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A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, followed by three years of post-release supervision, by County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Welton Miles, 38, pleaded guilty in March to four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, the District Attorney's Office said. …

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The death of a woman found Monday in a Town of Batavia motel is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched around noon to the Sunset Motel on West Main Street Road, just outside the Batavia city line, where they found the deceased woman in a room. Suspicious of the circumstances around her death, autho…

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Two men face felony drug charges after the Erie County Sheriff's Office on Monday discovered more than 200 marijuana plants in their Kenmore home during a heroin investigation. The Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Unit raided a home on Kenmore Avenue, between Myron and Rowley avenues, where they found the plants, packaging materials, digital scales, cocaine and cutting agen…

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A 23-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Monday night on the city's West Side by police investigating a robbery earlier this month in which the victim was pistol-whipped. Victor Javier-Morales ran from an apartment on Whitney Place shortly after 9 p.m. when officers arrived to investigate an April 7 robbery that happened on East Delavan Avenue near Roebling Avenue, accord…

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  Counterfeiter Krystal Rains was sentenced to three to six years in prison Tuesday for forging her own $20 bills and then going shopping. Rains, 34, of Kenmore, passed the homemade money in September 2017 and was arrested in January in Texas. After her extradition, she pleaded guilty to six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first d…

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After a little more than a year of freedom, Welton Miles is heading back to prison for six years after pleading guilty to four felonies connected to a large-scale drug-selling operation. Miles, 38, of Buffalo, was paroled in October 2015 from the sentence he received on his November 2011 convictions for attempted murder and assault. He was arrested 15 months later, …

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A 75-year-old man was found fatally stabbed early Tuesday in an apartment building on Best Street, according to Buffalo police. The man's body was found just before 12:30 a.m., a police spokesman said. The man was a resident of the building, located on Best near Timon Street, east of Jefferson Avenue. Police withheld the victim's name, pending notification of his fam…

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Buffalo police on Monday charged a 24-year-old woman with robbing a Main Street bank in August, but they're still looking for her teenage accomplice. Alexis L. Rose was arrested at the Northeast District station and charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy, according to a Buffalo police report. Rose, of Harvard Place…

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A Wheatfield hit-and-run fatality in 2014 continues to reverberate through local courtrooms. The driver who killed Ryan Fischer, 16, of North Tonawanda, faces charges of illegally padding an insurance claim he filed after the teenager's mother, who was drunk at the time, rammed his garage door and damaged his vehicle. Anthony J. DiFilippo of Wheatfield was arrest…

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Two Buffalo men were charged with crack cocaine possession after a traffic stop on Grand Island early Tuesday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. A sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop on South Parkway shortly before 1:30 a.m. for vehicle and traffic violations. The driver, Jose Cortes, 43, was wanted on a warrant out of the Town of Tonawanda, the Sheriff's Office s…

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A man with a gun covered by a plastic shopping bag robbed a 7-Eleven on Genesee Street near the Cheektowaga border early Tuesday morning, according to a Buffalo police report. The robber entered the store just before 12:30 a.m. and pointed what appeared to be a pistol at two people, according to the report. After he demanded money, he took cash from cash registers and f…

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A 19-year-old woman told Buffalo police she was robbed Monday night by two men carrying a shotgun at a student-housing complex near Buffalo State College, according to a police report. The victim told police the two robbers took cash from her pockets at about 10:30 p.m. and ran up the stairs of one of the buildings at the Monarch 716 complex at 100 Forest Ave. The ro…

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A Warsaw man was arrested Monday on felony child pornography charges for allegedly possessing and uploading "numerous images of sexual performances of a child," state police said. The suspect, Kory A. Doyle, 31, is accused of uploading numerous images of child pornography to the internet between Jan. 16, 2017, and March 21, 2017. On March 22, an internet service com…

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A Buffalo man reported to police that he was the victim of a carjacking Saturday near Sumner Place and West Shore Avenue, Buffalo police said. The victim told police he was driving home from a friend's house when he was flagged down by two men he did not know just before 5:30 a.m. Police said the victim reported that one of the men reached into his vehicle and grabbe…

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Buffalo police announced Monday the arrest of two teenagers in the March 26 robbery of a Skip the Dishes driver on the 200 block of Hempstead Avenue, near Tower Street. A third suspect remains at large. The victim was assaulted at gunpoint and robbed of his cellphone and cash, police said. Patrick Maxwell and Jordan Lackey, both 18, of Buffalo, were each charged with…