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WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Niagara County Legislature raised the stakes on the Niagara River black sludge spill by seeking criminal investigations on local, state and federal levels.

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Law enforcement in Niagara County is getting nearly $700,000 to fight violent crime.

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Anyone who has used DNA family geneology websites, like Ancestry DNA, knows there are a lot of people out there who are genetic relations. That is the root of a new criminal investigative technique.

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John Flynn officially became Erie County's new District Attorney Friday morning, taking his oath of office in front of a large audience of family, friends, lawyers and elected officials spanning the political spectrum.


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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has been cleared in an investigation into a sexual encounter at a downtown hotel in December.


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A Newfane teacher is looking to clear his name after legal charges against him were dropped.

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The turmoil surrounding Hamburg School Superintendent Richard Jetter is growing in its reach.

Republicans endorse Sedita for re-election

Jun 4, 2012
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District Attorney Frank Sedita III received some positive political news this weekend with the endorsement of the Erie County Republican Party.

The development puts the long-time Democrat on the top lines of the November ballot and almost guarantees his re-election to a second term as D.A.

Sedita's office suffered a high-profile setback last week when James Corasanti was found not guilty on felony charges related to the vehicular death of 18-year-old Alix Rice.

In an emotional post-trial press conference, Sedita apologized to Rice's family for the verdict.