>Firefighter slightly hurt in blaze at Fox Street home
A firefighter suffered a minor injury while helping to put out a blaze at an East Side home Sunday afternoon, according to a Buffalo fire official.
Crews responded just after 4 p.m. to a fire at 362 Fox St., near the Best Street ramps to the Kensington Expressway.
The fire, largely contained to the second floor and attic of the 2 1/2 -story home, caused $70,000 in damage to the building and $40,000 in damage to its contents. Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely. The cause was under investigation.
>Teen taken to hospital after being hit by puck
A teenager who was struck in the head by a hockey puck while at the Riverside Ice Arena on Sunday afternoon was taken for treatment to Women and Children's Hospital.
A Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance was called at about 2:30 p.m. to the rink at Riverside Park for a report of a teen hit in the head or neck by a puck, said Jay Smith, a Rural/Metro spokesman.
The initial report said the victim was unconscious, but the youth, about 15, told paramedics at the scene that he never passed out, Smith said.
It was not clear whether the teen was a player or a fan in the stands. His injury was not considered life-threatening, Smith said.
>Deep fryer blamed for fire at Newfane home
WRIGHTS CORNERS -- An unattended deep fryer was blamed for a fire Saturday afternoon that caused $10,000 damage to the home of Brenda and David Leathers Jr. at 3776 Lockport-Olcott Road, Town of Newfane, Niagara County sheriff's deputies report.
David Leathers told officers he was warming up the deep fryer on his front porch shortly before 1 p.m., left with his two teenage sons to buy some French fries at a grocery store and returned to find heavy smoke and flames enveloping the porch.
Brenda Leathers, who had been sleeping in the back of the house, was awakened by a neighbor and escaped safely. No one was injured. Wrights Corners Fire Company volunteers extinguished the blaze.
>Police investigate pair of shootings
Shots were fired into two homes in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood early Sunday, police report.
A shotgun was fired through a front picture window at 56 Clay St. about 4 a.m., damaging a wall and closet. About 20 minutes later, two shots were fired into 14 Clay, police said, striking a window, a window frame and a television set. After both shootings, a white four-door car was seen fleeing the scene.
>Woman reports theft of Christmas gifts
An Elmwood Avenue woman told police someone stole more than $100 worth of Christmas gifts from her apartment on Saturday.
The woman told Central District police that perfume, clothes and crystal flowers and bears were taken from her home, between Summer and North streets, between 3 and 5 p.m. She said she believes the thief entered using a key.