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New York State Police

Some New York state troopers will begin wearing body cameras on patrol, phasing in their use years after cameras were adopted by many other state and local law enforcement agencies.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

Jason Lanning, 46, of Depew was virtually sentenced Thursday morning in State Supreme Court to one year in jail, followed by 10 years of sex offender probation, and he must register as a sex offender after release.


A 12-year-old girl with special needs is home safe again, after a dangerous walk across the Grand Island Bridge.

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In the Syracuse suburb of Manlius, police transparency carries a hefty price tag.

Cattaraugus County woman dies in head-on crash

Nov 17, 2020

A Cattaraugus County woman died in a head-on collision Monday night.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A New York State trooper who was terminated in 2010 has been charged with misrepresenting himself as law enforcement in order to gain personal information from four victims and forcible sex from two of them.

Erie County District Attorney's Office / Facebook

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.

A residential evacuation continued Thursday near Cedar Avenue and Third Street in Niagara Falls. New York State Police believed explosives may have been stored in a local home.

A section of the I-90 was closed Wednesday morning due to a confrontation between police and a motorist.

New York State Police

New York State Police say they plan to go forward with a body camera pilot program for state troopers.

NYS Police

A Hamburg native has been appointed commander of the State Police Troop A operations for the eight counties of Western New York and more than 400 sworn and civilian personnel.

Governor's Office

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the State Police to increase their presence near synagogues and religious centers during the upcoming Jewish High Holidays.

Kyle S. Mackie/WBFO News

The AAA’s annual back-to-school campaign reminding motorists to drive carefully around schools and school buses kicked off Tuesday in Buffalo.

Dansville Schools

New York State Police say driver inexperience, distraction and speed were factors in a crash that killed four teenagers and injured a fifth over the weekend.

New York State Police

State Police are investigating a fatal skydiving accident in Wyoming County. It happened just after noon on Saturday in the town of Perry.

An Ohio man wanted for kidnapping five children and their mother has been arrested in Cheektowaga.

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A former Ft. Drum soldier has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 murders of his wife and a New York State trooper.

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Rapper Kodak Black and three companions have been arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge on charges they tried to bring weapons and marijuana into the United States from Canada.

Albany County District Attorney

The new mugshot legislation that passed in the state budget this month has been sometimes described as a mugshot “ban.” That’s not entirely accurate -- most local law enforcement agencies will be able to choose whether they make mugshots public or not.

Thomas O'Neil-White

What do you do when you are driving and you see flashing lights on the side of the road? Slow Down? Move Over? You should. It's the law.

DWI crackdown comes with the holidays

Dec 27, 2018
Dave Lucas / WAMC News

New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on impaired driving through the end of the year.

The Observer

One man is dead in what is being described as a confrontation between a Fredonia police officer and a man said to have been covered with blood and waving a knife.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a vehicle tried to cross from Canada to the United States without inspection Monday afternoon, leading officers on a chase that ended in a crash.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the New York State Police and seeking personal information, don’t share anything — it’s a scam.

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New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend. Nauman Hussain, whom police described as the company's "operator," was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide for his role in the fatal incident.

New York State Police

A former civilian cook at the Attica Correctional Facility has been sentenced to one year of interim probation for having sexual contact with an inmate assigned to her.

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

Four men who were the subject of a police manhunt Tuesday night are believed to have left the Southtowns and there is no longer any imminent danger to residents, according to police.

New York State Police

A state trooper responding to a call about a suicidal and possibly armed man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border early Monday was fatally shot along with the man, a school principal, officials said.

Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant

It is the first time in more than four decades anyone at the Genesee County Sheriff's Department can remember a deputy fatally shooting a suspect. It happened Wednesday night at a Pembroke restaurant.