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Buffalo Police were called to the scene of a shooting in the 400 block of Leroy Avenue on Tuesday just before 7:30 p.m. A police department spokesman said the victim was a male who was grazed in the upper body area. The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, the Buffalo police spokesman said.

A Buffalo man forced girls as young as 14 to participate in a prostitution ring by using threats and intimidation, prosecutors said. Derek L. Harris, 22, of Buffalo faces charges of sex trafficking using fear of injury or death, promoting prostitution with a victim under age 15 and criminal sexual act using force. Prosecutor Ryan Haggerty said the victims, whose ages…

A Grand Island man was involved in four hit-and-run crashes within 30 minutes on Sunday, injuring two people, Buffalo police reported. Officers spotted William Marshall, 51, driving recklessly in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Genesee Street a little before 3 p.m., police said. While Marshall was driving south on Jefferson at a high rate of speed, he struck a vehic…

State Police charged a Lackawanna woman with aggravated driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning on the I-190 in Buffalo. Jill T. Sutton, 34, was pulled over at about 2:22 a.m., police said. At the Buffalo barracks, Sutton registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit, authorities said. In addition to aggravated DWI, Sutt…

A Buffalo man on parole following a manslaughter conviction was arrested Monday on drug and weapons charges. Antwone K. Dean, 36,  of East Eagle Street was charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and butyryl fentanyl; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a conv…

A West Seneca man was arrested Monday in connection with a string of burglaries in the town and surrounding suburbs after a local fast food employee alerted police to the man's presence inside a local dining facility. Danny N. Butcher, 55, was identified within 24 hours of West Seneca police posting his photo on Facebook and Twitter. During the course of their inves…

NIAGARA FALLS - A woman driving with a 4-month-old child in her car faces an array of charges including aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Shayonna S. Miller, 27, of Niagara Falls, was pulled over in the McDonald's parking lot at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office sai…

Thomas Moore spent more than 20 years in prison for sexually abusing hospitalized women who were elderly, disabled or incapacitated. But when time came to release him last year, state prison officials faced a problem. Indigent and with no family, the lifelong Queens resident had nowhere to go. Prison officials struggled to find a facility willing to accept the 62-year-o…

The Erie County Sheriff's Office and the State Police made 17 driving while intoxicated arrests over the weekend, the agencies announced Monday. Six of the arrests involved charges of aggravated DWI, meaning the driver had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent or greater. Here are the incidents in which an aggravated DWI charged was levied: Randall Neal, 61, of B…

HUME - State troopers who found a car in a ditch on State Route 19A on Sunday charged the driver with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Jonathan S. Buckley, 33, of Fillmore, failed field sobriety tests at the scene, State Police said. At the Fillmore barracks, Buckley registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.22 percent, authorities said. He was issued tickets and …

It was just an ordinary day – March 7, 1980 – on the construction site of the Buffalo’s Metro Rail project. Until William "Billy the Kid" Sciolino got a telephone call. When he stepped into a construction trailer and picked up the phone, a team of masked gunmen appeared in the doorway behind him. Some crouched, others stood. They all blasted away at the 40-year-…

STAFFORD – A Brockport woman is facing charges after striking a pedestrian and then a utility pole about 12:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 33, Genesee County Sheriff's deputies said. Katelyn Brown, 23, is charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from a lane unsafely and failing to use due care approaching a pedestrian. The victim, an unidentified…

A Berkshire Avenue man arrested on weapons and other charges is accused of firing a shotgun twice during a sidewalk argument with others about 3 p.m. Sunday. Dennis B. Thomas, 54, is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree-menacing and second-degree harassment. Police said the weapon that was fired, …

A 49-year-old man was shot just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Riley Street, Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Monday. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was treated and released. Detectives said Sunday it appears the suspect and victim know each other. Further information was unavaila…