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Jamil T. Alhorebi pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Monday to an indictment accusing him of robbing a Town of Lockport gas station at knifepoint Oct. 1. Alhorebi, 31, of Lakeview Drive, Somerset, is charged with first-degree robbery and fourth-degree weapons possession in the crime at the Sunoco station at South Transit and Robinson roads. Assistant District…

Tips to the Crimestoppers tipline led to the arrest of a Buffalo man in the July 14 armed robbery of a Grand Island gas station, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Monday. Michael Church, 39, was arrested July 21 on charges of first-degree robbery, a felony and misdemeanor menacing and petit larceny counts. A little after 10 p.m. July 14, Crimestoppers report…

A 14-year-old boy accused of shooting another 14-year-old with an air rifle has been charged with a felony count of second-degree assault, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Deputies began an investigation on June 25 after the victim was taken to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. The boy had been shot with a pellet gun on June 22 in the Town of Elma. …

A 64-year-old man who set fire to a 10-unit apartment building because he was angry at his son was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison. Roger Cornell previously pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to a reduced charge of second-degree attempted arson, a felony, for starting the blaze at 437 Bailey Ave. in the early morning of Jan. 21. According to his attorney, C…

After a five-day trial in federal court, a jury acquitted a Buffalo man last week of distributing crack cocaine. Michael Jones, 34, was arrested on Westminster Avenue in 2015 by two Buffalo police officers who said they found a black bag containing crack in his possession after he initially fled the scene. The jury acquitted Jones of the felony distribution charge ag…

Evan Stafford, who assaulted a WIVB-TV reporter and cameraman in Niagara Falls Oct. 22, was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison. It was the most Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III could have imposed for attempted second-degree robbery. Murphy added three years of post-release supervision. Stafford, 26, of Donna Drive, Town of Niagara, tried to steal …

A 47-year-old Buffalo man is in fair condition after he was shot Sunday night on Grey Street, a police spokesman said. The man was shot shortly before 10:30 p.m. on the first block of Grey Street, just north of Broadway east of Jefferson Avenue, police said Monday. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center. Police ask anyone with information about what happened t…

A Blasdell man whose driver's license has been suspended 36 times was arrested Saturday night after police found him passed out behind the wheel of a car near a major Orchard Park intersection, according to authorities. Orchard Park police reported finding Tyler M. Melisz, 25, on Southwestern Boulevard at the "five corners" intersection at about 7 p.m. in his vehicl…

Five people in Cattaraugus County have been arrested in the past two weeks for forging signatures on social services documents. Each arrest came after a Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services investigation. Here's the list from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office: · Leighann A. Russell, 30, of Salamanca was charged with three counts of first-degree off…

After Darryl McCunes was told by his sister he could not stay at her house Saturday, he slashed the ties on her car, according to Buffalo police. McCunes, of Buffalo, had an argument with his brother-in-law and returned later in the day to slash the four tires on his sister's 2010 Cadillac, officials said. The sister and brother-in-law saw him leave the scene of the …

A Napoli man was arrested on several DWI, traffic and child endangerment charges in the Town of New Albion on Friday. Craig A. Dechow, 39, of Allegany Road was arrested after a traffic stop just before 8 p.m. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI with a child under 15 in the vehicle, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, other traffic violations and three coun…

Roy Harris of Buffalo attempted to set fire to an apartment on the 400 block of Fillmore Avenue late in the morning on Saturday, according to Buffalo police. Police report that Harris jimmied the lock off the apartment's rear door and hit a person who was inside on the head with a bottle. Harris then allegedly poured rubbing alcohol over the person's bed and the apar…

A 46-year-old man was severely injured Saturday in a hit-and-run in a Main Street parking lot, according to Buffalo Police. Accident investigators say a woman was backing her vehicle out of a parking spot in the 2500 block of Main Street at 12:30 p.m. when she struck a man who was behind the vehicle. The unidentified man was transported to Erie County Medical Center …

A Buffalo man was arrested Friday night in connection to a shooting last month on Burgard Place. No injuries were reported. Andre Jones, 33, of Fairfield Avenue, was charged with felony assault at 8:55 p.m. Friday. He allegedly walked up the driveway of a home in the 20 block of Burgard Place on June 29, while armed with a handgun and pointed the gun at the victim. A…