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A man who beat the mother of his children with two baseball bats and threatened her with a sword was sentenced Tuesday to two to four years in state prison. Jason E. Evrard, 33, of Quain Place, Town of Niagara, was living with the woman on Lockport Road in Wheatfield at the time of the assault May 26. "I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how genuine Mr. Evrard's re…

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Robert K. Cox, who riddled a Niagara Falls house with gunfire and shot a man in the arm in separate crimes, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. quoted a Falls policeman as saying Cox, who has been arrested 19 times, is "arrogant, brazen and probably will evolve as a criminal." Cox, whose record includes a 2010…

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A Buffalo man was convicted of attempted second-degree murder after a weeklong trial in Erie County Court. The jury also found Warren Meredith, 35, guilty of first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with a June shooting of a man in the Fruit Belt on Rose Street. The victim suffered several gunshot wounds but survived. Meredith was arrested …

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Donald M. Sinclair of Cambria was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for the fatal beating of a man who was having an affair with Sinclair's wife. Sinclair, 38, waited in his car for an hour on Aug. 30, 2016, outside the Niagara Falls home of Cameron M. Weingartner, 44, and attacked him when Weingartner returned home from work. Weingartner suffered a brain inju…

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A knife was recovered and a juvenile arrested following a fight at Bennett High School on Tuesday morning, according to Buffalo police. School security confiscated the knife after the fight, which happened at about 10:40 a.m., according to police. The male juvenile, who is younger than 16 and whose name was not released by police, was charged with second-degree assau…

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Jeffrey T. Brown was never officially arrested, charged or indicted in the shooting death of David Brown in 2016. Even so, he stood before an Erie County judge Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for killing Brown at a family party more than two years ago. The two men were not related but had been involved with the same woman. Jeffrey Brown, …

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A Lockport man was arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night, according to Lockport police. The pedestrian was hit near the corner of East Avenue and Washburn Street at about 10:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene but was taken into custody by officers about 100 yards away, police said. Robert E. Adams, 24, of Be…

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A Buffalo man has been charged with stabbing another man in the Broadway-Bailey neighborhood on Monday night, according to a Buffalo police report. Bryan L. Suarez, 25, faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, after a man was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife on Schutrum Street around 11:30 p.m., according to the report. The victim, who was stabbed i…

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Two burglars stole a safe from Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in Niagara Falls early Monday morning, according to a police report. The thieves entered the fast-food restaurant at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road at 12:17 a.m., broke through an office door and took the portable safe, according to the report. One of the burglars smashed a drive-thru w…

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A Dollar General in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood was robbed again Monday morning, the second time in a week the store's been robbed. A man wearing a gray hoodie and a gray mask displayed a handgun inside his pocket and demanded cash at about 10:25 a.m. at the Dollar General at 827 Tonawanda St., according to a Buffalo police report. On Jan. 8, two masked men, inc…

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A woman with a baby was arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other controlled substances into Attica Correctional Facility while attempting to visit an inmate, according to State Police. Danielle A. Greene, 25, of Rochester, was accompanied on the visit Thursday by her 9-month-old daughter, State Police said. In addition to being arrested for promoting pris…

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A Wyoming County man was arrested by state troopers Friday for driving while his ability was impaired, after troopers allegedly found marijuana in his vehicle, according to State Police. Samuel M. Martin, 41, of the town of Warsaw, was stopped by troopers on Route 19 in Warsaw for an inadequate headlight, State Police said. State Police said they detected a strong od…

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A 28-year-old Lackawanna man has been taken into custody by Buffalo Police in connection with reports of gunshots fired early on Sunday on Chippewa Street, the Buffalo Police Department said on Twitter on Monday. The gunshots were reported at about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Buffalo Police. The incident happened in the first block of Chippewa Street, according to Mi…

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A teenage girl was charged with third-degree assault after a fight at Lewiston-Porter High School left another teen girl with a concussion, Lewiston police said. Police said the fight occurred Dec. 21 at the Creek Road school. School officials initially handled the incident, but police were called after one of the combatants became sick and dizzy and began vomiting. Her…