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A 35-year-old man was taken into custody by the Buffalo Police SWAT Team after shots were fired in the first block of Keystone Street just before 2 p.m. Saturday. The man had barricaded himself inside a downstairs flat and was apparently firing shots to the outside through a window with a shotgun, said Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman for the police department.  Police were…

The battle over cell towers is moving closer to your front door. Growing demand for cellular data by smartphones, tablets and other devices has led wireless carriers across the country to deploy a new kind of wireless transmitter called "small cells" to provide better coverage in densely populated areas. About 4 feet tall and weighing about 400 pounds, small cells…

A male was struck by gunfire shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue, Buffalo police said. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. No further information was immediately available. https://twitter.com/BPDAlerts/status/855977173215326208  

BARRE – The Orleans County Sheriff's Office was investigating reports that a skydiver was killed in an accident in the Orleans County community Saturday evening. The fatal incident is reportedly to have taken place in a field near Pask and Pine Hill roads here sometime before 9 p.m. WGRZ first reported the incident. An official with the Barre Fire Company confirmed t…

Juan Torres, 42, was arrested at his flat in the 100 block of Eckhert Street by Buffalo police shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. Several hours earlier he allegedly choked a neighbor woman into unconsciousness after punching and biting her and pulled her hair to prevent her from leaving his flat. Torres was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful imp…

Douglas Anderson, 34, was arrested by Buffalo police about 12:30 a.m. Saturday shortly after investigators said he injured a man and woman during an altercation in a house in the first block of Butler Avenue. Anderson, of Clinton Street, was arrested after allegedly striking the female victim on the head with an iron and repeatedly punching the male victim as two young …

NIAGARA FALLS – At least five cars were broken into overnight Thursday in the north lot of a University Court apartment complex, police reported. Investigating officers were able to track down the owners of two of the involved vehicles, and neither reported anything missing from their cars. The other owners could not be contacted immediately. One owner told police …

NORTH HARMONY – Muhiziwinto Pascal, 33, of Dayton, Ohio was arrested in for aggravated drunken driving on Route 1-86 near the Town of Stowe by State Police and Chautauqua County sheriff deputies. Pascal was remanded to the county jail in Mayville pending further court proceedings here. According to state police Pascal was driving erratically while heading east on I-8…

Some remembered him as a powerful federal judge for nearly a half-century, making decisions that affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Some recalled him as a loving family man, a caring friend or respected colleague. Others simply remembered John T. Curtin as a humble guy who took the bus to work, kept his number in the telephone book, knew people fr…

West Seneca police have charged an 18-year-old town resident with rape and endangering the welfare of a child. Adario C. Morrison is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female victim in August of 2016. The West Seneca Police Family Offense Unit arrested and charged Morrison after obtaining an arrest warrant from the West Seneca Justice Court. M…

LITTLE VALLEY – Douglas G. Howe, 30, of Delevan, who served a brief jail term last fall for sexual contact with a girl under the age of 17 last year, pleaded guilty last week before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to new felony and misdemeanor charges. District Attorney Lori Petti Rieman said Howe, who was convicted last year of third-degree criminal sexual …

Oscar came from a New Jersey kill shelter, with less than 24 hours to live. Molly was skin and bones when she arrived, underweight by at least 200 pounds. Oliver, a thoroughbred chestnut gelding, was a jumper on the A-circuit before he injured his hind leg and was scheduled to be euthanized. After spending time at Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Clare…

The founder of Buffalo's Dyngus Day parade demanded an apology from 97 Rock radio station Saturday for airing Polish jokes on the day of the Polish-American post-Lenten celebration. The station spent hours Monday "airing one insult after another," said Eddy Dobosiewicz, a former stand-up comic and current president of Dyngus Day Buffalo, at a protest Saturday outside t…

While the champions and defenders of science marched on Washington to deliver their message, they made their presence known in Buffalo, too. A couple thousand people joined the local March for Science on Saturday afternoon, when they gathered at Soldier Circle. They paraded up Lincoln Parkway to Delaware Park, where they rallied behind the Rose Garden against what they …

Terrence Robinson announced Saturday his intention to run on the Green Party line for Buffalo mayor. Robinson made his announcement on  Earth Day 2017, which  also was the one year anniversary of the Paris Agreement and the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. Robinson is  a founding member of Preservation Buffalo Niagara and a present member of the  …