case information

Aug 9, 2016
WXXI.org

Authorities are offering $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the slaying of a teenage girl whose body was found in a Western New York field more than 35 years ago.  

Jamestown Police Department

Two additional suspects have been indicted by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury for their roles in a brutal home invasion robbery and sexual assault in Jamestown.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A former member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club has acknowledged that his group was "nothing more than a criminal front, engaging in such crimes as drug distribution, firearms sales, committing violence and promoting prostitution." That is according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which has accepted Emmett Green's guilty plea to RICO conspiracy. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

A Cheektowaga woman has been sentenced for stealing nearly a half-million dollars from her former employer.

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Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating two Friday shootings that occurred on the city's eastside.

A judge says New York's former Senate majority leader can remain free on bail while appealing extortion and bribery convictions.

Buffalo police are investigating two shooting incidents this morning. One man died, three others suffered non-life threatening injuries.

3 arrested after 4 people stabbed

Aug 3, 2016

Authorities say three people have been arrested after four others were stabbed during a fight in Buffalo's Central Park neighborhood.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning Grand Island residents to secure their homes and vehicles after a string of break-ins over the past 24 hours.

Bills rookie drunk driving arrest video reported

Jul 26, 2016
Draft 2016

TMZ Sports is reporting that it has obtained footage from the night Buffalo Bills rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested for drunk driving. The entertainment program reported the video includes Williams at one point begging the officer for mercy because he just got drafted.

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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was handcuffed by Buffalo Police late Friday morning and is facing charges for an alleged confrontation at a downtown bar last month.

   

Jamestown Police Department

A former Jamestown police officer has pleaded guilty to charges related to online threats he made against two members of  Jamestown-area law enforcement.

NYS stepping up efforts against K2 synthetic drugs

Jul 19, 2016
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State Police arrested a man in Rochester Sunday evening, charged with the sale of 150 packets of K2. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is getting tougher on the potent "synthetic marijuana," as it will most likely begin to spread across Western and Upstate New York.

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others were injured in Baton Rouge, La., when a suspect fired on officers outside a convenience store.

This comes less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire on police at a protest in Dallas, killing five officers.

Buffalo Police Department

Law enforcers announced late Friday afternoon that a Buffalo man has been charged with making a threat of violence on social media against members of the Buffalo Police Department. The arrest was announced one week after Commissioner Daniel Derenda first reported a "credible threat" against officers.


Were 911 dispatchers asleep on the job?

Jul 14, 2016

The man in charge at the 911 Center in Rochester says he will investigate whether some dispatchers were sleeping on the job.  That’s what some photos posted on the blog of a local activist and blogger, Davy Vara show, although it is not clear when the photos were taken or whether the dispatchers were on duty at the time.

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