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Agencies working to protect victims of domestic violence in Erie County are gaining financial support with a grant from the federal government.


A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempting to fatally stab his ex-girlfriend.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the torso with a butcher knife.

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A Buffalo man who spent 27 years in prison on a wrongful conviction has been exonerated. Valentino Dixon was released Wednesday.

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The attorney for the family of Rafael "Pito" Rivera says a high-definition surveillance video clearly shows Rivera running away from Buffalo Police when he was fatally shot early Wednesday morning.

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For two-and-a-half years, the death of India Cummings has  raised questions. Cummings died after spending 17 days at the Erie County Holding Center. Thursday brought another protest outside the Holding Center, in the wake of a state report that said homicide should be listed as the woman's cause of death.

Hazmat crews were called to the Niagara County Courthouse at 175 Hawley Street in Lockport Monday afternoon, after a white powdery substance was discovered on an envelope delivered by the U.S. mail.

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A Buffalo man has been charged with a fatal shooting on I-190.

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The owner of Classic Fence and Lumber admitted Monday that he scammed dozens of customers, pleading guilty to one felony count of first degree scheme to defraud.

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Someone sent the Erie County District Attorney's office a bomb threat letter that included a white powder. DA John Flynn says he has a lot of people investigating the letter, which was sent from a state prison.

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Buffalo's Catholic Diocese has confirmed that Fr. Fabian Maryanski has been named as the subject of a recent investigation by the Erie County District Attorney's office into an allegation of misconduct.

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Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee can return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

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An Alden father has pleaded guilty to shaking his baby to the point of unconsciousness.

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A local health care executive has pleaded guilty to stealing $318,000 from Buffalo Rheumatology and Medicine in Orchard Park.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says new research at the University at Buffalo is a "huge deal" in developing a computer chip that could eventually be used to build the illegal drug equivalent of the breathalyzer.

Buffalo man charged in suspected dog fighting ring

May 3, 2018
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A Buffalo man faces eight counts in relation to a suspected dog fighting operation in the city's East Side, the Erie County District Attorney's Office and SPCA Serving Erie County announced Thursday.


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This week marks National Crime Victims Week and the Erie County District Attorney is marking the occasion to spotlight the assistance available to crime victims through his office's Victim/Witness Bureau. 

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An Amherst man has pleaded guilty to starting the fire that damaged an Allentown apartment building.

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Within the first 24 hours after the announced launch of a new reward program, Crime Stoppers Buffalo reported fielding dozens of calls from citizens providing tips about alleged illegal opioid distribution.

 

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A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced in the hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist.

A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for the crowbar attack on his girlfriend.

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Friends, family and supporters gathered today at Niagara Square to celebrate the life of Tonya “Kita” Harvey, a transgender woman who was murdered earlier this month.

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A jury has found a Cheektowaga man guilty in the sledgehammer attack on his ex-girlfriend and her friend, then attacking her father.

A Snyder woman convicted of stealing nearly $30,000 from Oracle Charter School is going to jail.

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State lawmakers and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn are pushing for changes in the laws related to the reporting of child abuse following allegations of decades of inappropriate behavior by faculty at Nichols School.

A 17-year-old Buffalo girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend have been indicted for the death of her step-grandfather.

Dollar General shooting suspect indicted

Jan 3, 2018

A Cheektowaga man has been indicted in the November shooting at the Dollar General on Union Road in Cheektowaga that injured one person.

A Buffalo man has been arraigned in the death of a homeless man.

The former bookkeeper of an Amherst plastic surgeon has been sentenced for embezzling.

A Buffalo man has been  sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for the rape of a child under age 15.

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