BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two Democratic candidates for Erie County Sheriff will face off in a primary next Tuesday.
The would-be sheriffs faced off in a debate hosted by the group "We are Women Warriors" at the Frank E. Merriweather Library in Buffalo Wednesday evening.
Richard Dobson said, "I've worked within the correctional facility, I've worked within the holding center, I've worked for six different sheriffs. Republican and Democrat. I've seen programs that have worked and I've seen programs that are doomed for failure. I won't make the same mistakes."
Bert Dunn said, "I currently work in the sheriff's office so I have very current experience. I've come up through the ranks. I'm very in touch with the roles of each job and I've got a lot of networking within the agencies."
Sheriff Tim Howard was also invited to Wednesday's debate, but his spokesman says Howard hard a previous commitment.
A Town of Tonawanda restaurant owner has been arrested and charged with strangulation and assault.
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement agencies in El Paso County, Colorado have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a western New York native.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital is closing its 3 West Patient Care Unit in January, affecting about 30 associates at the hospital.
The suspension of a 6-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment.
Lakes will remain active on and off through the weekend.