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Two Orleans County Sheriff deputies arrested

May 18, 2017

New York State Police have arrested two Orleans County Sheriff deputies for double-dipping.

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New data indicates that many motorists across the state are texting behind the wheel – and are getting caught in massive numbers.

Apparently, the latest winter blast got more than tempers flying Wednesday in Cattaraugus County. One man escaped gun shots and another is in jail.

Phishing scam targets New Yorkers

Dec 10, 2016
New York State Police

State police are warning against an identity phishing scam.

Lockport trio honored for purse snatcher takedown

Nov 18, 2016
New York State Police

Lockport college junior Daniel Bronson is being credited with taking down a purse snatcher.

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Authorities are turning to the public for assistance with a Wyoming County murder case.

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A wrong-way driver caused a fatal, multi-car crash this morning along the Niagara Thruway.

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A chain reaction accident on Grand Island last night has caused minor injuries to a New York State Police Officer.

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Genesee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Cheektowaga woman.


Convicted killer David Sweat is back in the custody of law enforcement, and will likely never see the outside world again. After spending three weeks on the run in the Adirondack region of northern New York, a State Police Sergeant shot Sweat not far from the Canadian Border.

The latest winter snowstorm to pound Western New York has taken the life of at two people, including a young girl.

An off-duty New York State Police Officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated in the city of Lockport.

'Holiday Heroes' encourages blood, organ donation

Dec 16, 2014
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Local police, firefighters and first responders in collaboration with Unyts kicked off the Holiday Heroes campaign Tuesday.

Akron man accused of raping young girl

Nov 11, 2014
New York State Police

State police have arrested a 27-year-old Akron man for rape involving a young girl in Niagara County. 

I-290 bridge dedicated to fallen Trooper Kevin Dobson

Jun 5, 2014
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A bridge on the I-290 was dedicated to New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Thursday. The dedication ceremony was attended by many members of the state and local police, as well Dobson’s family and area lawmakers.

Police standoff ends peacefully in Lewiston

May 19, 2014
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A Lewiston man faces charges after a police standoff at his home Sunday afternoon.

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Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at St. Bonaventure University’s Reilly Center for State Police Trooper Ross Riley.

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An effort to ensure that local drivers are using their seat belts will soon get underway.

SAFE Act provisions process begins

Apr 15, 2013
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Two controversial provisions of New York State's SAFE Act will go into effect on Monday, April 15, 2013.

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The head of the union representing New York State Troopers said he is pleased there are 133 new State Troopers, but he says it still is not enough.

Albany's continuing fiscal problems have affected the State Police since retiring Troopers weren't being replaced. The graduating class on Tuesday was the first since 2009.

State Police PBA President Thomas Mungeer said the force is still probably 300 Troopers below what it should be.  He said crime and all of the other events in the life of a Trooper aren't dropping in number.