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A Lockport man faces charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding and reckless driving after police say he was pulled over driving more than 100 mph in a 65 mph zone on New Year's Day. Orchard Park police said they clocked Adam K. Lauer going 109 mph on Route 219 near Milestrip Road at about 5:47 a.m. Lauer, 24, failed several field sobriety tests and, according to…

AMITY - A 19-year-old man with a suspended driver's license faces an aggravated driving while intoxicated charge after a traffic stop New Year's Day on Old State Route 19. Kyle Layman of Belmont was pulled over near The Belvidere restaurant after his vehicle was seen leaving the area of a 911 call, State Police said. Layman failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.…

A Kenmore man who drove into a tree early New Year's Day faces a driving while intoxicated charge, according to City of Tonawanda police. Joshua D. Doldan, 23, struck the tree on Coronet Drive at about 1:30 a.m. Doldan told officers he was going home after leaving a New Year's party, according to police. He registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent and h…

For the second time, an Appellate panel has upheld a 2014 murder conviction in the beating death of a 96-year-old Buffalo man. Elhajji Elshabazz, 26, had sought to overturn his conviction for second degree murder and burglary for taking part in the break-in at Levi Clayton’s home on Nov. 24, 2012. Clayton, who was brutally beaten on the face and head, never was able t…

A man was shot outside Lockport police headquarters early Monday, and Lockport police are appealing to any witnesses to come forward with information. Lockport Det. Capt. Brian Wentland said that a patrol officer was leaving the department at 1:30 a.m. Monday when he thought he heard gunshots, drove around to the Main Street side of the building and observed the victim …

A 23-year-old Buffalo woman faces three felony charges after police said she used her vehicle to try to strike the father of her child, hitting his vehicle and a parked car in the process. Police said Tiffany Allen, 23, of Riverside Avenue, struck the two vehicles while aiming for the father of her child. Police also said she threatened several people with a hammer and…

Four shootings, three of them fatal, started 2017 off on a violent note in the City of Buffalo. The three homicides were not random acts and involved individuals known to each other, Buffalo police said in a statement released Monday afternoon. Detectives are following leads in each case. In the first incident, around 1 a.m., a 22-year-old man was struck by gunfire …

Police found a Luger wrapped in a sock, nine shell casings and a shot-up Mercury Mountaineer early Sunday morning when they responded to a call of 'shots fired' on Easton Avenue near Bailey Avenue. Police said when they arrived on the scene they spotted Thomas Duncan, 24, of Easton Avenue, who matched the description given by a caller. Police said he refused officers' …

An employee of the Family Dollar store on Broadway near Bailey Avenue told police he was robbed by a gunman who pressed a black handgun into his back before ripping the cash drawer from the register and fleeing. The employee told police the man, who entered the store around 9:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve, was wearing a black hoodie, jeans and a camouflage-design baseball c…

Long before Donald Trump and his much-ballyhooed wall at the Mexican border, Michael T. Phillips toiled on the front lines of immigration enforcement. He started as a 22-year-old inspector on the Peace Bridge and, over the next three decades, rose through the ranks to become one of the most important,  and largely unknown, faces of the post-9/11 security effort here. …

A man who was shot at a Buffalo restaurant in the early-morning hours of the new year reportedly is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center. Buffalo police responded at 1:40 a.m. Sunday to a call at Acqua on Niagara Street, where a 24-year-old man was hit by gunshots just after 1:30 a.m. The victim was taken to ECMC. One witness posted on social media that t…

A Breckenridge Avenue man was arrested overnight after police said he crashed his Toyota Prius into another vehicle and then struck three teenage boys. A total of five people were injured. Police report that the car driven by Abdikadir M. Jaffar, who turned 31 on Jan. 1, was heading south on Richmond Avenue at Bryant at about 1 a.m. when it hit another vehicle, careened…

Buffalo registered its first homicide of 2017 only an hour after the start of the new year when a man was shot to death on Byrd Way. The 22-year-old victim was shot more than once during a dispute with his killer, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael DeGeorge. Police were called to the scene at about 1 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the sce…

Damage was estimated at $60,000 after a house caught fire at 73 May St. shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday. Fire officials said the house - a few blocks west of Bailey Avenue and just south of Walden Avenue - is occupied but there were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.