Buffalo is one of five pilot courts programs in New York State that provides an Adolescent Diversion Program to prevent teens from becoming repeat criminals. But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, a Buffalo City Court judge first implemented the program in his courtroom a few years ago after witnessing repeat offenders.
The 38-year-old Elma man charged with murder will appear in Hamburg Town Court Friday morning. Bernard Grucza was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his co-worker, 35-year-old Larry Wells, at the Toys-R-Us story in Hamburg.
Dr. James Corasanti, who was convicted of drunk driving in a 2011 accident that killed a teenage skateboarder, was involved in another DWI accident Thursday morning. This time, it was the driver of the other car who was allegedly drunk.
Buffalo Police have announced an arrest in the murder of a 13-year-old girl. The body of Lanasha Rollerson was found in the 100 block of Newburgh Avenue Tuesday night. Darshawn Morris, 21, of Hagen Street was arrested at 11 p.m. Wednesday.
With so much community concern about street violence in the city of Buffalo, a local preacher is taking a close look at what is happening. He has determined that homicide education is part of the answer.