MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) - A man who murdered a local soldier from the southern tier on a Kansas Army base will spent the rest of his life behind bars.
Private Second Class John Brian Hughes, a veteran of tours in Iraq and Kuwait, was convicted Monday of stabbing Private Thomas Lavery in the back of the neck last May, killing him. Private Lavery grew up in Machias in Cattaraugus County.
On Tuesday, an enlisted panel sentenced Private Hughes to life in prison without the elgibility of parole.
Lavery's parents raised concerns over the treatment of their son's murder by the Army, questioning whether officials did enough to prevent it from happening.
As part of his sentence, Private Hughes was dishonorably discharged, will be reduced to E-1 and reprimanded, and forfeit all pay and allowances.
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Buffalo police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.