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>Gunman kills accomplice during robbery attempt

A robber apparently shot and killed his accomplice late Tuesday night on Hurlock Avenue after the two got into an argument during a robbery attempt, Buffalo police reported.

The shooting occurred near 37 Hurlock Ave. just after 10 p.m., according to reports.

The victim of the attempted robbery told police he was approached by two men when one of them turned the gun on the other.

No other information was available.

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>Man in critical condition after shooting near home

A Deerfield Avenue man was listed in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center late Tuesday after he was shot outside his home earlier in the day, Buffalo police reported.

Chris Thomas, no age listed, was getting out of his car at 18 Deerfield Ave. at about 10:40 a.m. when someone opened fire with a .45-caliber gun, police said.

Thomas' 20-year-old girlfriend called 911. The gunman was last seen heading north on Deerfield. Homicide detectives were seeking a 20-year-old suspect.

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>Teacher hurt breaking up fight at Arts Academy

A teacher at Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after she tried to break up a fight between two boys inside the school, according to school officials.

Buffalo Public Schools spokeswoman Heather Groll said the teacher was injured attempting to break up a fight between an eighth-grader and a ninth-grader inside the school at 333 Clinton St.

The boys were suspended.

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>Judge sets deadline for wiretap information

A judge has given the U.S. Justice Department until March 13 to tell him whether any secret National Security Agency eavesdropping was used in the investigation of Lackawanna businessman Mohammed T. Albanna.

U.S. District Judge William T. Skretny previously ordered the government to provide answers by Monday, but he granted an extension after a prosecutor, Timothy C. Lynch, requested more time to comply with the request.

Albanna and two relatives face a July trial date on charges they ran an illegal money-transmitting business that sent more than $3.5 million from Western New York to Yemen. They have not been accused of any link with terrorism.

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>Girl shot with BB gun, then raped by 2 youths

An East Side girl was shot with a BB gun and raped by two youths Monday, her mother told Buffalo police later in the day.

The victim's mother said her juvenile daughter skipped school and went to a Colorado Avenue address, where one of two teenage boys there shot her "a few times" to get her to comply with having sex. The girl was taken to Women and Children's Hospital for treatment.

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>Two visitors attack Kingsley Street resident

A Kingsley Street man suffered a broken collar bone and ribs early today when he was attacked by two men visiting his home, police said.

Ronald Miller was taken by a Rural/Metro ambulance to Buffalo General Hospital, where he received treatment.

Ferry-Fillmore District police said the attack occurred at about 3:15 a.m. in the 100 block of Kingsley.

One of the men has been identified, but no arrest has been made.

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>Head-on crash kills woman, seriously injures another

ARCADE -- An Arcade woman was killed and another woman seriously injured shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in a head-on crash on Hiram Lake Road, Wyoming County sheriff's officials said.

Henrietta C. Sumski, 54, of Stinson Road, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her southbound vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Kimberly Seagrave, 41, of Bray Road, Arcade.

Seagrave was listed in fair condition today in Erie County Medical Center with leg and facial injuries. Her 14-year-old stepdaughter, whose name was unavailable, was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville, for what were described as minor injuries.

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>North Tonawanda man slashed in parking ramp

A 22-year-old North Tonawanda man was slashed in the face and hand early today during an altercation on the second floor of a Franklin Street parking ramp, police said.

Mike Mosher suffered gashes on both cheeks, between his eyebrows, near his right ear and left hand. Rural/Metro Medical Services paramedics transported him to Buffalo General Hospital.

Central District police said Mosher was attacked at about 3:45 a.m. at 228 Franklin St. by a white man with brown spiked hair, wearing green beeds.

The assailant fled in a silver car. No arrest has been made.

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