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A Buffalo man arrested last month for gunpoint robberies of three gas stations in Erie County faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 26, officials said. Michael Church, 39, pleaded guilty Friday before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski to three counts of second-degree robbery, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. …

The Grand Island motorist who choked an Erie County sheriff's deputy in a harrowing attack one year ago pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder. The motorist's female companion, who jumped into the fray, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. Sammy Abdellatif, 23, faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison when County Judge Kenneth F. Case sentences him  Oct. 2…

A jury took less than an hour on Friday to deliberate and convict a 36-year-old Buffalo man of predatory sexual assault against a child. Erik Meir was found guilty of orally sodomizing a three-year-old boy in January 2016. A State Supreme Court trial lasted a week. Sentencing by Justice Russell P. Buscaglia is scheduled for Oct. 11, and Meir will face a prison term of 2…

A Buffalo man admitted in court that he used a gun to rob three separate gas stations in three towns, over three days in July. Michael Church, 39, pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of second-degree robbery for the gunpoint robberies. Church on July 14 held up the clerk at a Mobil gas station on Love Road on Grand Island and stole cash from the register. The ne…

A 21-year-old Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for his role in a two-vehicle T-bone crash in the Town of Tonawanda that caused a traumatic brain injury to a passenger in another vehicle, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Maxamillion Hernandez also pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by a drug. Hernandez, while i…

A Niagara Falls woman pleaded guilty Thursday to assault in connection with the stabbing of a woman during an April 14 street fight in the Falls. Angel M. Meyers, 22, of Linwood Avenue, admitted to the misdemeanor charge. Meyers told Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III that she happened on the fight in the 700 block of Niagara Street and tried to break it up…

An Uber driver was robbed in Allentown early Friday morning, according to a Buffalo police report. The 39-year-old victim told police he picked up a passenger on Allen Street, just west of Elmwood Avenue, at about 3 a.m., according to the report. The passenger then punched the driver in the back of the head and took cash before running south on Elmwood. The victim's …

A 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks early Thursday morning on 19th Street, according to a Niagara Falls police report. The victim told police he heard a vehicle pull up behind him at about 12:30 a.m. on 19th Street, between Ferry and Walnut avenues, while he was walking home, according to the report. He told officers he heard two shots and started running unti…

Up to a $7,500 reward is being offered for information about a January homicide in Buffalo. Paul J. Byrd, 46, was shot in front of his home on Cornwall Avenue on Jan. 9. Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering up to $1,000, Buffalo Police are offering up to $1,500 and an unnamed private citizen is offering up to $5,000. Anyone who provides information that leads to…

A truck driver has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal Thruway crash in June that killed a University at Buffalo Nursing School faculty member. Kristofer M. Gregorek, 27, of Ballston Spa, who police said was using his cell phone to shop when the accident occurred, was charged Thursday with second-degree manslaughter in the June 8 crash that killed …

A former Catholic school science teacher admitted in State Supreme Court to sending sexually explicit text messages to a 12-year-old earlier this summer. Scott Schaefer, 44, of Getzville pleaded guilty to disseminating indecent material to minors in the second degree, a felony.  Justice John L. Michalski allowed Schaefer to remain free on $50,000 bond and set sentencin…

A Cheektowaga woman will spend time in jail for helping others file false state income tax forms, along with reimbursing New York for revenue lost. Shonnel Harris, 48, was sentenced in Erie County Court to eight months in jail after pleading guilty plea to criminal tax fraud. Judge Kenneth F. Case also ordered her to repay $19,011 that was illicitly taken in the scam. …

Quate J. McKinzie, the University at Buffalo basketball player accused of attempting to strangle his girlfriend and intimidate her, pleaded guilty Thursday in City of Tonawanda Court to a misdemeanor charge of criminal contempt. Tonawanda Judge Mark Saltarelli sentenced McKinzie, 20, to a conditional discharge that requires him to refrain from offensive contact with the…

Justin M. Clark of Youngstown is headed for state prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a 15-year-old girl and acting as a lookout in two burglaries in that village. Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III told Clark, 20, of Applewood Drive, that he will be sentenced concurrently, meaning he will serve a total of no more than seven years for the three felon…

A Buffalo man was charged Wednesday with menacing and child endangerment after a woman told police another motorist had threatened her with a switchblade. The road-rage incident happened at about noon near Delaware and Forest avenues, according to a Buffalo police report. The victim told police the driver - identified as Gregory R. Campeau, 40, of Buffalo - was tailg…