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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court Tuesday to attempting to kill a woman with a samarai sword.

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

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A proposed major expansion of Western New York Maritime Charter School was rescinded by a Common Council committee on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, the entire project is due in court.


A man sentenced to 107 years in prison in connection with an attack on his former girlfriend, her friend and her father could be facing additional prison time.

A former Buffalo Parks seasonal worker has pleaded guilty to stabbing a dog.

A Buffalo man will be spending the next 18 years in prison for raping a girl under age 13.


A Cheektowaga man has been sentenced in the hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist.

A Buffalo man has been  sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for the rape of a child under age 15.

A Quebec truck driver pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Lancaster June 21.

A Rochester man has been arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting at a West Seneca sports complex.

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An Eden man has been arraigned in State Supreme Court on an indictment charging him with killing his mother.

One of Western New York's high profile attorneys is announcing his candidacy for State Supreme Court.

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A State Supreme Court has decided against a petition filed by a former Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Commissioner.

Two drag racers have been sentenced for the fatal crash that took the life of one of their passengers and injured another.

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Plans for an updated amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution are taking shape, and construction permits are in hand, but a legal action will be stalling the progress.

A Lackawanna dispute over pay for the city police chief is now going to be thrashed in  State Supreme Court.

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Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III has announced his candidacy for State Supreme Court justice.

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What's probably going to be a very long fight over the financing system for New York charter schools went into State Supreme Court Thursday.

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The list of witnesses called in Jeffrey Basil's murder trial Monday included off-duty Buffalo police officer Adam O'Shei, who was working security at Molly's Pub the night William Sager Jr. was fatally injured.

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A lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court could foil the sale of the former Niagara County nursing home.

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

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A State Supreme Court decision will remove the ban on outdoor smoking in some venues.

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State Supreme Court Justice Timothy Walker has ruled against a petition to provide voters in Amherst a referendum on a ward system for the town.

Such a system would have candidates for the Town Board represent defined districts as opposed to the Town as a whole. A similar petition was narrowly rejected by voters in 2010.

Town Democrats were supporting the current petition, while Republicans were opposed to it.

Buffalo schools and the Buffalo Teachers Federation  are possibly ready to work out differences about major teacher transfers out of three troubled schools.

Both sides were in court Thursday; they're are due in court Friday after  State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Whalen ordered Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown to be there.

BTF President Phil Rumore was in the court session.