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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.

State effort to legalize marijuana goes up in smoke

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Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) - who introduced New York's measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana - says the effort has gone up in smoke. In a statement released late Wednesday morning, Krueger said "it is clear the measure will not pass this session," but called it only "a delay," not the "end of the road."

Prosecutors have charged the younger brother of a road rage suspect, admitting the wrong man was arrested following an incident last December in which one of the drivers was severely beaten.

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Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo will not face any charges for bringing a loaded handgun into Riverside High School last week.

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Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Achtyl has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanors in connection with the December 2017 arrest of a fan at a Buffalo Bills Game. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says he has to punish him.

Legislation has passed in the New York State Legislature that would make revenge porn a crime. All that’s left before it becomes law is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

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Nearly three-dozen people facing low-level marijuana crimes have had the charges against them dismissed. The move comes at the request of Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.


The Erie County District Attorney's Office has charged a City of Tonawanda man with attempted murder and assault after allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend on fire last month.

Two Buffalo men are due back in court Friday on murder charges.

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No charges are being filed against a Buffalo Police officer who fatally shot a man he was attempting to apprehend.

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A Buffalo man who unintentionally set a fire which killed his 7-year-old son in their home in January will not go to prison. Joseph Conti, 54, was sentenced to five years probation Thursday in State Supreme Court.

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Valentino Dixon was released in September after serving 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, another Buffalo man has been sentenced for a fatal shooting that killed one man and injured two others nearly three decades ago.

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Erie County Distict Attorney John Flynn says he is dropping criminal charges against 23 individuals for having too many cartridges in a gun magazine. The DA says that comes a result of an appeals court decision declaring this particular section of the SAFE Act unconstitutional.

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Lackawanna councilman William Leonard resigned late Wednesday night after a investigation revealed he had been lying about his place of residence.

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Agencies working to protect victims of domestic violence in Erie County are gaining financial support with a grant from the federal government.


A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempting to fatally stab his ex-girlfriend.

A Buffalo woman has been found guilty of stabbing her mother to death.

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A Buffalo man who spent 27 years in prison on a wrongful conviction has been exonerated. Valentino Dixon was released Wednesday.

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A 32-year-old Buffalo man was shot dead early Wednesday in an encounter with a two-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department in the heart of the city's West Side. Friends and relatives later turned out for a vigil.

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The public fight over the 2016 death of India Cummings moved to the steps of City Hall Thursday, as activists increase their calls for criminal prosecutions.

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Whatever you can think of, there’s probably an app for it. In Buffalo, that now includes a new way for citizens to help law enforcers solve crimes.

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The mother of a Buffalo toddler who died this week from blunt force injuries is now the second suspect to be charged in the boy's death.

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For two-and-a-half years, the death of India Cummings has  raised questions. Cummings died after spending 17 days at the Erie County Holding Center. Thursday brought another protest outside the Holding Center, in the wake of a state report that said homicide should be listed as the woman's cause of death.

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A Buffalo man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s toddler.


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28 year old Kristofer Gregorek is headed to prison, after he killed a UB nursing professor in a June 2017 distracted driving crash on the Thruway.


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