John Flynn

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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 woman has been found guilty of stabbing her mother to death.

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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.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A 32-year-old Buffalo man was shot dead early Wednesday in an encounter with a two-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department in the heart of the city's West Side. Friends and relatives later turned out for a vigil.

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The public fight over the 2016 death of India Cummings moved to the steps of City Hall Thursday, as activists increase their calls for criminal prosecutions.

Francesca Bond

Whatever you can think of, there’s probably an app for it. In Buffalo, that now includes a new way for citizens to help law enforcers solve crimes.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

The mother of a Buffalo toddler who died this week from blunt force injuries is now the second suspect to be charged in the boy's death.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

WBFO News

A Buffalo man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s toddler.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

28 year old Kristofer Gregorek is headed to prison, after he killed a UB nursing professor in a June 2017 distracted driving crash on the Thruway.


St. Andrew Church Facebook Page

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.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

The getaway driver who was an accomplice in a deadly shooting at Anchor Bar in 2016 has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo

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.

In 2007, Anthony Capozzi was cleared after 22 years in prison because long-stored DNA showed he was not the Delaware Park Rapist; it was Altemio Sanchez. The new state budget mandates DNA samples in potential criminal cases be stored for at least 20 years.

National Public Radio

Erie County's first prison sentence for an opiate-overdose death under District Attorney John Flynn was handed out Wednesday morning in county court.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie County will become the sixth county in New York State to roll out an education and training campaign that will work with members of the community to develop strategies to prevent child sexual abuse.


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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.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and State Senator Tim Kennedy say they are outraged over a recent report detailing past cases of teacher-student relationships at Nichols School. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Kennedy and Flynn are calling for immediate changes to two state laws that would protect children.

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The Albany investigation that led to the forced resignation of Erie County Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger is just the first stage of Erie County looking to prevent a repeat.

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A man was found guilty Friday of a murder that took place in one of Buffalo's most well-known restaurants.

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The Caledonia bagpipers were on the Central Wharf Monday for the official reception to the harbor for LCS-9, with the name "Little Rock" just barely visible on the stern. The U.S. Navy's newest ship is finally docked at Canalside, readying for a first-of-its-type commissioning, next to its much larger predecessor.

Search for missing police diver continues

Oct 15, 2017
Buffalo Police Department

The search for missing Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner continued on Monday. Though unsuccessful, police vowed to pick up the search again on Tuesday.

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.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give police and prosecutors new tools in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Erie County District Attorney

A substantial cash reward is now available for information that leads law enforcers to an arrest and conviction in relation to an April arson that drove four families from their home in Lackawanna.


An Eden man suspected in the murder of his mother is in custody in Erie, PA.

National Public Radio

A deadly batch of heroin is suspected in the deaths of seven Erie County residents in one day - the average number of overdose deaths in a week.

courtesy Erie County District Attorney's office

Town of Lancaster Police are revisiting a homicide that happened 35 years ago. Thursday morning, a cash reward was announced for information that may help solve the cold case.


Erie County District Attorney's Office

A 17-year-old Marilla resident was formally charged Wednesday afternoon with murder, charged with killing a 2-year-old boy he was babysitting.

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