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LOCKPORT – Tammy J. Donelson of the Town of Lockport pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $8,000 from her mother. Niagara County Assistant District Attorney John N. Philipps Jr. said the money was stolen through unauthorized withdrawals from the mother's bank account during the first half of 2015. Donelson, 40, of Dysinger Road, admitted to fourth-degree grand larceny…

LOCKPORT – A Town of Tonawanda woman admitted in State Supreme Court Monday that she was under the influence of drugs when she triggered a crash in North Tonawanda last year that seriously injured two persons in another vehicle. Jacqueline S. Zemszal, 39, of Dexter Terrace, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree vehicular assault and one count of driving while …

When talking about the bizarre and sudden appeal of bitcoin, finance expert Brian Wolfe likes to compare it to a currency we all know: the U.S. dollar. Ask anyone where a dollar comes from and they're likely to say, a bank. The more informed, Wolfe says, might answer the Federal Reserve. Now ask those same people where bitcoin comes from; or, even better, what is b…

LOCKPORT - A Clarence man pleaded guilty Monday to burglarizing a Royalton acquaintance's home last year, while asserting in court that the victim had taken advantage of him in a drug deal. The prosecutor disputed Dustin V. Gothard's account of the case. Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Kevin D. Canali said the victim simply returned home from a trip to find…

LOCKPORT - A woman who texted photos of her exposed breasts and buttocks to a 16-year-old girl pleaded guilty to two counts Monday. Maria C. Ray, 29, of C Street, Ransomville, could go to jail for as long as two years after admitting to endangering the welfare of a child and a reduced count of attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor. Ray, however, will …

LOCKPORT - A Niagara Falls man with a history of violence pleaded guilty to assaulting a 3-year-old boy, just as jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin Monday. Because of his past criminal record, Desmond L. Bitting, 25, of Ontario Avenue, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in state prison. He decided to plead guilty to second-degree assault r…

A City of Tonawanda man used a debit card he stole from a relative over the weekend to get money to buy crack cocaine, according to police. Raymond P. Mang, 28, of Hackett Drive, was charged Sunday night with fourth-degree grand larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance, City of Tonawanda police said. Mang made unauthorized withdrawals with the de…

JAMESTOWN - Police said they found a stolen gun during a traffic stop early Sunday morning. Officers pulled over a car at Prospect and Barker streets at about 4:47 a.m. for vehicle and traffic violations, Jamestown police said. A loaded gun that was reported stolen out of Jamestown on March 19 was found inside the vehicle, according to police. The two people inside t…

A Batavia woman was charged Saturday with burglarizing a State Street Road business and threatening employees with a knife, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office said. Ann M. Capuano, 32, was stopped on a bicycle shortly after 8 a.m., heading away from where the incident occurred, the Sheriff's Office said. The victims told investigators Capuano entered the business a…

A Fredonia man has been charged with assault after a stabbing during an altercation early Sunday morning, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said. The knife attack happened at about 2:45 a.m. in the area of Webster Road and Route 380 in the Town of Portland. The suspect, identified as Loren E. Johnson, 30, fled the scene before sheriff's deputies arrived but was fou…

Four suspects were arrested in the assault on a man in the first block of Hastings Avenue early Sunday afternoon, Buffalo police said. Three of the suspects, from Buffalo, were identified as Devin Gidney, 28, of Colfax Street; Zackery Wilkerson, 22, of Langfield Avenue; and Markethy McClellan, 28, of Cambridge Avenue. The other suspect was identified as Shaconey Carter,…

NIAGARA FALLS – An 80th Street woman arrested on drug charges early Sunday was attempting to enter cars in the parking lot of the Super Walmart on Military Road, Niagara Falls police said. Joslyn C. Harris, 19, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance outside its original container. Police s…

NIAGARA FALLS – A man who fled from police Sunday was arrested on outstanding warrants after being found hiding beneath a pickup, Niagara Falls police said. Kyle T. Stewart, 30, of River Road, was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument after a needle was found in his possession, said police, who added that the suspect fled because he knew he had o…

Three men were arrested shortly before midnight Saturday after a 44-year-old woman told police she was beaten and had chairs thrown through the window of her Ontario Street home. Police said the attack happened on Ontario Street near Laird Avenue when Jalon Posey Jr., 26, of Lasalle Avenue, and Benjamin Jones, 29, of Keystone Street, punched and kicked the woman's face …

A 28-year-old woman faces seven charges after threatening another woman, giving police a false name and then urinating on the seat when she was placed in the back of a patrol car Saturday evening, Buffalo police reported. Police said Jenna Antone, of Humphrey Road in Riverside, confronted a 38-year-old woman at Ontario and Skillen streets around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. …