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DNA evidence helped lead law enforcement to an indictment of a Buffalo man in a home invasion of an elderly Tonawanda couple, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York. Todd Laraba, 41, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of Hobbs Act robbery and conspiracy, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced. …

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Four years ago, Manya Chylinski was in the crowd near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. She was there when a terrorist's bomb went off, across the street. She was not burned by fire, or hit by shards of shrapnel. Still, it is the scars she carried away from that explosion that bring her to Buffalo Wednesday. "I refer to what happened to me as an injury," …

A Williamsville man is accused of initiating an online conversation with a 15-year-old girl and continuing to text her and request that she share inappropriate photos of herself after she revealed her age to him, federal authorities say. Christopher Chase, 49, is accused of enticement of a minor. Following a sexually graphic conversation with the girl on Wednesday, C…