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>Vacant Hamburg complex heavily damaged by fire

A vacant hotel and entertainment complex in the Town of Hamburg was heavily damaged by flames early Sunday, officials reported.

A fire erupted in the rear of the former Days Inn complex at 5220 Camp Road just before 2 a.m., Hamburg Police Dispatcher Jeff Sweetland said.

Several fire departments battled the blaze, including Scranton, Hamburg, Lake Shore, Armor, Big Tree, Blasdell, Lake View and Woodlawn. No one was injured.

The complex, also the former site of Leisureland, used to include an inn, movie theaters, and bowling alleys.


>Man shot twice near gas station

A Buffalo man was shot twice Saturday night near a gas station at East Amherst and Holden streets, police reported.

Brandon Honeycutt, of Leroy Avenue, suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder and the left side of his back. He was treated in Sisters Hospital. Northeast District police said gunfire erupted between 9:50 and 11:30 p.m.


>Would-be robbers smash fleeing man's windshield

Three robbers confronted a Buffalo man as he was backing out of his driveway Saturday night and smashed his windshield as he sped away, police reported. The motorist escaped without harm and the robbers took off empty-handed.

Ferry-Fillmore District police said the attempted robbery happened at about 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Sattler Avenue near Schiller Park.

Three men approached the victim's driveway and said, "Give me what you got." When the motorist sped away, the robbers ran off.


>Man shot several times expected to survive

A young Buffalo man was listed in serious condition after he was shot several times Sunday morning outside a Niagara Street apartment complex on the city's Lower West Side, Buffalo police reported.

David Carswell, 18, of West Avenue, was treated Sunday in Erie County Medical Center's intensive care unit. Police said he is expected to survive.

Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Carswell was standing outside the Shoreline Apartments at 200 Niagara St. at about 3:30 a.m., when someone approached him and gunfire erupted. The gunman, or gunmen, then fled the scene.


>Two arrested in attack, stabbings in South Buffalo

Two Buffalo men were arrested after an attack in South Buffalo on Saturday night in which a man was beaten over the head with a metal pipe and he and a youth were stabbed, police reported.

Nicholas S. Witczak, 18, of Geary Street, was charged with using a pocket knife to stab Jerome Gardner, 17, in the right side of his abdomen, and Adrian Alvarez, 21, in his back between his shoulder blades. Witczak also is accused of attempting to stab a woman at the scene.

Matthew R. Shaul, 18, of Juniata Street, was charged with using a metal pipe to strike Alvarez. Alvarez and Garner were both treated in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital.

South District police said the attack happened at about 11 p.m. at Shaul's home on Juniata Place.


>Two gunmen are at large after robbing Main St. cafe

Buffalo police are looking for two gunmen who robbed a Main Street cafe Sunday morning.

Northwest District police said two men -- one wearing a black mask and the other wearing a hooded shirt -- walked into the store at 2614 Main at about 11:20 a.m. The men reached over the counter, stole cash and ran south along Main Street.


>Fatal stabbing, woundings bring charges against 2

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Two St. Catharines men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident Saturday morning that left one man dead and two others injured, Niagara Regional Police reported.

Joseph Mitchelitis, 21, and Allen Eggleton, 21, also known as Allen McPherson, were each charged with second-degree murder.

The victim was identified as Michael Shane Day, 20, of Fonthill, Ont. Police said the stabbing occurred on St. Paul Street between Queen and James streets at about 1:15 a.m. The dead man and the two others who were hurt were all acquainted with each other, police reported. The two others, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, were not identified.


>Car in Franklin St. lot broken into; purses taken

Two women visiting downtown's Entertainment District found their car broken into when they returned to it Sunday morning, police reported.

A woman from Clarence Center parked her 1996 Pontiac Sunfire in a lot in the 200 block of Franklin Street between 12:05 and 2:30 a.m., Central District police reported. When she and her passenger, a woman from East Amherst, returned, they found both doors damaged.

Police said the thief stole the two women's purses and their identifications, along with the driver's Versace sunglasses and her passenger's keys.

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