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A Buffalo priest removed in 2015 from a Lancaster parish due to an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a child was the target of similar complaints decades ago at two other parishes. A 37-year-old woman who is married to a Major League Baseball manager and now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., said the Rev. Dennis A. Fronczak repeatedly fondled her when she was 9 to 12 yea…

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Evans Police arrested a Grand Island woman after a stop and search of the vehicle she was driving revealed she was in possession of 7.6 grams of crack cocaine, Evans Police said. Julia Fort, 30, was charged with criminal possession of narcotics with intent to sell, criminal possession of a narcotic drug and criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, Ev…

Courts

A 53-year-old Allentown resident was arraigned in Buffalo City Court this week after his arrest for allegedly threatening city officials and having illegal guns in his home, the District Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Robert Agresto pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before Judge Amy C. Martoche on one count of making a terroristic threat and six counts of cri…

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Jose Nazario, 38, of Buffalo, admitted in Erie County Court to selling heroin to an undercover officer three different times. Nazario pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, all felonies. Narcotics officers from the Buffalo Police …

Local News

The state Liquor Authority has launched an investigation into the latest outbreaks of violence at the Chuck E. Cheese's in Amherst as a member of the state Assembly wants to bar the sale of alcohol there. Assemblyman Raymond Walter has joined Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa in asking the authority to revoke the venue's license to sell beer and wine. "A liquor licen…

Buffalo

Police on Thursday announced the arrest of a 24-year-old Buffalo man in a fatal shooting that happened on Grimes Street on the city's East Side earlier this week. A 22-year-old man was found dead at about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in a vehicle on Grimes Street, south of Broadway and east of Memorial Drive. The victim died of a gunshot wound, police said, citing the findings of …

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A Town of Lockport man, who had sex with an underage girl in Depew in 2016, will be sentenced to four years in prison after he admitted to a stack of probation violations Wednesday. In November 2016, Johnathon O'Neil, 22, of Robinson Road, was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years' probation by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. But O'Neil, who was…

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A 25-year-old man Blasdell was arrested Wednesday in connection with an early morning accident with a school bus, according to Buffalo Police. Police said the incident happened at about 7:40 a.m. at Brinkman Avenue and Doat Street, when a vehicle struck the rear of a school bus. Police said one child on the bus was injured, but did not say how seriously. After the…

Crime

A Buffalo woman was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for her role in the beating death of an East Side restaurant owner nearly two years ago, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Shanita Chapman, 31, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. Chapman is one of three co-defendants charged in the robbery and beating …

Amherst

A Niagara County Court jury acquitted a former Lockport resident Wednesday on two felony charges of pouring a foreign substance into the gas tank of his neighbor's car. Ronald E. Proctor, 59, of Amherst, was convicted of a misdemeanor for damaging property on the woman's porch on Saxton Street in Lockport Nov. 6. But he was acquitted of felony criminal mischief and witn…

Buffalo

A person was shot early Wednesday afternoon on Buffalo's West Side, according to a Buffalo police spokesman. The victim, identified only as male, was shot in the leg shortly before 1 p.m. on Herkimer Street between Auburn Avenue and West Ferry Street. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center in a private vehicle, the spokesman said. His condition was not immediatel…

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Seven ATVs were reported stolen earlier this week from a warehouse in Black Rock, according to a Buffalo police report. The burglary at 133 Tonawanda St., was reported Monday night, and the items were stolen sometime between 4 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to the report. Two generators also were reported stolen, bringing the total value of the stolen it…

Buffalo

A 25-year-old Buffalo man was charged with driving while intoxicated after the car he was driving rolled over and caught fire after fleeing from police early Tuesday morning, according to police. The vehicle crashed on Kensington Avenue, just west of Bailey, and caught on fire, according to a Buffalo police report. Officers on the scene flipped the burning vehicle and t…

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A Darien town justice has dismissed the driving while intoxicated charge filed against a scout with the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs who was accused of a drunken spree involving a stolen golf cart last summer at Darien Lake. Darien Town Justice Michelle Krzemien on April 3 dismissed the most serious of the five charges that Lindsay Hofford, then 53, of N…

Amherst

A 19-year-old from Amherst was arrested Tuesday night after police said he drove more than 100 mph on the Thruway with a blood-alcohol content more than double the legal limit. Macayl Kunkle was pulled over at about 9:15 p.m. on the Thruway in Hamburg and failed field sobriety tests, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies did not disclose his BAC reading, but s…

Crime

A robbery suspect threatened victims with a crossbow Tuesday in Chautauqua County, the Sheriff's Office there said. Jerome A. Rogerson, 25, was charged after deputies were called at about 6 p.m. to Beech Hill Road in the Town of Chautauqua. Rogerson, of Dewittville, also was accused of damaging a vehicle, grabbing a person by the neck and interfering with people trying …