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Two Warren men died of exposure-hyperthermia

WARREN, Pa. -- Two Warren men whose bodies were recovered Thursday not far from the Kinzua Reservoir in the Allegheny National Forest died of exposure-hyperthermia, authorities said Friday.

Terry Sumrow, 28, and Troy Johnson, 29, had last been seen March 1 in Sumrow's pickup in Warren.

After a U.S. Forest Service law officer spotted the vehicle, which was sought in the missing-person case, on Forest Road 262, police and volunteer firefighters searched the area and discovered the bodies near their vehicle.

No foul play is suspected, authorities said.

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Man shot in the shoulder listed in serious condition

A man remained in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his shoulder late Friday after being shot earlier in the day, according to Buffalo police reports.

Roy Worthy Jr., 25, no address listed, was in the doorway of a home in the 100 block of Goodyear Avenue about 11 a.m. when three men with hooded sweatshirts -- one armed with a 9 mm pistol -- fired a single round at him.

The three fled south on Goodyear to Empire Street where they were believed to have jumped into a vehicle and fled west on Broadway.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text message the Buffalo police anonymous tip call line at 847-2255 or to e-mail the information to www.bpdny.org and click on "Report a Tip."

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Driver with history of suspensions arrested

A Gowanda man whose driving privileges have been suspended 17 times was charged Friday with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and aggravated harassment following a traffic stop on Route 62 in the Town of Dayton, state police said.

James F. Mallaber, 40, of Hill Street had an active arrest warrant from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, police said. Mallaber, whose license had been suspended for outstanding tickets, was arraigned in Persia Town Court and turned over to the Sheriff's Office on the warrant there.

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Alleged assault lands constable in hot water

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- A constable with the Niagara Regional Police was arrested Friday for an assault and threat, police said

Stephen Smith, whose age was unavailable, was charged with assault and uttering threats. Police said they launched an investigation when the victim lodged a complaint. Smith, who has been a constable for three years, was off-duty at the time of the incident, police said. Further details were unavailable.

Smith was being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Medina man accused of holdup attempt at bar

A Medina man was arrested early Friday after an attempted knifepoint robbery of a man about to drive away from a Cheektowaga bar, Cheektowaga police said.

Bradley W. Webster, 19, of Bates Road was charged with first-degree attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned in Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

Shortly after 1 a.m., police said, the suspect approached a man getting ready to drive away from the parking lot of Tiffany's, a bar at Transit Road and Genesee Street. Webster, police said, waved a large hunting-style knife and demanded money from the driver, police said. As the suspect began opening the driver's door, a passenger in the car fled to the bar for help, police added.

Webster, police said, ran into the woods empty-handed and was tracked down by police.

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Escape attempt leads to trouble for driver

A Cheektowaga man faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated, after he tried to flee from sheriff's deputies following a traffic stop early Friday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said.

Damone E. Chambers, 25, was pulled over at about 3:45 a.m. on Transit Road in Elma after he was spotted driving erratically.

Chambers fled on foot and was picked up by someone in a car, officials said. That car was stopped a short while later, and Chambers was arrested.

Chambers, who refused to submit to a breath test, was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended license, traffic infractions, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.

He was released on an appearance ticket.

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Man shot in the leg on Sobieski Street

A Seventh Street man was shot late Thursday on Sobieski Street, Buffalo police said.

Damon Hall Jr., 18, told police he was standing in front of a home in the 300 block of Sobieski about 11:30 p.m., waiting to go to the movies with a friend, when he was shot in the leg by a man who "sprang from an alleyway."

Hall was treated in Erie County Medical Center. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Ferry-Fillmore police were investigating.

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