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North Tonawanda Police have arrested a North Carolina man after receiving an alert about a posible armed man at City Hall.

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In the wake of two Buffalo police officers being hurt when they were hit by an ATV near the city's Juneteenth Festival, officials want a crackdown on the vehicle's use, which they say is on the rise.

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Erie County will be getting a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board. It comes after a vote in the County Legislature Thursday in a meeting that involved some personal insults among members and a lot of citizens and supporters of the board in the Legislature Chambers.

Thomas O'Neil-White

A former trainer of an elite Western New York soccer club was formally charged Thursday with sending and receiving explicit material to a minor.

State effort to legalize marijuana goes up in smoke

Jun 19, 2019
Sen. Liz Krueger

Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) - who introduced New York's measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana - says the effort has gone up in smoke. In a statement released late Wednesday morning, Krueger said "it is clear the measure will not pass this session," but called it only "a delay," not the "end of the road."

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Two Buffalo police officers were hospitalized Sunday after being struck by a man driving erratically on an ATV.

A Buffalo woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, reckless driving, and several other charges in a crash that killed her passenger as they attempted to flee following an alleged shoplifting.

Authorities in Niagara Falls on Monday apprehended a suspect accused of chaining a woman in the basement of a Monroe Avenue home.


A reward of up to $32,500 is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting death of 12-year-old Badraldeen Mohamad Elwaseem.

Prosecutors have charged the younger brother of a road rage suspect, admitting the wrong man was arrested following an incident last December in which one of the drivers was severely beaten.

"I Remember Nicole"

It may be hard to believe, but it has been 25 years since the murder of Nicole Simpson, a longtime victim of domestic violence by her husband, Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson. A music video - with Western New York roots - has been produced as a call-to-action anthem, marking the anniversary.

Niagara Falls Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning at Players Bar on Niagara Street. Two men and a woman were wounded with non-life-threatening injuries.

Niagara Frontier Sports Complex

A Rochester man has been sentenced to five years in prison stemming from an argument at a West Seneca sports complex.

Buffalo Police video

The Buffalo Police Department has been awarded full accreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Accreditation Council. That makes Buffalo the largest accredited municipal law enforcement agency in the state.

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

A Tonawanda man is in trouble for possessing untaxed cigarettes.

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A former nurse at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been charged with stealing high-level pain medications for her own use and, in some cases, replacing the prescription drugs with tap water.

A New York State Corrections officer has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A former Erie County Health Department inspector could face up to two years in jail, after admitting he filed false inspection reports for numerous restaurants he was scheduled to check. Timothy Bean pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to 14 misdemeanor counts of official misconduct.

A suspicious package was reported near the entryway of the Erie County Auto Bureau in the Rath Building at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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The University at Buffalo Council has passed a resolution to “un-name” the pharmacy school building named in honor of John Kapoor. Kapoor was convicted of racketeering conspiracy by a federal jury last month.

People Inc.

People Inc. has learned of a data security breach involving protected health information belonging to current and former clients.

Crime Stoppers of Buffalo

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested the man suspected to running over his ex-wife with his pick-up truck.

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Niagara County authorities were involved in a standoff Thursday with a man threatening to harm his estranged wife and himself.

Thomas O'Neil-White

As the weather turns warmer in Western New York, vehicles most commonly seen in rural areas have been making their way onto the streets of Buffalo.

Barnabite Fathers

Several statues and outdoor displays at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston were damaged during acts of vandalism that occurred sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

A former girls' basketball and soccer coach will have to register as a sex offender.

When Patricia Cahill was 15, she received an unexpected request. A nun who taught at a Catholic high school near her home in Ridgewood, N.J., called her at home and invited her to perform at an upcoming "hootenanny" Mass.

"This was [the] 1960s, you know. Peter, Paul and Mary and all that," Cahill said. "I didn't really play guitar, but a nun — a nun! — asked me to."

Cahill grew up in an Irish Catholic family and attended parochial schools. As invitations from the nun kept coming, she said she felt flattered by the attention, and her family welcomed the nun into their home.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a phone scam that has resurfaced, allegedly from one of their own.

Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo says its clergy abuse compensation program rejected more than half the claims filed by alleged victims while awarding 127 people an average of $160,000.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged following a motor vehicle crash in January.