Jury acquits man charged with cruelty in dog killing

Sep 15, 2014

An Erie County Court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the case of a Sloan man accused of aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his dog.

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The trial of alleged child killer Matthew Kuzdzal got underway in downtown Buffalo Monday morning. Kuzdzal is charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child in the death of 5-year-old Eain Brooks, his girlfriend's son, nearly one year ago.

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Local law enforcement agencies joined U.S. Attorney William Hochul on Buffalo’s West side Monday to celebrating the termination of the 10th Street Gang.

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Candace Cartagena has been sentenced of 25-years to life for the death of her 8-year-old daughter.  Cartagena appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Francyzk Tuesday afternoon, where the sentencing was handed down.

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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil now faces a murder charge in the death of William Sager Jr.

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Two men have been arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, after a car belonging to shooting victim Mary Whitaker was found in Erie.

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An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.

A former wrestling coach in the Eden School District has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape after admitting to engaging in sexual intercourse with two juveniles.

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Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with the Tuesday shooting near the Oakmont Avenue footbridge which claimed the life of 14-year-old Raymond Patterson III.

One killed, three wounded in Buffalo shooting

Aug 12, 2014
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A shooting near the Langfield Housing Projects in the Bailey-Kensington neighborhood has left one person dead, and three people wounded.

A City of Tonawanda man has been arraigned in connection with a string of arsons Monday night in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.

Authorities bust major heroin pipeline to Jamestown

Jul 31, 2014
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A major narcotics pipeline has been eliminated in Jamestown. Forty-seven people have been charged in a drug distribution network that funneled heroin from Philadelphia and New York City to Jamestown.

Basil pleads not guilty to Molly's Pub attack

Jul 25, 2014
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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has been arraigned in connection with the attack that seriously injured William Sager Jr. in May.

Grucza sentenced to 25 years for Toys R Us murder

Jul 24, 2014
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Bernard Grucza, the admitted killer of Toys R Us manager Laurence Wells, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years probation.

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Several members of what is described as the most violent drug trafficking gang in Western New York have been taken off the streets.

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A judge has found Candace Cartagena guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter Bianca in their East Amherst home in 2010.

Man and woman killed in East side shooting

Jul 18, 2014

Two people are dead following an overnight shooting on Buffalo's East side. The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Jefferson Avenue. 

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Jeffrey Basil, the manager of the now-defunct Main Street bar Molly's Pub, has been indicted on multiple charges, including attempted murder, in the May attack that left airman William Sager Jr. with serious brain injuries.

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Another city worker has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from Buffalo parking meters.

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A 30-year-old tow truck manager has admitted to taking part in a 'pay to play' scheme of bribing Buffalo Police officers.

Orchard Park man charged with murdering his father

Jul 8, 2014
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Orchard Park Police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his father.

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Town of Tonawanda Police have arrested an 83-year-old woman and charged her with the murder of her 89-year-old husband. 

Buffalo police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting on the East Side.

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The West Seneca man involved in a crash that killed off-duty Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McParlane last November has been sentenced to probation.

Arrest made in Allentown shooting

Jun 26, 2014

An arrest has been made in a shooting early Thursday outside a popular Allentown bar.

The Buffalo mother accused of murdering her 8-year-old son has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second degree murder.

Kenmore officer resigns amid misconduct allegations

Jun 15, 2014

A Kenmore police officer has resigned after allegedly drawing a gun on a man while working a side job as a bowling alley security guard. 

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A tense situation in Clarence ended peacefully shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Two Buffalo teenagers could spend the rest of their lives in prison for killing a cab driver after robbing him of his cell phone and wallet.

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been charged with three crimes by Hamburg Police following a series of road-related incidents last Friday.