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Thousands gather for Trooper Davis funeral

Jul 16, 2017
Sarah Harris

Thousands of law enforcement officials and community members gathered at Fort Drum Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of New York State Trooper Joel Davis. Davis was responding to a domestic incident last week when he was shot and killed, allegedly by soldier Justin Walters. Walters was also charged with killing his wife, Nichole Walters, and shooting her friend Rebecca Finkle, who was treated and released from the hospital. Finkle's children were at the scene.

Funeral-goers mourned Trooper Davis’ passing and celebrated his life and service.

File Photo / New York Now

Reaction is mixed about the corruption conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that was overturned Thursday by a federal appeals court. The decision also begs the question of how it will affect others convicted or charged with corruption.

A Buffalo man is going to prison for shooting an 11-year-old boy.

Evidence of troubled past for suspect in double murder

Jul 14, 2017
North Country Public Radio

Ft. Drum soldier Sgt. Justin Walters, who has been charged with murder in the deaths of his wife Nichole and New York State Trooper Joel Davis, had a troubling juvenile history in Holland, MI, where he was a student.

Monroe County deputies confirm that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio will be released from jail early Thursday morning, after being there for more than a month.

Jefferson County stunned by murders of young mother, trooper

Jul 11, 2017
Used with permission of her family.

A Fort Drum soldier is being held in Jefferson County jail without bail on charges that he murdered his wife and a New York State trooper on Sunday night in the rural town of Theresa, NY.

State trooper, woman killed in Jefferson County

Jul 10, 2017
New York State Police

A state police trooper and a 27-year-old woman were killed Sunday night as part of an apparent domestic violence incident in Jefferson County. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state buildings flown at half-mast in honor of Trooper Joel Davis.

Erie County Sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle, head-on crash on South Newstead Road in Newstead Thursday morning, leading to a Leandra's Law arrest.

Dunkirk Police Department

A Dunkirk woman is facing murder charges.

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that injured a city man and a 13-year-old girl.

WXXI News

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been sentenced to jail as a result of fallout from her earlier drunk driving conviction.

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Right after his graduation from Buffalo's Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, Jequan Wilson posted the image of his high school diploma on Facebook. Hours later, he became another victim of Buffalo's street violence.

YouTube file photo

A mother and her six-month-old baby suffered second-degree burns after being struck by malfunctioning fireworks on the Fourth of July.

The body of a woman found along the Lake Erie shoreline will be autopsied Wednesday by the Chautauqua County coroner.

Authorities are warning residents about a telephone scam where callers pose as police officers.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A relatively small group of people who attended a recent a public hearing on policing in Buffalo insisted there major problems that must be addressed. One after another, people who attended the Tuesday night forum told stories of problem encounters with police. Several retired officers agreed work is needed.

Jeremy Nash, the Rochester Police officer who was shot and wounded Saturday night, has been released from the hospital.

New York State & Local Retirement System

A West Seneca woman will not go to jail for collecting her dead mother's pension payments for more than 30 years.

New York State may soon have a new way to prosecute dealers who sell heroin or opioids that result in a lethal overdose.

New York State Police

New York State Police are asking the public for help identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run Tuesday night on Grand Island.

Orchard Park Police

The former Comptroller for Towne Auto Group has been sentenced for stealing $4.1 million from her company.

A man involved in a gunfight, during which a stray round struck a child in the head, has been convicted of weapons possession. 

Erie County Sheriff's Department

One of the largest drug money seizures in Erie County history went down this Thursday morning.

WBFO file photo

One person is dead and another charged in a deadly late-night collision between two vehicles on the grounds of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

A Rochester man has been arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting at a West Seneca sports complex.

A 15-year-old boy was granted youthful offender status for his sentencing Wednesday in connection with the stomping of a homeless man last September.

Two Buffalo teens have each been sentenced to seven years in prison plus five years of post-release supervision for their part in the stomping of a 64-year-old man, causing him severe injuries.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill says six local restaurants were part of a national payment card security breach that took place between March  24 and April 18.

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A Buffalo woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling prescription opioids.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A former Buffalo Police jail attendant pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to depriving the rights of an individual in custody in May 2016, during an incident that resulted in injuries to that person.


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