Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department reponded to three injury crashes Sunday, one in Marilla, the next in Alden and a third in Concord.

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A contentious public safety hearing of the Erie County Legislature Thursday morning ended up with all parties satisfied and a plan in place for sheriff's deputies to wear body cameras by the end of 2019.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a phone scam that has resurfaced, allegedly from one of their own.

Evans Police Department

Authorities have identified the body of a man found floating in the water at Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. Town of Evans Police say the man is Mark Pelgrin, 65, of Derby.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

A Hamlin, NY man has been charged in a hit-and-run collision that injured an Erie County Sheriff's deputy after a Buffalo Bills game last month.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has added a new therapy K-9 to the force.

Sheriff: 2-year-old girl abused while in ICU

Sep 21, 2018
Erie County Sheriff's Department

Erie County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Grand Island woman suspected of abusing a 2-year-old girl in the intensive care unit at Oishei Children's Hospital.

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Authorities say two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing on a pond in Alden.


As the lawsuit for the death of India Cummings enters the discovery phase, more details are expected to become public about what a state Commission of Correction report calls a "homicide due to medical neglect."

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrests of three people in connection with the possession of 17 kilos of cocaine and $650,0000 in cash.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

Three people have been arrested after police say they found more than 200 marijuana plants growing in their home, plus cocaine, heroin, needles, weapons and cash.

Lackawanna Fire Department

Erie County Sheriff's Department fire investigators have been brought in to probe two Lackawanna fires in a building owned by a local mosque.

The local lawyer representing the family of a man who died in the Erie County Holding Center is praising the work of the New York State Commission of Correction. The commission issued its final report in the 2012 death of 35-year-old Robert Metcalf, finding it a homicide caused by improper restraint used by Erie County deputies.

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As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into what caused the mid-air collision of two small planes over North Collins, the names of its victims have been released.

Two pilots and a passenger were killed Sunday morning in a mid-air crash between two planes in North Collins. The planes took off from the Hamburg Airport headed to St. Mary, Pennsylvania.

Food drive today at the Broadway Market

Mar 24, 2016
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The Erie County Sheriff's Department is asking visitors to the Broadway Market today to bring a food or cash donation to benefit the less fortunate.

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Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood may be a little quieter this weekend, after police busted a notorious party house on major drug charges.

Program aims to cultivate tomorrow's leaders

Aug 6, 2015
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The Erie County Sheriff’s Air One helicopter landed on the quad at Medaille College Wednesday, a vivid show of support for the college’s Leaders in Training Program (LIT). The group Western New York United

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department is warning of more phone scams. 

It's taken nearly 90 years for a slain Erie County Sheriff's deputy to be properly memorialized.  Monday, Fred Kaesser's name was added to the memorial outside the Sheriff's office downtown.

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Assemblyman Sean Ryan is calling on the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for answers regarding cell phone surveillance. The Sheriff’s department reportedly spent over $350,000 to purchase technology which allows them to obtain private data from mobile phones.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

A standoff described as an 'active shooting' in the Town of Concord ended Monday morning after a gunman fired shots at authorities responding to a domestic call on home Brown Hill Road Road Sunday night.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has issued a Silver Alert regarding a missing senior.

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The investigation by the Erie County Sheriff's Department into the death of a man held in custody continues.