• Bills draft LB Milno and QB Peterman in 5th round

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The NFL draft continued on Saturday with rounds 4-7. Buffalo had two picks in the fifth round and one in the sixth to conclude their selections for this year’s draft.
    With the 163rd pick, Buffalo drafted Matt Milano, a linebacker from Boston College. Milano played four seasons for the Eagles and was named the team’s MVP following his senior year.
    The 6-foot, 225 pound Milano has single-game career highs of nine tackles, three tackles-for-loss an
  • “Superheros” walk to benefit Children’s Hospital

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –  Superheros come in different shapes and sizes, and for those that run the new Children’s Hospital,  they say the patients there are the true heroes.
    You may have spotted Batman or Spider-man walking down Bryant Street Saturday.
    But perhaps no one is as brave as 5-year-old Bella Phelan. Diagnosed with leukemia last year, mom, Jamie says they lived for 11 days straight at the hospital. Jamie Phelan said, “We’re stil
  • Prayer vigil for young boy critically injured in ATV accident

    ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Hundreds of people gathered at the Elma Village Green Friday night for a prayer vigil for a young boy fighting for his life.
    Twelve year-old Zach Matla is in critical condition after suffering a head injury Wednesday during an ATV accident.
    Matla is a sixth grade student at Iroquois Central School District.
    Family and friends told News 4 Matla is a fun loving young boy who is friends with everyone.
    He is heavily involved in sports such as hockey, baseball and basketball
  • Bills draft WR Zay Jones and OL Dion Dawkins in 2nd round

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills drafted wide receiver Zay Jones from East Carolina in the second round of the NFL Draft.
    Buffalo traded up with the St. Louis Rams to take Jones 37th overall.
    Jones had a standout career as a receiver at East Carolina. He set the NCAA record for career receptions with 399. He also set the single season record for receptions with 158.He saw action in 50 games with the Pirates and started in 41 of them.
    Jones’ wide receivers coach his senio
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  • Reprieve for pregnant Falls tenant, home sold from under her

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – When Colleen Atwood contacted Call 4 Action earlier this month, her landlord had shut her water off, even though she was paying the bill, and her home was in foreclosure because he was not paying the mortgage.
    “Deeply upsetting, especially because I am pregnant,” Atwood said at the time, “trying to give birth, and now I have to move and I don’t know where I am going.”
    Worse still, once the water was shut off, Niagara Falls officia
  • New MS drug kicks off in WNY

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Ocrevus was approved by the FDA in march. It’s the only FDA approved drug to treat both Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis .
    It’s first New York patient is Margaret Browne.
    The Clarence mother of two was diagnosed with the the disease back in 2004. She’s been in a wheelchair for about three years.
    For Browne, Ocrevus offered the chance to avoid weekly or monthly injections.
    With Ocrevus, she get
  • DEA holding drug take back event across US Saturday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold their 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
    5,000 locations across the United States will be taking part in the event, which is operated by law enforcement agencies and community partners.
    Pills and other solids can be turned in, but sharps and liquids will not be accepted.
    Last October, Americans turned in more than 730,000 pounds of prescription drugs.
    Here is a list of loca
  • Akron School District will name baseball field after former teacher, coach

    AKRON, NEW YORK (WIVB)  – The Akron School District will formally dedicate the varsity baseball diamond after a retired teacher, athletic director, and long-time coach.
    The diamond will officially be called Thomas Wetzen Field. A naming ceremony will be held 4:30 p.m. May 10 at the field, just before the first pitch of the Tigers vs. the Roy-Hart Rams baseball game.
    If it rains, the dedication will be held 4:30 p.m. May 12 during the team’s final home game of the season.
    Last ye
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  • Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stop-gap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory.
    Lawmakers cleared the measure easily with just hours to spare before the shutdown deadline at midnight. But with Trump marking his presidency’s milestone Saturday, he did not wring any major legislation out of Congress, despite a renewed
  • Sources: Davis died of pre-existing medical conditions

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Multiple sources familiar with the death of 20-year-old Wardel Davis tell News 4 the Buffalo man died from pre-existing medical conditions brought on by a scuffle with police.
    According to sources, Davis had acute bronchitis and suffered a sudden onset of asthma while he was fighting with officers on the city’s west side in February.
    Davis was reportedly stopped by two officers and took off when they tried to question him, according to the Buffalo Police Depart
  • New York state reminding drivers to ‘move over’

    CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — When drivers see a first responder’s vehicle on the road, it’s state law to slow down and move over.
    “On multiple traffic stops while emergency vehicles are on the side of the road or tow operators on the side of the road, the public is still not moving over and obeying the law,” said New York State Police Trooper Christopher Pawlowski.
    As part of a week long outreach campaign, thruway employees and state police are handing out flyers about t
  • Bills release dynamic ticket pricing structure for 2017 home games

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Bills, on Friday, announced their new dynamic ticket pricing structure for this next season’s home games.
    The adjusted prices will “better reflect demand throughout the season,” the organization said. Each game will be placed into one of five pricing tiers, based on the time of the year and the team the Bills play.
    The initial box office price from last season won’t change, and pricing plans for the next season will include on
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  • LIVE STREAM: Interview with Bills’ first round draft pick Tre’Davious White

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Bills’ first-round draft pick, cornerback Tre’Davious White, speaks Friday live afternoon.
    App users | Tap here
    White finished his senior season at LSU as a first-team All-American and an ALL-SEC, starting all 12 games.
    The Bills traded their 10th overall draft pick with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2017 27th pick and the 91st pick. The Bills will receive a first-round pick in 2018.
  • Frontier Middle School raises $17,000 for Bald for Bucks

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Students at Frontier Middle School helped raise more than three times their goal for Bald for Bucks on Friday morning.
    Vastly beating their $5,000 goal, students raised more than $17,000 for the fundraiser for Roswell.
    To show their support for the cause, students had the choice of either shaving their head, cutting at least eight inches of hair off to make a wig or receiving a colored hair extension.
    This was the school’s first year doing Bald for Bucks.
  • Medina man charged with soliciting 15-year-old girl through text

    MEDINA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Medina man has been charged with sending text messages to a 15-year-old girl attempting to solicit sexual conduct, the Orleans County Sheriff’s department reported Friday.
    Joel R. Fidanza, 39, 618 West Center St., is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony.
    Fidanza was arrested Friday following an investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Task Force. He was arraigned in Town of Ridg
  • CRIMESTOPPERS: Man wanted on weapons charges

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Shawn Saunders, 29.
    Saunders is wanted on two charges of second degree criminal possession of a weapon and should be considered armed and dangerous.
    He is described as 5’8″, 160 lbs, with several tattoos.
    Anyone with information is asked to call the DOCCS tip line at 867-6161.
  • WATCH: Babies and Bumps coming to Buffalo this weekend

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — If you’re a parent or will soon be one, there’s an event happening in Buffalo this weekend just for you.
    Babies and Bumps provides families with information about everything from pregnancy, to birth, to the parenthood transition.
    Monica Infante joined News 4’s Brittni Smallwood on Wake Up! Friday morning. See the interview in the video above.
  • Jamestown man charged with DWI after rear-end accident

    JAMESTOWN, N.Y, (WIVB) – A Jamestown man is facing charges after Jamestown Police say he rear ended another vehicle while driving drunk Friday morning.
    Russell A. Swartz, 51, was charged with felony DWI, aggravated felony DWI, and following too closely.
    According to police reports, the accident occurred at the intersection of Arterial and Foote Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. A 2007 Ford Edge driven by Swartz rear-ended a 2002 Ford Taurus. Both drivers were treated by emergency per
  • Proposed bill would allow organ donors to register through library cards, college applications

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Residents of New York could soon become organ donors by signing up for a library card or applying to college.
    Sen. Chris Jacobs, (R-Buffalo) and Assemblyman Mickey Kearns are spearheading the effort to introduce legislation that would add a “Check Yes” box to become a New York State-registered organ donor onto library card or SUNY and CUNY college applications.
    Jacobs introduced the legislation to the New York State Senate earlier this year. Kearns is exp
  • Man goes missing from Williamsville health care facility

    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A resident of a Williamsville health care facility has gone missing.
    Staff at Williamsville Suburban Residential Health Care Facility say Paul Cieslak, 63, was last seen on security video getting dropped off in front of the facility around 6:42 p.m. Thursday.
    In the video, Cieslak was seen walking north on S. Union Rd. after being dropped off, instead of entering the building.
    While conducting their 10 p.m. rounds, staff at the facility say Cieslak wa
  • How did man go missing from Williamsville nursing home?

