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It was emotional for immigrants’ rights advocates to talk about a family they knew well. Supporters of the family of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, an undocumented farm worker found dead on a farm in Wayne County last month, met with reporters Tuesday.

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Seven female Republican state senators say some good could come out of the fall of former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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New legislation is advancing through Albany to help victims of domestic violence escape unhealthy relationships.


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Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a longtime champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser.


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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the latest high-profile male to face accusations of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. An article published in The New Yorker Monday night cited four women alleging a pattern of physical and verbal abuse.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that expands the confiscation of guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence cases. While some, including the Erie County District Attorney, welcome the updated legislation, others are raising questions about the governor's history with gun rights issues.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that would temporarily take away the guns of people accused of domestic violence.

A new audit is raising concerns about New York state's oversight of domestic violence shelters.

Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and supporters of stricter gun control are applauding passage of a new measure included in the new budget for New York State.

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Members of the New York State Assembly Minority Conference were in Buffalo Friday morning, announcing the release of their new report on domestic violence. They also explained what they'd like to see accomplished next, including increased services for victims and broader guidelines and definitions for those who prosecute such cases.


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Reaching back half a century to Martin Luther King Jr., economic activists have revived King's Poor People's Campaign with the Truth Commission on Poverty.

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Authorities say a woman is in critical condition after being set on fire by a man.

The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force all regularly fail to submit required crime data to the FBI for inclusion in national databases, but the Air Force has shown improvement over the past several years, according to a new report released by the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General.

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Being a victim of domestic violence is challenging enough, but fighting it through the court system can sometimes add unwanted stress to the situation. An agency in Erie County is helping victims fight for the justice and protection they need while spending minimal time in the courtroom.


Erie County District Attorney's Office

There was a purple light on the side of old Erie County Hall Tuesday night, a sign to Shine the Light on Domestic Violence during the month of October.

Thousands gather for Trooper Davis funeral

Jul 16, 2017
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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.

Evidence of troubled past for suspect in double murder

Jul 14, 2017
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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.

Jefferson County stunned by murders of young mother, trooper

Jul 11, 2017
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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.

The Cheektowaga man convicted of strangling his girlfriend, then setting her body on fire inside their home, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, plus five years post-release supervision.

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Domestic violence occurs in every community no matter its faith or culture.

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The month of October is recognized nationwide as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, for the first time, Erie County Hall will mark the month by illuminating purple during evenings.


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An important tool in fighting domestic violence will remain in place at the Family Justice Center in downtown Buffalo. New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan announced he secured $100,000 to the Center to continue to fund its Forensic Medical Unit. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley takes a look at how this unit plays a major role in the prosecution of domestic violence cases.   

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The investigation continues into what police are calling a murder-suicide in Orchard Park.


Often when a marriage or a relationship is falling apart, there is some form of domestic violence.

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One man is dead and an Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering from injuries after a shootout in the early hours this morning.

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Many recent stories have placed the spotlight on the dangerous realities of domestic violence. Advocates on Monday paid honor to victims during a rally on the steps of Buffalo City Hall.

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Some women refugee and immigrants who come to Buffalo struggle with domestic violence and become easy targets for human trafficking. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the International Institute of Buffalo provides important services for these women as they try to live a new life in our city. 

Tonawanda garden dedicated to domestic violence victims

Sep 15, 2014
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Construction of a ‘Tribute Garden’ in honor of domestic violence victims and survivors is underway at Isle View Park. Local officials broke ground on the garden in Tonawanda on Monday.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for programs and services that assist the victims of crimes.

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