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Buffalo man pleads guilty to drug charges in multi-million dollar drug conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a multi-million dollar heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl conspiracy. Maulana Lucas, 43, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to onspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilogra

WIVB - 2018-03-21 22:45:10

Woman charged with drug possession after borrowed pants defense fails

A woman charged with drug possession Monday night in Niagara Falls offered a police officer an unusual defense: borrowed pants. A police officer saw her pull a white, rock-like substance from her pants pocket and toss it to the ground, according to a Niagara Falls police report. But the pants she wa

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-21 13:51:39

VIDEO: Armed robbery inside taxicab in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Police are investigating an armed robbery inside a Liberty Yellow taxicab. In dash cam video obtained by 7 Eyewitness News, a male passenger pulls out a firearm and points it at a female driver's head. The panicked driver pulls over and gives him cash. The gunman takes

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-22 01:59:30

17-year-old killed in Buffalo shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 17-year-old is dead after a shooting in Buffalo Wednesday. It happened just before 5:00 p.m. at Norway Park and Dodge Street. The victim was taken to ECMC where he later died. If you have any information you are asked to call Buffalo Police right away. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) -

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-22 18:31:24

Woman shot in leg drives herself to hospital

A woman driving down Suffolk Street Monday night was shot in the leg and drove herself to Erie County Medical Center, according to a Buffalo police report. The woman told police she was heading north on Suffolk from East Delavan Avenue, in the city's Kensington neighborhood, at about 8:30 p.m. when

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-21 13:54:58

Buffalo Police investigating East Side shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that sent one male to the hospital Wednesday. It happened at about 4:50 p.m. near Norway Park & Dodge Street. The male was driven to the Erie County Medical Center in a vehicle after being shot. The injuries appear to be serious in nature,

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-22 04:56:00

Bishop responds to criticism after naming former priests accused of child sex abuse

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- It's a club Gary Astridge never wanted to be a part of. "I guess [there were ] many psychological reasons as a little boy for me not saying anything to anyone when this all happened to me, but I can't stay quiet anymore," he told News 4. Decades after he says he was molested by

WIVB - 2018-03-21 21:28:26

Buffalo Police search for 3 missing children

Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help in looking for 3 missing children. BUFFALO, NY-Buffalo Police are looking for three siblings, missing since around noon Thursday. They were last seen in the 200 block of Leroy Ave. The children are two boys and a girl, ages 8, 9, & 12. If you see the

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-22 21:25:00

Sheriff's Office looking for Cheektowaga man

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Cheektowaga man. It is not clear why authorities are looking for Dwayne Higgs, 37, but his address is listed as 18 Euclid Ave. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the Sheriff's Office at (716) 858-2903.

WIVB - 2018-03-21 13:55:29

Authorities offer reward for information on parole absconder

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the whereabouts of Keith Mixon. Mixon, 26, is wanted for absconding parole. He was previously convicted of criminally possessing a weapon. Mixon is described as a black male standing at 5'11" and weighing 1


Silver Creek Voters Approve Capital Project

SILVER CREEK - The voters of the Silver Creek school district approved a $17.6 million capital project Tuesday, 287-85. Among other things, the project looks to transform key areas of the school to more adequately support the growing special needs population. Once the project is completed, six new e

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Police warn of scam that originated on Facebook

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Police in the City of Tonawanda are warning neighbors after a woman was scammed out of almost $1,000. Police say she responded to a message from a hacked Facebook account. Police tell 7 Eyewitness News the 66-year-old woman was conned out of $900, after she was told she was


POLICE: Woman drove drunk with infant in car

CHAFFEE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chaffee woman is facing Leandra's Law charges after State Police say she was driving drunk with her five-month-old daughter in the car. 32-year-old Heather Gearman was pulled over by Troopers Sunday around 1:00 p.m. on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade. Police say she


Cheektowaga police looking for missing girl

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Cheektowaga police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl. Alanda Hunt has brown hair, hazel eyes, weighs 120 lbs. and stands at five feet tall. She was last seen at her grandma's house at 64 Alexander Ave. on Sunday around 1:30 a.m. Alanda is a student at I-Prep Schoo


Vehicle crashes into Burger King restaurant

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A vehicle crashed into the Burger King at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Sheridan Dr. It is not clear what caused the crash, but Town of Tonawanda police were seen responding to the restaurant. News 4 will provide more information as soon as it is available.


Buffalo churchgoer reports wallet stolen during Sunday morning service

A Buffalo woman told police she believes her wallet was stolen from her purse during a Sunday morning church service, according to a police report. The 66-year-old victim told police the theft happened between 9 and 11 a.m. inside Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, 965 Delaware Ave. She told officers s


Buffalo Woman With Internet Retail Operation Charged With And Pleads Guilty To Over $48,000 Workers' Comp Fraud

Buffalo, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) - New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott today announced the arrest and guilty plea of a City of Buffalo woman on charges she defrauded the Workers' Compensation system and stole over $48,000 in insurance benefits to which she was not entitled by

WORKERSCOMPENSATION.COM - 2018-03-21 13:16:50

Driver asleep in 7-Eleven parking lot charged with aggravated DWI

A Kenmore man found sleeping behind the wheel in a 7-Eleven parking lot on Sunday afternoon was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, Kenmore police said. Officers found Julio Gomezvargas, 48, asleep with the engine running shortly after 4 p.m. in the convenience store lot on Elmwood Av


Fire destroys barn at Smith's Maple Farm, closes for Maple Festival weekend

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. (WKBW) - An overnight fire destroyed a barn at Smith's Maple Farm in Town of Boston. According to the North Boston Fire Company, 13 different agencies responded to the fire call. Crews were able contain the fire in time to save a shack where maple syrup is created and stored. Offi


Hamburg police want help identifying possible Walmart thieves

The Town of Hamburg Police Department wants the public's help in identifying two young people wanted for questioning related to the theft of a computer and video security system stolen from Walmart. Walmart surveillance video was posted to the police department's Facebook page showing a man and woma