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A man who was convicted of selling heroin was sentenced Friday to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Adalberto Cruz, 28, of Puerto Rico, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who han…

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A man was seriously wounded in an apparent shooting Wednesday west of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, according to Buffalo Police. Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said the shooting happened at about 4:50 p.m. in the vicinity of Norway Park and Dodge Street. The unidentified man was driven to Erie County Medical Center in a passenger vehicle after being stru…

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A woman driving down Suffolk Street Monday night was shot in the leg and drove herself to Erie County Medical Center, according to a Buffalo police report. The woman told police she was heading north on Suffolk from East Delavan Avenue, in the city's Kensington neighborhood, at about 8:30 p.m. when a gold-colored Chevrolet drove in front of her and someone inside began …

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A Buffalo man who led police on a car chase before attempting to run them over with his vehicle was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. Kenneth Pringle, 24, was stopped by Buffalo police on Dec. 18, 2016, for driving with an expired inspection sticker. When Officer Stephen Mikac attempted to pull him over, Pringle fled in his car, according to the Erie County D…

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A Buffalo man who was driving drunk last May when he injured another motorist and his passenger as they waited to make a turn pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree vehicular assault. Marshawn Levy, 33, was speeding on Bailey Avenue when he crashed head-on into a car that was stopped in the southbound lane to make a turn onto East Delavan Avenue. Police said Levy had …

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A 35-year-old man was fatally shot on Tuesday in the 100 block of Shepard Street, near Pullman Place, Buffalo police said. The killing is Buffalo's first confirmed homicide of the year. In 2017, three people were killed on New Year's Day. The Shepard Street victim had no permanent address, according to police. He was struck by gunfire just before 5:30 p.m. and declar…

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A Buffalo man was arrested and charged in connection with a Wednesday break-in at the home of Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese and the theft of his car, according to a tweet Thursday from the Buffalo Police Department. The man was identified as Joshua Hobes, 20, in the Buffalo Police tweet. Hobes was stopped by Rochester Police about two hours…

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A 45-year-old North Tonawanda man was struck in the leg by gunfire Tuesday in the 100 block of Germain Street in the city's Black Rock neighborhood, according to Buffalo police. Buffalo police said the incident happened just after 7 p.m. near Amherst Street. The victim, whose name was not released by authorities, was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, …

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A Buffalo woman was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated after she backed her vehicle into a police car, Buffalo police said. Jameese Russell, 41, was sitting behind the wheel of a car stopped at a red light on Jefferson Avenue and East Utica Street shortly after midnight when she put the vehicle in reverse and backed up into an officer's patrol car, according …

Buffalo officers arrested a man with a loaded gun who was a passenger in a vehicle they stopped at Hertel and Sterling avenues Friday afternoon, according to Buffalo Police. After officers pulled over the vehicle for speeding and other infractions about 4:30 p.m., the passenger got out with a handgun and fled, police said. As officers chased the individual down Sterl…

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The family of Craig E. Lehner, the Buffalo Police officer who died while doing dive training, has filed a claim against the city for wrongful death, according to a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department. Michael J. DeGeorge, Buffalo Police spokesman, confirmed Friday evening that the notice of claim was served on the city this week. "The city has received the no…

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A 28-year-old Lackawanna man has been taken into custody by Buffalo Police in connection with reports of gunshots fired early on Sunday on Chippewa Street, the Buffalo Police Department said on Twitter on Monday. The gunshots were reported at about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Buffalo Police. The incident happened in the first block of Chippewa Street, according to Mi…

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A 29-year-old Buffalo man was struck by gunfire Friday in the 200 block of Maryland Avenue near Whitney Place, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department. The shooting happened at about 3:40 p.m., DeGeorge said. The victim, whose identity was not released by police on Friday, was transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Cen…

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Buffalo police have taken a person into custody following a bank robbery on Tuesday afternoon. Police said one person has been charged in the robbery, which happened just after 2:30 p.m. at the M&T Bank on Tonawanda Street. No further details were immediately available from police.

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A Buffalo man faces numerous weapons charges after Buffalo police stopped him in his vehicle Thursday, armed with a rifle and ammunition in the 400 block of Fox Street. Marven D. Lee, 27, a previously convicted felon, is accused of waving a loaded shotgun outside a bar in the 600 block of Fox Street. Police, who were responding to a 911 call about the incident, said Lee…