KFC restaurant robbed of safe, about $850
Thieves stole an approximately 800-pound floor safe containing about $850 from a KFC restaurant on East Delavan Avenue overnight Sunday, Northeast District police reported Monday.
The burglars entered the restaurant, at 470 E. Delavan, through a drive-thru window, between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday.
Restaurant officials told police that a truck driver arriving with a delivery Monday found that the alarm had been disarmed.
Store manager reports robbery; $10,000 taken
The manager of the Family Dollar store at 492 Grant St. told Northwest District police that she was robbed of an approximately $10,000 bank deposit just outside the store Monday morning.
The victim told officers that she left the store at about 8 a.m. with the money. As she turned to lock the door, a young man in a black hooded sweat shirt approached her from behind, and she said she felt something against her back.
"Don't look anywhere and give me the money," the manager quoted the man as saying.
He took the money and fled on foot on Forest Avenue toward Niagara Street, police said.
Child pornography case ends with guilty plea
A Butler, Pa., trucker pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of possession of child pornography in U.S. District Court, according to U.S. Attorney Terrance P. Flynn.
After ordering that the contents of tractor-trailer driven by Paul R. Gilliland, 42, be inspected at the Peace Bridge on March 10, 2006, Canadian Customs inspectors said they found computers and disks containing more than 600 images of child pornography. Authorities said of the material involved prepubescent children and depictions of sadism, masochism or violence.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 9 before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Two motorcyclists killed in collision; Attica man hurt
An Attica man's pickup truck collided with three motorcycles shortly after noon Sunday, killing two riders south of Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks, state police said.
Edward Schmieder, 44, of Attica, veered into oncoming traffic and hit the last three motorcycles in a group of nine, state troopers said.
Schmieder suffered a head injury and was airlifted to Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vt. He was reported in fair condition Monday.
Steven Markham, 51, and Sandra Markham, 49, both of Locke, were killed, and David Markham, 46, of Auburn, was injured.
Two brothers sentenced for part in July 4 melee
LOCKPORT -- On the first anniversary of a near-riot after the city's Independence Day fireworks, two brothers were sentenced Monday by City Judge William J. Watson for their roles in the melee.
George Richardson III, 27, of Sweet Home Road, Amherst, drew six months in jail for resisting arrest and second-degree reckless endangerment. Jason M. Richardson, 31, of Continental Drive, was placed on three years' probation for resisting arrest.
But Jason Richardson also must perform 500 hours of community service to be arranged by Mark Sanders, community liaison for the Lockport Police Department; pay $660 in fines and surcharges' and spend 30 days in the county work program.
The Richardsons were among those arrested in a Trowbridge Street fracas triggered by alleged discharges of illegal fireworks.
Former Medina mayor killed in Thruway crash
PEMBROKE -- Medina Trustee Donald Kennedy, a former village mayor, died Sunday evening in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, from injuries suffered several hours earlier in a head-on collision on the Thruway near the Pembroke interchange.
Kennedy, 63, who had served as executive director of the Orleans County Industrial Development Agency, worked in his family-owned clothing store in Medina for 40 years. His wife, Patricia, 66, remains in ECMC with broken ribs and a concussion, state police said Monday. The Kennedys have six grown children.
Their car was struck by a westbound sport utility vehicle driven by Valentina Dremine, 44, of Thornhill, Ont., who lost control on a curve and crossed the center median. She is in fair condition at ECMC.
Driver seriously hurt as car strikes tree
A Grand Island man was seriously injured when his car hit a tree in Beaver Island State Park at about 7 p.m. Sunday, the Grand Island Fire Company reported.
Josh Green, 21, lost control when exiting the park, the fire company said.
The impact of the crash broke the tree in half. An extrication team had to remove Green through the roof of the car.
Green was airlifted by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center, where he is being treated for severe upper body injuries.