WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo Police have quickly arrested four teenagers in connection with an early-morning assault of a 64-year-old man behind the downtown Buffalo library.

A man charged with killing a woman and her 7-year-old son inside their Cheektowaga apartment has waived his right to a felony hearing. A grand jury will now hear the case.


A woman and her young son were discovered dead inside their Cheektowaga home Thursday evening. The man who had a relationship with the mother is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Former youth baseball president jailed

Sep 13, 2016
West Seneca Youth Baseball

Prosecutors say the former president of a West Seneca youth baseball organization embezzled about $49,000 from the club and used some of it to gamble at a casino.  Kevin Chodkowski of West Seneca has been jailed on $25,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records.

Charges announced in May 20 murder at Anchor Bar

Sep 12, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo Police Department and Acting Erie County District Attorney announced Monday that a suspect in a brazen shooting death inside one of Buffalo's most iconic restaurants is now charged with second degree murder. The alleged killer, investigators revealed, is already in custody on an unrelated charge.

New York State Police

New York State Police officials say they are investigating several complaints of a telephone scam in which the caller threatens to harm a loved one unless they receive money.

Buffalo State College

Buffalo State College has sent out a suspicious person warning to all students. Police are looking for 51-year-old Willie Caldwell in an attempted burglary and stalking that occurred Wednesday morning at the off-campus residence of a female student.

Another member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club is facing prison time for participating in a ring of drugs and violence officials say operated throughout Western New York.

A Buffalo woman has been arraigned on charges he killed a 92-year-old WWI veteran more than three decades ago.

Police net another arrest in Southern Ontario drug ring

Sep 6, 2016

Police have arrested a ninth person in a suspected southern Ontario drug ring that investigators say has ties to the Greater Toronto Area.

West Seneca Police

West Seneca Police say a home invasion Monday night has left a town man beaten, bloodied and robbed.

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Buffalo Police are investigating two Saturday night shootings.

Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection to Friday morning's fatal stabbing of a 52-year-old man on Oakmont Avenue.

An Olean woman is facing drug-related charges after being arrested Friday afternoon.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda says they are close to making arrests in several recent shooting cases, they are still in need of information which can help bring the shooters to justice. Friday in Mayor Byron Brown's office, rewards were announced for several still-unsolved cases.

FBI Cleveland

The FBI in Cleveland, OH is asking for help from Western New York to apprehend an unknown child predator who may be in Western New York. He is suspected of abducting a 6-year-old from inside her Cleveland home in May and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old in February.

A former union president and business manager has been sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $200,000 restitution for what prosecutors say was a 10-year criminal enterprise that used intimidation and violence to secure jobs.

An employee of a state-operated residence for people with developmental disabilities in West Seneca has been arrested and arraigned in West Seneca Town Court on charges she falsified the records for a resident in her care to cover up how the resident was injured.

A 27-year-old man will spend 35 years in prison after pleading guilty for kidnapping and torturing two University of Rochester students last December.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The man investigators say instigated a violent attack against an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy this week remains behind bars without bail, after he and a co-defendant entered pleas of not guilty Friday morning in Grand Island Town Court.

Buffalo Police say an 8-year-old boy suffered possibly life-threatening injuries when he was shot while sitting in a vehicle on South Division Street Thursday night.

WBFO file photo

Canadian border officials say they recently halted a Mississauga man who attempted to smuggle a large portion of cocaine into that country by way of Buffalo.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Two Grand Island residents are charged in a violent attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy, including an individual who was out on bail for an alleged death threat against a deputy last month.

Buffalo shootings claim two lives

Aug 22, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating two shootings that left two people dead and another wounded over the weekend. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Samuel Saeli, who was arraigned and released on $10,000 bail Monday on charges he abducted a 13-year-old boy from the Fredonia Wal-Mart.

The U.S. Attorney calls him a "violent predator" and gang member, responsible for murder and drug dealing. Wednesday the predator was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison.

A British Columbia man has pleaded guilty in connection to what the U.S. Attorney says is another major drug trafficking organization, this time operating in Canada.

Orchard Park Police Department

Orchard Park Police are warning area residents to lock their homes and vehicles, in the wake of some 50 burglaries and larcenies over the last two weeks.

Jamestown Police have a suspect in custody for a Sunday evening stabbing that left one man dead.

Rochester man pleads guilty in terror case

Aug 12, 2016

A Rochester man accused of a terrorist-inspired plan to kill people in Rochester on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.