CRIME & SAFETY
Motorcyclist And Pedestrian Killed In Buffalo Fatal Crash
Wagswoofs – A fatal crash is currently under investigation by Buffalo police, which occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of South Park Avenue and Aldrich Place. A pedestrian crossing the street was struck by a motorcycle heading south on South Park Avenue, as reported by...
One killed, police officer injured in house fire
SANBORN, N.Y. (WIVB) — One person is dead and a Lewiston police officer was injured following a house fire in Sanborn Friday night. Lewiston police said officers and members from the Sanborn and Lewiston fire companies responded to the scene of a reported house fire on Saunders Settlement Road at approximately 9:19 p.m. Upon arrival, […]
Niagara Falls Police to Subpoena Bentley Motors for Black Box Data Following Fatal Rainbow Bridge Crash
• Niagara Falls Police plan to subpoena Bentley Motors for black box information related to a deadly crash and explosion on the Rainbow Bridge on November 22. • The crash involved a 2022 Bentley Flying Spur, driven by Kurt Villani with his wife Monica as a passenger, which crashed into a customs booth.
Teenager Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Vehicle and Leading Police on Chase
A 16-year-old faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle and leading Amherst Police on a high-speed chase. The teen was apprehended after abandoning the stolen 2020 Hyundai, and is now facing charges including criminal possession of stolen property, reckless driving, and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.
2 people injured following overnight shooting in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two men are recovering after they were shot overnight in the City of Buffalo. The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday near Bailey Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue. Northeast District officers responded to the scene, where two men were shot outside, according to a Buffalo Police spokesperson.
SPCA warns of 'Lost Pet' scam
Beware of the 'Lost Pet' scam! The SPCA warns of fraudsters exploiting the vulnerability of pet owners with missing animals. Scammers claim to have found the pet, demand money for life-saving surgery, and ask for payment via digital platforms. Learn how to protect yourself on the SPCA website.
Crews respond to dust collector fire at Buff State
First responders worked to put out the fire on Sunday afternoon.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Arrest, Crash Guilty Plea, Fire Investigation, Barbie Heist, and Murder Indictment in Niagara County, New York
This week in Niagara County, New York, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a drug investigation leading to the arrest of a Niagara Falls man, a driver pleading guilty to a crash that seriously injured a North Tonawanda man, a fire under investigation in Wilson, a woman driving 100 miles per hour while fleeing from the police after a Barbie heist, and the unsealing of an indictment in a murder case.
Here Are The Most Dangerous Cities In New York
As we get ready to wrap up the year this month, now is the time to take a look at 2023. Looking back, based on data, here are the Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities in New York State. According to crime statistics posted on the website housegrail.com, these cities in...
Man Ends His Life Following Domestic Incident in Cheektowaga
• A domestic incident occurred in Cheektowaga, New York, where a man took his own life inside a house on Dean Road. • The man had entered a house belonging to a woman with whom he had a previous relationship, ordered her out, and then shot at a microwave and a door before killing himself.
Data recorder from Rainbow Bridge crash recovered, ‘severely damaged’
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The data recorder from the vehicle involved in the fatal Rainbow Bridge car accident has been recovered but appears to be “severely damaged,” Niagara Falls police announced Saturday. The data recorder, also known as a “black box,” appears to have been damaged during the crash and officers are continuing to work […]
Mercer County inmate escapes custody while hospitalized in Erie County
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A Mercer County inmate who was being treated at a hospital in Erie County escaped custody Saturday morning.Nearby Gannon University posted about the inmate on their Facebook page.The inmate is described as a white man with a goatee, buzz cut and an orange jumpsuit.If spotted, people are being asked to call 911 immediately.
Man injured in shooting on Van Gorder Street early Sunday
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 27-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Van Gorder Street early Sunday morning, according to Buffalo police. Police responded to the first block of Van Gorder just after 3 a.m. Sunday, where the man had been shot while inside of a vehicle. He was transported to ECMC with non-life […]
BPD: 4-year-old twins located, are safe
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department said 4-year-old twins Zen Brown and Shekinah Brown "have been located safely, thank you to those who shared the post."
Fundraiser launched for family who had home torched, insurance money stolen
After having their home catch fire and dealing with a contractor who stole thousands of dollars, Jane Weaver and her five children are still without a home.
Weekly Safety Report: Murder Suspect, Larceny, Shooting, and Mistrial Shake Erie County, New York
This week in Erie County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a murder suspect being sought by the Buffalo Police Department, a larceny at Big Lots in Clarence, a shooting at Club Marcella, and a mistrial declaration in a high-profile case.
Jury Finds Two Defendants Guilty in Home Invasion Assault
(WNY News Now) – Following a trial, a jury has delivered guilty verdicts for two defendants charged with a home invasion in the Town of Amherst. Buffalo, N.Y. – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a jury found 37-year-old Jason K. Evans of Depew and 34-year-old Mark S. Shadle of Kenmore guilty of one count of Burglary in the First Degree and one count of Robbery in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felonies). Jurors rendered their decision yesterday afternoon after less than two hours of deliberation following a seven-day trial, convicting the defendants of all counts in the indictment against them.
Buffalo Teenager Sentenced for Fatal Shooting of Young Girl During Attempted Robbery
• A 19-year-old man from Buffalo was sentenced to 23 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl during an attempted robbery in August 2022.
2 cats die in City of Lockport house fire Saturday
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Two cats died in a house fire Saturday evening in the City of Lockport. The fire began sometime around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in a Passaic Avenue duplex, after a tenant who had just returned home noticed smoke coming from the front door. Lockport Fire Department crews...
Local Wheatfield Resident Arrested for Aggravated DWI
On December 4, 2023, a 42-year-old man from Wheatfield, NY, was arrested for driving under the influence. The arrest was made by traffic officers after they received a report of an intoxicated man at a local convenience store.