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A routine traffic stop in Youngstown Friday night led to a foot chase and search for man wanted on a robbery warrant. Officer Breanna Catipovic stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of Lockport Street and recognized the passenger, Myquan Pringle, whom she knew had an active warrant. Pringle got out of the vehicle, and fled  on foot, entering the rear of an eight-unit apart…

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Grand Island schools Superintendent Brian Graham issued a community safety alert to the district Wednesday after learning that a female middle school student had been approached by an older male who attempted to call her over to his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened around 5 p.m. - not on the student's way to or from school - in the Oak Ridge Road neighbo…

A woman discovered dead on the side of the road was identified Monday as EvaJean Toth, 62, of the City of Tonawanda, by the Town of Tonawanda Police. According to the Erie County Medical Examiner's office, Toth died of natural causes. There were no signs of foul play and no trauma. Tonawanda Police Capt. Joseph F. Carosi said Toth was discovered dead on the side of t…

NIAGARA FALLS - A store clerk told police she thought it was a joke when a man wearing a Darth Vader mask walked into the 7-Eleven convenience store shortly before 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. But as the suspect started a countdown she said she began to be afraid for her life. She told police the suspect held his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon and when he got to the …

NIAGARA FALLS - A two-year joint investigation into heroin distribution in and around the City of Niagara Falls has resulted in the arrest of six Niagara Falls men on Tuesday. Arrested were, Juan J. Martinez, 39; Cruz Morales, 37; Raymond Jiminez Jr., 57; Jose Corchado-Cruz, 45; and Jeremy Montanzez, 21. Also charged was Jason Davis, 39, who was already incarerated on o…

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LOCKPORT - College quarterback Daniel Bronson has to be ready to tackle opponents every time he's on the football field,  and he recently used those same skills to tackle a robbery suspect who had snatched a purse from an older woman, according to state police. Bronson, the former Lockport High School star quarterback and University of Rochester quarterback, will be hon…

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NIAGARA FALLS – Minutes after undercover agents arrested a suspect in a drug buy last week, detectives went with a warrant to the house he shared with his girlfriend – a Niagara Falls cop. There they found 5.6 grams of cocaine and scales on a dresser in Officer Stephanie Costanzo's Grand Avenue home, according to police. Agents also found baggies on the floor for packag…

NIAGARA FALLS – A 7-Eleven in the 2800 block of Pine Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday morning. The clerk told Niagara Falls police that a man wearing a black ski mask entered the store at 3 a.m., pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded he hand over all the twenty dollar bills in the cash register. The clerk handed over an undetermined amount o…

Two people wanted in connection with a robbery at an M&T Bank on Oak Orchard Road in Elba in Genesee County early Tuesday afternoon are being sought by authorities. Genesee County Sheriff Gary T. Maha said a teller was robbed at about 2:35 p.m. At least one bank worker observed the car used in the incident, a silver Dodge Stratus that was later found abandoned about…