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Officials release few details
in fatal Kill Buck shooting

KILL BUCK – A man was shot to death in this Cattaraugus County hamlet late Friday, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

The homicide occurred shortly before midnight at 6263 Route 417. Sheriff's officials said their investigation is continuing and said no further information would be released right now.

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Two shot on West Side
in drive-by early Saturday

Two males were shot early Saturday while walking in a West Side neighborhood.

The two were walking east on Bird Avenue, near Grant Street, just before 2 a.m., when several shots were fired from a passing vehicle, according to Buffalo police.

Time Thomas, no age or address available, was shot once in the chest, according to police reports. Emanuel Mitchell, no age or address available, was shot in the buttocks and suffered a broken leg.

The victims were picked up by witnesses and driven to Erie County Medical Center.

Thomas was treated and released, a hospital official said.

Mitchell was still in the hospital Saturday night, but his condition was unclear.

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DWI charge lodged
 in four-vehicle crash

A four-vehicle crash Friday evening on the city's East Side left six people with non-life-threatening injuries and one of the drivers accused of drunken driving, Buffalo police said.

The chain-reaction crash occurred at about 7:50 p.m. at Bailey Avenue and Broadway.

Three cars were stopped at a red light when another vehicle approached the intersection and struck the car in front of it, causing that vehicle to strike another and so on, police added.

The six people who were injured were treated for injuries described by Buffalo police as apparently minor.

Officers charged Paul Mason, 54, of Shirley Avenue, with driving while intoxicated, according to police reports.

Mason refused to submit to a chemical test, and some marijuana was found by police in the vehicle's glove box, police added.

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Wrong-way Isle driver
 arrested on DWI charge

A West Seneca woman was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated after she was seen driving in the wrong direction in a Beaver Island State Park traffic circle, Erie County sheriff's officials said.

About 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, the U.S. Border Patrol alerted the sheriff's office that a vehicle was going the wrong way in the park's traffic circle.

Deputies stopped the vehicle and Michele A. Clifford, 54, of West Seneca, was arrested on a DWI charge.

She refused a breath test and was released on appearance tickets, officials said.

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Man stabbed, robbed
 in attack on William Street

A man was stabbed and robbed Saturday morning on William Street and Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo police said.

The victim told police he was stabbed in the right leg with a razor by the unknown assailant at about 7 a.m. The attacker stole $50 and was last seen running west on William toward Jefferson Avenue, according to police.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where he was treated and released, a hospital official said.

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Aggravated DWI case
 tied to speeding arrest

A man accused of speeding through a Cheektowaga neighborhood was charged with driving while intoxicated, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said.

Nicholas J. Desantis, 27, of Cheektowaga, was pulled over by Deputy Simon Biegasiewicz at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after he was seen speeding in the area of French and Borden roads, deputies said.

After failing field sobriety tests, Desantis was taken into custody, deputies said. He was taken to the Elma substation, deputies said, where a breath test determined that his blood-alcohol content was .18 percent – the legal threshold for a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was released on an appearance ticket.

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Driver in Wales crash
 charged with felony DWI

Robert J. Peckey, 59, of Buffalo, was charged by the Erie County Sheriff's Office Friday with felony drunken driving and leaving the scene of a property damage accident in the Town of Wales earlier in the day.

Peckey was found by Sheriff's Deputies David Makowski and Anthony Yavicoli walking on Route 78 around 5:45 p.m., shortly after he drove away from the two parked cars he allegedly damaged on Big Tree Road. Peckey posted a blood-alcohol reading of 0.16 percent and was charged with felony DWI because he had a prior drunken driving conviction within the last 10 years.