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Niagara Falls police are looking for the driver of an SUV following a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pedestrian Friday afternoon at 24th Street and Independence Avenue. The vehicle is described as an older model 2000 to 2006 white, Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle was last seen in the area of 24th Street and Pine Avenue at about 3:15 p.m. Police identi…

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A drug dealer who was caught with a loaded pistol during a police raid on his Niagara Falls home in November was sentenced Thursday to 5 years in prison by a federal judge. Julius Hall, Jr., 32, was sentenced on his conviction of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. According to prosecutors, Hall was arrested while officer executed a search war…

A Niagara Falls man faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Antonio Carr, 24, is scheduled for sentencing on April 6 before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Carr had the weapon on July 28 when Niagara County probation officers performed a home visit at his girl…

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A Niagara Falls man died Tuesday from a fatal gunshot wound, according to Niagara Falls Police. Police were called to the emergency room of Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital at around 3 p.m., for a reported victim of a shooting, Niagara Falls Police said. When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as Ladrae Walker, 26, who had sustained a single gunshot w…

Niagara Falls Police arrested 13 people Wednesday in six raids across the city in response to a series of complaints police have received regarding drug activity and nuisance crimes, authorities said. "Most of the arrests were heroin-related, (and) some were for crack cocaine," said Niagara Falls Police Superintendent E. Bryan DalPorto. Two of the arrests were made a…

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NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls Police were called to the scene of two separate shootings and a stabbing Tuesday, all of which occurred within a span of three hours and involved groups of people fighting. Four people who were injured in the three incidents wound up at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment, though none of their injuries were considered life-t…

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NIAGARA FALLS - A man who opened the door for two people banging to get in was hit on the head and killed Wednesday night, police say. He was the unintended victim of thieves who were intent on robbing other occupants of the building. http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/13/jose-hewitt-niagara-falls-homicide-shequan-herbert-stephanie-raymond/ Police later charged a man and…

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A gunman held up a Buffalo Avenue convenience store in Niagara Falls Monday, and police are asking for the public's help. An employee at the 7-Eleven store at 7610 Buffalo Ave., told police that a man entered the business with what appeared to be a long gun under a cloth about 3:20 a.m. Monday. The employee said the thief ordered him to empty the cash register and drop …

A Niagara Falls Police Department vehicle and a private passenger vehicle collided Wednesday at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Portage Road, police said. There were no serious injuries reported in the accident. According to the police department crash management team, which was called to the crash scene at 9:20 a.m., the driver of the police vehicle was headed s…