Crime

Crime

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Members of Allentown's LGBTQ community met behind closed doors Thursday night to talk about solutions to the apparent gay-bashing incident early Saturday morning in Allentown that left several people hurt outside a popular pizza business.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A small number of citizens turned out to ask real questions of real cops about how policing works in Buffalo, during a meeting sponsored by Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation to help seniors who have been financially exploited by phone and online scams. Scammers hack personal information and trick seniors into giving them money.

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A Batavia man has been arrested for harassing and endangering three children in his care at the New York State School for the Blind.

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A Miami, FL man who was caught at the Canadian border with 73 forged credit cards has been sentenced to just under a year in jail.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A year after India Cummings died at Erie County Medical Center, protestors were at the door of the Erie County Holding Center protesting her death and demanding changes. The lawyer for her family says the cause of death after 17 days in the Holding Center are now clear.

FBI

The FBI needs your help finding two suspected bank robbers.

A former college maintenance supervisor admits he accepted $100,000 in bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for jobs.

New York State is paying $3 million to the family of a developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-managed group home.

Man faces charges after gun goes off

Feb 19, 2017

A City of Tonawanda man faces multiple felony charges after a gun went off in a residence on Sunday morning.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

The Peace Officer Training Academy is holding an Open House Saturday  for its new location in a renovated factory building at 2180 Elmwood Avenue. It is the first time since the initial class in August 2000 that the Academy has had its own facility.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

About 70 protestors gathered Thursday night in front of Buffalo's B District Police Station  at Main and Tupper streets to voice concerns over the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis. The 20-year-old man died Tuesday night while in police custody.

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City officials in Buffalo have shut down a bar where a man was shot outside in the latest of dozens of incidents reported at the tavern over the past year. 

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The University at Buffalo is investigating a report of a possible attempted sexual assault.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it happened on UB's North Campus early Monday morning.   

Kenmore Police are warning about a new telephone scam, with a twist.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

Local authorities scored big during a raid of two Buffalo homes Thursday.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Another Western New York doctor has been sentenced for fraudulently prescribing drugs. Dr. Albert Cowie, a former radiologist with Diagnostic Imaging Associates in Williamsville, faces 24 months in prison.


New York State Police say they have charged a Chautauqua County woman and her 26-year-old son with fatally shooting the woman's ex-boyfriend in his home.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Eight murders in January alone and gunfire in broad daylight at Main and Utica in Buffalo is another sign that street violence won't go away. That was the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday night in St. Joseph University Church.

A former mayor of Dunkirk has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing campaign contributions for personal use.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A man who jumped out of a third-floor window at Buffalo Police Department headquarters while being questioned about sexual assaults has pleaded guilty to rape charges.

New York State Sen. Patrick Gallivan is among a trio of lawmakers introducing the Community Heroes Protection Act in New York. The act would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers punishable as hate crimes.

A Kenmore man and former Buffalo bar owner has been sentenced  to prison after his arrest in 2014.

Reward offered for info on animal stabbing

Jan 27, 2017
SPCA

An animal rights group is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for help in finding whoever stabbed a pig that was found bleeding in the Village of Sloan.

A Buffalo man has been found guilty of sexually abusing two underage girls over a period of several years.

FBI

The FBI is looking for information about a possible pedophile.

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A student was arrested for allegedly carrying a gun into school Monday morning. It happened at the Baker Hall School in Lackawanna. Baker Victory Services spokesman John Pitts tells WBFO News the gun was discovered as the student entered the school building.  


A City of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for his role in a deadly boat crash on Ellicott Creek in June of 2015.

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A Buffalo man brought his murder trial to a halt when he pleaded guilty to beating and strangling his estranged girlfriend.

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A former Boy Scout leader who tricked a troop member into sending him sexually explicit pictures of himself has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. 

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