The Erie County Sheriff's Office said 27 inmates within a specific housing area at its Alden Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19.

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court Tuesday to attempting to kill a woman with a samarai sword.

Kenyatta Austin, 28, of Buffalo was sentenced In Erie County Court Monday afternoon to 64 years to life in prison.

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New York State has a free program that protects the location information of domestic violence survivors. This week, it expanded to allow any victim of domestic violence, stalking, sexual offenses or human trafficking to apply online.

A Buffalo man charged in the death of his girlfriend's young daughter was arraigned in State Supreme Court Wednesday.

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Charges have been pressed against suspects in two homicide cases from last year, including the shooting death of a young mother in the Town of Tonawanda and a double homicide in the City of Buffalo. Two of the four suspects are tied to both cases.

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A Franklinville man charged with displaying a knife and uttering racial slurs during a Buffalo Black Lives Matter protest this summer is free, pending his next scheduled court date. Erie County's District Attorney, meanwhile, hints that court date may not happen due to anticipated actions before then.

A Buffalo teen was virtually arraigned Tuesday in Buffalo City Court on a felony charge of third degree insurance fraud, plus misdemeanor counts of offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records and falsely reporting an incident.

Rochester grand jury convened in Daniel Prude case

Nov 10, 2020
Rochester Police

A grand jury has been convened in the Daniel Prude case.

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Niagara Falls man, following an assault and stabbing at an apartment complex on Grand Island late Sunday afternoon.

A Lancaster woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony counts of second degree grand larceny, in connection with the theft of over $223,000 from her employer.

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A Quebec woman accused of sending a poisoned letter to U.S. President Donald Trump will be held in a Washington D.C.-area jail until her trial.

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The Erie County District Attorney's Office has announced the arraignment of a 25-year-old Buffalo woman in connection with a bicyclist hit during a protest at Niagara Square.

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New York is considering transferring certain elderly and immunocompromised incarcerated individuals out of a state prison in Elmira, where nearly 600 positive COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed over the last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

But Cuomo stopped short of saying he would grant any additional clemencies to incarcerated people in Elmira, instead defending his administration’s handling of the virus in state prisons.

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The Buffalo man who was shot by a Buffalo Police officer after allegedly hitting another officer with a baseball bat last month is being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending $15,000 bail and mental health tests.

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Buffalo is continuing to reshape its Police Department, with the Common Council on Tuesday approving the purchase of 85 Tasers and the training to go with them.

New Yorkers in 4 cities protest, as Elmira prison hits 565 COVID-19 cases

Oct 28, 2020
Jillian Forsadt / WSKG News

Protests were held Tuesday in four locations across New York over the growing number of state prison inmates infected with the coronavirus. There have been outbreaks in at least four prisons: the Greene, Clinton and Cayuga correctional facilities and in Elmira, where 565 inmates have now tested positive for the virus -- the largest outbreak in a New York prison since the start of the pandemic.

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Crime Stoppers is offering rewards for information regarding two area homicides.

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A Buffalo man has been sentenced to  1 1/2-3 years in prison, after running over and dragging a Buffalo Police officer who was trying to ticket him.

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Former Rochester Police Department chief La’Ron Singletary has opted not to comply with a subpoena from City Council’s investigation of the Daniel Prude case.

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Buffalo Police have closed a city bar after a weekend shooting incident.

Jamestown Police have announced the identity of the suspect accused of striking a two-year-old child with his vehicle then driving away.

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Rochester Police announced a series of appointments to its command staff Thursday, including a new deputy executive chief.

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A $10,000 reward has been posted for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in September’s mass shooting in Rochester. The Rochester Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced the reward Thursday at the Public Safety Building.

A North Tonawanda man who admitted to sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison, followed by 15 years of post-release supervision.

State restricts visitors to 2 upstate prisons

Oct 22, 2020
Lucas Willard / WAMC News

Visitors will now be restricted at two upstate New York correctional facilities after recent COVID19 outbreaks among inmate populations. Effective 3 p.m. Wednesday, visitation was suspended at New York’s Greene and Elmira Correctional Facilities. Transfers in and out of the facilities have also been suspended.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office has announced the indictment of several teens for their roles in robberies in Buffalo, Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda.

Lockport Police have announced the arrest of two teenage males in connection with the early Saturday morning shooting at a Halloween party that left one person dead and five others wounded.

An Erie County Sheriff's Jail deputy has been arrested on drug-related charges following a three-week investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

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The new interim chief of the Rochester Police Department was sworn in at City Hall on Wednesday.