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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…

A worker at Petey's Pizzaria on Forest Avenue was charged with forgery after allegedly stealing a check from the business and making it out to herself. Patti S. Platt, 50, of Rapin Place is accused of cashing the check for an unnamed sum at Bank of America on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Upon searching Platt, police also reported finding a black Taser in her purse. Plat…

Buffalo police charged a Buffalo man with driving while intoxicated in connection with a hit-and-run incident in May that left the victim with a broken wrist and leg. Troy Kaderback, 23, of Hertel Avenue is accused of being intoxicated when he struck Willie Bell, 38, of Blaine Avenue, just after midnight on May 13 and then fleeing the scene, according to a police report…

A Northwest Bank teller told Buffalo police that a man scammed her out of $1,200 Friday while exchanging money and asked for Euros. The man entered the Lafayette Avenue bank with $2,800 in $100 bills and requested to exchange them for $20 bills. The teller gave the man the $2,800 in $20 bills. The man pocketed $1,200 and requested $2,800 worth of Euros instead. When …

Three teens are accused of breaking into a Cricket Wireless store at 2483 Bailey Ave., Buffalo police reported. Police responded to a burglary-in-progress call at 4 a.m. Wednesday and reported finding a damaged door and window. After reviewing the store's security video and obtaining a description of three suspects, police went to a home on Gerald Avenue where they f…

A Buffalo woman told police that her 15-year-old daughter was raped Friday night by a man known to the family only as Greg, according to a police report. The man provided the girl with narcotics and alcohol, forced her into a bed and forced himself on her over the teen's protests, according to a police report. A rape kit was completed at Erie County Medical Center an…

A New York Alert to "shelter in place" was lifted at 11:20 a.m. for Lewiston residents in the area of Garlow, Stolz, Kline, and Laurel roads and Donna Drive. New York State police had responded to a a barricaded suicidal subject on Garlow Road and were able to take him into custody without incident, according to State Police spokesperson Trooper James O'Callahan. Sta…

A 30-year-old Zelmer Street man reported that two men being stabbed him as he walked  south on Walden Avenue and Harmonia Street just after 1 a.m. Friday. The victim  said the men, who were both about 19 or 20 years old, approached him and fought with him. As the fight escalated, Hodge was stabbed four times, in the left hip, left ribs, left bicep and left tricep, …

After nearly a dozen incidents involving boats and jet skis near the New York Power Authority intake valves in less than two months, the New York State Park Police are  warning these operators that they could face federal charges for operating in a restricted zone. Despite  warning buoys and signage that operators are in a federally restricted exclusionary zone, boate…

Vincent K. Smith Jr. of Niagara Falls has pleaded guilty to two felonies for a drive-by shooting and a gunfight in which a man was shot in the face. In return for the guilty pleas, Smith drew a promise of an eight-year prison term. Smith, 21, admitted to two counts of attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Smith was involved in gunfire outside…

James P. Kennedy Jr. in February pointed to his lack of political friends and allies, Republican or Democrat, to suggest his chances of becoming the top federal prosecutor in Buffalo were, at best, a long shot. Five moths later, Kennedy's reputation as an independent, career prosecutor is being viewed as a plus, not a negative, and the primary reason why President Trump…

An Attica Correctional Facility inmate has been charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and promoting prison contraband in an April 22 assault on a fellow inmate, State Police said Friday. Dominick F. Coffer, 21, was charged Wednesday in the attack with an "edged weapon," according to State Police. The victim sustained several stab wo…

Steve Vega, 25, of Rochester, was identified as a suspect in the robbery of a Bank of America in Batavia, according to Batavia police. During the robbery, the thief did not display or threaten to draw a gun. No one was injured. The robber fled the scenes on foot shortly before 4 p.m, police said. Vega is in custody of the Rochester Police Department for a separate in…

Christopher P. Gordon of Niagara Falls was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of post-release supervision, for sexually abusing an adolescent boy over a two-year period. Gordon, 46, of 60th Street, already was a registered Level 1 sex offender because of a 1999 sodomy conviction. He pleaded guilty on April 25 to a reduced charge of att…