Crime

Crime

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Since 2000, CSX railroad has faced a persistent theft problem, with freight cars broken into while trains were changing crews in Frontier Yard. That's the rail yard which sprawls along Broadway in Buffalo and Cheektowaga.

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says warm weather is bringing out shady contractors. Mychajliw says con artists often approach seniors by offering deals on home improvements paid in cash.

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A new community policing initiative was rolled out in Buffalo Wednesday as part of the city's first Clean Sweep of 2018. Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood says the Buffalo Police Department Neighborhood Engagement Team, or BPD NET, will provide high visibility foot and mobile patrols in city neighnorhoods.

Town of Tonawanda investigators are trying to identify a man found dead in a burning pick-up truck.

New York State Senate

A retrial is set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son on corruption charges.

Buffalo Police say two of their officers were injured apprehending suspects in a Thursday evening shooting.

Federal prosecutors

A former Brockport kindergarten teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for possessing and trading child pornography.

Amherst Police Department

Amherst Police are reporting the death of a woman in their custody.

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The New York State Assembly has voted to eliminate the requirement for cash bail in most criminal cases.

A woman who admitted to ripping off 30 local churches and community groups was sentenced in Erie County Court Tuesday to 7 1/2 years in prison.

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State Senator Catharine Young is hoping this is the year the School Bus Camera Safety Act finally passes in Albany.

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The City of Buffalo has forced a Bailey Avenue bowling alley to close its doors following a fatal shooting early Saturday morning.

B12 Technologies

Many organizations turn to technology when they need a problem solved, but could technology prevent the death of a jail inmate with mental health issues? It is possible, but complicated.

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The government is recommending a 15-year sentence for a Lackawanna man who traveled to Turkey to try to join the Islamic State group.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with a drug and firearms ring operated by his South Buffalo chapter.

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The owner of a prominent Buffalo towing company will spend one year in jail for his role in a pay-to-play scheme.

A Boston attorney was in Rochester Wednesday morning to announce that his firm is representing a group of people who say they were sexually abused by priests in the Rochester Catholic Diocese, during a period of time from 1950 to 1978.  

The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who has been prominent for representing victims of sexual abuse by priests and was depicted in the movie Spotlight, is making allegations against 8 priests. Garabedian says the alleged victims are now between the ages of 52 and 77.

The 8 priests the allegations are being made against are:

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It was emotional for immigrants’ rights advocates to talk about a family they knew well. Supporters of the family of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, an undocumented farm worker found dead on a farm in Wayne County last month, met with reporters Tuesday.

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein appeared in a New York City courtroom Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sex act, less than a week after a grand jury indicted him.

Weinstein, 66, had been expected to plead not guilty and remains free on bail.

Dozens of women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of persistent sexual misconduct.

Officials in New York are conducting a series of cybersecurity drills to test how vulnerable the state's election system is to hacking.

WXXI News

The search for a missing 14-month-old boy in Wayne County has been suspended, but the investigation will continue.

Ne York State Police

An Alden father has pleaded guilty to shaking his baby to the point of unconsciousness.

National Public Radio

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges for alleged attacks on two women in New York.

Niagara Falls Police Department

A former Niagara Falls police officer, convicted for involvement in narcotics sales, has been sentenced to time served and three years probation.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

As the search continues for 14-month old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, his mother’s boyfriend appeared in court Tuesday.

New York State Police

A man accused of shooting the owner of a Clarence restaurant two years ago and other crimes pleaded guilty to a variety of charges Tuesday.

WXXI News

Authorities have canceled a statewide AMBER Alert, but continue to search for a missing 14-month-old toddler on a Wayne County farm.

AMBER Alert issued for missing toddler

May 25, 2018
Wayne County Sheriff's Office

An AMBER Alert has been issued for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, a toddler that was missing, along with his mother, since last week.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $20,000 from the local volunteer fire company where he worked.

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