Two teen-aged Buffalo males were struck by gunfire around 2 a.m. Sunday in the Kensington-Bailey area on the city’s East Side. A 16-year-old was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center while a 17-year-old was listed in fair condition at ECMC following the shootings at Cornwall Avenue and Sussex Street. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the P…

A 63-year-old Olean man was identified by police Sunday as the suspect in a fire early Saturday morning that forced tenants out of a Bailey Avenue apartment building. Buffalo fire marshals arrested Roger Cornell in connection with the fire at 437 Bailey. Cornell was charged late Saturday night with arson, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Fire marshal…

A small residential fire on Buffalo's East Side left four adults and eight children temporarily homeless Saturday afternoon. The fire at 310 Sobieski St. started around 1:17 p.m. and originated within a second-floor wall, according to Buffalo fire dispatchers. The fire caused an estimated $4,000 in damage to the 2 1/2 story wood-frame structure and $1,000 in damage to t…

Buffalo firefighters put out a fire at a vacant warehouse in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood Saturday night. The fire was discovered at about 8:40 p.m. at a warehouse at 25 Reno St., fire dispatchers said. It apparently ignited in the office area of a one-story, brick structure and was extinguished within an hour. Firefighters estimate $10,000 in damage to the building…

NIAGARA FALLS -- A 27-year-old man ran to a nearby home for help Saturday morning after being shot while walking in the 2100 block of Ferry Avenue, city police said. Justin T. Kent of Cleveland Avenue told police he was walking in the area around 11 a.m. when he heard what sounded like three gunshots, then felt a sharp pain in his leg. He turned to see a man clad in bla…

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police are investigating a double-shooting outside a Highland Avenue tavern early Saturday that police said left one man paralyzed from the neck down. Niagara Falls officers responded to the 3100 block of Highland Avenue just after 3 a.m. to investigate reports that a man had been shot and then run over by a vehicle. They encountered two people helping …

Joseph Tigano III, the Chautauqua County man serving 20 years in prison for growing marijuana, was denied clemency last week. Tigano, who was hoping President Obama would commute his sentence as one of his final acts, will now forward his appeal to the Trump administration. His lawyers, like the federal judge who sentenced him in 2015, believe his mandat…

Jordan Hollingsworth, 22, was charged by Buffalo police with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a routine search by a state parole officer at Hollingsworth's Dunlop Avenue home about 8:15  a.m. Friday, police said. According to a Buffalo Police arrest report, police were called after the parole officer reported finding Hollingsworth …

When immigration officials denied asylum to Noorullah Aminyar, his lawyer predicted almost certain torture and death upon the Afghan solider’s return home. “The blood will be on the hands of the U.S. government,” Buffalo attorney Matthew Borowski said at the time. A year later, Aminyar remains at the Federal Detention Center in Batavia, still fighting his d…

LOCKPORT - Tony L. Moore hid 1.75 ounces of cocaine in a box of frozen pierogies. Now he is going to prison for  five years for that felony and two others. Moore, 35, was arrested July 28, 2015, when police executed a search warrant at his Niagara Avenue home in Niagara Falls and found the cocaine in the pierogies in the freezer. They also found an unlicensed, loaded …

Koyuki Nakahara has seen two sides of America. Thirteen months ago, the Japanese tourist was robbed, beaten and sexually assaulted as she went for a late night walk at Niagara Falls. And on Friday, she watched and listened as her attacker was convicted on all counts. Nakahara says she chooses to see the good side of this country and not just because Robert E. MacL…

Niagara Falls police on Friday were searching for a 2002- to 2005-model, charcoal-colored Hyundai Sonata with front passenger side damage, in connection with a collision Thursday that left a 19-year-old bicyclist in serious condition. The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Ontario Avenue, according to authorities. The victim, whose name was …

LOCKPORT - When a Niagara County Court jury convicted Robert E. MacLeod Friday of robbing and sexually abusing a female Japanese tourist in Niagara Falls, the victim smiled and, shortly thereafter, shed tears of joy and relief. "I was looking at the jury," Koyuki Nakahara told reporters. "I traveled 24,000 miles to hear that." The jury deliberated 6 1/2 hours, mo…

NIAGARA FALLS - Police charged a Falls Street man with driving while intoxicated Thursday after he crashed into two parked vehicles on Fifth Street. The crash happened at about 12:45 a.m. on the 400 block of Fifth, according to a city police report. Initially, a woman passenger in the car told police she was driving when the crash occurred. In addition to the DWI …