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>Life-threatening injuries suffered in one-vehicle crash

WHEATFIELD -- One person suffered severe, life-threatening injuries after a one-vehicle crash on Nash Road in the Town of Wheatfield Monday evening, Niagara County sheriff's deputies reported.

The crash occurred just before 9:30 p.m. near 7264 Nash Road.

Deputies and fire officials remained at the scene late Monday. No further details were available.

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>North Tonawanda couple saved from burning home

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Firefighters rescued a man and a woman from a burning house at 64 Hagen Ave. Monday as flames raced through the single-family dwelling and caused more than $100,000 damage.

The fire victims, whose names were not released, were not injured, said Assistant Fire Chief John Lapham. The woman was on the porch roof when firefighters carried her to safety. The Red Cross was arranging temporary accommodation for the couple. The family pet also was saved.

The cause of the two-alarm blaze, which broke out at 11:25 a.m., is being investigated, Lapham said.

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>Falls man pleads guilty in car theft, police chase

LOCKPORT -- A Niagara Falls man who led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Monday in Niagara County Court.

Randy L. Tate, 25, of Niagara Street, is to be sentenced Sept. 18 by Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.

The incident occurred Jan. 16, when Tate, driving a car that had been reported stolen from Ferry Avenue in Niagara Falls, was chased 7 1/2 miles from Niagara Street, west on the Robert Moses Parkway and the LaSalle Expressway, onto Williams and River roads in Wheatfield, where he rear-ended another car. Police said speeds reached 100 mph.

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