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Acting State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia says Antonio Martin-Brown was guilty of murder in the brutal stabbing death last year of Kenmore bar owner Vincent Cottone.

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The man accused of setting several fires on the night of August 4 and 5 in the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda has agreed to a plea deal.

Police say Hertel business owner was likely targeted

Oct 9, 2014
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Buffalo Police have identified the victim of Wednesday's fatal shooting on Hertel Avenue. 

Alert issued for couple attempting to lure teens

Oct 8, 2014
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Buffalo Police are investigating recent incidents in which a couple tried to lure teenagers into their car, a white or tan four-door Lexus.

Lewiston businessman indicted by grand jury

Oct 8, 2014

A Lewiston businessman accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in his home has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury.  Iver "Jay" Phallen was in Lewiston town court last night for the proceedings.

Woman charged in fatal Hamburg hit-and-run

Oct 6, 2014

Hamburg Police have made an arrest in the case of a July hit-and-run on Big Tree Road that took a life.

A domestic incident call on the city's East Side turned into a hostage situation just before noon, on Sunday.  Buffalo Police responded to the 200 block of Leroy Avenue, where a woman with a gun was holding a handful of relatives - including young children - captive inside the home.

Buffalo teen wounded while escaping intruder

Oct 3, 2014

Buffalo police are continuing their investigation into a shooting this morning in which a 15-year-old was struck in the leg.

Cheektowaga Police have charged a soccer coach with allegedly having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl. 


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Investigators with Lewiston and state police believe more people may have suffered at the hands of Iver  "Jay" Phallen and they're asking for the public's help. 

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Buffalo Police have release a surveillance photo of a person of interest in a string of suspicious fires that erupted Thursday morning.

Lewiston man accused of kidnapping, torturing woman

Sep 30, 2014

A Lewiston man faces a laundry list of charges connected with the alleged kidnapping and abuse of a Niagara County woman.

Chautauqua County has been given the designation as a high-intensity drug trafficking area, a label that could actually be helpful in the fight against drugs.

Two nursing home workers charged with patient neglect

Sep 24, 2014

Two nursing home workers in Buffalo have been arrested and charged with neglecting an elderly resident.

Teenager pleads guilty to three Allentown rapes

Sep 22, 2014

A Buffalo teenager has admitted to committing three rapes in the city's Allentown neighborhood over the summer. 

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A State Supreme Court jury in Buffalo has found Matthew Kuzdzal guilty of second-degree murder and predatory sexual assault in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks.

Jury acquits man charged with cruelty in dog killing

Sep 15, 2014

An Erie County Court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the case of a Sloan man accused of aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his dog.

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The trial of alleged child killer Matthew Kuzdzal got underway in downtown Buffalo Monday morning. Kuzdzal is charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks, his girlfriend's son, nearly one year ago.

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Local law enforcement agencies joined U.S. Attorney William Hochul on Buffalo’s West side Monday to celebrating the termination of the 10th Street Gang.

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Candace Cartagena has been sentenced of 25-years to life for the death of her 8-year-old daughter.  Cartagena appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Francyzk Tuesday afternoon, where the sentencing was handed down.

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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil now faces a murder charge in the death of William Sager Jr.

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Two men have been arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, after a car belonging to shooting victim Mary Whitaker was found in Erie.

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An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.

A former wrestling coach in the Eden School District has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape after admitting to engaging in sexual intercourse with two juveniles.

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Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with the Tuesday shooting near the Oakmont Avenue footbridge which claimed the life of 14-year-old Raymond Patterson III.

One killed, three wounded in Buffalo shooting

Aug 12, 2014
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A shooting near the Langfield Housing Projects in the Bailey-Kensington neighborhood has left one person dead, and three people wounded.

A City of Tonawanda man has been arraigned in connection with a string of arsons Monday night in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.

Authorities bust major heroin pipeline to Jamestown

Jul 31, 2014
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A major narcotics pipeline has been eliminated in Jamestown. Forty-seven people have been charged in a drug distribution network that funneled heroin from Philadelphia and New York City to Jamestown.

Basil pleads not guilty to Molly's Pub attack

Jul 25, 2014
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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has been arraigned in connection with the attack that seriously injured William Sager Jr. in May.

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Bernard Grucza, the admitted killer of Toys R Us manager Laurence Wells, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years probation.

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