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Former Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters was suspended indefinitely from coaching the Junior Sabres after a brawl between 15-year-old players broke out on the ice Saturday and a video appears to show a coach punching an opposing player when the fight spills into his team's bench. “We are very disappointed in the series of events that unfolded during the 15U Buffalo…

A  Winspear Avenue man is facing felony robbery counts after pulling a gold chain from the neck of a man at Genesee and Best streets about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Buffalo police said. Noah Cotton, 18, was arrested on Rogers Street, off Genesee Street, and identified by the victim, said police, who added that the gold chain was found on the suspect as he was being booked. …

City of Tonawanda Police charged a Buffalo man with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he nearly crashed into the gazebo in the middle of Clinton Park about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. Gregory A. Reberholt, 28, of Ontario Street, posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than twice the state's legal limit. Capt. Fredric Foels said Reberholt veered off the traf…

A City of Tonawanda man is back in custody just weeks after being paroled from state prison for a 2010 burglary. Harry A. Munoz, 43, of Simson Street, was arrested about 2 p.m. Friday after he tried to stab his bother in a family dispute, according to City of Tonawanda Police Capt. Fredric Foels. Munoz was tackled from behind while chasing his brother, police said. …

A Humboldt Parkway man arrested about 1 a.m. Sunday is accused of cutting the finger of a woman who grabbed for the knife he brandished during an argument with another man, Buffalo police said. Gregory Hayes, 58, is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree assault and third-degree menacing. Further information was unavailable.  

A man arrested Saturday night is accused of attacking a woman and holding her prisoner in his Riverside Avenue home, Buffalo police said. Kenneth Quarientiello, 51, was charged with felony first-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment. Police said he punched the woman repeatedly and placed his hand over her mouth and …

NIAGARA FALLS – Tom McLaughlin is interim executive director of Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission, having been involved in the business of helping some of society’s most disadvantaged since 1987. He will tell you he didn’t set out to do the Lord’s work. This father of six was successfully climbing the corporate ladder when a series of events led him down an entirely…

Western New York’s weather roller coaster is back on the upswing, at least for the next couple days. After a weekend where summerlike record heat was followed by snow, the area will see a warming trend through midweek, the National Weather Service reports. Temperatures Monday should range from the low 40s near the lakes to near 50 inland under sunny skies. Tuesday …

They marched in January over concerns about women’s issues. They protested two weeks later over a crackdown on immigration. [Gallery: Rally for transgender civil rights] And on Sunday – for the third time in a little over a month – people from across the Buffalo region turned out once again in protest over the latest move by President Donald Trump. A few-…

Taco dinners are among lifelines for 25 Buffalo-area restaurant workers who lost their jobs after immigration raids in October. From 150 to 200 diners paid $10 each for taco dinners Sunday at Pilgrim St. Luke's United Church of Christ at 355 Richmond Ave., where congregants voted in January to become a sanctuary church. The Rev. Justo Gonzalez noted the church raises…

NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls Police investigated two burglaries that occurred Saturday, including the ransacking of a Pine Avenue business. Investigators said that a glass door was smashed shortly after 10 p.m. at Little Temptations, which was ransacked, with damage estimated at more than $10,000. An inventory also is being conducted. In the other break-in, police…

NIAGARA FALLS – Two men face felony charges after they were discovered in the Lockport Road yard of Page’s Automotive Friday afternoon, attempting to steal $2,800 in scrap metal, Niagara Falls Police said. Vincent J. Merlo, 32, of Military Road, and Rodney B. Mitchell, 57, of Lockport Road were charged each with fourth-degree grand larceny. Mitchell also was charged…

NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls Police said they are looking for identical twins in connection with an assault on a 31st Street couple early Sunday. The attack occurred just after midnight in the doorway of a Third Street bar, police said. As the victims attempted to leave, they were followed by the two men, police said. One of the attackers punched a 27-year-old woman …

NIAGARA FALLS – Fire swept through an abandoned business at 620 1/2 19th St. early Sunday. Authorities reported flames shooting through the roof of the vacant, boarded-up building shortly after 8 a.m. Fire crews brought the fire under control within a short time. No one was in the building, authorities said. A damage estimate and cause were unavailable.

NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls man being arrested on drug charges early Sunday tried to flee, injuring a police officer in the process, Niagara Falls police said. Ronald J. Bennett, 36, faces charges including second-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, unlicensed opera…