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A year after India Cummings died at Erie County Medical Center, protestors were at the door of the Erie County Holding Center protesting her death and demanding changes. The lawyer for her family says the cause of death after 17 days in the Holding Center are now clear.

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A young girl was killed on Friday afternoon in an accident involving a school bus.

Erie County Legislators Thursday approved keeping the Sheriff Department's Air One helicopter at its current base in the Town of Evans.

A new scam is taking advantage of area businesses.

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An Erie County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Grand Island for operating without tail lights and running a stop sign. What he discovered was that the driver's license had 46 active suspensions and his driving privileges had been revoked.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office is reminding people that hot dogs are for the grill, not the car.

Drinking and driving laws apply not only to the roads, but to Western New York waters.

The Erie County Sheriff's Marine Unit reports its first boating while intoxicated arrest of the season.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office warned it has responded to nearly 20 larceny calls over the past few days in the towns of Boston, Concord, Elma and Grand Island.

The Erie County Sheriff's office is investigating a fatal crash in the Town of Colden. It happened Tuesday afternoon on Center Road, between Blanchard and Partridge roads.

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Erie County Sheriff deputies responded to a residence on Old Goodrich Road in Clarence around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, after concerned family members could no longer contact the male subject who had made alarming statements.  

Fans going to see The Rolling Stones play at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday are reminded that the Buffalo Bills' Code of Conduct is in effect for the concert.

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An early morning visit to the Clarence Town Park on Saturday spelled trouble for a group of individuals.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office is participating in a national effort beginning Monday to enforce seat belt laws. 

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A judge has reserved decision in a dispute over surveillance technology being used by the Erie County Sheriff's Department.

Phone scam net widening

Dec 19, 2014

A local phone scammer has expanded operations further across Western New York.

Clarence residents warned of phone scam

Dec 16, 2014

Erie County sheriff deputies have issued a special alert to Clarence residents about a phone scam. 

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It has been 18 years since four of Erie County’s top elected officials received a pay hike. A proposal by the Citizens Salary Review Commission says now is the time. At a public hearing Thursday evening, residents got the opportunity to share their views on the proposal.

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Erie County’s four top elected officials would receive raises ranging from 16 percent to 29 percent under a plan unveiled Tuesday by by a citizens review panel. 

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A Clarence farm is the latest in a disturbing trend of rural burglaries.

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On this Memorial Day, the nation remembers those who sacrificed their lives in protecting our country.  It's also a time of year to honor law enforcement officers who put themselves in peril to save lives.  Several ceremonies doing so were held earlier this month. 

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Memorial Day weekend is approaching and with it the unofficial start of the boating season. Local law enforcement officials are encouraging boaters to be safe on the water

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Members of the Erie County Legislature raised their privacy concerns over cell phone spying with Sheriff Timothy Howard on Thursday.

Sheriff defends use of phone tracking equipment

May 12, 2014
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Cell phone tracking equipment used by the Erie County Sheriff's Department does not store data, according to Sheriff Timothy Howard.

An Erie County sheriff's deputy was killed early Wednesday morning in a two-car crash in West Seneca.

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It’s Election Day 2013.  Voters in Erie County began casting ballots at 6 a.m. Tuesday when the polls opened. Several races are taking center stage, including the race for Buffalo Mayor, Erie County Sheriff and Erie County Comptroller.

Sheriff candidates debate at St. Joe's

Oct 22, 2013
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The three candidates for Erie County Sheriff debated the issues Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.

With Election Day only a month away, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says he believes Republican Mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez needs to raise some money "to get his word out" if he is to upset Mayor Byron Brown.

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The race for Erie County sheriff became more interesting Monday with the loser in the Democratic primary saying he will stay in the race.

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In a low-turnout primary election, retired Erie County Sheriff's Lieutenant Richard Dobson is about 600 votes ahead of Sheriff's Lieutenant Bert Dunn, the endorsed Democratic candidate. But Dunn is not conceding.

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It is Primary Day 2013 across New York State. In Erie County polls opened for voters at 6 a.m. Among the races of note are Democratic primaries for Buffalo Mayor and Erie County Sheriff.