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Woman hit by bullet is wounded in both legs

A Cheektowaga woman was shot in her thighs at 6:30 p.m. Friday as she was getting into a car with her friends, police said.

Amber Krol, whose age was not available, told authorities that she was climbing into the front passenger-side seat of her friend's Dodge Neon, which was parked in a lot at Wilson Street and Paderewski Drive, when she suddenly felt a burning sensation in her legs.

She had been shot in the upper left thigh. The bullet traveled through to her right thigh, where it became lodged. Krol was treated in Erie County Medical Center, then released.

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Cheektowaga man killed in crash is identified

A Cheektowaga man killed in a two-car crash on Genesee Street on Friday has been identified as Leonard Angielczyk, 81, of Jenny Court.

The victim was found in cardiac arrest, with severe chest injuries, following the crash about 3:10 p.m. on Genesee near Transit Road, authorities said. He died a short time later in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst.

Cheektowaga police said Angielczyk was westbound on Genesee when he apparently attempted to turn into the Sky Harbor mobile home development and hit an eastbound vehicle driven by Timothy Swierczynski, 40, of Lancaster, police said. Swierczynski, his wife, Stacy, and their two daughters, ages 4 and 9, were taken by ambulance to Women and Children's Hospital, where they were treated and released.

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Dog saved, cat dies in Amherst house fire

Firefighters rescued a dog from a house fire early Saturday morning in Amherst, but the family cat died.

No residents were home at the time and no one was injured.

The fire at 17 Buckeye Road caused an estimated $40,000 in damage to the house and $15,000 in damage to the contents. Amherst Police were on routine patrol in the neighborhood when they spotted the fire and called it in to Amherst Fire Control at about 2:59 a.m.

Investigators pinned the cause of the fire on an electrical problem in the attic.

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Angola man is accused of robbery in Kaisertown

Buffalo police charged an Angola man with robbing a Kaisertown covenience store early Saturday morning.

About 7 a.m., James Rosati, 49, of Erie Road picked up a newspaper and walked behind the counter of the Red Apple Kwik Fill store at 1779 Clinton St., according to a police. Rosati then grabbed $87 from a store clerk who was counting sales, police added.

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