    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A resident of a Williamsville health care facility has gone missing.
    But who’s at fault depends on who you ask.
    Staff at Williamsville Suburban Residential Health Care Facility said Paul Cieslak, 63, was last seen on security video getting dropped off in front of the facility around 6:42 p.m. Thursday.
    In the video, Cieslak was seen walking north on S. Union Rd. after being dropped off, instead of entering the building.
    While conducting their 10
  • National Grid proposes rate hikes, new jobs

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Friday, National Grid filed a proposal to change gas and electricity prices.
    The reason for the proposal, National Grid says, is to modernize electricity and gas networks, and “improve customer service.”
    With new prices, the average electricity customer would see their monthly rate go up nearly 14 percent, or $11.23.
    Gas customers could expect a nearly 15 percent increase, or $10.38 more a month.
    National Grid says they must file a one-year plan,
  • Reducing copy paper purchases for NY state agencies has saved taxpayers $19.6 mill over five years

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Requiring state agencies to adopt “green policies” has saved New York State tax payers $19.6 million over the past five years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Friday.
    For the past five years of Cuomo’s administration, state agencies have purchased less copy paper, increased recycling, and incorporated renewable energy systems to become greener- and leaner for taxpayers.
    According to a statement from Cuomo’s office, state agencies ha
  • Buffalo: Man crashes into house while driving without license

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police say a vehicle crashed into a house on the 100 block of Walden Ave. early Friday morning.
    Around 3:40 a.m., the vehicle was traveling east when it went off the road and struck the building.
    After the crash, Buffalo police say the driver fled the scene, but was later found.
    The driver, who was only identified as a 51-year-old Buffalo man, was charged with criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and driving without a licens
  • Local couple invents backyard game, gives back to community

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – As we head into late spring and summer, a local couple is hoping you’ll head outdoors and try a new game they invented called First-N-Ten. They’re using some of the proceeds to give back to the community.
    First-N-Ten is a mix of frisbee, football, horseshoes, and more. It involves two teams of two standing at opposites sides of a playing area, tossing discs toward special goal posts.
    MORE | Click here to see a video showing you how to play.
    The ga
  • Missing Niagara Falls man is believed to be deceased

    NIAGARA  FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – The search for missing Niagara Falls man Kurt Beehler, 24, has been called off.
    Niagara Falls Police said Friday afternoon that Beehler’s car had been located. He is believed to be deceased.
    According to Niagara Falls police, Beehler’s car was found parked in a New York State Park parking lot. No body was found.
    Tips helped police to locate Beehlers car.
    Beehler was last seen April 8. Niagara Falls Police began searching for him April 15 to ch
  • Wegmans will begin labeling calorie counts on subs, pizza, self-serve food

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Counting calories at Wegmans is about to become easier.
    The grocery store chain announced Thursday that it will begin adding calorie counts to many areas of the store’s menus. Calorie counts will be available by May 5 on menu boards in the Pizza Shop, Sub Shop, or The Buzz coffee bar, as well as on signs near self-serve hot and cold food bars and on package labels for grab-and-go fresh items such as sushi, salads, soups and sandwiches.
    The FDA advised chai
  • UB looking for man accused of damaging library property

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officials at the University at Buffalo are looking for someone they say damaged property.
    Around 3:20 a.m. on April 23, the person pictured above entered the Health Sciences Library (Abbott Hall) on the South Campus.
    That is where school officials say he damaged property.
    Any who recognizes him is asked to call Investigator Rehberg at (716) 645-2227 regarding report #17-005481.
  • Men will walk mile in heels during Sunday’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Can you walk a mile in high heels?
    The Crisis Services Program and the University of Buffalo are hosting their 12th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event April 30, where men will be invited to put on a pair of heels and walk a mile. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an international event against rape, gender violence, and sexual assault.
    Inviting men to walk in high heels is “a fun way to break the ice and recognize the history of se
  • Williamsville South senior signs with Ball State

    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Williamsville South’s Abby Ferenczy is heading to Ball State this fall, where she will play field hockey.
    Abby, a team captain, was a four-year starter for the Billies.
    She is looking forward to the young coaching staff she will play for in Indiana.
     
