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A deadly batch of heroin is suspected in the deaths of seven Erie County residents in one day - the average number of overdose deaths in a week.

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Lockport Police have a suspect in custody for calling in a bomb threat to a Main Street apartment complex.

A police chase through South Buffalo has resulted in multiple injuries, including a drug suspect being chased.

A former auto dealership employee has admitted to stealing more than $4.1 million from the business over several years. 

Buffalo Police need your help to find a potential pedophile.

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As April approaches, Western New Yorkers will be finishing up their income tax returns. However, one tax preparer will not be taking any more customers.

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Town of Lancaster Police are revisiting a homicide that happened 35 years ago. Thursday morning, a cash reward was announced for information that may help solve the cold case.


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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

A Western New York couple has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving more than $1 million in federal government benefits.

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The woman responsible for the December 2013 hit-and-run death of a Town of Evans man remains in jail, after the Erie County Probation Department's Conditional Release Commission denied her request for an early release.

A Lockport man has been charged with sex and drug trafficking and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Schroeder.

A Williamsville man who recruited family members to act as drug couriers over two decades has received a stiff prison sentence.

Despite years of audits and prosecutions, financial people in volunteer fire companies continue to steal from their fire companies, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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A prominent Western New York attorney has thrown his hat into the ring for State Supreme Court.

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An investigation is in progress following a Sunday afternoon shooting on the city's East Side that left one man seriously injured.

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A 43-year-old man is wanted in St. Catharines for first degree murder in connection with the death of his 7- year-old stepson.

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A 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in Niagara County Family Court as part of a plea deal related to a massive recycling plant fire in Lockport that killed his teenage friend.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A 17-year-old Marilla resident was formally charged Wednesday afternoon with murder, charged with killing a 2-year-old boy he was babysitting.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The recent flurry of wintry weather has brought with it renewed calls by the North Tonawanda Police union for Niagara County to rethink its centralized 911 system at the Sheriff's Department.

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What started out as a routine escort of a college basketball team from Buffalo Niagara International Airport turned into a desperate race to Erie County Medical Center to save the life of a nearly frozen infant.

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The man arrested in the deaths of a Cheektowaga mom and her 7-year-old son pleaded guilty to two charges of second-degree murder in State Supreme Court Wednesday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff

A drug suspect is back in custody after bolting from authorities after a court appearance last week.

A toddler has died days after investigators allege he was beaten inside a Town of Marilla trailer home by his babysitter. The Erie County District Attorney's Office says they are now considering additional charges but would not disclose what those counts may be.

A teenage babysitter has been charged with first-degree assault in the near-fatal beating of a 2-year-old boy he was caring for.

Buffalo Police have located a 4-year-old girl who was the subject of an AMBER Alert early Friday morning.

Amherst Police Department

Authorities credit local media for their help identifying a suspect in the March 6 robbery of the KeyBank in Williamsville.

An Amherst woman convicted in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to time served - or 21 months.

With 15 homicides recorded since the star of the year, including three on New Year's Day, the City of Buffalo is having its deadliest start to a year in a decade. The mayor is assuring the public that police are working long hours to gather information for breaks in unsolved cases.


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Another quality improvement specialist at Baker Victory Services has been arrested on charges she falsified an investigative report.

Buffalo Police will be going into harm's way a little better armed and a little better protected, after Tuesday's action by the Common Council.

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