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Fire in Park Place home causes $30,000 damage

NIAGARA FALLS -- Robert Jenkins, no age available, suffered smoke inhalation early Thursday in a fire that did $30,000 damage to a two-story home at 760 Park Place, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the scene at 6:43 a.m. and had the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

Jenkins, who was treated at the scene, did not require hospitalization.

Damage was listed as $20,000 to the building and $10,000 to its contents.

The fire is believed to have been started in a second-floor bedroom where a "heat source was too close to a combustible," authorities said.


Three charged in connection with two drive-by shootings

Three Buffalo men were charged in two drive-by shootings Wednesday afternoon, according to Central District police.

Scott D. Anderson, 21, of Elk Street; Anthony D. Lee Jr., 17, of Michigan Avenue; and George Lewis, 19, of East Delavan Avenue were charged with reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.

Lewis also faces charges of reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

Police said occupants of a white car fired multiple shots at a gray car around 4:20 p.m. on Holloway Boulevard. Within a few hours, the same white car was in the 400 block of Louisiana Street, where more shots were fired, police said.

At about 5:40 p.m., officers pulled over a white car on Dodge Street with Anderson in the driver's seat. Lewis then fired a shot from the car, police said, and fled the vehicle.

Officers David Littere and Leo McGrath arrested Lee and Anderson at the scene; Lewis was arrested after he was found hiding in the attic of a Michigan Avenue house.

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