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I'm actually beginning to feel sorry for Doug Whaley. Bit by bit, the Bills' general manager has seen his power and stature diminished as the Pegulas conferred unprecedented control of the football operation to their new head coach, Sean McDermott. Whaley has become a mute, emasculated figure. He's not allowed to speak for the organization anymore -- even on the rare oc…

NIAGARA FALLS - Police lodged several charges against a man  driving slowly and who slammed on his brakes when a  police officer signaled he wanted 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 with unlicensed operation, failure to …

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…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is directing state police to investigate the distribution of fliers expressing white supremacist views that were found earlier this week in the driveways of more than a dozen homes in Lewiston. "These messages contradict all that we stand for as New Yorkers,"  Cuomo said in a statement issued Saturday.  " I am directing the State Police to wo…

The Peace Bridge, at the request of the Make Lemon Aide Foundation, will be bathed in green lighting Saturday to mark National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Lauren Walier, 18, began the nonprofit foundation after she learned six years ago that there was little federal funding for a condition that she and 17 millions others have across the country. Walier and her family …

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…