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Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane spoke publicly for the first time Friday following a decision by prosecutors in Buffalo to close a rape investigation.

Throughout the Patrick Kane investigation, which ended Thursday with the announcement that no rape charges will be filed against the Buffalo native and pro hockey star, media coverage itself was often the story.

Kane won't be prosecuted in alleged rape case

Nov 5, 2015
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Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III will not present the alleged rape case against hockey superstar and Buffalo native Patrick Kane to a grand jury, saying the case is "rife with reasonable doubt."

Report: Kane accuser no longer seeking prosecution

Nov 3, 2015
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The woman who has accused Chicago Blackhawks star and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane of rape no longer wants to cooperate with the investigation, according to a report in The Buffalo News which cites numerous sources with knowledge of the probe.

Kane breaks silence about sexual assault probe

Nov 2, 2015
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Chicago Blackhawks star and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane has broken his silence about the sexual assault allegations against him. 

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It now appears no criminal charges will be filed against hockey star Patrick Kane in connection with an alleged rape in early August.

Erie County DA: Kane 'evidence bag' is a hoax

Sep 25, 2015
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A supposed torn and empty evidence bag, reportedly found at the home of the mother of rape suspect Patrick Kane's accuser, is a hoax carried out by the mother. So said the Erie County District Attorney in a lengthy news conference Friday.

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Top defense attorney Tom Eoannou has quit as lawyer for the alleged victim in the Patrick Kane case. He tells WBFO he's concerned that a rape evidence bag delivered to the home of the accuser's mother may have ended up at the home under "suspicious circumstances."

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The rape accusation involving Buffalo native and Chicago Blackhawks hockey star Patrick Kane took an unexpected turn on Wednesday, when to the attorney for the accuser claimed  a rape kit evidence bag was delivered to her mother's house, torn open and contents emptied.

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The lawyer representing the woman who has made an allegation of being sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon. 

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Hockey star Patrick Kane should be benched until his name is cleared. That's the opinion of a women's group in response to Kane being allowed to participate in Chicago Blackhawks training camp, which opened Friday.

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Erie County's district attorney spoke in generalities, for the first time Wednesday, when asked about the police investigation into hockey star Patrick Kane.

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Chicago Blackhawks star and Western New York native Patrick Kane will have his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown today.


Hamburg Police on Friday confirmed a probe is underway into Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.


Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, a native of South Buffalo, is reportedly under investigation in Hamburg. The Buffalo News, citing sources, is reporting Kane is the subject of a rape investigation stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred last weekend.