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Human remains found in the Welland Canal

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Human remains were discovered Sunday morning in the Welland Canal, just north of Lock Three, the Niagara Regional Police reported.

Staff members of the St. Lawrence Seaway Corp. found the remains at about 11 a.m. at the base of a pier on the west side of the canal.

The Niagara Regional Police Service Marine and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit was called in to locate and recover the remains.

Foul play was not suspected. Police were awaiting the results of an autopsy to help in identifying the body.

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Mother, two children flown to hospital after crash

HOLLEY -- A 26-year-old woman and two children were taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after their car crashed into a house in this Orleans County village.

The woman, who was driving, suffered head, back and leg injuries. A 6-year-old child was treated for head and leg injuries and was in guarded condition, according to Holley police. A 6-month-old child was treated and released. Their names were not released by police.

The car was southbound on South Main Street near Geddes Street when it went off the road and hit a power pole, then struck the house. The vehicle also struck a gas meter and gas was leaking when officers and emergency crews arrived, police said.

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Man says he struck a deer, is charged with DWI

WHEATFIELD -- A driver claiming to have struck a deer -- police believe it was more likely a pole -- was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated late Saturday.

Phillip D. DeLong, 49, no address given, was arrested at 11:14 p.m. at the Wilson Farms store at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard after Niagara County sheriff's deputies arrived to investigate a one-car accident.

Deputies said that DeLong was intoxicated and largely incoherent and that rather than hair or blood on the damaged front end of his pickup truck, they found traces of red paint and a circular impression.

DeLong also was charged with failure to keep right and driving with a suspended registration, which police said was the result of outstanding parking tickets.

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Man accused of attacking girlfriend, her daughter

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police arrested a 20th Street man Sunday, saying he attacked his girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter while in a drunken rage.

Gerald T. Remington Jr., 23, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child after the 12:41 a.m. incident at a Centre Court apartment. Police say that Remington slapped the baby in the face, knocking her down, after becoming upset that she had placed a soiled diaper near him.

When the child's 19-year-old mother tried to intervene, she was punched and kicked repeatedly, police said. Remington also broke several pieces of furniture inside the home, police said, prompting the victim to ask for an order of protection.

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Victim of burglary suspects his brother

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Main Street man told police that he believes his brother stole his apartment keys, then went there while he was away, removing nearly $200 worth of property.

The 19-year-old brother -- identified as a suspect in a Buffalo-area stabbing -- is suspected of stealing about $100 worth of jeans and T-shirts, as well as a beard trimmer and a cell phone. The theft occurred Saturday night. Police advised the victim to seek an arrest warrant.

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Arrest made in assault of live-in girlfriend

NIAGARA FALLS -- Multiple charges await a city man who reportedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend early Sunday after becoming angry that she was going out with a friend.

Police say the 33-year-old victim was pushed and choked, and lifted off the ground, causing neck injuries. As she tried to flee the 17th Street home with a friend at about 3 a.m., the suspect chased both of them and grabbed the victim, shoving her into a car before beating her some more.

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Two report car break-ins in Falls neighborhood

NIAGARA FALLS -- Neighbors in a parkside neighborhood reported overnight break-ins to cars in their driveways. Two residents of Fairway Drive, which borders the Hyde Park Municipal Golf Course, reported thefts, with a global positioning system and cash being taken from one vehicle. An iPod, an iPod adapter, cash and a booklet of 10 car wash coupons were stolen from another. Total loss in the two cases exceeded $500, police said.

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Woman returns home to discover burglary

NIAGARA FALLS -- An Ashland Avenue woman returned home Saturday to find that her bedroom window had been smashed, police said.

Upon closer inspection, the woman realized someone had burglarized her home, removing a television set, Play-

Station video game system and a portable heater. Value of the missing items was estimated at $250.

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