A North Tonawanda businessman has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, while a Buffalo man has been sentenced on similar charges.

A former University of Rochester professor has paid a penalty of $100 million as part of a plea agreement with the federal government.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

An East Aurora teen is facing manslaughter, after what authorities say was an accidental shooting that left his friend dead.

An overnight shooting in Lockport leaves one man injured.

Two people are facing drug related charges after a Friday afternoon arrest in Jamestown.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

A New York-state research institute has a new leader after its last president resigned in the wake of bid-rigging charges.

BPD warning about stranger danger downtown

Nov 4, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating a complaint by a 14-year-old girl who was approached by a man, trying to get her into his van.

Niagara Charter School

Authorities say a Niagara Falls woman is due back in court after threatening "to blow up" Niagara Charter School in Niagara Falls.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Authorities say the 14-year-old boy accused of setting a massive fire at Lockport's tire recycling plant never told anyone his friend was trapped inside.

A Canadian couple is accused of importing fentanyl products from China into the United States and then mailing the powerful opioid drugs to Canada.

Two local women haves pleaded guilty in the murder-for-hire against an ex-husband and his new spouse.

Buffalo Police are investigating a number of tire slashings that occurred on the city's west side Saturday morning.

Jamestown Police Dept

A Jamestown man is facing multiple charges after police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street on Friday.

WBFO's Mike Desmond / File Photo

It was supposed to be a sentencing hearing, but instead it turned out to be another change of representation for a Buffalo man facing up to 15 years in prison.

New York's attorney general says an analysis shows that three-quarters of nearly 53,000 guns used to commit crimes in New York over the last five years were originally purchased in another state.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.


An investigation of state employees stealing from developmentally disabled people in their care has prompted a call for better oversight by the agency overseeing group homes for the disabled.

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.

Cheektowaga Police

Cheektowaga Police are asking the public to contact them if they fell prey to a Wanda Avenue man who has been impersonating a police officer.

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.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The owner of four local Mexican restaurants, as well as two other individuals, are charged with harboring illegal immigrants after federal agents raided the eateries late Tuesday morning.

File Photo / Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo Police are investigating how a body turned up in the Niagara River.

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State officials argue against claims that they aren't assisting enough to improve New York's 911 system.

Two Southtowns drag racers have pleaded guilty for their part in a deadly crash in April.

Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo Police are asking for help solving the city's latest fatal shooting.

Stevenson arraigned in deaths of girlfriend and her son

Oct 12, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.

A new scam is taking advantage of area businesses.

Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force

A new series of public service announcements is aiming to tackle a crime across Western New York that most residents may not know is even happening – human trafficking.

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.

A Cheektowaga woman has been arrested and charged with voter fraud. Authorities say she has been voting illegally for more than two decades.