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The victim, who was treated at Erie County Medical Center, told Ferry-Fillmore District police that an unknown woman cut him on the left side of the face outside the bar, at about 1:15 a.m. Police said the attacker was described as a black female, about 5 foot 6, with a heavy build, wearing a red polo shirt, blue jeans and long, black braided hair.

A Buffalo man was taken to Erie County Medical Center by a relative after he was struck in the head by his hammer-wielding girlfriend early Saturday morning in the city’s Bailey-East Delavan area, police reported.The victim told Northeast District police that he was trying to stop the woman from fighting with a minor when she attacked him with a hammer inside a Roebling …

BATAVIA – A mystery man is being credited with helping rescue a conscious but groggy man who was spotted floating down Tonawanda Creek Saturday morning.A resident in the Walnut Street area heard someone moaning in the creek at about 9 a.m. and told her husband, who went outside and stopped a passing motorist.“That person wound up diving into the water, grabbing the guy…

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A Niagara Falls man injured in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Queen Elizabeth Way just north of Lyons Creek Road Wednesday died Thursday in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, Ontario Provincial Police said Friday. Wayne Peck, 56, was a passenger in a Ford Windstar. The crash occurred about 3:15 p.m. on the southbound QEW, Two others were …

Kelvin W. Robinson of Niagara Falls, who admitted stabbing his wife to death in 2004, won his appeal Friday, on his third try.A four-judge panel in the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that incomplete questioning by the judge who took Robinson’s guilty plea means that the plea was invalid and the case should be reopened. He stays behind bars in…

A Busti Avenue man was captured on Royal Avenue Thursday evening following a chase that began on Grand Island about 3 p.m., authorities said. Pascual Munoz-Ortiz, 32, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault and criminal mischief linked to the attack that afternoon on a woman in her Grand Island home. He is being held without bail in Erie County Holdi…

Two men and two teenage boys from Buffalo are being held on felony burglary charges linked to recent home burglaries and attempted burglaries in Marilla, Wales, Holland, concord and North Collins, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Friday.Sean Guthrie, 20, of East Lovejoy Street, Jeremy Agosto, 21, of Greene Street, and the two teens are being held in Erie Coun…

The Sheriff offices of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have enlisted the aid of a non-profit anti-crime organization and are seeking public help in the investigation of recent break-ins or attempted break-ins at four pharmacies – the most recent, Tuesday morning.Two of the incidents occcurred May 29, at The Corner Drug Store, Cattaraugus, and Johnson Pharmacy, May…

Already previously convicted for drunken driving, Mary Jane Hagler of Hamburg added a new crime to her record.The bookkeeper on Friday admitted stealing nearly $800,000 over 10 years from the Buffalo property company where she worked. The stolen money helped support her casino gambling habit, a prosecutor said.Hagler, 58, of Rosedale Avenue, pleaded guilty to third-degree …

A West Seneca contractor can sue the company that owns the Seneca Nation’s Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston for unpaid bills, an appellate court ruled Friday.The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Rochester unanimously upheld a March 2012 decision by State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto that Sue/Perior Concrete and Paving may pursue its c…

A Buffalo man was charged Friday with robbing two banks earlier this year.Jason Berg, 23, is accused of robbing the M&T Bank at 788 Tonawanda St. on May 16 and the M&T Bank at 1580 Hertel Ave. on June 12.Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Marangola said Berg passed notes to the bank tellers indicating he had a firearm.Berg’s arrest is the result of an investigation by the …

A 29-year-old Cheektowaga man was the victim of a fatal shooting about 3 p.m. Friday near Northland and Rocker avenues on the East Side, Buffalo homicide officials said.The victim was shot multiple times, said homicide detectives investigating the case. Further information, including the victim’s identity, were unavailable. Anyone with information is asked to call or t…

A federal court jury found a Buffalo man guilty Friday of selling heroin.The verdict means Alejandro Navarro-Gonzalez, 31, will face a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in September by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who prosecuted the case with Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Opanga, …

A Buffalo man involved in setting a Jack Russell terrier on fire last fall will be sentenced at 11 a.m. on June 27 by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.The sentencing of Adell Ziegler was scheduled for Friday, but was postponed after a conference among the judge, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and Ziegler’s attorneys.Questions arose after the…

An Orchard Park man has admitted stealing $25,789 from a friend who entrusted him to handle his finances, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.Geary H. Murray, 55, of Michael Road, pleaded guilty, as charged, to third-degree grand larceny before Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk.Murray, a teacher for Buffalo Public Schools, faces a prison senten…