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The recent national stories about police brutality spurred a series of protests on Friday night.

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Rochester-resident Macnore Cameron was released early Sunday morning after 24 hours in custody with the Saint Louis County police department.

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A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With new state laws put into effect last week, bringing stiffer penalties for distracted driving, WBFO’s Avery Schneider found out more about how new rules and bad habits combine.

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Hundreds of police officers in Western New York are to get new body armor under a new state program.

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Olean Police are putting the public on alert that reports have been made of a man attempting to lure young girls into his vehicle.

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The path to promotion for four Niagara Falls Police officers appears to have been cleared.

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Police in Batavia are searching for a man who is suspected in a series of robberies in that city.

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A new and violent trend is making its appearance in Western New York.

Amherst Police investigate apparent murder-suicide

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Amherst police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in a home on Dawnbrook Lane. Two bodies were found there shortly after 8:00 Friday morning.

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Niagara Falls Police are reporting an early morning car crash that followed a volley of gun fire.

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Members of the local law enforcement community are undergoing special training so they can better respond to shootings.  Recent exercises at the Erie County Fairgrounds were led by a team from the Department of Homeland Security.

Police in North Tonawanda are searching for a potentially dangerous man.

Ryan Carr is 25-years-old, is of average height and weight with short, brown hair and blue eyes. He is considered to be dangerous and is wanted on a number of outstanding warrants connected with domestic violence. A reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Tips may be phoned to 867 - 6161. Anyone who sees Carr is urged to call 911.

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Niagara Falls will be getting the latest in high-tech crime fighting under a program that may eventually bring in millions of dollars to deal with rising crime.

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The number of police officers and firefighters collecting injury benefits in the City of Buffalo is a continuing concern.

Members of the police force who are unable to work due to injury, and not always on-duty injuries, can actually make more money staying at home than being on the job. The Buffalo News reports that in 2011 such cases cost local taxpayers more than $200,000 per week. Last week, the department listed 45 officers who were on the full injured-on-duty list, collecting benefits but unable to work.