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Buffalo saw 42* homicides in 2015. This report by Lou Michel recapped the year's killings. (*In early 2016, police charged a woman with an arson that killed two people, adding two more homicides to the 2015 total.) Here's a map showing the locations and types of homicides that occurred, including information about the victims and links to previous reporting. Buff…

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Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto is calling it an "opportunity of a lifetime" for crime fighters in the city and Niagara County. A "completely state of the art" regional crime analysis center is planned for police headquarters on Main Street, after the City Council on Monday approved an agreement with the state Department of Criminal Justice Services, th…

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Chanting phrases like "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe," about 30 people gathered for a rally outside Niagara Falls City Hall on Monday night to protest the recent high-profile deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. The peaceful rally, in which participants carried signs and marched in front of City Hall's steps, lasted about 20 minutes, ending at about 5:45 p.…