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Charlottesville violence fires up "Fire Howard" advocates

Aug 14, 2017
Erie County Sheriffs Department

A White anti-racism group is going door to door Monday evening in an effort to oust Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard from office.

U.S. Atorney's office

There is a new man in charge of the U.S. Attorney operation in Western New York. James P. Kennedy is acting in the post until a new president appoints a successor to William Hochul.

William Hochul taking job with Delaware North

Oct 24, 2016
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Outgoing U.S. Attorney William Hochul has taken a job with Delaware North to serve as the company's general counsel.

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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.

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U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. has put in his retirement papers and will leave his high-profile position in three weeks.

New York State Police

Local law enforcement are sending their collective condolences to Dallas, where snipers ambushed and killed five officers Thursday night.

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National and local leaders of the Kingsmen motorcycle club are being charged with using violence and murder to protect an array of criminal enterprises. A two-year probe growing out of the execution-style murders of two members of the club has led to 16 members of the group being indicted.

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A hopeful message that progress can be achieved in the battle against gun violence emerged during a Tuesday night meeting in the University district. Panelists say a key is engagement, especially with young people.

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A Cattaraugus County senior is facing time in federal prison for trafficking in prohibited wildlife.

Buffalo News obituary

After only four hours of deliberations, a federal court jury on Wednesday determined Ronald Epps killed his fiancee Angela Moss in 2009 in what prosecutors say was an elaborate scheme to collect on her life insurance policy.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.

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A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.

Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

Jul 29, 2015
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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

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A Wheatfield man who caused an explosion in his family's garage earlier this week has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.

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Suspended Buffalo Police Officer Robert Eloff is due before Federal Magistrate Hugh Scott this morning on civil rights charges growing out of his involvement in the death of William Sager in the Molly's Pub incident last year.

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Two significant drug busts were announced Thursday, one in Dunkirk and one in Buffalo. Police say the busts show the aggressiveness of the area drug trade.

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As Buffalo Police District Chief Brian Patterson talked to a group in the West Side Community Center yesterday, he stopped frequently to allow interpreters in both Karen and Burmese to speak. The moment showed the growing influence of immigrants in the city.

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A local physician could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced in July for illegally dealing prescription drugs.

Officials report significant spike in drug overdoses

Apr 2, 2015
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Local health and law enforcement officials say there has been a noticeable spike in heroin and opioid overdoses in the first quarter of this year.

The son of a disgraced former top administrator in Buffalo schools has been charged with stealing money intended to help the education of low-income people.

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There's one constant in this era of high-tech, instantaneous, credit card shopping: thieves are looking to steal your money and your identity.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Local law enforcement agencies joined U.S. Attorney William Hochul on Buffalo’s West side Monday to celebrating the termination of the 10th Street Gang.

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Several members of what is described as the most violent drug trafficking gang in Western New York have been taken off the streets.

After quitting his job as a Buffalo cop earlier in the day, John Cirulli pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misdemeanor civil rights violations for attacking a handcuffed man who had been arrested April 19.

Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to injury fraud

Apr 14, 2014
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A retired Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty to defrauding his Injured On Duty status. 

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The deaths of two Attica Correctional Facility inmates has led to the indictment of a fellow inmate and a his wife, a Buffalo woman.

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It has been a banner year for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo.

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Another City of Buffalo employee has pleaded guilty to stealing money from parking meters.

The Director of Nursing at a long-term care facility associated with Sisters Hospital is accused of illegally selling prescription drugs out of her office.

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A third City of Buffalo employee is under arrest for allegedly stealing money from parking meters.