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A former Town of Lockport resident faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to two felonies stemming from a confrontation with State Police. Corey Bilby, 29, now of Route 275, Friendship, was living on Dysinger Road in Lockport May 22, when he resisted arrest after troopers investigated an incident at an apartment house. Trooper Shaun Fallon f…

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A Buffalo man with a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated was charged with felony DWI Wednesday morning in Cheektowaga, according to the State Police. Jerry Williams, 39, was pulled over for speeding at 2:14 a.m. on the Kensington Expressway, police said. Williams showed signs of intoxication and was taken into custody. He refused to submit to a breath …

Buffalo Police said Tuesday charges are pending in a case involving the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine at a South Buffalo residence that brought police and the Buffalo Fire Department's hazardous materials team Monday to a Macamley Avenue home. During a news conference Tuesday, Lt. Jeffrey Rinaldo said the Buffalo Police's narcotics unit executed a search warr…

A Salamanca man was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter following a fatal motor vehicle accident Saturday on Old Route 17, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Damion R. Taylor, 21, of Jimerson Road, was arraigned in Salamanca Town Court and held in the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail, the Sheriff's Office said. The…

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A Marilla man charged with robbing a Mighty Taco in Orchard Park on Sunday has also been accused of robbing a Subway in Newstead earlier this month, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Ryan Loos, 30, was already in the Erie County Holding Center on charges related to the Mighty Taco gunpoint robbery when sheriff's deputies charged him with the Nov. 1 holdup a…

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A Niagara Falls man who bit off parts of another man's ear during a New Year's Eve domestic incident avoided jail time Tuesday. Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III ordered five years' probation for Craig M. Moss, 34, of Seventh Street, who had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault. If Moss were to violate probation rules, he risks …

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Over the course of four years, Dr. Paul T. Biddle wrote 888 prescriptions to a Tampa, Fla. pharmacy, according to prosecutors. But the prescriptions for opioids never made it to the Orchard Park doctor's patients, they claim, and instead ended up back in his own hands. Biddle, 53, was arrested Tuesday and charged with using his patients, two of them dead, as a front …

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A Buffalo man is accused of holding a woman's head underwater in a toilet during an attack early Monday, according to a police report. Gary D. Sullivan, 41, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment on Weyand Avenue, off Seneca Street, according to a report. Sullivan is also accused of slapping, punching and choking the victim, the report states. He …

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Everyone likes a bargain but, sometimes, that low, low price is a tip off, a red flag of sorts. You may be buying a fake. With the holiday shopping season upon us, federal law enforcement officials warned consumers Tuesday to be on the look out for counterfeit goods and suggested more than once that shoppers need to be the front line of defense. "If it's a popular…

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Lancaster police have identified the motorist killed Nov. 15 in a head-on collision as Julie Rybarczyk-Smith, 55, a town resident. Rybarczyk-Smith was driving east on Broadway near Woodlawn Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. when a pickup heading west driven by Ryan T. McGuire, 23, of Buffalo, crossed over into oncoming traffic, Detective Capt. William J. Karn Jr. said. Ry…

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A correction officer at Albion Correctional Facility has been charged with official misconduct for  engaging in "an unlawful personal relationship" with an inmate, according to the State Police. Daijon Talford, 33, of Buffalo, was arrested Monday following an investigation by the State Police and the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of S…

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A Niagara Falls woman admitted Monday that she was driving under the influence of cocaine and marijuana when she seriously injured two women in a pair of auto accidents in the 6600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard May 25. Karen T. Sebring, 42, of 26th Street, could go to prison for as long as four years for two counts of vehicular assault and one count of impaired dri…

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A North Tonawanda woman will serve three years in state prison, to be followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, for having sex with a 14-year-old boy on April 14. Kayla M. Damon, 27, of Schenck Street, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape. Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Cheryl L. Grundy said the incident was not forcible and the charge stemmed from …

An Attica woman was arrested on drunk driving charges by Orchard Park police Monday after the car she was driving rear-ended another vehicle, police said. Police said they received a call about 5 p.m. from a motorist who warned of a possible drunk driver on Jewett Holmwood Road. Officers checked the immediate area but couldn’t locate the red Chrysler van. A short t…