Crime

Crime

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Three young men were shot in a drive-by Monday afternoon at Genesee Street and Eller Avenue.

Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that left one man seriously injured.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement raided the East North Street apartment of 41-year-old Calvin Young of Buffalo Thursday evening and say they found cocaine, heroin, marijuana, handguns and nearly $70,000 in cash.

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New York State's highest court will hear the Erie County District Attorney's appeal in the reversed murder conviction of Matthew Kuzdzal, who was tried for the death of his then-girlfriend's young son.


Two men were shot Friday afternoon on the city's east side.

Several Orchard Park residents began their weekend as victims of vandalism.

A former Niagara University and minor league hockey player has been found guilty in a murder-for-hire killing of his wife nearly two years ago in the Southern Tier.

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Members of Allentown's LGBTQ community met behind closed doors Thursday night to talk about solutions to the apparent gay-bashing incident early Saturday morning in Allentown that left several people hurt outside a popular pizza business.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A small number of citizens turned out to ask real questions of real cops about how policing works in Buffalo, during a meeting sponsored by Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation to help seniors who have been financially exploited by phone and online scams. Scammers hack personal information and trick seniors into giving them money.

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A Batavia man has been arrested for harassing and endangering three children in his care at the New York State School for the Blind.

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A Miami, FL man who was caught at the Canadian border with 73 forged credit cards has been sentenced to just under a year in jail.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A year after India Cummings died at Erie County Medical Center, protestors were at the door of the Erie County Holding Center protesting her death and demanding changes. The lawyer for her family says the cause of death after 17 days in the Holding Center are now clear.

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The FBI needs your help finding two suspected bank robbers.

A former college maintenance supervisor admits he accepted $100,000 in bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for jobs.

New York State is paying $3 million to the family of a developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-managed group home.

A City of Tonawanda man faces multiple felony charges after a gun went off in a residence on Sunday morning.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

The Peace Officer Training Academy is holding an Open House Saturday  for its new location in a renovated factory building at 2180 Elmwood Avenue. It is the first time since the initial class in August 2000 that the Academy has had its own facility.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

About 70 protestors gathered Thursday night in front of Buffalo's B District Police Station  at Main and Tupper streets to voice concerns over the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis. The 20-year-old man died Tuesday night while in police custody.

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City officials in Buffalo have shut down a bar where a man was shot outside in the latest of dozens of incidents reported at the tavern over the past year. 

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The University at Buffalo is investigating a report of a possible attempted sexual assault.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it happened on UB's North Campus early Monday morning.   

Kenmore Police are warning about a new telephone scam, with a twist.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

Local authorities scored big during a raid of two Buffalo homes Thursday.

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Another Western New York doctor has been sentenced for fraudulently prescribing drugs. Dr. Albert Cowie, a former radiologist with Diagnostic Imaging Associates in Williamsville, faces 24 months in prison.


New York State Police say they have charged a Chautauqua County woman and her 26-year-old son with fatally shooting the woman's ex-boyfriend in his home.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Eight murders in January alone and gunfire in broad daylight at Main and Utica in Buffalo is another sign that street violence won't go away. That was the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday night in St. Joseph University Church.

A former mayor of Dunkirk has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing campaign contributions for personal use.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A man who jumped out of a third-floor window at Buffalo Police Department headquarters while being questioned about sexual assaults has pleaded guilty to rape charges.

New York State Sen. Patrick Gallivan is among a trio of lawmakers introducing the Community Heroes Protection Act in New York. The act would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers punishable as hate crimes.

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