The Erie County District Attorney and New York State Inspector General announced Friday the arrests of three people accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme to circumvent minority- and women-owned business requirements at a state-funded work site in Buffalo.
Joseph Jurek, who admitted in May to shaking his three-month-old son to the point of unconsciousness last year, learned his sentence in Erie County Court Thursday afternoon. He was told by Judge Kenneth Case that even after he's out of prison, he will not be allowed to make contact with that child or his wife until the year 2030.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that expands the confiscation of guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence cases. While some, including the Erie County District Attorney, welcome the updated legislation, others are raising questions about the governor's history with gun rights issues.
Local officials are urging the New York State Senate to move quickly on approving the Child Victims Act. A resolution submitted by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage will be presented at the legislature session today.
The New York State Inspector General's Office says it is continuing its investigation into the embezzlement of funds from the University at Buffalo by two former employees, including a longtime vice president. UB officials, meanwhile, say several policies were adjusted and updated following the discovery of fiscal improprieties that resulted in Thursday's guilty pleas by Dennis Black and Andrea Constantino.
With the arrival of warmer weather - more people are out riding their bicycles. And also losing them to theft. So local law enforcement and others are offering tips on how riders can protect their wheels.
Senior citizens are vulnerable to abuse, not only of their physical selves but also of their life's savings. This morning in Amherst, partners in a newly formed task force announced their mission to provide elderly individuals with assistance in cases of financial abuse and exploitation.