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A new component to the state’s bail reform measures, set to debut Thursday, will rollback some of the gains made at the beginning of the year. 


A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been arraigned in Erie County Court on charges related to a falsified accident report in January.

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It's that time of year again. The air is filled with the crackling booms and kapows of explosive fireworks. But as plentiful as they may sound, most fireworks are illegal in New York State.

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The two Buffalo Police officers seen on a viral WBFO video pushing a 75-year-old protestor and causing injury Thursday night have been arraigned on felony assault charges.

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Three local law enforcement officers are recovering from injuries suffered when an SUV ran them down on Bailey Avenue late Monday as they stood on a roadblock during a tense protest.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz briefed reporters late Sunday night on what had transpired in the prior 36 hours of violence, vandalism and looting spun off from a protest about the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, while Erie County District Attorney John Flynn promised justice in prosecutions.

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The Erie County District Attorney says since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home orders which have come with it, overall crime is down with the exception of domestic violence.

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Family abuse is a serious problem. Police, the courts and non-profit agencies have spent years developing ways to help the victims. In the wake of coronavirus, their concerns have turned to victims being self-isolated with their abusers.

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A 60- year-old man was arraigned in State Supreme Court Thursday morning on one count of second-degree murder for the killing of a young woman 42 years ago.

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Politics are heating up on the local level, perhaps obscured by the national campaign.

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A Buffalo man has been charged with murder in the death of a toddler. Nathaniel Baker, 23, is accused of fatally beating 2-year old Jordan Robinson Tuesday at residence on Theodore Street on Buffalo’s East Side.

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As Western New Yorkers start a new year, one trend Erie County District Attorney John Flynn hopes stays behind with 2019 is increasing fatal domestic violence.

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A Buffalo man is in the Erie County Holding Center after he was charged Monday with witness tampering in a murder case.


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A Buffalo man is charged with witness tampering for allegedly shooting a person who was scheduled to testify hours later in a murder trial.

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A Lackawanna man was sent to prison for six months and sentenced to 10 years of sex offender probation Tuesday for a sexual act with a 14-year-old at an Orchard Park salon.

In advance of January 1, 2020, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is advising his prosecutors to seek special permission before requesting bail for those charged with misdemeanors and non-violent crimes. At the start of the new year, New York State will no longer allow bail to be imposed in such cases. According to Ali Ingersoll of Investigative Post, some factions of the criminal justice system may not be ready to embrace the reforms.


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A suspended Erie County sheriff's deputy appeared in Lancaster Town Court Tuesday, arraigned in connection with a prostitution case involving his wife.

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A 17-year-old Buffalo resident was arraigned Friday morning in two separate shooting incidents, one of which killed a local youth football coach who was trying to break up an altercation. If convicted in both trials, Jason Washington could face up to 75 years to life in prison.

Buffalo police and the Erie County District Attorney's Office are probing a series of crimes that appear to target a Muslim neighborhood on the city's East Side.


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The man convicted last Friday of charges related to a violent arrest outside New Era Field in December 2017 has resigned his position as a deputy, the Erie County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday.

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Albany made major changes in New York's criminal law in the last legislative session and those changes are slowly working into place. However, the cost of the changes is not yet clear.

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The Erie County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed it has opened a criminal investigation based on allegations made by a former seminarian in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese.

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A Buffalo man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend is now also charged with killing his mother.

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What apparently was a street beef nearly a year ago led to the death of a young Buffalo man. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said the murder will now probably lead to heavy jail time.

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A local man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony scheme to defraud, stealing Social Security numbers of young people and getting credit cards and buy cars.


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Many states, including New York, have what are called "red flag" laws. That's legislation under which a judge can rule such an individual is a potential danger to himself or others and take away that person's guns. 


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A Buffalo man faces multiple charges for allegedly intentionally driving his vehicle into the entrance of a Chippewa Street bar.

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After allegedly driving under the influence and striking a girl on a sidewalk in East Aurora this past Sunday, Erin Kuntz was arraigned in the village Monday but did not have her license pulled. After pressure from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, that changed the following day. 

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Jeffrey Calhoun of Lockport is facing charges after a traffic incident led to an altercation that was captured on camera.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says his office will no longer pursue misdemeanor charges for low-level possession of marijuana, following the state legislature’s passage of a decriminalization bill.

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