The woman prosecutors say struck a man on a bicycle with her car in late 2013, and then left him to die, faces jail time. It's the result of a plea deal announced Monday morning in State Supreme Court.
A new study from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services puts a price tag on a specific form of elder abuse. The statewide study says the financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults results in at least $1.5 billion in annual costs associated with stolen cash and property, benefits that are paid to the victims and the price of investigating the crimes.
The local lawyer representing the family of a man who died in the Erie County Holding Center is praising the work of the New York State Commission of Correction. The commission issued its final report in the 2012 death of 35-year-old Robert Metcalf, finding it a homicide caused by improper restraint used by Erie County deputies.
The man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and her son in their Cheektowaga apartment last month appeared in State Supreme Court Wednesday morning, arraigned on an Erie County grand jury indictment.
Erie County 911 call-takers have approved a pilot agreement to create a 12-hour work day schedule. A majority of the 33 CSEA call-takers voted Thursday to approve what they say will be an improvement to their work-life balance.