Crime

Crime

A former Buffalo Parks seasonal worker has pleaded guilty to stabbing a dog.

Wyoming County Sheriff

The Wyoming County Sheriff has released more details about the investigation into the suspected murder of a Perry man by Councilman Joseph Mlyniec, 60. Mlyniec is charged with murder in the second degree in the fatal shooting of Robert Irvine III, 32.

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The religious community is coming together in response to the "Black Lives Matter" sign at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst being vandalized last year.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal grand jury has returned a 14-count indictment against a Jamestown man for child pornography and trafficking.

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Active shooter training will be provided at Buffalo community centers, ice rinks and pools under a resolution passed by the Common Council.

Wyoming County Sheriff

A Wyoming County councilman and retired sheriff's deputy is in the county jail, charged with murder.

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 2001 Nardin Academy graduate and a companion last month in Maryland.

A Buffalo man will be spending the next 18 years in prison for raping a girl under age 13.

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Buffalo has a new police commissioner, with the Common Council unanimously approving and then swearing in Byron Lockwood for the department's top job. Lockwood replaces Daniel Derenda, who retired to take a private-sector post.

Federal prosecutors

A former Western New York kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

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A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced in the hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist.

A Niagara Falls man has pleaded guilty in the robbery and beating death of an East Side Buffalo restaurant owner.

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Surrounded by numerous political and law enforcement leaders from various levels of government, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced the creation of a new reward program that encourages citizens to confidentially help authorities capture and convict illegal opioid dealers. 

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With pressure from President Trump for teachers to be armed in the wake of the school massacre in Florida, there is also increasing pressure for armed college professors with the dorm shootings at Central Michigan University.

A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for the crowbar attack on his girlfriend.

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"There is a sea change taking place and we can't have our heads buried in the sand." That is from the New York Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, which released another troubling audit of anti-Semitic incidents across the country.

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A lawyer for a longtime confidante and top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his client accepted no bribes - or "ziti,'' as prosecutors like to call it.

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Advocates who want the Child Victims Act passed in New York are stepping up pressure on Republicans in the state Senate. Some GOP senators are the final holdouts on the bill that would extend the statute of limitations and open up a one-year window for victims to file civil lawsuits.


Cheektowaga Police warn of postal identity theft scam

Feb 23, 2018

Cheektowaga Police are warning the public of a scam that has recently surfaced in Western New York.

University at Buffalo School of Nursing

A truck driver from Saratoga County has pleaded guilty to killing an assistant professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo.

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A second-degree manslaughter charge against a Chautauqua County hunter who shot and killed a Sherman woman who was walking her dogs last fall has been dismissed in Chautauqua County Court.

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Authorities say a 28-year-old Syracuse man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and his family over net neutrality.

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A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to providing the fentanyl-laced heroin that took the life of two users.

An Amherst man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for having sexual relations with a child.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to five years in prison, plus five years of post-release supervision, for attempting to run down two police officers with his car.

Buffalo student injured in pocket knife incident

Feb 12, 2018

Buffalo Police and Public School District officials were investigating a Monday morning incident involving a pocket knife that left a sixth-grade girl injured.

New York State Office of Mental Health

The state Office of Mental Health estimates a third of those incarcerated in New York have some type of mental illness. So why are they locked up instead of in a mental health program? Actually, Erie County has become a leader in diverting these offenders from prison. Progress has been slow, but steady, using a national model of law enforcement called Crisis Intervention Teams.

You hear about people being scammed out of money by online thieves all the time, but rarely do you hear one was caught and prosecuted. The U.S. Attorney's Office says that is exactly what happened in a Buffalo court Thursday.

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While stating he did not see malicious intent in the 88-year-old defendant's actions, Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case said Thursday afternoon he could not allow Martin Turkiewicz to go unpunished for an admitted hammer attack on his wife last year. Turkiewicz was sentenced to six months jail and five years probation for a crime that was motivated by a desire to end his ailing longtime wife's suffering.


The U.S. Attorney's Office says Marguin Sanchez, 23 of California, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to employ what it described as "unlawful aliens" at four local Mexican restaurants.

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