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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is ramping up the fight against the growing opioid crisis by restoring a standalone narcotics bureau. Nineteen days into the new year, there have been 19 suspected overdose deaths in the county.

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After taking his oath to become the new Erie County District Attorney, John Flynn spoke of more emphasis on compassion by his office. This includes a desire to bring to downtown Buffalo what is known as the Innocence Project, which works to identify and exonerate individuals wrongly convicted of a crime.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

John Flynn officially became Erie County's new District Attorney Friday morning, taking his oath of office in front of a large audience of family, friends, lawyers and elected officials spanning the political spectrum.


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Come January, Erie County will have a new District Attorney. John Flynn and Joseph Treanor are in the race for the DA's Office on the Democratic and Republican tickets, respectively.


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In an unusual move six days before the election, Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty crossed party lines on Wednesday to endorse Joseph Treanor, the Republican and Conservative candidate for D.A.

Erie County DA candidates debate at WNED|WBFO Studios

Oct 27, 2016
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The candidates running to be Erie County's next district attorney squared off in a debate in the WNED|WBFO Studios Thursday morning. Democrat John Flynn and Republican Joseph Treanor III participated in a 50-minute debate heard live on WBFO.

The Buffalo News

On Thursday, October 27, candidates for Erie County District Attorney will meet at the WNED|WBFO studios for a debate on issues facing county voters.

Treanor for DA

With the preliminaries of the primary election out of the way, the Erie County District Attorney race will be between Democrat John Flynn and Republican Joe Treanor.


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Thursday's debate among the candidates running for Erie County District Attorney didn't feature the back-and-forth attacks that are so often heard. Instead, the common target was former DA Frank Sedita, who was often accused of allowing politics to influence office policy.


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While much of the pre-Election Day hype has been centered around the Presidential race, the campaign for Erie County District Attorney has also featured controversy and harsh words.  The four candidates will face each other at tonight's debate the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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Saying he wants to change what he sees as a culture of corruption and overspending in the office, former Assistant District Attorney Mark Sacha has his sights set on becoming Erie County’s top legal watchdog.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Former Tonawanda Town Justice John Flynn has gained the official backing of the Erie County Democratic Committee in his run for District Attorney.