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North Tonawanda man charged in Grand Island cocaine bust

Jul 23, 2018
United States Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced Monday that a North Tonawanda man is charged with possession and intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. According to investigators, they recovered a whole lot more of the drug after stopping a vehicle delivered to an auto dealer lot Friday evening.


Two adults charged in drowning of 6-year-old girl

Jul 23, 2018
WXXI News

Greece Police have charged two people in connection with the recent drowning of a 6-year-old girl in the Erie Canal.

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Buffalo Police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of an off-duty police officer and another man.

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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is begging for mercy ahead of his sentencing next week, telling a judge he prays he will not die in prison.

Chris Caya / WBFO

A “suicidal man” in his mid 30s was shot by a Buffalo Police officer in the 600 block of McKinley Parkway Friday afternoon.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

The mother of a Buffalo toddler who died this week from blunt force injuries is now the second suspect to be charged in the boy's death.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

For two-and-a-half years, the death of India Cummings has  raised questions. Cummings died after spending 17 days at the Erie County Holding Center. Thursday brought another protest outside the Holding Center, in the wake of a state report that said homicide should be listed as the woman's cause of death.

Livingston County Sheriff's Department

People in New York's Livingston County are on edge and classes at SUNY Geneseo have been canceled, as authorities search for a man suspected of pointing a gun at a police officer during a traffic stop.

WBFO News

A Buffalo man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s toddler.


Buffalo Police have arrested a 23-year-old Buffalo man in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the hit and run of a bicyclist that appears to be intentional.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The man convicted for his role in the May 2016 shooting death of Freddie Dizon inside the Anchor Bar was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years for life in prison. Gregory Ramos showed no emotion as he learned his fate for serving as the getaway driver in that murder.


Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The state agency that investigates inmate deaths is out with scathing findings in the death of India Cummings, the 27-year-old Lackawanna woman who died in the custody of the Erie County Holding Center in February 2016.

Hazmat crews were called to the Niagara County Courthouse at 175 Hawley Street in Lockport Monday afternoon, after a white powdery substance was discovered on an envelope delivered by the U.S. mail.

Crime Stoppers

A Buffalo man has been charged with a fatal shooting on I-190.

Sixteen members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club have now been convicted with the latest guilty plea Monday morning in U.S. District Court.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says as the head of state government, he bears some responsibility for the latest corruption scandal.

Crime Stoppers

Police have identified the victim of the vehicle shooting on I-190 Monday evening, as well as the suspect they are searching for.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

28 year old Kristofer Gregorek is headed to prison, after he killed a UB nursing professor in a June 2017 distracted driving crash on the Thruway.


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A New York jury is set to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and three developers, as closing arguments in another public corruption case continued.

A Wheatfield man jailed on a kidnapping charge has been released and a new suspect is behind bars.

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The owner of Classic Fence and Lumber admitted Monday that he scammed dozens of customers, pleading guilty to one felony count of first degree scheme to defraud.

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Someone sent the Erie County District Attorney's office a bomb threat letter that included a white powder. DA John Flynn says he has a lot of people investigating the letter, which was sent from a state prison.

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Two family members of a Fort Drum soldier remain in immigration detention in Buffalo. Concepcion and Margarito Silva, both Brooklyn residents, were arrested on July 4 when they tried to visit their son-in-law for the holiday.

New York State Senate

A former New York State Senate leader has been pressured to explain why real estate executives who needed his support on legislation also agreed to steer work to his son. 

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A New York State trooper killed on duty by a suicidal man was remembered at his funeral Sunday for his leadership, passion for life and willingness to help others.

Alden man sentenced for assaulting infant son

Jul 5, 2018
WBFO file photo

Joseph Jurek, who admitted in May to shaking his three-month-old son to the point of unconsciousness last year, learned his sentence in Erie County Court Thursday afternoon. He was told by Judge Kenneth Case that even after he's out of prison, he will not be allowed to make contact with that child or his wife until the year 2030.


University at Buffalo Police are investigating a complaint by a teenage female who said she was sexually assaulted during Wednesday night's Independence Day celebration on the North Campus.

Two shootings, one fatal, in Buffalo last night

Jul 5, 2018

Buffalo Police are investigating a couple of shootings - one fatal - that happened Wednesday eevening.

In a decision that could have implications across the state, an appeals court is blocking the release of New York City police body camera footage at least until it hears arguments in November.

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