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FBI Director James Comey lit the fuse Monday on a political time bomb and no one — including him — knows how long it will take to burn or what kind of damage it may cause when it goes off.

Comey confirmed to members of Congress that his investigators are looking into possible collusion between the campaign that elected President Trump and the Russian government. In fact, he said, the FBI has been doing so since last July.

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While federal authorities acknowledge the activity of the Mafia in this region has come to a virtual halt, the Mafia holds a storied past in Western New York. Reporter Dan Herbeck, who has covered local crime for over four decades, reviewed some of the area's notorious mob-related crimes in a two-part series in the Buffalo News.


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Authorities credit local media for their help identifying a suspect in the March 6 robbery of the KeyBank in Williamsville.

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Two North Buffalo residents have been arrested after a raid executed last night.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation to help seniors who have been financially exploited by phone and online scams. Scammers hack personal information and trick seniors into giving them money.

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The FBI needs your help finding two suspected bank robbers.

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The FBI is looking for information about a possible pedophile.

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The FBI hosted an employment workshop on Buffalo's East Side Thursday, as it looks to further diversify its workforce. 

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Federal agents now have a search warrant they need to examine the thousands of emails found on a computer belonging to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner that could be pertinent to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's personal email server, sources familiar with the matter tell NPR's Carrie Johnson.

Weiner is the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

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Newly discovered emails being examined by the FBI in relation to Hillary Clinton's email server came to light in the course of an unrelated criminal investigation of Anthony Weiner, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Carrie Johnson.

Weiner is the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin; he has been under scrutiny for sending illicit text messages to an underage girl. Sources said authorities seized electronic devices in their home, which led them to this new information.

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Federal and local authorities on Wednesday released more information about the man charged with the robbery and homicide at a Xerox federal credit union outside Rochester more than a decade ago.

$20,000 reward offered for cold case information

Aug 9, 2016
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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.  

Hillary Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless" in handling classified data over a private email server while she was secretary of state, FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday — but the FBI is recommending that no charges be brought against her.

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There were dozens of armed police and emergency medical personnel at Frontier High School in Hamburg Thursday, moving in to end a shooting situation and get students out to safety. But it was all just a drill.


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The head of the FBI says the fight against terror is changing but remains a threat. James Comey made those comments during Monday's visit to Buffalo.


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Lackawanna is back in the news, with the arrest of a Steel City man on accusations of terrorism support. Peter Ahearn, who led the Buffalo FBI office during the arrest of the Lackawanna Six, offered perspective.

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It's called sextortion and it's becoming more and more common in the age of the internet and social media.

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An active shooter field training exercise will be held Sunday, July 12 at Eastern Hills Mall from 6p to 10pm.

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A federal grand jury on Friday returned a 3-count indictment against a Buffalo resident in a drug case.

Authorities revisiting missing child cold case

May 14, 2015
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Authorities are once again trying to solve the case of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his Niagara County home more than 30 years ago.

Federal experts host data security seminar

Apr 29, 2015
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Local business owners and leaders learned more Wednesday about threats against data security, and how they can protect their own interests as well as those of their customers.

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Authorities are conducting a search along a section of Route 219-in Orchard Park.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the search began earlier today, but police remain tight lipped about this investigation.

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A 30-year-old tow truck manager has admitted to taking part in a 'pay to play' scheme of bribing Buffalo Police officers.

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The FBI is now involved in one of the long-running disputes in the Buffalo school district, the tangled case of a parent accused of forging her own signature.

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The new director of the FBI says cybercrime is the issue of the day, in the wake of tens of millions of people having their financial information stolen while making credit card purchases.

Niagara Supervisor reportedly facing charges

Oct 3, 2013

An 18-month investigation has reportedly resulted in a multiple-count indictment against the Supervisor of the Town of Niagara.

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The FBI has released its annual crime report, and Buffalo is near the top ten in violent crime.

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Law enforcement officials say a suspected longtime drug dealer is now out of business.

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Local law enforcement agencies are making progress in dismantling a notorious East Side gang suspected in numerous violent crimes. 

Authorities say the "Bailey Boys", which operated in the neighborhood bordered by Main Street, Eggert Road, Winspear Avenue, and the Kensington Expressway, have been in operation since 2004. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Bruce says the crimes they are accused of include murder, attempted murder, robbery, and narcotics trafficking.

"They owned their territory because no one would challenge them," Bruce told reporters.

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