Erie County Sheriff

Ruth Kloss
Erie County Sheriff's Office / WBEN
Richard Root
November 28, 2017 - 6:14 am
The following individual is reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or related cognitive disorders and has been reported missing: Name : RUTH KLOSS Age : Elderly Race : WHITE Sex : FEMALE Height : 5’4” Weight : UNKNOWN Hair Color : Bald/Brown Eye Color : GREEN Clothing...
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Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2017 - 2:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's race came down to the wire on Tuesday's election night. With all but two Erie County districts reporting on Tuesday night, Sheriff Tim Howard received 106,578 votes while Bernie Tolbert garnered 102,728 votes. Percentage-wise, that's a two point...
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Howard V Tolbert
Richard Root
November 07, 2017 - 6:30 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - One of the three big county races this year is for Erie County Sheriff. Incumbent Republican Tim Howard is looking for a record fourth term this year, but he's being challenged by Democrat Bernie Tolbert. Bernie Tolbert has attacked Tim Howard on several fronts, including...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Jail Management Division received recognition from the New York State Sheriff's Association as an accredited jail agency on Tuesday afternoon. "Only half of the state's 62 counties have been able to achieve accreditation," Peter R. Kehoe, Executive Director of...
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Niagara Gorge
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Richard Root
July 12, 2017 - 3:14 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A body was pulled from the rapids of the lower Niagara River Tuesday afternoon. New York State Park Police say a hiker spotted the body floating in the water around 2 p.m. The Park Police Swift Water Rescue Team confirmed the body was in the rapids, and had the Erie...
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July 04, 2017 - 10:39 am
ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam that has already seen at least two victims locally. This scam says that you failed to appear for jury duty and the caller, an individual claiming to be an Erie County Sheriff's Office Sergeant using the...
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Richard Root
June 12, 2017 - 5:10 am
North Collins, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office has a mystery on their hands. Human remains were found outside a town park in North Collins, and they may have been there for decades. Saturday morning, two people were hiking in the woods surrounding Marion J. Fricano Town Park when one...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
April 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature put a resolution into committee on Thursday which asked Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard to visit the committee to discuss his actions on April 1. Howard wore a police uniform at a political rally which drew criticism from local leaders. The...
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