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Sentences were handed down in State Supreme Court in Buffalo Wednesday for the four men charged in connection with the murder of 96-year-old Levi Clayton.

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Buffalo Homicide detectives continue to investigate the shootings of two young victims. A three-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy were both shot Monday evening in Buffalo's Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.

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New information into last week's murder of a 13-year-old Iraqi refugee was revealed Friday afternoon during a felony hearing for his accused killer.

Authorities bust two drug rings, arrest 32

May 1, 2014

Authorities have broken up two large-scale drug distribution rings operating in Western New York.

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The former Kaleida Health employees accused of neglecting a nursing home patient were arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday.

Death of Jamestown toddler ruled a homicide

Apr 18, 2014

The death of a 16-month-old Jamestown girl has been ruled a homicide.

Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to injury fraud

Apr 14, 2014
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A retired Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty to defrauding his Injured On Duty status. 

Two men convicted in killing of elderly deacon

Apr 9, 2014

A State Supreme Court Judge in Buffalo has found two young men guilty in the death of 96-year-old Deacon Levi Clayton.

Grucza pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Apr 8, 2014
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A day after he admitted killing a Toys 'R Us manager in Hamburg last June, Bernard Grucza was back in court Tuesday, this time before a federal judge.  He entered a guilty plea to a federal gun charge.

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A standoff described as an 'active shooting' in the Town of Concord ended Monday morning after a gunman fired shots at authorities responding to a domestic call on home Brown Hill Road Road Sunday night.

Buffalo man found guilty of killing 13-year-old girl

Mar 14, 2014
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A jury on Friday convicted the man charged with raping and killing a 13-year-old Buffalo girl. Darshawn Morris, 21, has been found guilty on all counts.

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As we celebrate Women's History month, a terrifying crime is occurring in our community that is a threat to dignity and freedom. Human trafficking is considered the slavery of the 21st century. A local law enforcement official is working to raise awareness of how human trafficking is happening in right here Western New York. 

Teens convicted of murdering Buffalo cab driver

Feb 28, 2014
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A State Supreme Court jury on Friday convicted two 17-year-olds of murder and robbery charges in connection with the shooting death of a Buffalo cab driver last March.

Taglianetti sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison

Feb 24, 2014
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A Virginia man has been given the maximum sentence for the 2012 killing of Chautauqua County school superintendent Keith Reed, Jr.

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Harvey Austin School on Sycamore Avenue was in lockdown late Thursday afternoon following a report of an individual with a gun near or on the school grounds. Some children were there at the time as part of an after-school program.

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Former Buffalo Police officer James Hamilton will serve time in a federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to felony drug trafficking charges.

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The deaths of two Attica Correctional Facility inmates has led to the indictment of a fellow inmate and a his wife, a Buffalo woman.

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Two separate drug trafficking rings in Western New York were dealt major blows Tuesday when sealed indictments were opened and 40 people were arrested.

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Two people were shot and killed in the Cattaraugus County Hamlet of Limestone Wednesday. A third person, believed to have attempted suicide, has been taken to an Erie, PA hospital.

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Amherst Police are investigating the suspicious death of a young girl who was found unresponsive this past weekend in an apartment on Allenhurst Road.

Local law enforcement has apparently made the first dent in suppressing a string of bank robberies across Erie and Niagara counties.

A Springville teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's toddler son last year was given the maximum penalty at his sentencing Friday morning.

Buffalo Police investigate 1st homicide on New Year

Jan 1, 2014

Just hours after the New Year began a Buffalo woman was shot to death. Homicide Detectives say a 25-year-old female victim was riding in a Chrysler Pacifica headed northbound on Michigan Avenue, towards Genesee Street just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday when she was struck by gunfire.  

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With concerns that hate crimes could be on the rise in New York, the State Comptroller's office is now conducting an audit on the reporting of the crime. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wants to make sure hate crimes are being reported.

A 16-year-old defendant who admitted to killing a nearly two-year-old toddler last March has been convicted by a jury of second-degree murder.

A probationary Buffalo Police officer has been arrested and charged on counts related to an alleged marijuana growing and distribution operation.

Man arrested, charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Nov 20, 2013

An arrest has been made in a 34-year-old cold case murder in Lackawanna.

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A new report points to disparities among minorities in the Erie County criminal justice system.  Open Buffalo revealed results Tuesday calling it "alarming". 

Sloan man accused of killing dog

Nov 7, 2013

A Sloan man has been arrested following a disturbing outburst of violence toward his family dog. 

A man being sought for the fatal beating of a 96-year-old church deacon in Buffalo has been captured in central New York.

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