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>Two accused of selling pirated CDs and DVDs

Buffalo police Saturday confiscated more than a 100 pirated compact discs and several DVDs at a Seneca Street store.

Abdo A. Al-Khulari, 34, of Bridgeview, Ill., and Alawi Al Alqalab, 38, of Auburn Avenue, were arrested on a charge of selling illegal recordings at 2125 Seneca St.

Both men were charged with first-degree failure to disclose the origin of a recording.

Acting on a complaint, police investigated the store and found 104 compact discs and five DVDs that contained pirated recordings, according to police reports.

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>Girl accused of pointing weapon at police officer

A 17-year-old Buffalo girl who allegedly pointed a semi-automatic imitation handgun at Buffalo police officers Saturday was charged with menacing a police officer and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Erica L. Davis, of Brinkman Street, was arrested after police followed up on a 911 call of a female with a gun.

Davis was with four other females on Bailey Avenue when she was approached by the officers.

She allegedly pulled the handgun from her jacket and pointed the weapon in their direction before throwing it behind her, according to a police report.

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>Attack on May Street leads to shooting in foot

A Buffalo man shot in the top of his left foot Sunday told police he was attacked by two men on May Street.

Dana Jackson was being evaluated in the emergency room of Erie County Medical Center after the shooting.

Jackson told police he was in the driveway at about 2:50 p.m. when two men approached and asked what was up with his pockets.

Jackson walked to a side door of a home and ran up the back stairs into an attic, where he and the two men tussled, according to a police report.

Jackson then said he heard the shot, and the two men ran down the stairs, according to police reports.

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>DWI charge is man's third after stop-sign violation

NIAGARA FALLS -- A man who was driving with a suspended license and had been convicted twice before of drunken driving was charged again Sunday afternoon with felony driving while intoxicated after a police officer pulled him over on Whitney Avenue for driving through a stop sign.

Joel A. Mosher, 40, of Paul Street, failed several sobriety tests but refused to take a blood-alcohol test, police said.

The officer reported seeing a six-pack of beer with two bottles missing on the floor of the back seat of the Chevrolet van Mosher was driving. Mosher was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police said Mosher was convicted of DWI in 2003 and 2004 in Niagara County.

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>Woman says ride home from bar ended in rape

A woman told police that she was raped early Saturday by a man who she thought was going to give her a ride home from a bar.

The victim said she met the man in a bar on Jefferson Avenue sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight. She told police she asked him for a ride home and he agreed. She got into his car, which she described as tan in color and possibly a Ford Taurus. As he began to drive, she told him he was going the wrong way. The man told the woman he had to make a stop. He then drove her to an unknown location, where he attacked her.

The woman got out of the car and walked six blocks before flagging down a taxi, which took her home. She then called 911 at 1:15 a.m. and was taken by Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where she was treated.

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>Cottage, vacant house damaged in two fires

Buffalo firefighters battled two separate blazes Sunday, one of which caused $50,000 damage to a rear cottage in Lovejoy.

The first fire was reported at 4:56 p.m. at 256 Gold St. The fire started on the first floor of the cottage and spread to the second. It also caused an estimated $25,000 damage to contents in the house.

A later fire, at about 7:10 p.m., caused about $10,000 damage to a vacant 2 1/2 -story house at 70 Swinburne St. on the East Side.

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>Apartment kitchen fire tied to careless cooking

Careless cooking led to a kitchen fire early Saturday that caused $20,000 damage at a two-story apartment building on Oakmont Avenue, fire officials said.

The blaze was reported just before 4 a.m. at 306 Oakmont.