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Anyone who watches crime shows on television, whether a reality show or fiction, knows officers put up that yellow crime tape and wait for the forensics people. That is changing, with the national surge of fatal drug overdoses a major reason. More and more police departments train officers to treat an overdose as a crime scene unless someone of rank decides otherwide.

Sixteen members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club have now been convicted with the latest guilty plea Monday morning in U.S. District Court.

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The son and nephew of Western New York developer Robert Morgan, as well as two Buffalo-area men, have been charged in what the U.S. Attorney’s office calls a "multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme."


4 plead guilty to operating cocaine ring in Lockport

May 3, 2018

Four people have pleaded guilty in what authorities are calling a "large drug trafficking organization operating out of Lockport."

Uncrowned Community Builders

The former long-time head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority has been sentenced to two years probation and a $2,000 fine for stealing government funds.

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North Tonawanda Police were investigating the death of a former Assistant United States Attorney whose body was found unresponsive in the waters of a marina off Tonawanda Island late Sunday. In the meantime, George Burgasser is being remembered as a man who was "everyone's friend."


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A Clarence investment advisor has pleaded guilty to bilking clients out of nearly $1.5 million.

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A federal grand jury has returned a 14-count indictment against a Jamestown man for child pornography and trafficking.

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A former Western New York kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

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Authorities say a 28-year-old Syracuse man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and his family over net neutrality.

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A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to providing the fentanyl-laced heroin that took the life of two users.

Nagi pleads guilty to attempting to support ISIS

Jan 22, 2018
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Two and a half years after he was arrested by federal authorities, a Lackawanna man has admitted he attempted to travel abroad and join the efforts of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. On Monday, Arafat Nagi entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara in downtown Buffalo.


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Buffalo's Homeland Security office is looking for the public's help after the arrest of a Newark, NY physician on child pornography charges.

A member of a violent Buffalo street gang has been sentenced to consecutive life sentences in prison for fatally shooting a man nicknamed "Shooter'' five years ago.

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The former head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and two family members have entered guilty pleas to stealing government funds.

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A Lockport real estate broker is facing up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for not providing a lead paint warning notice to a property buyer.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

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A father and son from Alden have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to pay bribes to Buffalo Police officers.

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Anyone who has used DNA family geneology websites, like Ancestry DNA, knows there are a lot of people out there who are genetic relations. That is the root of a new criminal investigative technique.

A driver is accused of intentionally ramming his SUV through the security gates outside the Buffalo FBI office.

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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

A Western New York couple has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving more than $1 million in federal government benefits.

A Lockport man has been charged with sex and drug trafficking and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Schroeder.

A Williamsville man who recruited family members to act as drug couriers over two decades has received a stiff prison sentence.

An Amherst woman convicted in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to time served - or 21 months.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

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William Hochul says it is simply the right time to step down as U.S. Attorney. He announced late Wednesday that he's leaving the office on October 28th. On Thursday, he met with local reporters, and says his decision has nothing to do with any perceived conflicts of interest.


Another member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club is facing jail time for participating in what authorities say was an organized crime ring under guise of the club.

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A Wheatfield man accused of building bombs will remain in federal custody. Michael O'Neill, 45, is charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.  

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Some Buffalo children attended an anti-violence program the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo Thursday afternoon.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says they heard from a former gang member who encouraged them to avoid a life of crime.

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