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Man shot in leg, wrist in Schreck Street fight

A Buffalo man was shot at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday during an argument in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood.

Anthony Jackson, 25, of Jasper Parrish Drive, was shot in the leg and wrist and was listed in fair condition in Erie County Medical Center, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, Buffalo police spokesman.

Jackson was in a group of people congregating on Schreck Street, where shots were fired, DeGeorge said.

Further information was unavailable.

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Drug fugitive caught trying to enter Canada

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Miami man wanted on drug-trafficking charges was arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers in Niagara Falls on Friday.

Steven Atiyeh, 33, was detained at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Feb. 17 for immigration violations, and returned to the U.S. via the Rainbow Bridge.

Border authorities conducted record checks, which showed that a felony warrant had been issued for Atiyeh in 2002 for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 kilograms of cocaine.

Atiyeh told officers that after his 2002 arrest, he fled to Mexico, where he lived and worked illegally in various places until last week, when he unsuccessfully tried to enter Canada.

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Ex-cop gets 20 years in girlfriend's slaying

A former Buffalo State College police officer will serve 20 years in prison for the violent death of his girlfriend.

Richard J. McKeon Jr., 48, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Orleans County Court on Friday. He strangled his girlfriend, Maureen S. Migliore, dumped her body in the middle of a rural road and set it on fire. In October, McKeon pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the slaying of Migliore, 47, with whom he lived.

Her body was found last March 7 on Maple Street in Barre -- 80 miles from their home on Route 240 in West Valley, Cattaraugus County. State police and Orleans County sheriff's investigators said McKeon, a police veteran of 21 years, strangled Migliore during a violent argument.

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Loss put at $6,000 in theft of bill changer

Someone got into a Fillmore Avenue coin-operated laundry late Thursday and stole a bill changer that held about $2,000, Buffalo police reported.

The burglar entered the Tip Top Laundry, 441 Fillmore Ave. near William Street, at about 11:50 p.m., a store representative told police. It's not clear if the suspect broke into the business.

The bill changer is worth about $4,000, not counting the coins it held. The suspect took the changer and left through the west side door of the store.

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Guilty plea entered in molestation of 2 girls

Dezmond Woods was taken into custody after he pleaded guilty Friday to repeatedly molesting two young female cousins at their grandmother's home in Cheektowaga.

Woods, 19, of Oxford Avenue, was ordered jailed by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski after he pleaded to two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree for repeatedly molesting the 8- and 10-year-old girls between January 2006 and May 2007.

Prosecutors Kirstin St. Mary and Lauren A. Rott said Woods, who was an acquaintance of the girls' families, repeatedly molested them until both girls complained to their mothers, who then contacted Cheektowaga police.

Woods, who had faced a jury trial Monday before Michalski, was told he faces a five-year prison term and up to 20 years of post-prison monitoring by the criminal justice system.

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Beer thief dodges guard during escape

A thief pushed down a security guard and made off with a 24-ounce bottle of beer from an Elmwood Avenue drugstore about 9 p.m. Friday.

The thief -- described as a white male in his 30s, 180 pounds, wearing tan pants and a black wool hat and coat -- entered the Rite Aid at 424 Elmwood, Buffalo police said.

The man, who had slipped the bottle into his pocket, shoved the security guard when confronted, police said.

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South Buffalo bar fight uncorks three arrests

A South Buffalo bar fight early Saturday ended with three arrests, Buffalo police said.

The fight occurred in Recckio's on South Park Avenue at about 1:50 a.m., when one man was hit in the head with a chair.

Charged with assault and harassment were Ronald Fuller, 21, of Hammerschmidt Street, Adam Sabadasz, 24, of Seneca Street, and Patrick Gibbons, 30, of South Park Avenue.

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Buffalo man accused of sex attack in jail

A Buffalo man was charged Friday with sexually assaulting another inmate last month in Erie County Holding Center.

Kevin Powell, 21, is charged with two counts each of attempted criminal sexual act and sexual abuse, Erie County sheriff's officials said.

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