Law

February 23, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York sheriff's group and a state Senate Republican are pushing to have an armed police officer at every school in the state in the wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. What isn't clear yet is who would foot the bill for placing an armed officer...
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Dave Debo
February 06, 2018 - 6:54 am
(WBEN) The sentencing of Edward Keubler III to three years in prison brings to a close one of the latest hit-and-run cases, but the tragedy on Grand Island was certainly not the only case of someone leaving the scene of an accident in a year that saw many. "We have seen a slew of these cases and...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The government's prize witness in the corruption case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to begin his testimony Monday, providing evidence against a longtime friend. Todd Howe will testify at the Manhattan federal court trial of Joseph Percoco. Prosecutors...
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January 28, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MELCROFT, Pa. (AP) Five people were found dead early Sunday at a car wash in suburban Pennsylvania and police say they have no motive yet for the shooting. The shooting at Ed’s Car Wash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the Melcroft community of Saltlick Township, about 55 miles (89 kilometers)...
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January 26, 2018 - 10:25 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Former University of Buffalo administrator Dennis Black was sentenced to five years of probation by Judge John Michalski on Friday morning in Erie County Court. Black admitted last year to stealing $320,000 from the university through his position by using loopholes. Black...
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Neil McManus
January 14, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Town of Pendleton, NY (WBEN) A North Tonawanda man is being charged after stabbing a family member in the neck. Niagara County Sheriffs say that 40-year-old Cory Ochterski was riding in a vehicle with the victim on Tonawanda Creek road Saturday night and stabbed the unidentified male. The victim...
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Tom Puckett
January 09, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 17-year-old Lawren Goins of Buffalo has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the double shooting of two 16-year-olds. In November of 2017, Goins pleaded guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree and one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. On...
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Mike Baggerman
December 21, 2017 - 2:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Matthew Jaskula, a former cell block attendant for the Buffalo Police Department, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he deprived an inmate of his civil rights. Jaskula pushed inmate Shaun Porter into a door face-first on May 19, 2016. The door flew open and Porter's...
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December 15, 2017 - 8:31 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A Canadian man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for driving drugs into the United States. Federal prosecutors say 65-year-old John Lambert, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was one of two men arrested with 22 pounds of cocaine at a downtown Buffalo...
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Tom Puckett
December 13, 2017 - 2:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) No charges will be filed in the death of a man in Buffalo Police custody. The Attorney General's office issued its finding Wednesday. READ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL's REPORT on Wardell Davis's death HERE READ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL's REPORT on Wardell Davis's death...
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