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An Erie County judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges.

Buffalo Police are reporting a positive medical update on the condition of Officer Jonathan Negron.

A Buffalo man and an Oklahoma woman are charged with allegedly defrauding the COVID-relief Paycheck Protection Program of $1 million.

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The Family Justice Center of Erie County will dedicate its new permanent satellite office on Grand Island Saturday -- and it is expected to be busy when fully open by September.

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A Watkins Glen man was arrested and charged Thursday in connection to two incidents of threatening and vandalism made toward Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) last year.

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Cariol Horne's pension quest moved forward a little Tuesday, with a vote by the Buffalo Common Council.

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A suspect is under arrest following a three-hour standoff with police in the town of Collins.

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Six Buffalo Police officers were injured Monday night after a teenager tried to flee police in a stolen car.

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Five days before he was arrested on weapon and drug charges, Mayor Lovely Warren’s husband, Timothy Granison, allegedly conducted a drug deal on a Neighborhood of the Arts side street from the back seat of his car while his and the mayor’s 10-year-old daughter sat in the front seat.

Two days later, on a Sunday morning, Granison drove the mayor’s luxury car, a Lincoln MKS, to the same location on Birch Crescent to allegedly make another drug deal.

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A citizen's call of four men with a gun Thursday led to a police chase through Buffalo's East Side and Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga. When it ended on Harlem Road, four suspects were in custody and one police officer was at Erie County Medical Center in critical condition.

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A person of interest being sought by Niagara Falls Police in connection with a fatal workplace shooting Thursday morning has been taken into custody by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department.

A school bus driver transporting nine Gowanda Central students to Lakeshore BOCES Tuesday morning faces multiple charges following a traffic stop.

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With the state Legislature session getting close to the end, there's a fight over this year's criminal justice reforms, and it has Erie County District Attorney John Flynn suggesting that a serial rapist like Altemio Sanchez, known as the Bike Path Rapist, could be let free.

Timothy Granison, the husband of Mayor Lovely Warren, was allegedly part of what prosecutors called a "mid-level" drug ring that they said peddled powdered and crack cocaine in and around Rochester.

Granison, 42, was arrested and charged Wednesday with two counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, including the intent to sell, and felony criminal possession of a firearm.

An unbowed Mayor Lovely Warren on Thursday sought to distance herself from her husband and decried his arrest as a politically and racially motivated ploy by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to derail her campaign for a third term in office.

An apparent domestic violence incident turned into a double murder-suicide early Thursday morning in Buffalo.

State Police raid Rochester mayor's home

May 20, 2021
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State Police conducted a criminal investigation Wednesday evening at the home of Mayor Lovely Warren.

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Another local man has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol Building.

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The New York Attorney General’s office is preparing an insider-trading lawsuit against Eastman Kodak and CEO and Executive Chairman Jim Continenza. That’s according to Reuters and financial filings on Monday.

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Irondequoit Police say the man found dead on Helendale Road Saturday has been identified as Edward "Ted" Boucher.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to the armed robberies of three area credit unions.

Underground Railroad statue stolen from Jamestown park

May 11, 2021
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Jamestown Police are looking for the whereabouts of a 500-600-lb. statue memorializing the Underground Railroad.

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Two local groups are sharing $150,000 in state cash to help counter the rise in domestic violence cases during the pandemic.

A home healthcare aide has pleaded guilty of stealing $50,000 from his elderly client in Akron.

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Activists and family of Amanda Wienckowski, found dead on Buffalo's East Side in 2008, are calling for authorities to reopen the case based upon new evidence.

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Erie County Sheriff’s Department officials said the COVID-19 situation at both the Holding Center and the Correctional Facility is at a low level, after massive problems earlier in the pandemic.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office has revealed that Larrinsha Johnson, 18, the Buffalo woman found dead in a car early last Saturday morning in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, was strangled.

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo Police Department, charging the unlawful denial of the organization’s requests for "a full slate of records related to police misconduct."

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The day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, the Buffalo Common Council’s Police Oversight Committee will meet to talk about police reform.

NY leaders react to Chauvin guilty verdicts

Apr 21, 2021
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Leaders from across New York released statements Tuesday after a jury found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd.

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