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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
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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.

A Town of Concord woman has been arraigned on three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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17 individuals are facing federal charges in relation to a massive drug trafficking operation that brought cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl from across the United States’ southern border into the Western New York area. It’s part of the largest prosecution ever taken on by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.

$20,000 reward offered for cold case information

Aug 9, 2016
WXXI.org

Authorities are offering $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the slaying of a teenage girl whose body was found in a Western New York field more than 35 years ago.  

Jamestown Police Department

Two additional suspects have been indicted by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury for their roles in a brutal home invasion robbery and sexual assault in Jamestown.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A former member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club has acknowledged that his group was "nothing more than a criminal front, engaging in such crimes as drug distribution, firearms sales, committing violence and promoting prostitution." That is according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which has accepted Emmett Green's guilty plea to RICO conspiracy. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

A Cheektowaga woman has been sentenced for stealing nearly a half-million dollars from her former employer.

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Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating two Friday shootings that occurred on the city's eastside.

A judge says New York's former Senate majority leader can remain free on bail while appealing extortion and bribery convictions.

Buffalo police are investigating two shooting incidents this morning. One man died, three others suffered non-life threatening injuries.

3 arrested after 4 people stabbed

Aug 3, 2016

Authorities say three people have been arrested after four others were stabbed during a fight in Buffalo's Central Park neighborhood.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning Grand Island residents to secure their homes and vehicles after a string of break-ins over the past 24 hours.

Bills rookie drunk driving arrest video reported

Jul 26, 2016
Draft 2016

TMZ Sports is reporting that it has obtained footage from the night Buffalo Bills rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested for drunk driving. The entertainment program reported the video includes Williams at one point begging the officer for mercy because he just got drafted.

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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was handcuffed by Buffalo Police late Friday morning and is facing charges for an alleged confrontation at a downtown bar last month.

   

Jamestown Police Department

A former Jamestown police officer has pleaded guilty to charges related to online threats he made against two members of  Jamestown-area law enforcement.

NYS stepping up efforts against K2 synthetic drugs

Jul 19, 2016
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State Police arrested a man in Rochester Sunday evening, charged with the sale of 150 packets of K2. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is getting tougher on the potent "synthetic marijuana," as it will most likely begin to spread across Western and Upstate New York.

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others were injured in Baton Rouge, La., when a suspect fired on officers outside a convenience store.

This comes less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire on police at a protest in Dallas, killing five officers.

Buffalo Police Department

Law enforcers announced late Friday afternoon that a Buffalo man has been charged with making a threat of violence on social media against members of the Buffalo Police Department. The arrest was announced one week after Commissioner Daniel Derenda first reported a "credible threat" against officers.


Were 911 dispatchers asleep on the job?

Jul 14, 2016

The man in charge at the 911 Center in Rochester says he will investigate whether some dispatchers were sleeping on the job.  That’s what some photos posted on the blog of a local activist and blogger, Davy Vara show, although it is not clear when the photos were taken or whether the dispatchers were on duty at the time.

A Buffalo Police Department cell block attendant has been indicted in connection with a violation of the civil rights of a suspect in custody.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Police have arrested a couple on child endangerment charges after three young children were discovered living in "deplorable conditions" on the city's West Side. Central District officers responded to a call at 5 p.m. Monday at a residence in the first block of 15th Street near York. The Buffalo Police Juvenile/Sex Offense Squad was also called in soon after.

Buffalo Police Department

Jury selection was to begin in the trial of a 29-year-old Buffalo man charged with breaking into a woman's home and raping her. Instead, Cornell Long has pleaded guilty to one charge of Rape in the First Degree and one count of Burglary in the First Degree.

Two Niagara County women have been indicted on felony rape counts for sexually abusing men in their care while employed by Northpointe Council’s First Step Chemical Dependency Crisis Center in Niagara Falls.

WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Some of the city of Buffalo's most violent residents are going to have notification sessions in their futures, courtesy of nearly $2 million in state cash coming here for crime-fighting. It is part of a renewal of a program called the Gun Involved Violence Elimination grant from the State Division of Criminal Justice Services. 

Jamestown Police

A traffic stop by Jamestown Police ending up revealing a vehicle with 244 bags of heroin hidden within its console area, according to police.

Two people charged after burned body found

Jul 7, 2016
TWC News

State Police say that two people have been arrested after the discovery of a burned body in Caledonia, southwest of Rochester, this week.

Troopers say that 35-year-old Aykut Ozkaynak and 42-year-old Mary Neverett, both of the Rochester area, are facing second degree murder charges. They also face a charge of tampering with physical evidence.

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Buffalo Police had a busy holiday weekend. Monday night at Canalside, they had to break up several skirmishes as well as investigate unconfirmed reports of gunshots. Police were also called to no less than four shooting incidents within a 90-minute span late Sunday into early Monday morning.

Wyoming County Sheriff

After an extensive investigation, the Wyoming County Sheriff has arrested 40-year-old Jody Nelligan of Orchard Park on charges she set two separate fires in her father's house when family members were present.

An 11-year-old boy is in very serious condition and a 20-year-old man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after being shot in the first block of Humason Avenue last night.

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