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The death of a woman found Monday in a Town of Batavia motel is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched around noon to the Sunset Motel on West Main Street Road, just outside the Batavia city line, where they found the deceased woman in a room. Suspicious of the circumstances around her death, autho…

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Nearly five decades later, the murder of Carol Ann Fitzmaurice still haunts retired State Police Investigator J. Thomas Stofer. Every once in awhile, his mind races back to Oct. 20, 1970, and the unanswered questions that still puzzle and distress him. Why would anyone walk into a house in Cattaraugus County farm country and brutally stab a 23-year-old nurse who had …

Buffalo Police on Thursday arrested 18-year-old Jaylin Wiggins of Buffalo in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Laron Watkins last summer, according to police. The shooting happened on Aug. 4, according to police. According to detectives, Wiggins also shot two others in that incident, which took place in the 200 block of Sherman Street. Watkins died in…

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The man killed in a shooting Tuesday on Roma Avenue has been identified as 23-year-old Mychal Brown, according to Buffalo police on Wednesday evening. Brown was struck by gunfire shortly before 6 p.m., according to Northeast District officers who responded to the call. Brown was declared dead at the scene, Buffalo police said. The shooting was the 11th homicide in…

A member of a West Side Buffalo criminal gang who was convicted on a federal racketeering and conspiracy charge was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. Ritchie Juarbe, 26, was a member of the Cheko’s Crew/7th Street Gang, which was responsible for several murders and the distribution of illegal narcotics betwe…