>Fight between two men leads to stabbing of one
A Bickford Avenue man was being treated in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, after he was stabbed on East Delavan Avenue late Tuesday morning, Buffalo police reported.
Vincent Lockwood, no age listed, told police that a man in his early 20s approached him at East Delavan and Erb Street at about 11:45 a.m. and the two men began fighting. The other man pulled out a knife and stabbed Lockwood in the right arm, police reported.
The extent of Lockwood's injuries were unknown.
>Man pleads guilty to molesting girl, 8
A Town of Tonawanda man pleaded guilty Tuesday to repeatedly molesting an 8-year-old girl in a Delaware Avenue motel last April.
Richard A. Davis Jr., 38, of June Road, was told by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges he faces a 10-year prison term when he returns for sentencing March 8.
Davis was arrested a day after the girl complained to her mother, a longtime acquaintance, authorities said. Davis, a Niagara Power Authority employee, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual act.
Prosecutor Scott F. Riordan said Davis, who previously worked in Florida as a sheriff's deputy, molested the girl periodically in a Delaware Avenue motel over a period of one month.
Riordan said Davis, who had been scheduled to stand trial next week, agreed to plead guilty after being advised prosecutors had DNA evidence.
>Three charged with running pot and cocaine operation
Three men facing felony drug charges were arrested Monday for running a marijuana and cocaine operation from a vacant city-owned house on St. Louis Street, Buffalo police said.
Donnell L. Shelton, 20, of Sweet Avenue; Ondray L. Pleasant, 23, of Eggert Road; and Kevin P. Shaver, 18, of Moselle Street were arrested following a raid at 4:30 p.m. at 109 St. Louis, where police said they confiscated about two pounds of marijuana, an eighth of an ounce of crack cocaine and a loaded gun. Police said the raid was in response to complaints from the neighborhood.
Each suspect was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal trespass, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a weapon. Pleasant also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana for having a bag of marijuana in his pants pocket, police said.
>Injured carpenter OKs $1.8 million settlement
Michael Golembiewski, a union carpenter whose career ended with a severe injury to his right foot during an Erie County government bridge renovation job five years ago, has accepted a $1.8 million insurance settlement, his attorneys said Tuesday.
James E. Brown and Donald P. Chiari said the cash settlement will be paid within weeks by carriers for Union Concrete Corp. of West Seneca for the injury Golembiewski suffered when he tumbled 30 feet into an excavation area at the East Church Road bridge on Sept. 6, 2002.
Under Union Concrete's contract for the bridge renovation project in Eden, the company's carriers are liable for any workplace injuries.
Brown and Chiari said the settlement offer came during jury selection before State Supreme Court Justice Paula L. Feroleto.
Golembiewski, 42, is currently looking for suitable sedentary work, his attorneys said, adding that the heel fracture he suffered bars him from any further construction work or work requiring him to walk on uneven surfaces.
>City man given 60 days in jail for violent attack
Lawrence C. LoTempio was jailed Tuesday for 60 days for his role in the violent stomping of a man outside a downtown bar last year.
State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang warned LoTempio -- who still faces weapons charges in Amherst Town Court for an alleged incident with brass knuckles -- that he faces a long prison term for any further incidents. Wolfgang rebuked LoTempio, 25, of Saranac Avenue, for what she called his "pattern of aggression."
The judge spared his cousin and co-defendant, Mark J. Campanella, also 25, a former University at Buffalo football player, a jail term for the attack on Theodore Brodene, 27, in the parking lot of Darcy McGee's Irish Pub on Franklin Street at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 1, 2005.
But she told Campanella, of Joseph Drive, Town of Tonawanda, that should he get into any future trouble, he will face jail.
The judge also ordered both defendants to perform 50 hours of community service and to serve three years of supervised probation.
The incident began when someone threw a drink at the car being driven by LoTempio.
Witnesses testified that Campanella knocked Brodene down and LoTempio then stomped him repeatedly.
Following a brief nonjury trial, Wolfgang on Oct. 10 found both men guilty of third-degree assault.
Brodene had gone to Darcy McGee's with friends celebrating his 25th birthday.