State lawmakers and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn are pushing for changes in the laws related to the reporting of child abuse following allegations of decades of inappropriate behavior by faculty at Nichols School.
A man convicted in the 1997 shooting death of a Buffalo woman is now a free man. Friday morning, an Erie County Court Judge removed the murder conviction of 46-year-old Cory Epps after new evidence came to light indicating he was not involved in the crime.
An Alden woman has pleaded guilty to third degree welfare fraud in State Supreme Court. She is one of three women - all childhood acquaintances - who were charged with fraudulently receiving more than $107,000 in welfare benefits while earning more than a half-million dollars income as aides for an elderly West Seneca woman.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is ramping up the fight against the growing opioid crisis by restoring a standalone narcotics bureau. Nineteen days into the new year, there have been 19 suspected overdose deaths in the county.