Crime

Crime

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

As the search continues for 14-month old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, his mother’s boyfriend appeared in court Tuesday.

New York State Police

A man accused of shooting the owner of a Clarence restaurant two years ago and other crimes pleaded guilty to a variety of charges Tuesday.

WXXI News

Authorities have canceled a statewide AMBER Alert, but continue to search for a missing 14-month-old toddler on a Wayne County farm.

AMBER Alert issued for missing toddler

May 25, 2018
Wayne County Sheriff's Office

An AMBER Alert has been issued for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, a toddler that was missing, along with his mother, since last week.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $20,000 from the local volunteer fire company where he worked.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Police and federal authorities are investigating what is believed to be a multi-state firearms trafficking ring. On Wednesday, they announced the arrest of a Buffalo man in possession of more than a dozen guns.

A body found in the East Otto Forest Saturday has been positively identified as missing person Rudy Ray Rockett and authorities say his death is being treated as a homicide.

East Aurora Police say they have charged a Buffalo woman with third-degree larceny in connection with the theft of toys and merchandise from the Fisher Price toy factory.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The son and nephew of Western New York developer Robert Morgan, as well as two Buffalo-area men, have been charged in what the U.S. Attorney’s office calls a "multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme."


Erie County District Attorney

A 25-year-old man was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday morning, charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of his roommate's boyfriend inside an apartment on May Street in Buffalo last summer.


Nick Lippa / WBFO

All three defendants in a trial involving members of a North Tonawanda motorcycle club have been found guilty of charges relating to two murders in 2014.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

The getaway driver who was an accomplice in a deadly shooting at Anchor Bar in 2016 has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

Aging prison population to cost NYS more

May 18, 2018
Osborne Association

A new report says New York State's prison population is rapidly aging, putting more pressure on prison health care systems and taxpayers alike.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo Police announced Thursday they have charged an 18-year-old man with multiple counts, including a hate crime, in the late Tuesday destruction of a Blessed Mother statue on the grounds of St. John Kanty Catholic Church.

Tom Rivers / OrleansHub.com

A local health care executive has pleaded guilty to stealing $318,000 from Buffalo Rheumatology and Medicine in Orchard Park.

Courtesy Rep. Brian Higgins

The name of Buffalo Police Lt. Craig Lehner was read among 199 officers added to the National Peace Officers' Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says new research at the University at Buffalo is a "huge deal" in developing a computer chip that could eventually be used to build the illegal drug equivalent of the breathalyzer.

Tyler Krupicka

A team of students at RIT has come up with a new way to send out mass notifications on campus in the event of an emergency. Their digital clock can receive digital alerts to display on the screen when emergency coordinators have to reach students, staff and campus visitors in a hurry.

Lynn Bader / WNED-TV

Police are investigating a shooting outside the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga.

A Lockport man is facing 5-40 years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin, while a Buffalo is also facing up to 40 years in prison for beating a witness in a public housing drug-related case.

Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant

A Genesee County grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy of any charges in connection with a shooting death of a suspect.

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A man sentenced to 107 years in prison in connection with an attack on his former girlfriend, her friend and her father could be facing additional prison time.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Lt. Craig Lehner has been added among the names of dozens of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty on the State of New York Police Officers' Memorial in Albany.

4 plead guilty to operating cocaine ring in Lockport

May 3, 2018

Four people have pleaded guilty in what authorities are calling a "large drug trafficking organization operating out of Lockport."

Uncrowned Community Builders

The former long-time head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority has been sentenced to two years probation and a $2,000 fine for stealing government funds.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

After denying a defense request for youthful offender status, an Erie County Court Judge sentenced Devon VanDerwege Wednesday morning to 20 years in prison for his admitted role in the death of a toddler in the Town of Marilla last year.

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that would temporarily take away the guns of people accused of domestic violence.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Beaty is leaving the department after 31 years.

The Canadian Press

Ontario Provincial Police are warning that a drug known as "purple heroin" has turned up in southwestern Ontario.

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