  • Fredonia man charged with child endangerment

    WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Fredonia man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child Thursday by Wellsville Village Police.
    According to Wellsville Police, Simon P. Gogolack, 33, was charged for an incident which occurred on Trapping Brook Road in the village of Wellsville.
    Gogolack was arraigned and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. He’s due back in Wellsville Village Court 4:30 p.m. May 16.
    Wellsville Police were assisted by Allegany Child Pr
  • Decorator’s show house tours starting this weekend

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) —  The Junior League of Buffalo Decorator’s Show House is almost ready to open its doors to the public.  The organization has selected the August Fiene Home, at at 766 Ellicott Street in Buffalo, as the home they’re showcasing.
    More than 30 decorators, artists, and landscapers took over the house in February, moving in, claiming the space and adding touches on 31 different areas around the home.  The house has a rich history. It was buil
  • Bills select Tre’Davious White in first round of 2017 NFL Draft

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills selected LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White with the 27th overall pick in the NFL Draft.Tre'Davious White, you're coming to Buffalo!
    We've picked the CB in the first round of the 2017 #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/m38Y99TfiE
    — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 28, 2017
    White, a first-team All-American and All-SEC selection this past season, started all 12 games for the Tigers in his senior year. He finished the year with 35 tackles, 4 t
  • Safeguarding America’s nuclear weapons from emerging cyber threats

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – It’s a nightmare scenario.
    Some nation state or terrorist organization unleashes a cyber-attack on U.S. nuclear command and control systems.
    Could it happen?
    “The threat is there. The threat is real,” said Shambhu Upadhyaya, a University at Buffalo professor of computer science who specializes in cyber security.
    He says possible attacks could involve gaining physical access to a system or sneaking in through cyberspace.
    What’s the likelihood o
  • Crews battle barn fire in Orchard Park

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Multiple fire companies responded to a large barn fire on 20a Town of Orchard Park Thursday evening.
    Witnesses say they saw the barn struck by lightning around 6:30 p.m. before it became fully engulfed in flames. Crews at the scene say no one was injured and no people or animals were inside the barn during the fire.
    According to neighbors, the barn was at the center of a dispute because of its condition.
    Neighbors told News 4 the barn was very old, dilapida
  • Bills trade 10th pick in 2017 NFL draft, now select 27th

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills have traded their 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to Kansas City.
    Details of the trade:
    Bills get:
    2017 1st round pick – #27
    2017 3rd round pick – #91
    2018 1st round pick – TBD
    The Chiefs went on to select quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
  • Family of teen who died in Lockport fire supports judge’s decision

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) —The 14-year-old who helped start the Aug. 10 Lockport fire that killed his best friend received a deserving sentence, said the parents of the deceased teen.
    “I wasn’t looking for him to go to jail the rest of his life or pay restitution for what happened to Joe,” said Joe Phillips’ father, Mark. “I know he was one of Joe’s best friends. And I’m just glad that he’s going to get the help that he needs and hopefully, it&rs
  • Site of fatal hit-and-run accident could get a new sidewalk

    WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – A hit-and-run accident in November, 2014 took the life of Ryan Fischer, 16, along a dark, dangerous section of a Wheatfield road. The state is now putting up nearly $800,000 to pave a sidewalk where the teenager was killed, but that is not a sure thing.
    A makeshift monument marks the place where Fischer lost his life on the night of November 20, 2014, while walking along Krueger Road with his girlfriend, Leeza Kalish.
    It would take almost another year before char
  • Scholar Athlete: West Seneca West’s Paige Cocina

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – “The West Seneca West girls lacrosse team is off to a perfect start to the season.
    “Right now we are 4-0, so that’s pretty good!”
    Paige Cocina plays midfield for the Indians and is a big part of their offense. Netting a hat trick in a victory on Monday.
    “Being in control and helping out the girls we work together really well and it is fun to score.”
    This spring marks the end of a long career with sports at West, she also played soc
  • ‘Every Bottom Covered’ diaper bank has new home at Delavan Grider Center

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Since ‘Every Bottom Covered’ officially became a 501c3 non-profit in May of 2016, diaper donations have been pouring in.
    “I would say several thousand diapers already in my possession and then with the monetary donations that I received I’m able to purchase several more,” said Raziya Hill, Every Bottom Covered Founder and Executive Director.
    Founder Raziya Hill has been collecting diapers and distributing them from her Buffalo home for s
  • Erie County Legislature wants ride-sharing by Fourth of July holiday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Members of the Erie County Legislature want ride-sharing services available in time for America’s birthday.
    The current start date for allowing ride-sharing services in upstate New York is July 8. The date is 90 days after New York State enacted legislation approving ride-sharing for upstate.
    The Erie County Legislature passed a unanimous resolution Thursday to petition New York State to revise the start to include the Independence Day holiday.
    Erie County
  • Woman charged after giving sister’s name, DOB to trooper

    PORTVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Portville woman is facing charges after New York State Police say she claimed to be her sister during a traffic stop.
    Kelly M .Crawford, 36, was charged with second degree criminal impersonation, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and vehicle and traffic violations Wednesday.
    Crawford was stopped on ST-417 for speeding and tinted windows and did not have a driver’s license or photo ID with her at the time of the stop.
    According to New York State
  • SUV runs red light, strikes unmarked state trooper vehicle in Wellsville

    WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – An SUV driven by a 73-year-old woman struck an unmarked New York State Police vehicle Wednesday afternoon after the driver of the SUV failed to stop at a red light.
    According to New York State Police reports, the SUV failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of State Route 417 and Madison Street and was struck by an unmarked New York State Police vehicle, a 2016 Chrysler 200. No emergency lights were activated before or after this time.
    Both drivers w
  • Erie County to receive $16 million in funding to combat opiate crisis

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Erie County will receive $16 million in funding from New York State to help combat the opiate epidemic which has already claimed 55 lives in 2017.
    New York State has allotted $213 million in the state budget for opiate crisis services statewide.
    The funding will be used for outpatient services, treatment, housing, and other services.
    State, county, and local officials announced the funding at a press conference at Horizon Health Services on East Amherst Street in Buf
  • Cheektowaga Police warn residents about “car popping”

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thanks to nicer weather, the town of Cheektowaga has experienced a surge in the number of reports of people breaking into and stealing from vehicles over the last several weeks, Cheektowaga Police warned Thursday.
    The incidents have mostly occurred in the early morning hours to cars parked both in the streets or in private driveways. In almost all cases, the doors on all the victimized vehicles had been left unlocked overnight.
    Police are advising the public to l
  • Possible golf ball materials prompt recall of Wegmans has brown products

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — McCain Foods USA is expanding their recall of frozen hash brown products.
    The products may contain hard plastic or rubber pieces used as golf ball materials. The materials may have been “inadvertently harvested with potatoes,” McCain says.
    The original April 21 recall included Roundy’s and Harris Teeter Brand Hash Browns. It now includes Wegmans brand 28-ounce bags of frozen O’Brien Hash Browns with the UPC number 07789036523.
    The We
  • Food Truck Thursdays are back at Niagara Square

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New Yorkers are able to enjoy another sure sign of the season this week: Food Truck Thursdays have returned to Niagara Square.
    The third season for the lunchtime tradition kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday, and lines quickly formed as people gathered to grab a bite.
    A lot of Western New Yorkers really seem to love the food truck scene and every year the options continue to grow.
    This year, there are two dozen food trucks taking part in Food Truck Thursdays on a
  • Motorcyclists escort replica Vietnam Memorial Wall for fundraiser

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall received an escort from Genesee County to Buffalo on Wednesday.
    “The Traveling Wall” will be on display at Front Park Thursday through Sunday for the D’Youville College Veterans Association’s Laps for Limbs fundraiser this weekend.
    News 4 Photojournalist Dan Summerville was there to capture the 400 motorcyclists who made it possible.
    See more in the video above.
  • Off-duty police officer stops robbery suspect in Kenmore

    KENMORE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Officer Christopher Ryan was off-duty Wednesday evening, driving through Kenmore, when he heard the sound of glass breaking.
    The Town of Tonawanda police officer observed 19-year-old Tyler Willamson fleeing the scene of the McDonalds at 3354 Sheridan Drive.
    According to police reports, Williamson, a Lackawanna resident, had just brandished a baseball bat at the clerk and demanded cash. The clerk gave Williamson an undetermined amount of cash, and the suspect left the
  • Sheriff: Dunkirk man jailed after selling heroin to cops multiple times

    DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Dunkirk man has been charged with selling drugs to undercover law enforcement officers.
    Angel Lopez, 28, was arrested on a warrant in Mayville. He was charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance after authorities say he sold heroin to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force on multiple occasions.
    The arrest is the result of months of investigation into heroin trafficking in Dunkirk.
    Lopez was committed to the Chautauqua Coun

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