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A joint underage enforcement operation in Niagara County on Saturday led to three store clerks being charged with selling alcohol to minors. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, State Police and State Liquor Authority had underage shoppers attempt to purchase alcohol on Saturday evening at 18 convenience stores. Fifteen stores refused to sell alcohol to the underage …

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A Jamestown woman was doused with a flammable substance and set on fire late Tuesday night and was listed in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center, Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was taken into custody and was in the Jamestown jail awaiting arraignment on a first-degree assault char…

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Two City of Tonawanda residents were charged with felony drug possession with intent to sell following an investigation by City of Tonawanda police and the Niagara County Drug Task Force last week at 139 Grove St. Assisted by the Town of Tonawanda K-9 drug dog, officers seized heroin, crack cocaine and Fentanyl, according to police. Cassie L. Poppenberg, 35, and Juan…

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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A food delivery driver working for Skip the Dishes was shot in the face with a BB gun in an attempted robbery at 3:17 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Berwyn Avenue. The driver said he was called to the address and as he attempted to deliver the food he was approached by three man who tried to get in his car. One tried to enter the driver's side and another tried to op…

A missing North Tonawanda woman and her 7-year-old daughter have been located, North Tonawanda police said Tuesday afternoon. Police agencies in Erie and Niagara counties were searching for Cynthia Kawaya and her daughter after receiving reports from the woman's family that they were concerned for her welfare. North Tonawanda police said they were found at about 2:45…

A man with cerebral palsy was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone on Friday morning in the 50 block of Lewis Street. The victim told Buffalo Police that a large man wearing a blue shirt and white shorts, driving a blue pick-up, assaulted him and then forcefully took his cell phone. The man then got back into the truck and drove west on Clinton Street. The victim d…

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A Dunkirk woman was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Starflight following a two-car crash at 8 a.m. Saturday in Chautauqua County. Her injuries were called non-life-threatening by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened at the intersection of Bennett State Road and Stebbins Road in the Town of Hanover. According to the sheriff's report, Marga…

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Two men allegedly entered a first floor apartment on East Delavan Avenue without permission and pistol whipped a resident at 2:14 a.m. Friday. One suspect, Bishara Lott, 44, of Florida Avenue, was caught by police after the attackers fled. He was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree assault and resisting arrest…

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More than $22,000 is missing from the Parent Teachers Association of a Kenmore elementary school, money that was supposed to pay for student field trips and musicals. No charges have been filed over the missing money at the Charles Lindbergh Elementary School. A Town of Tonawanda police report says that the PTA's "Executive Board reviewed the books and it appears tha…

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Buffalo Police reported an arrest shortly after a hit-and-run at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Philadelphia and Ontario streets in Riverside. No details on the arrest have been reported. Injuries to the female pedestrian appear to be serious, according to police.

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A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Sulphur Springs Road in the Town of Mina left the pavement and rolled over numerous time at 8 p.m. Sunday, according to Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies. Four unidentified teens riding in the vehicle were headed west when the vehicle left the road. The vehicle came to a rest after striking and severing a utility pole, d…

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Buffalo Police charged Jazell Huntsman, 40, no permanent address, after he was accused of entering a bowling alley in the Monarch Housing Complex just after 10 p.m. Friday and arguing with one man, threatening several people with a knife, and slashing one man on the left hand. When police arrived, Huntsman ran and refused to stop. He was apprehended at Forest Avenue…

A 28-year-old man was struck multiple times by gunfire Sunday night in the 100 block of Crowley Avenue, Buffalo police reported. The shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. on the residential street in the Riverside neighborhood. The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center with apparent non-life threatening injuries, police said. …