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>$18,000 watch, jewelry recovered in Falls theft

NIAGARA FALLS -- An $18,000 gold-and-diamond Rolex watch was among the stolen property recovered from a home here Sunday, according to police, who said they are looking for a woman in connection with the theft.

The items were among jewelry valued at more than $20,000 taken from a Michigan Avenue home overnight Saturday, police reported. Along with the watch, two gold-and-diamond rings were taken, along with two cell phones and a pair of car license plates.

All the items were recovered from a home being used by a female friend of the victim, according to police.

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>Woman badly bitten, man scratched by stray dog

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman suffered a deep bite on her left arm late Saturday when she was attacked by a stray dog at 16th Street and Linwood Avenue, police reported.

The victim, 21, required several stitches to close the wound and suffered scratches on her chest. Her boyfriend suffered scratches, and both reported their clothing was torn in the attack.

The two said they were walking their dogs at about 11 p.m. when a stray animal, believed to be a chow, attacked their pets. When the couple tried to assist their dogs, the stray turned on them.

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>Paintball incidents lead to arrest of two teens

WILSON -- State police said they arrested two teenagers late Saturday after two paintball incidents.

Anthony L. Elia, 17, of Maple Road, Newfane, and Owen D. Goode, 18, of Young Street, Wilson, were arrested after being stopped by troopers on Maple Road.

They were charged with second-degree reckless endangerment after allegedly shooting paintballs from their car as they drove past a bonfire party in Newfane, troopers said.

They also were charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief by Niagara County sheriff's deputies for allegedly firing paintballs at a Ransomville teen's car, causing an undetermined amount of damage to her vehicle.

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