A Springville teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's toddler son last year was given the maximum penalty at his sentencing Friday morning.

Buffalo Police investigate 1st homicide on New Year

Jan 1, 2014

Just hours after the New Year began a Buffalo woman was shot to death. Homicide Detectives say a 25-year-old female victim was riding in a Chrysler Pacifica headed northbound on Michigan Avenue, towards Genesee Street just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday when she was struck by gunfire.  

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With concerns that hate crimes could be on the rise in New York, the State Comptroller's office is now conducting an audit on the reporting of the crime. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wants to make sure hate crimes are being reported.

A 16-year-old defendant who admitted to killing a nearly two-year-old toddler last March has been convicted by a jury of second-degree murder.

A probationary Buffalo Police officer has been arrested and charged on counts related to an alleged marijuana growing and distribution operation.

Man arrested, charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Nov 20, 2013

An arrest has been made in a 34-year-old cold case murder in Lackawanna.

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A new report points to disparities among minorities in the Erie County criminal justice system.  Open Buffalo revealed results Tuesday calling it "alarming". 

Sloan man accused of killing dog

Nov 7, 2013

A Sloan man has been arrested following a disturbing outburst of violence toward his family dog. 

A man being sought for the fatal beating of a 96-year-old church deacon in Buffalo has been captured in central New York.

Man pleads not guilty to killing 13-year-old girl

Oct 30, 2013

Despite reportedly confessing to police, the Buffalo man accused of murdering and raping a 13-year-old girl last month pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday morning.

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Buffalo is one of five pilot courts programs in New York State that provides an Adolescent Diversion Program to prevent teens from becoming repeat criminals. But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, a Buffalo City Court judge first implemented the program in his courtroom a few years ago after witnessing repeat offenders.

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Horse owner Beth Hoskins faces up to two years in jail when sentenced Thursday on dozens of animal cruelty convictions.  

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There has been another bank robbery in the area.  This time the KeyBank at 4401 Transit Road Road in the town of Clarence was robbed around 10 a.m. Monday. 

Buffalo police are investigating two shootings on the city's East Side this weekend that have left seven people wounded.

Gunfire erupts in La Nova Pizzeria robbery

Oct 24, 2013

La Nova Pizzeria on Buffalo's West side was the scene of an armed hold-up Thursday morning.

FBI searching for female bank robber in Buffalo

Oct 23, 2013
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The Key Bank at 2318 Delaware and Hertel Avenues in Buffalo was robbed Wednesday morning.

Grand jury indicts Grucza in toy store murder

Oct 22, 2013
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An Erie County grand jury has indicted Bernard Grucza in connection with the death of Toys R Us assistant manager Laurence Wells.

The trial of the Virginia man accused of murdering Clymer schools superintendent Keith Reed Jr. is underway in Chautauqua County.

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The teenagers who viciously attacked a good Samaritan in North Buffalo last May have plead guilty to serious charges. Most of defendants are facing lengthy prison sentences.

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Bernard Grucza appeared in Hamburg Town Court this morning. Grucza was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Laurence Wells.

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The 38-year-old Elma man charged with murder will appear in Hamburg Town Court Friday morning.  Bernard Grucza was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his co-worker, 35-year-old Larry Wells, at the Toys-R-Us story in Hamburg.

Arrest made in Toys R Us murder

Oct 17, 2013
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An arrest has been made in the murder of Laurence Wells II, a Hamburg Toys R Us manager who was stabbed to death in June.

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A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a 5-year-old boy.

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A third City of Buffalo employee is under arrest for allegedly stealing money from parking meters.

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Dr. James Corasanti, who was convicted of drunk driving in a 2011 accident that killed a teenage skateboarder, was involved in another DWI accident Thursday morning.  This time, it was the driver of the other car who was allegedly drunk. 

A man who killed his girlfriend's 3-year-old son in March at a home on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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Buffalo Police have announced an arrest in the murder of a 13-year-old girl. The body of Lanasha Rollerson was found in the 100 block of Newburgh Avenue Tuesday night. Darshawn Morris, 21, of Hagen Street was arrested at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Teenager sentenced for killing 5-year-old girl

Sep 5, 2013
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A Niagara Falls teenager has been sentenced to 22 years-to-life in prison for killing a 5-year-old girl he was babysitting.

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A Buffalo Public School student was found dead late Tuesday night. The family of 13-year-old Lanasha Rollerson reported her missing Sunday. 

Dontre Jones, 19, has been given 25 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed, for the 2011 shooting death of Ira Watkins, Jr. in Cheektowaga Town Park.