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Buffalo Police are investigating three shootings over the weekend - two of them fatal.

Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church

The Diocese of Buffalo, its Review Board and Bishop Richard Malone have determined the immediate fates of three priests accused of sexual abuse.

Soldier found guilty of murdering wife, state trooper

Mar 20, 2019
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Jefferson County jurors have found former U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Walters guilty of fatally shooting his wife and a state trooper back in 2017. The verdict came down after a weeklong trial in Watertown.

The mother of a two-year-old boy who died of injuries inflicted by a babysitter has been sentenced to a year in jail for endangering the welfare of a child.

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New York State is considering providing medication-assisted treatment to all prison and jail inmates struggling with opioid addiction.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says a second suspect has pleaded guilty in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme in Western New York. Authorities say Patrick Ogiony, 35, of Buffalo has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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Former state Sen. Marc Panepinto will serve a two-month prison sentence at a federal facility in Massachusetts.

First responders had to rescue a jet skier, stuck in the ice near Beaver Island State Park Wednesday, but it wasn't a normal rescue.

Lockport Police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection with a bomb threat Monday.

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An armed man in a ski mask has been holding up businesses across Erie and Niagara counties, and the Town of Tonawanda’s Dash’s Market joined that list of businesses Wednesday morning.

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The shootings of three young people, one fatally, outside a North Buffalo community center is prompting major changes in community center operations and dealing with kids with gang ties.


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Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney James Kennedy have announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year's nationwide sweep.

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A federal appeals court has ordered a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to report to prison next week.

Buffalo Police say a stolen patrol car slammed into another vehicle, then a house Wednesday night.

Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with a head-on collision that authorities say resulted from driving the wrong way on the Kensington Expressway.

Jamestown Police

A Jamestown man convicted of hanging a dog in a tree to cause its death was sentenced to a year in jail Monday in Chautauqua County Court.

A Jamestown man was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday for setting a woman on fire.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has been chosen to be part of a national task force to reduce jail inmate recidivism through continuity of health care services.

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Former Erie County Social Services commissioner Al Dirschberger has been convicted of raping a female subordinate by an Albany jury.

New York State Senate

Lawmakers in New York have voted to join 41 other states in criminalizing revenge porn.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about a phone scam making the rounds.

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The jury in the trial of Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug was dismissed Tuesday, after reaching a partial verdict. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, Krug's legal troubles may not be over yet.


A Buffalo Police officer has had three police brutality counts against him decided by a federal court jury, but those verdicts are not being released at this time until a final charge is decided.

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Nearly three-dozen people facing low-level marijuana crimes have had the charges against them dismissed. The move comes at the request of Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.


City of Buffalo

A video showing the 2016 beating of a man in the Buffalo Police lockup has gone public.

An 18-year-old Buffalo girl has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for her part in the beating and stabbing death of her step-grandfather in his home.

POWER Act has power to fund war on opioids

Feb 21, 2019
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Local law enforcement agencies are hoping Congress passes legislation that would allow funding for some cutting edge technology that identifies lethal illicit drugs like fentanyl.

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You know those marketplace apps like LetGo and OfferUp? The Erie County District Attorney's Office and Buffalo Police are warning people about robberies of those buying and selling on those sites.


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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says a Grand Island woman who stole more than $110,000 from a town senior center will probably never pay it back.

New York State Office of Victim Services

New state legislation expanding benefits for New York crime victims is now in effect.

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