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A Busti Avenue man is accused of attacking a Niagara Street man and causing $500 in damage to the front door of the victim's home about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Joseph Rivera, 23, is charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief, as well as third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. He remained in Erie County Holding Center Sund…

An Eggert Road man  is accused of  beating  and robbing a man of $5 in Allentown early Sunday. Jason McCormick, 47,  was  charged with second-degree robbery, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, obstructing governmental administration and harassment. McCormick, p…

A Minnesota Avenue is accused of trying to sneak marijuana into a Buffalo police holding cell, shortly after being arrested on  Comstock Avenue about 3 a.m. Sunday on a Buffalo City Court warrant. Quran Johnson, 22,  was charged with second-degree promoting prison, unlawful possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct, in addition to the undisclosed charges linked …

A Beiter Walk woman faces charges after refusing orders to get out of a vehicle and fighting with officers about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Police said. Maria Gilliam, 37, is  charged with criminal mischief with intent to damage property, petit larceny, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and acting in a manner injurious to a child. She was arreste…

A man was charged with  cocaine possession following a brief chase by Buffalo police near his Theodore Street home late Saturday. Dionttaa S. Bryant, 44,  faces felony counts of third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for sale, obstructing governmental administration and unlawful possession of marijuana. He remained in custody in the Erie…

A man believed to be in his late 30s was fatally struck by a car  on East Morris Avenue about 5:30 a.m.  Sunday, according to the Buffalo Police Accident Investigation Unit. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the unidentified victim was  struck in the first block of East Morris, off Main Street, by a car driven by a man he knew.  The victim died in Erie County M…

LOCKPORT – High northeast winds Sunday combined with high water on Lake Ontario to threaten shoreline properties with flooding from Youngstown to Olcott. The National Weather Service posted a lakeshore flood warning for the western counties along the lake all afternoon and evening. Niagara County fire dispatchers reported that flooding affected the marina and other bu…

Authorities are searching for a 90-year-old Town of Hamburg man who was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Sylvester Strang was last seen driving a four-door, white, 2007 Mercury Marquis, license plate BGW3387.  He was described as being 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. Contact the Erie County Sheriff's Office at (716) 648-6111, Ext. 0, …

Environmental studies major Vanessa Dwyer last year started prodding University at Buffalo officials to divest endowment funds from fossil fuel companies, as several universities around the country already have done. This year, a full-throated campaign has taken hold at UB. And even though she will be graduating later this month, Dwyer expects it to grow louder and stro…

Don’t bother turning to the next page on your calendar. After breaking a record for showers – the old mark of 5.9 inches was submerged during a thunderstorm late Sunday afternoon – April appears to be heading into extra innings. Monday will seem like May at first, but only until midafternoon, the National Weather Service says, when a cold front will roll in behind…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Pine Avenue man told police he interrupted a burglary at his home early Saturday evening, when two men beat and robbed him before fleeing in a car. The victim told police one of the burglars tripped him and hit him in the face and body while the other rifled through his pockets, stealing keys and a cellphone. The two fled the scene in a Chevrolet Imp…

NIAGARA FALLS - An 87-year-old landlord was beaten and robbed shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday  by a former tenant he hired to help renovate a vacant  Niagara Avenue apartment, Niagara Falls police said. Police said an argument erupted over the quality of the work being performed, and when the former tenant demanded payment,  the victim refused to pay until the job w…