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A 23-year-old who allegedly drove his vehicle into two women who were standing outside on Crestwood Avenue early Sunday has been arrested on a number of charges, including one felony. Officers from the Northwest District responded to a call at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday about two women who were injured. Police say a vehicle was traveling north on Crestwood when it left t…

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Two Buffalo police officers on motorcycles were hospitalized Sunday when they collided during the Buffalo Marathon, authorities said. A runner apparently ran in front of one police motorcycle about 9:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Linwood Avenue, said Buffalo police spokesman Michael DeGeorge. The officer on the motorcycle swerved to avoid the runner and struck another …

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Bryan Nielsen gave his motorized trike a once-over when it was returned to his Kenmore home over the weekend after being stolen in broad daylight from a bike rack outside Aldi on Elmwood Avenue. "There are little things broken," he said, pointing to a wire dangling from the brake light. The three-wheeled Schwinn was locked to a bike rack Thursday afternoon when it was t…

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A man was fatally wounded Sunday afternoon when he was struck by gunfire on the East Side, Buffalo police reported. Police responded just after 1:30 p.m. to the shooting scene in the 100 block of Hirschbeck Street, said Buffalo Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge. No further information was released about the man's identity or what may have occurred before the shots we…

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A man acting as though he had a handgun in his pocket robbed the 7-Eleven store at 2620 Niagara St., Niagara Falls, early Saturday, moments after a clerk refused to accept his electronic benefits card for a beer purchase. The man entered the store shortly after 8 a.m., police said, and attempted to buy beer and some other items using his EBT card. The clerk told him the…

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A Cheektowaga man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in Cattaraugus County on Saturday. State Police out of the Jamestown barracks reported that Robert Geddes, 35, of Cheektowaga, was arrested after troopers responded to a report of a car in the ditch on Gurnsey Hollow Road in South Valley. Geddes was found at the scene uninjured. He refused …

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A store manager just arriving for work must have done a double-take Friday morning when he encountered a woman pushing a shopping cart full of unbagged groceries from the Tops Market on Portage Road in Niagara Falls. Realizing that the $300 or so worth of merchandise had not been paid for, the manager stopped the woman, who reportedly admitted to stealing the goods and …

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In an unscheduled prelude to Saturday morning's Memorial Day parade down Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls, police scuffled with a large, intoxicated man who was crawling on all fours in the middle of the busy street, disrupting traffic. Officers said they responded to the 2500 block of Pine Avenue just after 7 a.m. to find a man crawling in the middle of the roadway, bringi…

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Two vehicles were stolen from a Bailey Avenue used-car lot during a Saturday morning break-in that caused extensive damage to the property. Buffalo police said three people entered Smiling Ted's at 1890 Bailey Ave. about 8 a.m. by breaking three windows. Police said the thieves took 17 sets of car keys, worth $300 each, for a combined value of $5,100. The estimated cost…

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A New York City woman suffered serious burns over a large portion of her body, and her sister-in-law was charged with felony assault after a family argument boiled over into violence Friday afternoon, Niagara Falls police said. Lola A. Marino, 45, was visiting her brother on Dudley Avenue when she and her brother's wife, Jeana A. Marino, 41, began arguing over remarks t…

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A Weston Avenue man may have been fortunate to escape unscathed Friday night after pulling a gun on a Niagara Falls police officer in the 900 block of Pine Avenue. Police were called to the area around 8:20 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing a man with a gun. The first officer who arrived said he saw Lewis D. Bogan, 32, standing in front of the Raymart store and grabb…

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New York State Police have charged a Jamestown man with possession of child pornography. State Police said Matthew Robinson, 34, was arrested May 19 for 10 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. State Police investigators said they were alerted to the case by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit. An investigation of several of Robinson's electronics c…

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A vehicle left the road, sheared off a National Grid utility pole, crossed a lawn and hit a parked car late Friday when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, the Chautauqua County sheriff reports. Joseph Culmo, 30, of Fredonia was not injured in the crash, deputies say. Culmo was driving east on Route 20 in the Town of Portland when the incident occurred just after 11…

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State police stopped several hundred drivers at a sobriety checkpoint on Transit Road in West Seneca Friday as part of a statewide STOP-DWI initiative aimed at combatting drunken driving over the Memorial Day weekend . Troopers reported making one arrest for driving while intoxicated, one arrest for driving while impaired by drugs and two arrests for unlawful possession…