Death of 13-year-old Buffalo girl ruled homicide

Sep 5, 2013
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A Buffalo Public School student was found dead late Tuesday night. The family of 13-year-old Lanasha Rollerson reported her missing Sunday. 

Dontre Jones, 19, has been given 25 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed, for the 2011 shooting death of Ira Watkins, Jr. in Cheektowaga Town Park.

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Amherst police have made an arrest in Thursday's fire at a Target store on Niagara Falls Boulevard. 

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One of the two young men involved in the murder of a 5-year-old girl in Niagara Falls last summer has accepted a plea bargain for his role in the crime.

Man pleads guilty in death of toddler

Aug 2, 2013

A Salamanca man accused of killing a toddler has accepted a plea deal that will land him in prison for at least 20 years.

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A former Kenmore Middle School teacher has pleaded guilty to sending an inappropriate photo to a 14-year-old student.

Kenmore West teen admits to running down classmate

Jul 23, 2013

A Kenmore West High School teenager has now admitted she ran over her classmate last April with her car.

A 14-year-old boy from Buffalo pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to an indictment charging he shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during a mass scuffle earlier this month on Northland Avenue.

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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.

Buffalo police have made an arrest in a weekend shooting of a 16-year-old in the city's Hamlin Park neighborhood. 

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A Niagara Falls teenager has pleaded guilty to last year's killing of a 5-year-old girl whom he was babysitting.

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Authorities are looking for help identifying the man who carried out a violent attack that killed a manager at the Hamburg Toys R Us store early Saturday morning.

Calling on law enforcement to the stop violence

Jun 26, 2013
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Two Erie County lawmakers are pleading with local law enforcement to help stop violent murders in Buffalo.  County Legislature chairwoman Betty Jean Grant and lawmaker Tim Hogues are calling on the Buffalo Police, County Sheriff's Department and State Police to collaborate.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Grant is urging them to attend a summit on July 17th to discuss violence.

Kenmore Police make arrest in murder of bar owner

Jun 7, 2013
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Kenmore Police have made an arrest in the May 19 murder of the owner of Malone's Bar and Grill restaurant on Delaware Avenue. 

A man accused of shooting another man two years ago in Cheektowaga Town Park was convicted of first-degree manslaughter Tuesday morning in Erie County Court.

Man gets 18 years for Wegmans stabbing

Jun 4, 2013
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A Buffalo man who stabbed his estranged wife at a Wegmans store in January 2012 has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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A Buffalo teenager has been given the maximum 25-year prison sentence for his role in the death of a 16-year-old in North Buffalo who was set on fire after being stabbed more than 50 times.

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The city has launched the Buffalo Police Department's annual summer foot and bike patrols. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports officers will be located at specific areas throughout each of the city's five police districts to help make streets safer.

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Buffalo Police arrested and charged a second suspect Thursday in the murder of an Airport Taxi cab driver. 55-year-old Mazen Abdallah was shot to death inside his cab on Norfolk In March. 16-year-old Sean Austin of Buffalo was arraigned on murder and robbery charges in Erie County Court. 

Kenmore tavern owner found dead in his home

May 20, 2013
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A Kenmore tavern owner was found murdered in his home Sunday morning. Police say 62-year-old Vincent "Jim" Cottone was discovered in his home around 11 a.m. Sunday at 21 Landers Road.

Garner sentenced to 18 years for multiple crimes

May 14, 2013
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An admitted violent criminal is off the streets. Antoine Garner was sentenced to 18 years in prison in three separate cases in Erie County Court Tuesday morning.

Convicted child abuser sentenced to 15 to 30 years

May 10, 2013
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A convicted child molester was sentenced to the maximum 15 to 30 years in prison Friday in Niagara County Court.

An Erie County Grand Jury has indicted a 34-year-old woman in connection with the 2010 death of her 8-year-old daughter. 

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West Seneca Police are investigating the murder of a 77-year-old woman.  Detectives say the body of Carol Quinn was discovered in her apartment on Burch Place located not far from the city line. 

Accused man admits to burning puppy

Apr 29, 2013
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A Buffalo man accused in the brutal attack on a puppy last year has pleaded guilty as charged.

Murder charges filed in deaths of Chautauqua County couple

Apr 26, 2013

Two of the four men accused of killing a couple in their rural Chautauqua County home are now charged with first-degree murder, but prosecutors have yet to say how the victims died. 

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A former star football player at South Park High School has been charged with the murder of a taxi cab driver in the City of Buffalo. 

Gang member charged in MLK Park murder

Apr 23, 2013

An arrest has been made in a murder that took place nearly a year ago in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo.

Authorities say four men have been arrested in connection with a home invasion that left a Southern Tier couple dead.

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The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of two bodies Wednesday in the Town of Carroll, southeast of Jamestown.