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>Man finds human remains along Allegheny Reservoir

ONOVILLE -- An investigation is under way in Cattaraugus County after a man found human remains Saturday while walking along the shore of the Allegheny Reservoir, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.

There was little other information available about the finding except that the remains may have come into view as the water level of the reservoir was lowered.

The Onoville area of the reservoir is frequented by boaters and fisherman.

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>Mastrianni's store robbed at knifepoint

A Seneca Street store was robbed Saturday night, and a suspect took off with an estimated $600 in cash.

The male suspect came into Mastrianni's at about 8:05 p.m. and pointed a large knife at the female owner, demanding that she "give me all the money in the register," according to a Buffalo police report.

The suspect then ran out of the store on to Seneca Street and fled toward Mineral Springs.

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>Akron police arrest man on gun, drug charges

A 41-year-old Akron man was arrested on criminal weapons possession and drug charges late Saturday, after Erie County sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call in a Newstead home.

Deputies said they responded to the Main Street house at about 11:30 p.m. and charged Morgan L. Cox with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful growing of cannabis and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Cox was taken to the Erie County Holding Center.

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>Accused shoplifter arrested after struggle

A skirmish Saturday afternoon between a Buffalo man accused of shoplifting and an Elmwood Avenue store security guard led to a broken glass door and an arrest.

William D. Nix, 48, was charged with petit larceny and third-degree criminal mischief following the incident at the Rite Aid at 424 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo police said.

A store security guard told police he saw Nix try to shoplift a 40-count bottle of Advil and a can of Spam at about 4 p.m.

When the guard confronted him, Nix allegedly fought him and in a struggle, broke the store's front entrance door, police said.

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>Man, 23, hospitalized after shooting

A 23-year-old Buffalo man was in fair condition Sunday in Erie County Medical Center after being shot in his legs and hips late Saturday.

Tyshon McGriff told police he was walking east to a Jefferson Avenue convenience store from North Street at about 9:20 p.m. when a man wearing a black hoodie and a white bandanna came toward him and fired at least four shots.

McGriff fled down Jefferson and was found lying on the ground in the 900 block. He was taken by ambulance to ECMC.

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>Felony charge of DWI filed after stop in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Town of Niagara woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Niagara Falls Boulevard on Saturday night.

Linda E. Schlosser, 55, was driving with her headlights out near 68th Street at about 10:10 p.m. when her vehicle was pulled over, according to a police report.

Schlosser registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.25 percent -- more than three times the legal limit -- when she was tested at Police Headquarters, the report said.

She had a previous DWI conviction in February 2001, according to the report.

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>Previous offender faces felony charge of DWI

WHEATFIELD -- An Orleans County man with a previous drunken-driving conviction was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop here Sunday morning.

William J. Lord, 45, of Lyndonville, was pulled over on Lockport Road near Shawnee Road at about 3:35 a.m., according to a Niagara County Sheriff's Office report.

Lord registered a 0.24 blood-alcohol content -- three times the legal limit -- when tested at the Sheriff's Office, the report said.

He had a previous DWI conviction within the last 10 years, according to the report.

Lord was taken to Niagara County Jail, where bail was set at $750. He is due in Town Court on Tuesday.

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>Woman, 24, charged in speeding, DWI case

WHEATFIELD -- A North Tonawanda woman pulled over for driving 75 mph on Shawnee Road also faces drunken-driving charges and had a bottle of beer in her car at the time of her arrest Saturday morning, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.

Deanna D. Husami, 24, of Eighth Avenue, refused to submit to a breath test after her vehicle was stopped for speeding in a 55 mph zone, deputies reported.

Husami was taken to Niagara County Jail on $250 bail.

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