Crime

Crime

Letchworth State Park File Photo

Two men have been sentenced to five years' probation for the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall at Letchworth State Park.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

An Eden man has been arraigned in State Supreme Court on an indictment charging him with killing his mother.

True Bethel Baptist Church

Somewhere locally are two young men who need to meet with Buffalo Common Council President and True Bethel Baptist Church Bishop Darius Pridgen.

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New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

Jamestown Police Department

A Southern Tier lawmaker wants harsher penalties for causing harm to police animals.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

A Cheektowaga woman has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for a car crash that injured three children.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a couple in their Kensington Avenue apartment.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The state attorney general has taken over the investigation of a Sunday afternoon incident that left a suspect dead and a Buffalo Police officer wounded.

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New York's Court of Appeals has upheld a state law that allows for permanent suspension of drivers licenses for repeat drunk drivers.

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A father and son from Alden have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to pay bribes to Buffalo Police officers.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

With the Erie County Sheriff's Department and Seneca Nation marshals working together, a three-time convicted drug dealer was busted Monday and charged with supplying residents of the nation's Cattaraugus Territory.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A Buffalo Police officer is in “fair” condition and good spirits after he was shot in the head on Sunday evening in the Black Rock-Riverside neighborhood.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A Buffalo police officer was shot and another officer injured Sunday during a violent confrontation that left a man dead.


A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to five years in prison for scamming elderly victims out of their savings.

A murder indictment has been dismissed for an Attica prison inmate accused in the recreation yard slaying of another prisoner.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about funny money being passed locally.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A local political activist, accused of casting a vote where he was not living two years ago, was spared jail time. Instead, as part of a plea deal, Rus Thompson was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The man who admitted killing his girlfriend and her older son in their Cheektowaga home last September will spend the next 50 years to life in prison.

New York's State Supreme Court has upheld convictions in two high-profile cases.

A former maintenance supervisor at the University at Buffalo has been sentenced for his part in a bid rigging scheme.

Drug Policy Alliance

As Western New York and the nation deals with an opioid crisis, a group of drug reform advocates, former users and health care professionals have launched an effort to bring to New York State facilities where addicts can consume their drug of choice in a safe, secure and supervised environment.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are warning residents to lock up their cars.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

An Eden man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of his elderly mother inside their East Eden Road home.

WBFO's Chris Caya

The Niagara Falls man convicted of strangling the 25-year-old mother of his two young children has been sentenced to four years in prison and three years post-release supervision.

Orchard Park Police

Authorities say two suspected shoplifters taken to the Erie County Holding Center ended up causing water damage to their cells and the rooms below.

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A 14-year-old Lockport boy has been sentenced to a year probation and psychiatric care, in response of his guilty plea of arson and burglary in connection to a massive tire recycling plant fire last August.

The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12.

At first, clues led authorities to believe she had committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place.

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

A Brampton, ON man has pleaded guilty to being part of an international conspiracy that smuggled $120 million worth of cocaine through Western New York.

$2.7M to fight gun violence awarded to WNY

Apr 19, 2017

New York State is awarding more than $13 million to help law enforcement agencies combat gun violence.

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