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After several years of talk about the death of Erie County Holding Center inmate India Cummings, local officials are hoping for definitive answers from a new investigation begun by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

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The Buffalo Bills will host their first regular season game of the 2018 National Football League season this Sunday, when they face the Los Angeles Chargers at 1 p.m. Team officials and the Erie County Sheriff joined at New Era Field to discuss security measures in advance of the game.


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Are you ready for some football? Then get ready for some traffic headaches as well.

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A armed robbery suspect is out of surgery and is expected to survive Monday morning, after Erie County Sheriff's deputies shot him coming out of a convenient store in Springville.

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The death of 27-year-old India Cummings after more than two weeks at the Erie County Holding Center in 2016 was in the spotlight at County Hall on Wednesday, with criticism of the care and treatment of inmates there taking center stage.


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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.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a body that was found in Lake Erie on June 20.

The Erie County Sheriff's office is investigating a motor vehicle crash that took the life of an 11-year-old girl Saturday evening.

A single rollover crash in Sardinia Sunday sent five people to the hospital, including two children.

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Law enforcers in Erie County say they'll be watching more closely this summer to ensure those parking in handicap-designated spaces really belong there.


Erie County's deputy commissioner of buildings and grounds has been found dead. The Erie County Sheriff's Department says they are treating it as a suicide.

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The two companions of the Lancaster teacher who died over the weekend in a boating accident were both off-duty Lancaster police officers.

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In a case with wide-ranging impact, a New York City judge on Wednesday ruled information collected by portable cellphone tracking systems commonly known as Stingrays may remain confidential.

An Elma woman has been charged for crashing her vehicle into a Grand Island home.

A Erie County Sheriff's deputy has been indicted for assaulting a woman inside his South Buffalo home.

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At least a dozen Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies have been testing out body cameras while on patrol. If the county decides to support broader use, it wouldn’t be mandatory.


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Six people were safely rescued from the ice about 150 yards off Sturgeon Point Marina Sunday.

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Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle suspected of striking a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle on Grand Island early Wednesday evening.

New York State Police Troop A says it have a woman in custody after she barricaded herself in her home on Brown Hill Road in the Town of Concord.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has moved into a new sub-station in Clarence.

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The Erie County Sheriff has released the name of the two men who jumped onto the field during Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, one in his birthday suit.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has received funds to deputize a second female cadaver dog.

If you have not eaten all your Halloween candy yet, take a close look at it before biting in.

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Albany wants kids under the age of two facing backwards in their car seats. There is going to be an education program to persuade parents to do that, before a new law takes effect in two years.

Last of inmate-raised pheasants released in Zoar Valley

Oct 31, 2017
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More than a thousand pheasants raised and cared for by New York jail inmates have flown the coop.

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The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is adding another set of eyes to the streets as its patrol officers take part in a 60 day trial of body cameras. While Deputies will weigh the pros and cons of the cameras themselves, department officials are already considering other factors.


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Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard held a fundraiser Tuesday at the Deep South Taco restaurant in downtown Buffalo. Dozens of chanting protestors flanked the entrance as ticket buyers arrived.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office is hailing an accreditation, awarded by a statewide association, for its Jail Management Division. It is an honor that recognizes the county's jail system for meeting a set of standards, but some are raising questions about several deaths and other incidents behind bars.


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With the primary in less than three weeks and the November general election soon after, political campaigns are heating up. The two candidates for Erie County Sheriff are making strong complaints about each other.

Charlottesville violence fires up "Fire Howard" advocates

Aug 14, 2017
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A White anti-racism group is going door to door Monday evening in an effort to oust Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard from office.

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