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Two people thrown from a motorcycle Sunday afternoon after striking a deer in the Town of Somerset were taken to a local hospital, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.Deputies did not identify the two victims, but said they were thrown from the motorcycle at 7830 Lake Road, after hitting a deer. The victims were talking and breathing and were transported to a hospital …

Erie County sheriff’s deputies charged a Salamanca woman with driving while intoxicated and other charges early Sunday following a one-car accident on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.Deputy Ryan Rogers arrested Joni J. Jamison, 53, and charged her with aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and failure to maintain the road.According to the Sheriff’s…

Three adults required housing assistance from the American Red Cross Sunday after fire ripped through the Niagara Falls home they were living in at 1967 Falls St.Niagara Falls firefighters responded to a call at 1:22 a.m. Sunday for the two-and-a-half-story home that sustained $15,000 in damage - $10,000 to the home and $5,000 to its contents, fire officials said.The cause…

LOCKPORT – A former Lutheran school music teacher, whose conviction for sex crimes was overturned by the State Court of Appeals, testified last week that he falsely confessed under police pressure.Michael J. Solomon took the witness stand in a Niagara County Court pretrial hearing in which defense attorney Glenn Pincus is attempting to invalidate the confession.Solomon, no…

The 14-year-old boy accused of killing a 16-year-old in a fight last weekend had showed off a handgun on a school bus and brought it into the school during the spring, a Buffalo School Board member and a police official told The Buffalo News.School authorities tried to suspend the boy, the police source said, but when his parents objected at a hearing and said he did not h…

From Newstead to Springville, Erie County sheriff’s deputies arrested eight people overnight on drunken driving charges, bringing the department’s total to 188 this year, authorities said.The most serious arrests involved:Mark T. Jones, of Buffalo, who was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m. Friday, after deputies responded to a call reporting a vehicle traveling recklessly…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Wheatfield man is accused of violating Leandra’s Law after he was charged late Friday with driving drunk with three young children in his vehicle, police said. Sean M. Robertson, 42, of Osprey Lane, was arrested at 11:05 p.m. after striking a parked car in the 8100 block of Lindbergh Avenue, police said. The three children, ages 10, 8 and 3, escaped injur…

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was arrested after being spotted pushing 200 pounds of “industrial-sized metal pieces” in a shopping cart Saturday morning, police said.William Dussett, 31, of Ninth Street is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Dussett, police said, was heading to a metal-recycling facility when stopped on Hyde Park Boulevard near …

A 60-year-old woman died after her she lost control of her three-wheeled motorcycle, which suddenly accelerated and crashed into a home in the Village of Hamburg Friday afternoon, village police said.The woman, identified only as not being from the Buffalo area, was traveling with a group of motorcyclists and was turning onto Evans Street from Pearce Avenue when she crashe…

An East Amherst man and his son were charged with burglary overnight after an off-duty police officer saw them trying to break into a house on Transit Road, Amherst police said.Michael Codelia Sr,, 46, of Berwick Lane, and his 16-year-old son were arrested after Officer Corey Brown, who was off duty, noticed a pickup truck backed into a Transit Road driveway near Muegel Ro…

One person was arrested and 72 were issued appearance tickets Friday night at the Brad Paisley concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said.Sixty-six of the tickets were for underage drinking, officials said.The sole arrest happened after an Ontario man allegedly pushed a security guard, deputies said. He was charged with diso…

An 11-year-old Amherst boy rode his bike into oncoming traffic Friday morning and was struck by a car on Burroughs Drive, Amherst police reported. The young bicyclist, whose name was not released, was taken to Women & Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for left leg fractures, along with scrapes and bruises, authorities said. At around 11:20 a.m., the boy was riding …

An 18-year-old Buffalo man was critically injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting occurred at Edison Avenue and Weston Avenue, just blocks from the Sun Street home where another young man was found dead Tuesday morning.Friday’s shooting, the latest in a string of recent violent incidents on the city’s East Side, occurred at arou…

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. signed an order Friday barring the SPCA of Niagara from carrying out its plan to cease dog control services in the City of Niagara Falls as of Monday. The SPCA had announced Thursday that it would shut down the service because talks on a new contract with the city were going nowhere and the service was costing the…

LOCKPORT – A man who was placed on probation last November for animal cruelty admitted violating its terms Friday, the day after a Niagara County sheriff’s deputy zapped him with a Taser to stop his attempts to flee.Jason E. Evrard, 28, of Walmore Road, is to be sentenced Aug. 2 by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. He could receive up to four years in prison…