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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

WIVB - 2018-03-20 15:48:40

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

WIVB - 2018-03-20 18:46:42

Tonawanda woman scammed out of $900

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - City of Tonawanda police say a 66-year-old woman was scammed out of $900. According to police, the woman received a text from what appeared to be a friend she knew on Facebook. The message told her to text a Connecticut area code regarding a grant program. Following this, po

WIVB - 2018-03-20 16:44:27

Buffalo woman admits workers comp fraud

BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of defrauding the Workers' Compensation system by stealing thousands in insurance benefits while also making thousands through a retail operation on EBay. Caroline Jankowski, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with grand larceny a

WGRZ TV - 2018-03-20 23:17:00

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

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-20 12:47:04

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.

WIVB - 2018-03-19 18:07:28

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 NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:03:36

UB hosted school safety summit minutes after Maryland school shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y.(WKBW) - The University at Buffalo hosted its 15th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar. More than 1,500 people attended the event inside UB's Center for Arts. Two national school safety leaders, Michele Gay and Mo Canady, presented at this year's summit. Michele Gay is a former te

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-20 22:51:19

Defense using diversion tactics, finger-pointing in Kingsmen trial

In the hours after the murders of two of his fellow Kingsmen, Roger Albright found himself inside the Olean clubhouse with Andre "Lil Bear" Jenkins. Albright said he was in the midst of calling other Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members, warning them about the killings and the possibility a rival biker


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


Casino patron gets out of wheelchair to attack slots player

A 63-year-old Buffalo man told police he was assaulted by a man in a wheelchair late Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel. The victim told police that while he was at the casino, he wanted to use a particular slot machine. A woman and her boyfriend, who was in a wheelchair, were sitting near th


Buffalo Police patrol vehicle involved in accident

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Buffalo Police provided News 4 with an update on an accident that involved a police vehicle Saturday afternoon just before 4 p.m. at Michigan and Scott Street. Officials say a patrol vehicle was traveling north on Michigan, with the right of way, when it collided with a vehicle


South Buffalo bar fight leads to box cutter slashing

A fight at the Schupper House bar and restaurant led to arrest of a South Park Avenue resident on felony assault charges after he slashed another bar patron. Buffalo Police reported early Saturday that a fight broke out between two men at the bar and that one bar patron pulled out a box cutter and s


Pizza delivery man robbed on South Division Street

A pizza delivery man reported that three teenagers robbed him near the JFK Recreation Center in Buffalo. According to Buffalo Police, a man was delivering food from a local pizza shop shortly before 10 p.m. Friday when he was approached by three teens on the 300 block of South Division Street. One d


Buffalo celebrates St. Paddy's Day

Check out our live view of the St. Paddy's Day parade! BUFFALO, NY - Saturday marked St. Patrick's Day on the calendar, but you would think it was today by the crowd on Delaware avenue. Thousands of Western New Yorkers are out to celebrate the holiday in a city known for it's festivities.


Buffalo man charged with attacking chocolate shop employee

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man has been charged with attempted murder in an attack on a Buffalo chocolate shop employee. John Jaycox, 49, of Buffalo, was charged with second degree attempted murder and third degree burglary. According to the Erie County DA's Office, Jaycox entered Choco-Logo o


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Buffalo man charged with attempted murder in Choco-Logo attack similar to suspect's 1996 church robbery

A Buffalo man released from state prison in January for maiming and robbing an elderly church worker in 1996 was charged with attempted murder on Thursday after he allegedly beat a 60-year-old woman inside Choco-Logo, according to police. John A. Jaycox, 49, has been charged with attempted murder fo


Erie Co. Sheriff's deputy accused of beating, strangling woman

BUFFALO, NY - An Erie County Sheriff's deputy is accused of beating and strangling a woman inside his home back in December 2017. Dennis McAndrew, 39, of Buffalo, was arraigned in Erie County Court Thursday on an indictment charging him with second-degree assault and two counts of second-degree stra


Sunny, dry St. Patrick's weekend; 'plowable snow' potential next week

It's called the "Luck o' the Irish" for a reason. The sunniest, driest back-to-back days of the month will come St. Patrick's Day weekend, the National Weather Service forecasts. Forecasts show extended winter returns to the weather picture again next week. Here's what the weather service says to ex