Crime

September 20, 2018 - 5:59 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge...
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September 18, 2018 - 5:58 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - There are varying opinions of what the video of last week's officer-involved shooting actually shows. Attorney Steve Cohen is representing the family of 32-year-old Pito Rivera, who was fatally shot by police on Plymouth Avenue. Cohen released a statement saying the footage was...
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Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order earlier this year to allow 24,000 parolees to vote in upcoming elections after 7pm. That initiative will be on display for the first time Thursday as parolees, including sex offenders, head to the polls. Assemblyman...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police have arrested a 20 year old Buffalo male in connection with an overnight stabbing incident. Northwest District officers responded to the call just after 12:10am in the 200 block of West Delavan near Herkimer Street. The 24 year old male victim told officers he...
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Bashar Hall. July 25, 2018 (Pool Photo)
Mike Baggerman
September 07, 2018 - 12:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After they were initially charged with manslaughter in the first degree in the beating death of 2-year-old Xavion Hazzard, Keona Owens and Bashar Hall were indicted by a grand jury on second degree murder charges in Erie County Court on Friday morning. Hall, 23, and Owens, 22...
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September 01, 2018 - 9:41 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting on East Ferry Street. The incident happened at approximately 2:30pm in the 1000 block of East Ferry.. Buffalo police say a 32 year old male is deceased and detectives say the incident happened inside of a repair garage during...
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September 01, 2018 - 3:25 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police are investigating an apparent road rage incident Friday night. The incident started in the 900 block of Elmwood Avenue at approximately 10pm. Police say there was an altercation over a parking spot involving at least two individuals in two different vehicles...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:09 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting without a crime scene. Police located a male shooting victim Friday just after 9:40pm in the vicinity of Mercer Avenue & Hill Street. Detectives say no shooting scene has been located at this time and it's unclear if the...
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Byron Brown joined by other city leaders at the Erie County District Attorney's Office. August 29, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Dana Casullo)
Mike Baggerman
August 30, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - City of Buffalo officials credited tips from the community as one of the reasons for the murder charges against Kenyatta "Manny" Austin. Austin, 25, has been in police custody since July 3 when he was arrested on a weapons charge in Niagara Falls. He was charged on Wednesday...
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Grape Street home where Yvette Johnson, 54, and Kyrie Johnson, 17 months, were killed. August 29, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 29, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By: Dana Casullo & Mike Baggerman BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Kenyatta "Manny" Austin was arraigned Wednesday morning in Eric County Supreme Court on murder and other charges after the July 2 shootings in Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood. Austin, 25, is accused of shooting and killing Yvette...
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