Harvey Austin School on Sycamore Avenue was in lockdown late Thursday afternoon following a report of an individual with a gun near or on the school grounds. Some children were there at the time as part of an after-school program.
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.
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.
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.
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.