A western New York man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting his tenant in the driveway of their Buffalo-area home. Erie County prosecutors say 54-year-old Thomas Szczesniak is charged with second-degree murder in the October death of 54-year-old Joseph Lawrence Jr. in Cheektowaga.
WCAX-TV Burlington, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 07:41 PM
Erie County Sheriff Deputies are on the look out for a prisoner who escaped from custody following a court date. 29-year-old Thomas Walsh of Buffalo was awaiting transport at the Buffalo City Court lockup following his arraignment when he managed to slip away.
WNED, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 07:02 AM
Erie County Undersheriff Mark Whipperman Monday issued a special alert to residents to warn against the phone scam, which is all too similar to scams which routinely hit the area in waves. But the special alert by the Sheriff's department is due to the targeted nature of this attack.
WIVB-TV Buffalo, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 10:06 PM
The first step before about 50 Erie County Court employees would get a merit pay increase is expected Tuesday night during County Council's meeting. Council will hear a first reading of ordinance that would grant a total of $106,532 to be divided among the employees, but a vote would not occur until a second reading Jan. 13. The two readings provide a built-in public reaction and comment period.
Erie Times News, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 04:27 PM
The federal government is being asked to declare Erie County and other Upstate New York counties "disaster areas" in the wake of November's crippling snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has formally petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Administration for the disaster designation for nine upstate counties including both Erie and Niagara counties.
Business Journal, Thu, Dec 11 2014 @ 04:38 PM
Authorities in western New York have attributed a 14th death to last month's lake-effect storms that dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area. Local media report that Erie County officials say a man from Hamburg has died of complications from a cardiac arrest suffered while clearing snow during the week of Nov. 17, when up to 90 inches fell on the region over several days.
Insurance Journal West, Thu, Dec 11 2014 @ 01:43 PM
A man told police he dropped his cell phone while trying to call his drug dealer, when his vehicle struck and killed a woman on Grant Street, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Ian Diebold, 23, of Kenmore, pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter Thursday, in the crash that killed 65-year-old Them Thi La.
WIVB-TV Buffalo, Thu, Dec 11 2014 @ 01:19 PM
Tops Markets is working with Depew-based SKM Group to design the trucks, which include the Tops logo and images of berries or sirloin. As DDR Corp. continues to shed some of its local real estate holdings, two more of the company's Tops Markets-anchored suburban plazas have been sold.
Business Journal, Thu, Dec 11 2014 @ 12:51 PM