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All State Supreme, County, Family, Surrogate’s and City courts in Western New York will be closed Tuesday due to severe weather conditions, according to court officials.Court employees are not to report to work, all jurors are excused, and all cases scheduled for Tuesday are adjourned, the district’s executive Andrew Isenberg said Monday.The closing applies to courts in Al…

WARSAW – A 50-year-old Leroy woman, and a 27-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man both from York in Livingston County, were arrested by State Police after a nearly two-week investigation of the theft of electronics and other merchandise from the Wal-Mart store in Warsaw, State Police officials reported today. Deborah A. Blackmer of Leroy and Miranda A. Ralston and Aaron M.…

A man was fatally shot late Sunday night in the city’s Black Rock section, Buffalo police said Monday.The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. on Newfield Street, which runs between Vulcan Street and a railroad right-of-way just south of Ontario Street. The man has not been released, pending notification of his family. Homicide investigators were continuing to conduct interv…

JAMESTOWN – A 48-year-old Kennedy man was arrested on drug and traffic charges by state troopers during a routine traffic stop on Main Street in Randolph Saturday, state police officials reported today. Timothy J. Slater of Waterboro Hill Road, was stopped when troopers spotted an expired inspection sticker on his vehicle. A computer check showed Slater had no driver’s lic…

DUNKIRK – Traiquane C. Nance, 24, of Plover Street, who was sought for his alleged role in a Jan. 1 attack on Swan Street here, appeared about 11:45 a.m. Monday at Dunkirk Police headquarters on Central Avenue with his attorney and was arraigned before City Judge Walter Drag on charges of second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, both of them felonies. His…

LOCKPORT – A homeless man who allegedly used his laptop computer to download and share child pornography while staying at the Niagara Falls YMCA was arraigned on a 27-count indictment Monday in Niagara County Court.Louis W. Darling, 55, is charged with nine counts each of possessing and promoting a sexual performance by a child, along with nine counts of the latter as a se…

LOCKPORT – A woman who took part in a Sept. 3, 2012, burglary at Becker Farms in Hartland must write a letter of apology to the business within 30 days and pay $500 in restitution, Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III ordered Monday.Rebecca M. Schaner, 21, of Ridge Road, Hartland, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass and was placed on three years’ probat…

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who pleaded guilty to his second drug felony in six years was sentenced to three years in state prison Monday, plus two years of post-release supervision.Antonio D. Porter Jr., 27, of Greenview Terrace, had pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after being indicted for three crack cocaine sales to under…

LOCKPORT – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies investigating a break-in charged a man after they found several game systems, still in sealed boxes, on the back seat of vehicle at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Court West. Deputies said they found damaged security devices on the ground.Allen J. Tomaino, 26, of Lincoln Avenue, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-de…

WHEATFIELD – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies patrolling convenience stores, because of a recent high volume of robberies, saw a passenger get out of a car, pick through the outside ashtray, and then leave after removing something outside the 7-Eleven store on Plaza Drive, at 10:40 p.m. Sunday.Kenneth S. Edwards, 31, of Walmore Road, was charged with seventh-degree crimin…

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A Casey Middle School art teacher was charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with allegations of inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old male student, the Williamsville School District reported.The Amherst Police Department arrested Donna Sleap, 49, of Williamsville, Monday following an investigation by the Williamsvill…

A Buffalo man pleaded not guilty today to robbing two La Nova Pizzeria employees at gunpoint as they left the West Side restaurant to make a bank deposit.Authorities accused Terrance Price, 21, of Urban Street, of firing at other employees who pursued and eventually subdued him.Price remains in custody without bail after his arraignment on three counts of first-degree robb…

BATAVIA – All Genesee County grand jurors summoned for Tuesday have been directed not to report due to the anticipated severe weather.Instead, they should report at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 at the Genesee County Courts Facility, second floor, One W. Main St., Batavia.More information is available at the Genesee County Commissioner of Jurors Office at (585) 344-2550 Ext. 2296 or a…

A Buffalo man who used a stolen truck during two garage break-ins in North Buffalo was sentenced today to 5½ to 11 years in prison on his fourth burglary conviction in 20 years.Donald Clark, 50, of Drexel Road, was sentenced as a second felony offender by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.A jury convicted Clark of two counts of third-degree burglary and one …

An unidentified man was shot just after 10 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Newfield Street in Riverside, the Buffalo Police Department said.The victim’s injuries appeared to be serious, and homicide detectives were called to the scene, said Michael DeGeorge, a police department spokesman. No further details were immediately available.