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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…

Solar-powered traffic control signs are now blinking brightly at speeders along Parkside Avenue by the Buffalo Zoo informing them of exactly how fast they are going above the 30 mph speed limit.Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda unveiled the devices, strapped to light poles, this morning. They explained that the high-tech radar speed detectors ofte…

An Alden man missing since Wednesday was found safe late Thursday night in Tennessee, State Police reported.An alert issued Thursday described 75-year-old John W. Millard as a vulnerable adult with dementia last seen driving his gray 2006 Ford truck on the Peace Bridge.Police reported Millard was found safe around 11:30 p.m. at a welcome center in Jellico, Tenn. without hi…

A Buffalo woman faces a maximum of four years in prison following her third conviction for drunken driving, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III reported Wednesday.Tammy Karek, 32, of Eden Street, pleaded guilty to felony DWI and leaving the scene of an accident before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. He set sentencing for Dec. 6.Sedita said Kare…

A 40-year-old Zelmer Street man was arrested on drug and marijuana charges after police stopped his car for a front headlight problem in the 300 block of West Delavan Avenue about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. Antoine D. Vance was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.Police reported seizing from him 24 glassine envelopes c…

A Buffalo police officer was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of injuries she suffered in a collision between her patrol car and a civilian car shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Porter Avenue and York Street on the city’s West Side.Police Spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge this morning said a passenger in the other vehicle also suffered minor …

LOCKPORT – Frank Rylowicz didn’t hold back Thursday in State Supreme Court when he confronted the man who murdered his daughter.“You’re nothing more than an egotistical, barbaric terrorist who should be shot by a firing squad,” Rylowicz told Brian C. Lowry, who killed Heather M. Rylowicz, his live-in girlfriend, in North Tonawanda last November.Lowry, 32, was sen…

A Buffalo man who has been arrested 64 times has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison as a persistent violent felony offender, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III reported Thursday. In his latest brush with the law, Jessie Medley, 51, of Walden Avenue, was convicted of first-degree robbery and third-degree possession of a weapon after a week-lon…

Hector Rodriguez, 25, a member of Buffalo’s notorious 10th Street Gang of drug mobsters, today was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve an 86-month federal prison term on his Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conviction.U.S Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Rodriguez was indicted on drug and gun charges along with 34 other membe…

A 44-year-old Buffalo man was arrested today on federal marijuana trafficking charges and is being held pending further court proceedings next week. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Keith Goss who allegedly used a Fillmore Avenue address as a dropoff point for shipments of marijuana from Tucson, Arizona, was charged with criminal conspiracy and possession with int…

A 37-year-old Buffalo man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to criminal possession with intent to use or transfer unlawfully identification documents allegedly destined for use by illegal immigrants. Jorge Garcia faces a prison term of up to 15 years and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced at 1 p.m. Sept. 19.U.S. Attorney William J…

DUNKIRK – A 24-year-old Dunkirk man was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail after his arrest Tuesday night on a grand jury indictment linked to a three-month investigation of his allegedly drug dealing in the city. Marcus J. McCall of Deer Street was taken into custody at his home about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday by Dunkirk police officers.A grand jury that heard a case presented…

LEROY – A Clay Street couple was arrested Thursday by the Genesee County Legal Drug Enforcement Task Force during a raid on their home at midday.Jacqueline D. Cecere, 35, and Brandon Longhany, 33, were taken into custody after a search of their residence uncovered hypodermic instruments, methadone, a small quantity of cocaine, heroin and packaging used for controlled sub…