Crime

Crime

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has received funds to deputize a second female cadaver dog.

A 63-year-old Hamburg man remanded to the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden has died of an apparent "cardiac event."

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A Fort Drum soldier accused of killing his wife and a state trooper in Theresa, NY this summer has been indicted by a grand jury. The charges against Sgt. Justin Walters include first-degree murder and a long list of weapons offenses.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened outside an Allentown bar early Friday morning.

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Erie County is moving closer to a local law that would allow the arrest and punishment of someone who falsely claims to be former military who has received medals.

An elderly Cheektowaga man pleaded guilty Thursday to a hammer attack on his wife of 65 years.

If you have not eaten all your Halloween candy yet, take a close look at it before biting in.

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Authorities are warning Western New Yorkers about a Lancaster man who has been falsely selling cars.

A Tonawanda woman has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny and attempted grand larceny charges in connection with the theft of money from a Ken-Ton school and the attempted theft of money from a gymnastic booster club.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co., following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Niagara County is looking to the public for help in solving crimes, by registering their security cameras with the county.

Buffalo Police are investigating a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred Wednesday morning on the city's East Side.

The Orchard Park Police Department is warning residents of a crew going door-to-door soliciting driveway paving work.

New York is adopting new standards for the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in local jails.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

There was a purple light on the side of old Erie County Hall Tuesday night, a sign to Shine the Light on Domestic Violence during the month of October.

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A Geneseo High School football player is in legal trouble for allegedly giving teammates the addictive painkiller OxyContin.

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Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in North Tonawanda.

Buffalo Police Department

As a pair of civil rights organizations prepare to sue the city of Buffalo for information on police checkpoints, Mayor Byron Brown says he "feels very comfortable" with police actions.

A man caught trying to sneak snakes in his socks across the Western New York border into Canada has pleaded guilty.

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The fight over Buffalo Police street checkpoints is continuing in the courts, with an alliance of interest groups seeking a court order for release of what data exists since 2013.

O.J. Simpson has been released from prison after serving nine years for armed robbery and other charges.

Simpson was released at 12:08 a.m. local time Sunday from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.

The overnight release was "in an effort to ensure public safety and reduce the potential for incident," the Nevada Department of Corrections said on its Facebook page.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give police and prosecutors new tools in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Watchdog groups in Buffalo are skeptical of a new crowd control device that the Buffalo Police Department has purchased. It will be used to disperse crowds when they become unruly.

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Former state Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam saw their federal corruption convictions overturned by a federal appeals court panel Tuesday.


A Buffalo Parks employee accused of stabbing a pit bull that was being walked by its owner faces criminal charges and may be fired.

A federal judge has sentenced disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner to 21 months in prison for sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl last year.

The sexting case played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, who has filed for divorce, was a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

A western Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $180,000 from the Olean credit union she managed for 20 years.

First state prison for 16- and 17-year-olds to open in Adirondacks

Sep 21, 2017
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Big changes are coming to one of New York's state prisons. The Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook - between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake - will be converted into a prison for 16- and 17-year-old offenders. Opening in fall 2018, the newly revamped facility comes after the Cuomo administration pushed to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility to 18.

The Cheektowaga man accused of second degree attempted murder and first degree assault in connection with the hammer attack on his wife has been released on $10,000 bail.

A Quebec truck driver pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Lancaster June 21.

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