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When Arthur Jordan was arrested, his provocative statements to Buffalo police became big news. So did the fact that Jordan, accused of using Facebook to threaten police, was carrying a handgun at the time of his arrest. Two years later, both the gun and statements are being tossed out by the judges overseeing Jordan's federal prosecution. The rulings stem in part …

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A Marilla man and his mother were arrested early Sunday morning following a gunpoint robbery at a Mighty Taco on Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park police said. The robbery was reported just before 2 a.m. at the Mighty Taco at 3340 Southwestern Blvd., police said. A man with a gun demanded an employee give him money from a cash drawer. The employee handed over some ca…

NIAGARA FALLS – An Amherst woman had her purse stolen while she danced at the Seneca Niagara Casino nightclub early Sunday, police said. A man later returned the purse, saying his inebriated friend had mistakenly taken it, but most of the contents were missing. Police said that the purse went missing between 2 and 4 a.m. while the victim was dancing with her husband a…

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State police arrested a Jamestown man for aggravated drunk driving after he was spotted driving erractically with two children in the car in southern Chautauqua County. Jason Green, 37, was stopped on Buffalo Street Extension in Jamestown after officers, responding to a complaint, observed his behavior firsthand. Green failed several field sobriety tests and was taken …

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A Jamestown man was shot in the abdomen during a home invasion and robbery Saturday night. Jamestown police, responding to reports of shots fired at 533 E. 5th St., found that two males reportedly entered the home, robbed the occupants and shot the man before fleeing. The perpetrators wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts. The incident occurred at about 8:10 p.m. …

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Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies arrested an East Otto man for drunk-driving after a minor crash Friday morning that caused property damage in the town. Police charged Nathanial V. Lincoln, 39, with DWI, moving from a lane unsafely and refusing to take a breath test after the incident on Reed Hill Road at about 4:46 a.m. Lincoln's car had apparently gone off the r…

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A Buffalo teen and her boyfriend are charged with second-degree murder in the death of the girl's 58-year-old father Friday night in their home. Alexandria Heath, 17, and Romaine Jirdon, 19, also of Buffalo, are accused of beating and stabbing Thomas Heath around 9:30 p.m. in the Heaths' West Ferry Street home, District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Sunday. Hea…

About $4,000 in materials were reported stolen from an automotive shop in the 200 block of Fillmore Avenue early Friday. Buffalo police said one or more burglars broke in through a side office and window and stole: 12 converters, a welder, a Stanley booster box, four car batteries and various tools. The thieves also targeted two vehicles in the shop, stealing a repor…

Two University Heights residents reported the theft of $1,580 worth of possessions from their residence. The two men told Buffalo police said someone entered their residence in the 100 block of Merrimac Street through an unlocked door Friday night and stole a PlayStation 3, Wii game system, a computer tablet, a Dell laptop and two Xbox consoles, among other items. &n…

ROYALTON –A Main Street woman contacted police recently to report unwanted telephone calls and harassing voice messages from her uncle. The woman told police that about five years ago, the uncle had inherited over $8 million and paid off her car loan, which he had co-signed. Since then, she told police, he apparently has burned through all the money and recently began…

A handgun was reported stolen from a car parked in the 300 block of Washington Street downtown. The victim told Buffalo police sometime between late 10:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, someone broke the front passenger window of his BMW 5281 and stole the Smith & Wesson Shield .40 caliber pistol.  

A box containing two roofing heaters, valued at $7,000 each, was reported stolen from the construction site at West Buffalo Charter School on Lafayette Avenue. Buffalo police said the theft occurred sometime during the past week at the fenced-in site, where an expansion to add a middle school is under way.  

A fight outside a liquor store on East Delavan Avenue resulted in $3,000 in damage to the business early Saturday, Buffalo police said. Police said two people were involved in the altercation – an unknown suspect and the complainant – outside Ideal Liquor in the 1300 block of East Delavan, east of Bailey Avenue. They damaged three of the store's windows before th…

An East Side resident said he was fired at by men when he found them inside his home early Saturday. The victim told Buffalo police he returned to his residence in the 200 block of Stevens Avenue to find at least three men inside, all wearing masks. The intruders reportedly escaped through a window and shot at the victim. The victim told police he chased the suspec…

Buffalo police were investigating two shootings that occurred early Saturday. A 37-year-old man was shot just before 4 a.m. in the 200 block of Rounds Avenue, near Eggert Road. The victim was hit multiple times in the leg and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. Earlier, a 20-year-old man was shot at about 3:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Moselle Stre…