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ALBANY – To listen to top state officials, Washington is poised to hammer the finances of New York State government. Notwithstanding President Trump’s decision to halt the vote to replace the Affordable Care Act, which had billions of dollars at stake for New York, other proposals in the Washington pipeline would reduce federal money for public education, and cut bl…

A Decker Street man is accused of harassing a woman and hurling bricks at her car Saturday morning. Mark E. McCarthy, 33, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was arrested by Buffalo police at Delaware Avenue and Nottingham Terrace about 10 a.m. Police said the suspect forced his way into the victim's car at a gas s…

A Condon Avenue man is accused of drunken driving after veering onto the sidewalk and nearly striking a parked car in the 2100 block of Niagara Street about 9:45 p.m. Friday, Buffalo police said. Sai Thi Ha, 40, posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent, more than twice that state's legal limit, police said. A a bottle of vodka was found in his car, police added. …

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…