Crime

Crime

A member of a violent Buffalo street gang has been sentenced to consecutive life sentences in prison for fatally shooting a man nicknamed "Shooter'' five years ago.

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Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle suspected of striking a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle on Grand Island early Wednesday evening.

New York State Police Troop A says it have a woman in custody after she barricaded herself in her home on Brown Hill Road in the Town of Concord.

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A Jamestown man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for killing his estranged wife.

The former bookkeeper of an Amherst plastic surgeon has been sentenced for embezzling.

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A Chautauqua County man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer.

A Buffalo man has been  sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for the rape of a child under age 15.

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An investigation into the death of a Buffalo man who died while in police custody has resulted in no criminal charges against the two city police officers involved. The decision brought out protesters to Buffalo Police headquarters, who said they were marching for justice.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to one-and-two-thirds to five years in prison for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian dead.

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Buffalo residents are anxiously awaiting word from the state Attorney General's Office. The AG is expected to release its findings into the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis Wednesday.

A 47-year-old Niagara Falls man, who lost his leg when he stomped out an ignited homemade bomb, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful possession of a destructive device.

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A Buffalo man wanted in connection with a domestic-related shooting has been apprehended by Buffalo Police.

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A man was found guilty Friday of a murder that took place in one of Buffalo's most well-known restaurants.

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Authorities say a woman is in critical condition after being set on fire by a man.

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Oh yes, they call him the streak. On Thursday, he entered a guilty plea in Orchard Park Town Court.

Two court buildings and a county office building in Niagara County were closed in the early afternoon Thursday because of phoned-in bomb threats.

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The former head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and two family members have entered guilty pleas to stealing government funds.

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What began as a fight over the Buffalo Police Department traffic checkpoints is turning into a major probe of the police department by the state attorney general's office.

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A former top administrator at the University at Buffalo has been sentenced for stealing more than $14,000 in state funds and using the money for personal travel and fitness.

A Holland couple who stole more than $1.2 million in Veterans Affairs and workers compensation benefits have been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Arcara.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for help identifying a body found over the summer.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has moved into a new sub-station in Clarence.

A grand jury has indicted three local political operatives on charges of election law violations.

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The Florida teenager accused of killing his grandmother and who was caught at the Peace Bridge last weekend will soon return to his home state to face charges against him. On Friday, Logan Mott waived his right to an extradition hearing.

Epps murder conviction overturned, 19 years later

Dec 1, 2017
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A man convicted in the 1997 shooting death of a Buffalo woman is now a free man. Friday morning, an Erie County Court Judge removed the murder conviction of 46-year-old Cory Epps after new evidence came to light indicating he was not involved in the crime.


Buffalo Police are investigating a kidnapping that occurred Wednesday night on the city's East Side. 

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A Town of Tonawanda man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman he gave opiates.

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He appeared briefly in a downtown Buffalo courtroom Wednesday morning, standing stoically and answering "yes, sir" to one question asked by Judge Russell Buscaglia. But the extradition hearing for 15-year-old Logan Mott, now accused in Florida of murdering his grandmother, has been pushed back to Friday.


Jamestown Police have released the name of the man stabbed to death Tuesday night.

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Authorities say a grand jury will decide whether to bring criminal charges against a Western New York hunter who shot and killed a neighbor he mistook for a deer.

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