Crime

Crime

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that could have been much more worse than it ended.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A local pain management doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to updated federal charges, including one alleging that six patients died as the result of his widespread distribution of illegal prescriptions for opioids. 

Erie County Sheriff's Office

The Erie County Sheriff has released the name of the two men who jumped onto the field during Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, one in his birthday suit.

Disability Rights New York

Dozens of New York state lawmakers have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's top corrections official to urge them to end solitary confinement of prisoners.

A New York prison inmate will spend 10 more years behind bars for the attempted murder of another inmate inside the maximum security Attica Correctional Facility.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

A Buffalo man has been sentenced for stealing historical documents from the Buffalo History Museum.

A Niagara Falls man is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine after pleading guilty to heroin charges.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

Authorities say they have solved the gruesome fatal stabbing of a woman 12 years ago with the arrest of the victim's daughter.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A local physician, already charged for what federal prosecutors say was a widespread illegal distribution of painkiller prescriptions, faces additional charges. Federal authorities on Wednesday morning announced a 166-count superseding indictment against Dr. Eugene Gosy.


National Public Radio

Although Buffalo's City Hall has implemented a number of additional security measures recently, Common Council President Darius Pridgen says his colleagues do not currently hold active shooter drills. He wants to change that.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

She was only 17 years old in 1983 when, prosecutors say, Saundra Adams and at least one other accomplice broke into her elderly neighbor's home. He was strangled with his own neckties. Many years later, after becoming a local librarian and a mother of two, Adams was sentenced in State Supreme Court for her admitted role in the long-ago tragedy.


Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has received funds to deputize a second female cadaver dog.

A 63-year-old Hamburg man remanded to the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden has died of an apparent "cardiac event."

Facebook/New York State Police

A Fort Drum soldier accused of killing his wife and a state trooper in Theresa, NY this summer has been indicted by a grand jury. The charges against Sgt. Justin Walters include first-degree murder and a long list of weapons offenses.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened outside an Allentown bar early Friday morning.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Erie County is moving closer to a local law that would allow the arrest and punishment of someone who falsely claims to be former military who has received medals.

An elderly Cheektowaga man pleaded guilty Thursday to a hammer attack on his wife of 65 years.

If you have not eaten all your Halloween candy yet, take a close look at it before biting in.

Better Business Bureau

Authorities are warning Western New Yorkers about a Lancaster man who has been falsely selling cars.

A Tonawanda woman has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny and attempted grand larceny charges in connection with the theft of money from a Ken-Ton school and the attempted theft of money from a gymnastic booster club.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co., following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

National Public Radio

Niagara County is looking to the public for help in solving crimes, by registering their security cameras with the county.

Buffalo Police are investigating a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred Wednesday morning on the city's East Side.

The Orchard Park Police Department is warning residents of a crew going door-to-door soliciting driveway paving work.

New York is adopting new standards for the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in local jails.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

There was a purple light on the side of old Erie County Hall Tuesday night, a sign to Shine the Light on Domestic Violence during the month of October.

National Public Radio

A Geneseo High School football player is in legal trouble for allegedly giving teammates the addictive painkiller OxyContin.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in North Tonawanda.

Buffalo Police Department

As a pair of civil rights organizations prepare to sue the city of Buffalo for information on police checkpoints, Mayor Byron Brown says he "feels very comfortable" with police actions.

A man caught trying to sneak snakes in his socks across the Western New York border into Canada has pleaded guilty.

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