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Three people were taken into custody Sunday night after an incident near Grant and Amherst streets in which the police SWAT team was called, Buffalo Police said.Officers had been pursuing a warrant suspect just after 4:30 p.m. when the suspect fled to a home on Germain Street where police were told there may have been weapons.The situation ended without incident at 8:50 p.…

A Lockport man was beaten by five men near Main and Allen streets early Sunday.The 37-year-old victim told Buffalo Police he was chased and then kicked and beaten by his attackers at about 3 a.m.The police report noted that the attack happened near a gay bar on Allen, but no further details were provided by a police spokesman on Sunday night.The attackers took the victim’s…

A 30-year-old Buffalo man faces several charges after police were called to a Niagara Street bar early Sunday for the report of a man with a gun.Jose R. Santos, of Hinman Avenue, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. inside Klub Karaoke, 2081 Niagara, according to a Buffalo Police report.When Santos was approached by police inside the bar, he started pulling out the gun, accordi…

An employee of a store on East Ferry Street was shot and robbed Saturday night, according to a Buffalo Police report.The victim, who worked at Exclusive Gear, 958 E. Ferry, told police the shooter entered the store just before 10 p.m. Saturday and demanded money.After the employee handed over some cash, the assailant fired his gun, grazing the victim’s left shoulder, accor…

A person was shot in the leg early Sunday morning near the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border, according to a Buffalo Police report.The victim told police he was on Erb Street just north of Lang Avenue shortly after midnight when a man walked up to him in the street and shot him in the upper right thigh from about two feet away.The shooter, who the victim told police fired two sho…

SILVER CREEK – A driver faces a felony driving while intoxicated charge after he was pulled over on Howard Street in Silver Creek early Sunday.Shawn A. Winkelmann, no age or address given, was pulled over at about 1:41 a.m. by a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputy.Winkelmann has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years, which led to the felony DWI charge, the Sheriff…

A fight outside an Akron bar early Sunday led to a felony drunk driving charge, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies were called to the scene outside The Filling Station after they received a report of a man fighting with three women.Scott M. Clark, 42, of Akron, was pulled over on his motorcycle a short distance from the bar and charged with felony drivi…

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An early-morning fire today that may have been sparked inside a car in a rear garage at 98 Freund St. on Buffalo’s East Side is under investigation after causing $41,000 in total damages and destroying two cars inside the garage. The fire also spread to other nearby structures, including a house.Buffalo fire officials did not report any injuries, but said the fire in the c…

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After almost a decade in a semiconscious state, Donald J. Herbert woke up lucid on a Saturday afternoon in April 2005 and was talking and catching up with family and friends – for nearly 16 hours that first day and also at times the next two weeks.But when the injured Buffalo firefighter slept at night, he thrashed around the bed in the nursing home where he had lived sinc…

A Springville man was charged with drug dealing early Saturday in the Village of Gowanda.James A. Wheat, 24, of East Main Street, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance not in the original container and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.G…

TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls woman was charged with welfare fraud Friday as part of the continuing crackdown in Niagara County.Colby Edwards, 27, of Ontario Avenue, was charge with fourth-degree welfare fraud, fourth-degree grand larceny and three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Further details were unavailable.The Sheriff’s Office, wo…

NEWFANE – A Middleport motorcyclist was charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a cow early Thursday while en route home from a concert at Artpark in Lewiston, Niagara County bsheriff’s deputies said.Frederick W. House, 48, of Rose Road, was traveling on Wheeler Road about 1:40 a.m. when he struck the cow, which was in the middle of the road, deputies sai…

TOWN OF LOCKPORT – The kitchen of a Sweetwood Drive apartment was heavily damaged early Saturday when a woman fell asleep after putting a pot on the stove, authorities said The woman, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said, awoke to a smoke-filled apartment. Deputies said the bottom of the pan had burned out and flames damaged the stove and a vent, cupboards and a microwa…

NIAGARA FALLS – A confrontation in an alley between 12th and 13th streets early Saturday ended with a man being shot in the foot with a long gun, police said. The victim, identified as Micah Watson, was found bleeding heavily inside a 13th Street home shortly before 2 a.m., according to reports. He told police he had been walking in the alley when he was confronted by thre…

ORANGEVILLE – State Police at Boston arrested a Texas man for driving while intoxicated after he weas stopped for driving well below the speed limit and crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic in Wyoming County early Friday, officials said.Ronald Kincy, age 49 of Megargel, Texas, was charged with DWI after troopers stopped his pickup on Route 20A in the Town of Orangevi…