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Buffalo man arraigned on murder charge for 2015 shooting

A Buffalo man accused of shooting a man to death at a neighborhood party 2 1/2 years ago was arraigned Friday on a second-degree murder charge. Cornelius Jones, 27, who was arrested in November, is charged with killing Dequawn Griggs, 21, of Buffalo on July 5, 2015 at a party on Montana Street. Jone

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-01-19 18:19:07

Buffalo man shoveling snow robbed by gunman

A Buffalo man shoveling snow on Thursday night told police he was robbed by a man with a gun who threatened to shoot him, according to a city police report. The robbery happened at about 7:45 p.m. on Hempstead Avenue in the Kenfield/Langfield Homes, according to the police report. The victim told po

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-01-19 14:33:01

Buffalo man charged in 2015 fatal shooting at neighborhood party

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 27-year-old Buffalo man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a Buffalo man at a neighborhood block party in July 2015. Cornelius Jones has been charged with second degree murder and second degree criminal possession of a weapon. It's alleged that he fatally shot Dequa

WIVB - 2018-01-19 21:58:04

Buffalo woman arranges to smoke pot but gets robbed, shocked with Taser

A Buffalo woman ran into some trouble this week when she met up to smoke marijuana with some people she met on Snapchat. The woman told Buffalo police two people got into the backseat of her vehicle on LaSalle Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. The two then picked a fi

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-01-19 14:25:14

Cheektowaga man, 23, charged with criminal possession of a weapon

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 23-year-old Cheektowaga man has been found guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Raekwon Barnes was arrested April 3 by a parole officer during a parole search of his home after the officer discovered a loaded and operable firearm in the basement. Barnes f

WIVB - 2018-01-19 22:09:03

Man injured in hit-and-run accident in the Falls

James Neiss/staff photographerNiagara Falls Police Lt. Jon Schuster waits for investigators at a hit-and-run scene Friday after a man, who appeared to be in his mid 50s, was rushed to the hospital after being struck at the corner of 24th Street and Independence Avenue. JAMES NEISS Niagara Falls poli

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-01-19 21:53:10

Mother of homicide victim still searching for anwers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Alvin "Duke' McDowell was shot and killed New Year's Day 2017. His death was the second homicide of the year, and it remains unsolved. "Somebody did see or hear something that night," said McDowell's mother, Lucrecia Watkins. She's hoping someone will speak up and help homicide

WIVB - 2018-01-19 23:09:54

DEA raid uncovers synthetic fentanyl in Lockport

LOCKPORT - A quantity of the synthetic opioid fentanyl was seized by law enforcement Wednesday after a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force raid on an East Union Street property. As a result of the raid, Michael Taczak, 39, was charged with distribution of butyryl fentanyl. Taczak was arraigned i

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2018-01-19 09:49:00

Ramar, One Of Brookfield Zoo's Male Gorillas, Turns 50

Ramar, a western lowland gorilla, turned 50 this month. Not only is he the oldest animal at Brookfield Zoo, but he is the third oldest male and seventh oldest western lowland gorilla in an accredited North American zoo. And what is a milestone birthday without a little celebration? Brookfield Zoo's

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-19 11:47:25

Suspects in Carjacked Mustang Lead Cops on Hour-Long Chase

The 2014 lime-green Ford Mustang was taken from two men, ages 21 and 22, in a carjacking at 9:14 p.m. at 116th Street and Church Street in the Morgan Park neighborhood A high-speed chase of a carjacked Mustang that lasted nearly 45 minutes early Friday resulted in the arrest of two people in the Sou

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-01-19 11:56:06

Little Village family of slain woman needs us to show up for them

If a carjacker or a robber or a gang member had killed Maria Dolores Ruiz, 49, it would have been all over the news. But Ruiz was fatally shot in the parking lot of the North Riverside Park Mall last weekend. Her death barely made the news. Honorio Perez, 49, her estranged husband, has been charged

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-01-19 17:38:00

Connected to Chicago (01-21-2018)

Bill Cameron sits down with Attorney General Candidate Nancy Rotering. Rotering is currently serving her second term as Mayor of Highland Park. They discuss who she is, and what she has done for the community in the past. They also discuss why Rotering wants to become the next Attorney General. They

WLSAM.COM - 2018-01-19 14:04:24

North Park University pastor suspended for officiating gay wedding

Reverend Judy Peterson CHICAGO - The Evangelical Covenant Church has suspended the credentials of the campus pastor at North Park University for officiating at a same-sex wedding. Reverend Judy Peterson, who has worked with the university for over 11 years, faces a church disciplinary hearing Friday

WGNTV.COM - 2018-01-19 17:14:57

2 hurt in East Chatham fire

Two people were taken to hospitals after a fire Friday morning in the 900 block of East 86th Street. | Fire Media Affairs At least two people were injured in a fire Friday morning in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Two people were taken to hospitals after a still-and-box alarm fire

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-01-19 15:20:00

Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished'

"I could see sadness in his face. His eyes - he never wanted to make eye contact with anyone," a classmate said A former college classmate of one of the 13 children who were tortured by their parents in Perris spoke with NBC4 on how he looked famished and unhappy. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 Ne

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-01-19 11:32:45

St. Michael School To Close At End Of Year

CHICAGO, IL - St. Michael the Archangel School on the Far South Side of Chicago will close at the end of the current school year, officials announced on the parish website this week. Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago cited declining enrollment in the decisio

PATCH - 2018-01-19 16:47:31

City, railroad may eventually alleviate Front Street bridge woes

An Olean police officer directs traffic around the scene of a tractor-trailer accident involving the low clearance of the Front Street railroad bridge June 16, 2015. Times Herald archives dating back to the 1940s point to a long history of accidents involving vehicles striking the bottom of the brid

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-01-19 18:00:00

Cameron man arrested after allegedly biting and choking victim over two days

CAMERON, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - A 29-year-old Cameron man is facing assault and obstruction of breathing charges after it's alleged he intentionally choked and bit a victim over a two-day period. Anthony Ocasio is charged with assault in the third degree and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was sent

WETM - 2018-01-18 17:04:23

Optometrist closes office after 35 years

WELLSBORO - Friday, Dec. 29, marked the end of one chapter and the start of another for local optometrist, Dr. David Fox. After 35 years practicing at 127 Main Street he will be joining Drs. Grady Gafford and Scott Rutkoski at 15 Meade St., Wellsboro. Fox grew up in western New York and was going to

WELLSBORO GAZETTE - 2018-01-19 01:00:00

Buffalo man sentenced for two criminal cases

SMETHPORT - A Buffalo, N.Y., man was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court for charges in two criminal cases. Dwayne A. Higgs, 37, will serve one to two years in state prison with credit for 90 days of time served and three years of probation, to be served concurrent to - or at the same time as

BRADFORD ERA - 2018-01-19 15:00:00