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Erie County

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  • Contrasting Accounts In New York Beheading Trial

    Contrasting Accounts In New York Beheading Trial
    Contrasting images of a former New York television executive accused of stabbing and decapitating his wife were presented on the opening day of his trial Tuesday, with prosecutors calling the attack a final act of domination and control over the woman who...
  • On Medicare, GOP gets a taste of its own medicine

    On Medicare, GOP gets a taste of its own medicine
    One political party overwhelmingly favors a dramatic change to how health care is delivered in this country. The other denounces it, and polls show the public opposes it, too. Yet proponents stick to their guns — and voters punish them for it. A...
  • As DNA test backlogs soar, U.S. cuts funding

    Last summer, the Los Angeles Police Department was dealt a rude shock. Expecting nearly $1 million in federal grant money to help cover the cost of analyzing DNA evidence in rape cases and other violent crimes, the department was awarded only half that...
  • Cat found 'marinating' in New York man's trunk has a new home; former owner charged with cruelty

     
    Animal lovers across the country were shocked this week to learn the story of a New York cat who was subjected to a bizarre act of cruelty. Police stopped Gary Korkuc, 51, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., when he allegedly failed to......
  • Christine Quinn Weeps Over Same-Sex Marriage; Protesters Rally

    Christine Quinn Weeps Over Same-Sex Marriage; Protesters Rally
    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn broke down at the podium of a press conference Thursday morning when asked about the Senate's rejection of the same-sex marriage bill. "My father is 83-years-old. Kim's father is 83-years-old," Quinn said...
  • NEW: Two Firefighters Killed In Buffalo Fire

    Two firefighters died Monday morning when the floor of a burning convenience store collapsed beneath them. firefighter deaths. RECASTS headlines. ADDS byline. Will be led following news conference, scheduled for noon EDT. AP Photos NYDD101-103 By CAROLYN...
  • Two Firefighters Killed In Store Collapse

    Two Firefighters Killed In Store Collapse
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The first floor of a burning convenience store collapsed into the basement early Monday morning, killing two firefighters. Flag-draped gurneys carrying the bodies were brought out of the two-story building shortly before 10 a.m. as...
  • Giuliani Not Running For NY Senate Or Governor

    Giuliani Not Running For NY Senate Or Governor
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, viewed by many New York Republicans as a savior for the struggling party, said Tuesday that he won't run for political office next year and instead will concentrate on his lucrative law and consulting businesses....
  • Fiery plane crash in upstate NY kills 50

    CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - A Continental commuter plane coming in for a landing nose-dived into a house in suburban Buffalo, sparking a fiery explosion that killed all 49 people aboard and a person in the home. It was the nation's first fatal crash of a...
  • 90-Year-Old Man Charged with Wife's Murder

    90-Year-Old Man Charged with Wife's Murder
    A 90-year-old man has been charged with murdering his 89-year-old wife inside their home located in a retirement community in Amherst. Authorities say Virginia Bunz's body was found around 10:25 a.m. Sunday by a relative, who alerted authorities. John...
  • 8 Shot , 4 Dead Outside Buffalo Restaurant

    8 Shot , 4 Dead Outside Buffalo Restaurant
    8 people have been shot and four have died outside a restaurant in downtown Buffalo early Saturday, police said. The location, City Grill, had been the scene of a wedding reception. Three men and one woman were fatally shot , according to Buffalo...