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A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.


A Tonawanda massage parlor was the subject of a prostitution ring bust led by three women.

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A Wheatfield man who caused an explosion in his family's garage earlier this week has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.

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Jeffrey Basil, the former bar manager who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 death of an Air National Guardsman, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

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Amherst Police Detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in the Ransom Oaks subdivision.

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Another member of the Schuele Boys Gang is behind bars.  U.S. Attorney William Hochul said 31-year old Julio Contreras of Texas was arrested as he attempted to return to the U.S. from Mexico.

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It's called sextortion and it's becoming more and more common in the age of the internet and social media.

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Lackawanna Police have arrested Daniel Whiting, 27, Saturday morning at Erie County Medical Center for the murder of his wife Ashley Whiting, 21.

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A Marilla man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 9-year-old girl.

Clinton escapee David Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center early Sunday morning and has returned to a maximum security correctional facility. 

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Just as one of the two killers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York is laid to rest, the other leaves questions unanswered for law enforcers.

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Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

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New details are emerging now that the three-week manhunt for two escaped New York inmates is over.

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Convicted killer David Sweat is back in the custody of law enforcement, and will likely never see the outside world again. After spending three weeks on the run in the Adirondack region of northern New York, a State Police Sergeant shot Sweat not far from the Canadian Border.

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An autopsy report for escaped prison inmate Richard Matt was released Sunday afternoon.

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Authorities say one of two escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility was shot and killed Friday when he failed to comply with them after he was found in the woods. The other escapee, David Sweat, is still on the loose.

Amherst Police are investigating two overnight break-ins on Bernhardt Drive in Snyder.

Cheektowaga landlord claims self-defense in tenant's death

Jun 22, 2015

The murder trial of a Cheektowaga landlord accused of killing his upstairs tenant started on Monday.

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A professional hockey player who spent time with the Buffalo Sabres has admitted being part of an illegal sports betting business. 

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Two significant drug busts were announced Thursday, one in Dunkirk and one in Buffalo. Police say the busts show the aggressiveness of the area drug trade.

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The body of a dismembered woman was found Tuesday night in a house in Niagara Falls. 

Prostitution on Grant Street upsets merchants, residents

Jun 15, 2015
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Community leaders and business owners on Grant Street have been discussing strategies for addressing prostitution on the business strip.

Prostitution targeted on Grant Street

Jun 12, 2015
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People who have visited Grant Street on Buffalo's West Side in recent weeks have probably spotted bright yellow signs that read: “Attention Johns, You are being watched.” 

Day Five of the manhunt for two escaped murderers

Jun 10, 2015
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Law enforcement officers from numerous agencies will continue the manhunt today for two escaped murderers in Northern New York after the sweep of a small town in the Adirondack foothills came up empty yesterday.

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Jeffrey Basil, whose murder conviction in the death of William Sager last year was set aside due to juror misconduct, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal entered Tuesday morning in State Supreme Court.

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A former Sisters of Charity Hospital nurse has been arrested and charged with stealing pain medications from the hospital. 54-year-old Leyla Samadi, formerly of Buffalo, was charged with illegally obtaining controlled substances.

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A former Amherst resident is accused of a 'murder for hire' scheme.  56-year-old Debra Arno was arrested for attempting to have her ex-husband and his family murdered.  

Authorities revisiting missing child cold case

May 14, 2015
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Authorities are once again trying to solve the case of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his Niagara County home more than 30 years ago.

Two teens are recovering from stabbing injuries following a dispute in Cazenovia Park on Friday night.

Police investigating Friday night shooting

May 9, 2015

Buffalo police are seeking the public's help with the investigation of a Friday night shooting.

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