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Four months after being notified that it had been misled about a serious attack inside the Erie County Correctional Facility, the state watchdog will arrive. Back in November, the state Commission of Correction vowed to investigate after learning from The Buffalo News that an inmate had attacked another inmate. Sheriff Timothy B. Howard’s officials had wrongly told…

Two men  are facing drug charges after Buffalo police spotted them sharing a bottle of cognac in the 1100 block of East Ferry Street late Friday. Jordan Williams, 20, of Buffalo and Trevon Howard, 18, of Lackawanna  were charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Both remained in cu…

A Curtis Street man arrested late Friday is accused of stabbing a neighbor in the back. Tyrone Sanger, 43, is charged with felony assault. He was arrested about 9:50 p.m. in the third block of Curtis, Buffalo police said. The condition of the victim, a man who  was taken by ambulance to the Erie County Medical Center, is unknown.  Sanger remained in custody at the …

ELLICOTTVILLE  -  A Bolivar man who failed to signal a turn on Hughey Alley about 9:25 a.m. Saturday has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated, State Police said James J. Jurbala, 49, posted  a blood-alcohol level of 0.31 percent, nearly four times higher than the state's legal limit. He also was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated a…

NIAGARA FALLS - Police lodged several charges against a man driving slowly and who slammed on his brakes when a police officer signaled he wanted to pass. Niagara Falls Police Lt. Jay Fisher said the incident occurred on Hyde Park Boulevard just after 5 p.m. Friday. Malique L. Page-Rogers, 25, of Whitney Avenue was charged with unlicensed operation, failure to keep rig…

TOWN OF LOCKPORT - An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who posed as a police officer and broke into a Tonawanda Creek Road home Wednesday, terrorizing a resident, Niagara County Sheriff's deputies said. The victim told deputies he was in his bedroom with the door locked about 8 a.m. when he heard a loud pounding, followed by the sounds of two men entering the ho…

NIAGARA FALLS - Four men were arrested Friday in a gang assault that left a 32-year-old man with a fractured skull, Niagara Falls police said. Officers dispatched to a home in the 500 block of 81st Street about 9 a.m. said they discovered blood on the walls and floor of a room and noticed the man who had answered the door had bloodstains and mud on his clothing. The vic…

NIAGARA FALLS - A  Saskatchewan woman was arrested after causing a disturbance Friday night at the Rapids Theater on Main Street, Niagara Falls police said. Lara D. Bomberry, 36, of Regina,  was charged with disorderly conduct following an incident in the nightclub about 10:30 p.m. Police said Bomberry was intoxicated and twice punched a security guard, who was  tryi…

ELLICOTTVILLE -  An Atlanta man arrested  about 11:48 p.m.  Friday is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after being stopped for failing to signal for a turn on  Route 219, State Police said. Eamonn P. Gleeson, 50,  posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than twice the state's legal limit, police based at Ellicottville said.  

Amherst police said a Rochester man who nearly  caused a multi-vehicle crash on the Youngmann Highway near Millersport Highway  has been charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Elijah L. Greer, 20, was remanded to Erie County Holding Center in lieu of bail after pleading innocent before Amherst Town Justice Kara A. Buscagl…

Buffalo police and a Buffalo Fire emergency medical service unit were sent to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center on Forest Avenue about 4:45 p.m. Saturday after a nurse was reported knocked unconscious by a patient. Further information was unavailable.  

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown authorities are seeking public help in the investigation of arson fires at five vacant houses in the city since Thursday. Jamestown Police Capt. Robert F. Samuelson  told the Jamestown Post-Journal  Saturday that public tips have helped narrow down a list of possible suspects in the investigation but more help is needed. The fires began about …

A federal grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against two Jamestown men on drug conspiracy charges. Juan Pacheo Jr., 34, and Andrew Garner, 36, were each charged with conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms or more of cocaine, over 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and marijuana. Federal and local police described Pacheco and Garner as significan…

State and Perry crews were working Saturday to contain a sewer line break that was dumping raw effluent into the Silver Lake Outlet. The pipe broke in the vicinity of 7572 Water Street Road and was discharging about 35 gallons of sewage per minute, according to bulletin a Department of Environmental Conservation and Village of Perry crews. The department said it is u…