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Traffic on 18th Street between Walnut and Pine avenues reverted to two-way today. Parking will be eliminated on the west side of the street to ease congestion from the new Rite Aid store on Pine Avenue and 18th Street.

The street had been one-way northbound for many years. The City Council agreed to the traffic change in March.

Boy suffers bleeding inside brain

LOCKPORT -- A boy injured in what may have been an assault in a parking lot was listed in stable condition today with bleeding inside the brain, officials at Children's Hospital in Buffalo said.

Matthew Stevens, 9, of 43 Elmwood Ave., was injured about 7:15 p.m. when he was knocked to the pavement in the former Harrison Radiator parking lot between Elmwood Avenue and South Street. The boy's parents told Officer Barry L. Moss that they were informed the boy's injury was the result of horseplay.

Dr. Michael Torres of Lockport Memorial Hospital called police to report the boy was bleeding inside the brain and told Moss he thought something more than horseplay was involved. Moss said the parents did not know the names of the boys their son had been with in the parking lot.

Deliveryman hurls pie in self-defense

NIAGARA FALLS -- A pizza delivery man threw his pie at a man following him with a club Monday night, Officer Anthony Catalano said.

Walter E. Schryver, 21, working for Frenchy's Pizza, went to 2310 Michal Court about 10:30 p.m. where a man met him outside and told him to go to the back door to deliver the pizza. As he went around the house, Schryver said he noticed the man was behind him with a club.

"Just cooperate," the man said. Schryver hurled his pizza at the man and fled. The suspect chased him but gave up after a short distance, police said.

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