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A thief targeted the home of Western District U.S. Court Judge William M. Skretny for a burglary Wednesday morning. Skretny reported that an unknown person entered the rear door of his residence near the Erie Basin Marina, according to Buffalo police report. Stolen were: a judicial bag, passport, credit cards, an iPad, a 1966 silver and aquamarine Canisius College class…

A Buffalo police officer suffered minor injuries Thursday after the officer's patrol vehicle was struck by another vehicle operated by a motorist who ran a red light. Police said the accident occurred just before 7:50 a.m. near Oak and Goodell streets. The officer was transported to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The accident remaine…

A Buffalo man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to attempting to run over two Buffalo Police officers during an ice storm, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Kenneth Pringle, 24, of Dodge Street, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted assault before Supreme Court Judge Christopher J. Burns, the District Attorney's Offi…

A Buffalo police officer conducting a pat down as part of an arrest was pricked in the palm of his right hand by a hypodermic needle on Friday. The officer, Patrol Lt. Jonathan Pietrzak, was taken to Erie County Medical Center for evaluation. Police pulled over a vehicle with no inspection sticker at 5:57 p.m. Friday at LaSalle and Bailey avenues and proceeded to an arr…

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Four teen-agers  were wounded late Friday when a vehicle pulled up outside a gathering on Roosevelt Avenue and one or more gunmen opened fire, Buffalo police said. Buffalo police say three males and a female were wounded. An 19-year-old Buffalo female victim and two Buffalo male victims, 18 and 16, were taken to Erie County Medical Center. The woman and older male were …

A man was critically wounded late Friday night on the first block of Wood Street, off Walden Avenue, Buffalo Police reported. The 28-year-old mane was taken to Erie  County Medial Center, where he is listed in critical condition, police said. The man was not identified. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255. …

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries when struck by a vehicle about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Delaware Avenue near Delaware Park, Buffalo police said. The victim is a man between 60 and 70 years old, accident investigators said. Police said the man darted across the street and was struck by the vehicle, though police were still investigating the accident M…

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John O'Rourk often apologizes for his memory. The retired Buffalo police officer suffered a massive heart attack 18 years ago. He'd been using the snowblower at his West Seneca home. He started to feel "a little wobbly." He suddenly endured crushing pressure — what he describes as "an elephant's foot" — upon his chest. At the hospital, the doctors decided the damage was…

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A child custody dispute resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo man for driving while intoxicated Thursday, police said. Buffalo police were called to a Hertel Avenue address where they encountered a woman who told them that she did not want to release a child in her custody for visitation purposes. She said she feared the individual to whom she was supposed to turn the chi…

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Buffalo police are are advising students and parents to be aware following a report of a stranger-danger incident that occurred early Wednesday morning. Police said a 15-year-old female student was walking to a bus stop near East Delavan and Freund Street at about 6:45am when a man approached her and asked her to perform a sexual act. The incident is being investigated …

A 28-year-old man was listed in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center following a shooting Thursday afternoon in the 3300 block of Bailey Avenue, according to Buffalo Police late Thursday. The incident occurred just after 1:30 p.m., according to Buffalo Police. Police are asking anyone with information to call or text the Confidential TIP-CALL Line at 847-…

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found inside a railroad boxcar earlier on Thursday, a Buffalo Police Department spokesman said Thursday evening. Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said the body was discovered just before 9 a.m. on Tifft Street.

Representatives of Western New York Law Center and the National Center of Law and Economic Justice announced that they will file a lawsuit against the Buffalo Police Department. The lawsuit, which will be brought in Erie County Supreme Court, challenges the police department's refusal to produce records about the city's traffic safety checkpoint program, which were requ…

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A 17-year-old female who was struck in the leg by gunfire Monday in a shooting in the first block of Butler Avenue has been released from Erie County Medical Center, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The shooting in the city's Hamlin Park neighborhood occurred about 7:40 p.m. Police on Tuesday said the incident remains under invest…

For the second consecutive day, Buffalo Police on Friday were called to a scene in which someone was barricaded in a residence. South District police officers responded to a call just before 4 p.m.in the 400 block of Willett Street, where a man reported to have barricaded himself in an upper apartment, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge…