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>10 hurt in collision of car with bus carrying disabled

A bus carrying developmentally disabled adults from a group home collided with a car this morning on Erie Road in the Town of Brant, injuring at least 10 people, authorities said.

Five people were transported by volunteer and Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance crews to Lakeshore Hospital with "relatively minor" injuries, said Steve Beauchamp, a spokesman for Rural/Metro.

At least five more people were treated at the scene by a crew of emergency room doctors who were dispatched to the scene of the wreck.

The accident took place at about 9 a.m.

Brant police are investigating.


>Car kills woman crossing street on Grand Island

A Grand Island woman was killed Monday evening when she was struck by a car while attempting to cross the street to visit a neighbor, Grand Island fire officials reported.

State police identified the victim as Patricia Arcouet, 67, of Bedell Road.

The accident occurred in a residential area in the 1500 block of Bedell Road near Stony Point Road at about 6:20 p.m.

Authorities said Arcouet was crossing Bedell when she was struck by an oncoming car. She was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center, where she later died.

Troopers were investigating the incident today.


>Man in police uniform arrested with loaded gun

A Sweet Street man dressed like a police officer was arrested Monday in Broadway Market after police found a loaded handgun on him, Buffalo police said.

Walter Wlodawiec, 56, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. Police said he was walking through the market with an illegal badge, K-9 collar insignias and a loaded 9 mm handgun in a hip holder at about 1 p.m.

When Ferry-Fillmore District Officer Gregory Kwiatkowski questioned Wlodawiec, he was pushed by Margaret Tevington, 50, of the same address as Wlodawiec, and was told to "get the . . out" of the market, according to police.

Tevington was charged with obstructing governmental administration and harassment.


>Shooting victim called uncooperative in probe

A 19-year-old Buffalo man was shot in the knee early today but was uncooperative with officers trying to investigate the incident, police said.

The victim told investigators he was walking west on the 1600 block of Genesee Street at about 1:15 a.m. when he was approached by two men wearing dark hoodies. It was unclear what prompted the shooting.

The victim gave a fake address to police and was not carrying any identification, authorities said.


>Four teens arrested in $23 robbery of man

Central District police arrested four 17-year-old robbery suspects Sunday night after they allegedly took $23 from a man visiting his mother on the West Side, authorities said.

Daniel Waite, of Maryner Homes, told police the individuals threatened him with a sawed-off shotgun at about 8:30 p.m. on the first block of Maryland Street.

"It was more verbal than physical," he said of the threats.

Charged with robbery were Philip Johnson of Forestview Drive, Amherst; Lorenzo Harden and Jason Turley, both of Otis Place, Buffalo; and Micha Elliott of Oxford Avenue, Buffalo.


>Two men steal cigarettes from trucker at knifepoint

A truck driver was robbed at knifepoint Monday morning at a Cheektowaga truck stop, police said.

Two men, one with a knife, accosted the trucker at Jim's Truck Plaza, 2115 Walden Ave., at about 8 a.m. They stole an undetermined number of cases of cigarettes, police said. The thieves sped off east on Walden in a dark blue Chevrolet Trailblazer, police said.


>Bootleg CDs, DVDs seized; Amherst man charged

An Amherst man arrested Monday afternoon is accused of possessing more than 400 bootleg CDs and DVDs at a Genesee Street gasoline station, Buffalo police said.

Shadi Agha, 27, of Maple Road, was charged with failure to disclose the origin of a recording and obstructing governmental administration.

Agha was arrested after a recording industry investigator told police he purchased a bootleg CD from Agha at his business -- an Exxon station at 1055 Genesee St.

Police said they found 205 CDs and 205 DVDs. Agha tried to walk away from the business after he was arrested, police said.


>Cheektowaga man thwarts home invasion

An attempted home invasion at a Main Street apartment was thwarted by a Cheektowaga man Monday, Buffalo police reported.

The victim told police that he was at an apartment at 2825 Main St. at about 5:30 p.m. when two individuals attempted to force their way into the apartment. One of them had a gun.

The victim was able to push the door shut and lock it. The men fled north on Main Street in a newer model red Ford F-150, police said.

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