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Jul
13

Former Bills great recalls beating by police

On a cold winter night in 1987, Booker Edgerson was driving down Bailey Avenue, just a few blocks from where he then lived on Buffalo’s East Side. Suddenly, a flash in his rearview mirror: a police car signaling him to pull over. So he pulled into a parking lot — a “mistake,” he later called […]

Apr
21

Infections spike among immigrant detainees

Large numbers of detained immigrants and state inmates in Western New York facilities are starting to test positive for COVID-19. Infections have mushroomed from 13 on Friday to 46 on Tuesday among immigrant detainees at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia. That’s more positive test results than at any of the 25 detention facilities […]

Apr
15

More sick detainees; more released inmates

Updated: 3:08 p.m. A growing, but still small number of people are being released from local jails and the immigration detention center in Batavia in response to concerns about possible infection from COVID-19. Up to 80 people have gotten out in recent weeks as the result of efforts by advocates to release those incarcerated to […]

Apr
06

COVID-19 threat not spurring many jail releases

Although local jails are potential incubators for the spread of COVID-19, authorities are moving slowly, some not at all, to release inmates being held on low-level charges and parole violations, or who are at high risk of contracting the deadly virus. Only 10 of 89 parolees being held in Erie and Niagara county jails for […]

Apr
01

Listen to us on WBEN

Investigative Post has added another news outlet to its distribution network. Starting Thursday, Editor Jim Heaney, and on occasion, his reporters, will appear several times a week on the morning news program on NewsRadio 930WBEN. The station will also post links to our stories on its website. Investigative Post and WBEN are developing a partnership […]

Jan
17

iPost hires accomplished fundraiser

Investigative Post has bolstered its fundraising prowess with the hiring of Nancy Webb as director of Development and Administration. Webb, a relative newcomer to Buffalo, has had a distinguished career in Texas. She served as the director of Philanthropic Services at the North Texas Community Foundation from 2014-17. During her tenure, the team she headed […]

Jan
07

Readers select iPost’s top story of last year

Investigative Post’s best story of 2019, as voted on by readers, reported on City Hall’s push to generate revenue at the expense of motorists. The story by Marsha McLeod, which published Feb. 27, documented how Buffalo police stepped up enforcement of traffic laws and city lawmakers imposed additional fees and fines. Revenues jumped from $500,000 […]

Dec
07

Vote for Investigative Post’s top story of 2019

Investigative Post has enjoyed a 70 percent growth in website traffic this year. This surge comes in addition to the audiences we garner through our partners at WGRZ, WBFO, The Capitol Pressroom and Buffalo Spree. What’s driving the growth in our online audience? The quality of our reporting. Investigative Post has chalked up another banner […]