Crime

November 11, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police have an individual in custody in connection with an overnight shooting incident early Sunday morning. Police responded at approximately 2am in the 1200 block of Broadway and detectives say a male in his late 30's was struck by gunfire. Buffalo police say a male...
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Tom Puckett
November 09, 2018 - 2:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say they've captured a man wanted on sex abuse charges in Florida. Jacob Beach, wanted on sex abuse charges against a minor, was arrested on November 7 by Okaloosa Sheriff’s Deputies. On October 19, Jacob Beach, 24 of Grand Island, was indicted on...
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Tom Puckett
November 08, 2018 - 7:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man now faces life in prison after being the first to be convicted in WNY of providing a deadly dose of fentanyl. A federal jury returned the first ever verdict convicting a person of distributing fentanyl causing death, and that means 32 year old Dontrell Wise faces a...
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Wayne Kozak is ushered to the Erie County courts where he plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of his mother, Mary on April 20, 2017. October 1, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
November 08, 2018 - 7:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A 50-year-old western New York man has been sentenced for fatally shooting his mother last year. The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Wayne Kozak was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison followed by five years of post-incarceration supervision. Kozak...
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November 07, 2018 - 8:52 pm
SODUS, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Two Texas law enforcement officers and one of their wives are at the center of an investigation into a double homicide that has further rattled an upstate New York town already reeling from recent calamities. Joshua Niles, 28, and Amber Washburn, 24, were fatally shot...
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Jamal Craig. Photo via Erie County Sheriff's Office
October 31, 2018 - 8:59 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two deputies at the Erie County Holding Center were attacked by a Buffalo man on Tuesday. The Erie County Sheriff's Office said that Jamal Craig, 26, charged at the deputies while they restrained another inmate in the intake area of the holding center. Craig allegedly struck...
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Two people support each other in front of flowers at a makeshift memorial at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 28, 2018 - 2:44 pm
They were professors and accountants, dentists and beloved doctors serving their local community. A day after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, officials released the names of the victims. The oldest of them was 97. The youngest was 54. They included a pair of brothers and a...
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October 27, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (WBEN/AP) — A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing 11 people. At least six other people were wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said. Police said a suspect was in custody after the...
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October 27, 2018 - 11:41 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are reporting a suspect is in custody after a shooting that caused "multiple casualties" at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. Three officers were also shot in the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Police spokesman Chris...
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Buffalo Police outside the South Park Avenue post office after a report about a pipebomb on the steps. October 27, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
October 27, 2018 - 10:10 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police investigated another suspected pipebomb in South Buffalo early Saturday. The new incident occurred at the post office located at 2061 South Park Avenue and it's been determined the device was 'non-functional', similar to the one located outside the Buffalo...
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