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A former Buffalo police officer has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months home confinement for his part in the scuffle that ended in the fatal injury of William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in May of 2014.

A former Buffalo police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law in federal court.

BPD warning about stranger danger downtown

Nov 4, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating a complaint by a 14-year-old girl who was approached by a man, trying to get her into his van.

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Buffalo Police have quickly arrested four teenagers in connection with an early-morning assault of a 64-year-old man behind the downtown Buffalo library.

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A Buffalo Common Council member has joined the ranks of those conducting a silent protest during a traditional national recognition. Masten District representative Ulysses Wingo raised his first during the Pledge of Allegiance at Tuesday's Council meeting.

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Buffalo State College has sent out a suspicious person warning to all students. Police are looking for 51-year-old Willie Caldwell in an attempted burglary and stalking that occurred Wednesday morning at the off-campus residence of a female student.

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While Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda says they are close to making arrests in several recent shooting cases, they are still in need of information which can help bring the shooters to justice. Friday in Mayor Byron Brown's office, rewards were announced for several still-unsolved cases.

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The City of Buffalo is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old boy.

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A young man stands accused of attempting to shoot a Buffalo Police Officer in the city’s Schiller Park neighborhood, and his actions have taking on a greater significance.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.


Residents of South Buffalo are taking action after learning that a "White Lives Matter" rally has been planned for Cazenovia Park on Saturday. 

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With a focus on the methods of local law enforcement, the Western New York Peace Center began a series of public meetings Monday night in the Gloria J. Parks Community Center in the University District.

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Since an online threat of violence was posted against Buffalo Police officers, patrol cars have been staffed by two officers instead of one. Following deadly attacks on cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the union representing Buffalo police officers wants to keep two officers in each car, and give them rifles.

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Law enforcers announced late Friday afternoon that a Buffalo man has been charged with making a threat of violence on social media against members of the Buffalo Police Department. The arrest was announced one week after Commissioner Daniel Derenda first reported a "credible threat" against officers.

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Following the nationwide trend at stadiums and other large venues, Canalside is ramping up security for concerts and other major events. Some of the changes will be in place for Thursday night's show.   

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Buffalo police are issuing a lot of speeding tickets after Common Council members complained there wasn't enough being done to nail speeders and those who run stop signs.

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Following a prayer vigil and call for peace in Buffalo's City Hall Friday afternoon, police officials confirmed that investigators are probing "credible threats" of harm to members of law enforcement.

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Local law enforcement are sending their collective condolences to Dallas, where snipers ambushed and killed five officers Thursday night.

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Gunfire erupted during a large gathering on the first block of Durham Avenue in the City of Buffalo early Saturday morning, sending three people to the hospital.

Three people are in custody after a home invasion that led to shooting at Buffalo police.

If you're among the motorists who have been thumbing their noses at the 30 mph speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway, Buffalo's top law enforcer says there will soon be a greater chance that you'll be slapped with a speeding ticket.

As the harsh reality of the opioid abuse continues to emerge, more communities are gathering in a search for solutions. Last night's forum at Bennett High School examined how the abuse problem is interconnected with mental health issues.

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The ranks of the Buffalo Police Department could become more diverse, based on numbers disclosed Tuesday. Mayor Byron Brown says just over half of the 2,468 people who have applied to take the city's police exam in June are minorities and 29% are women.

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An shooting early Sunday in downtown Buffalo critically wounded a man.

Man dies after fall from restaurant balcony

Apr 16, 2016

A Daemen College student died late Friday night after falling from a balcony at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.

The two Buffalo police officers hospitalized with injuries in a rollover accident have been released from ECMC.

Buffalo Police have found a missing teenager, but are asking for the public’s help locating her brother.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate a Saturday afternoon accident on the city’s west side that has left a teen girl in serious condition.

Between 70,000 and 80,000 people gathered in downtown Buffalo for the official St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday afternoon. 

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The Buffalo Police Department is being sued by the New York Civil Liberties Union for withholding information the organization says should be available to the public.