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Keith McShea

Keith McShea is a staff reporter for The Buffalo News. He is a former deputy sports editor; before that, he covered high school sports for The News since his hiring in 1999.


Local News

When the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was considering a new fundraising concept in 2017, it bounced the idea off of people in Western New York philanthropic circles: How about high school students? "We were kind of told we were crazy," said Michael Crisona, executive director of the society's Western New York chapter. "We were told no student in …

Local News

Six people were hospitalized after a two-car crash in Darien Center late Wednesday night, according to state police. According to troopers, an SUV ran a stop sign at Harlow Road and Route 20, hitting a Jeep. The driver of the SUV had to be extricated from the vehicle and taken via Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center; the passenger in the SUV as well as all fou…

City of Tonawanda

A Niagara Falls woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say she was pulling down temporary parking signs in the City of Tonawanda related to this week's Canal Fest. After fleeing the police, she was pulled over by officers and confronted about the sign situation. "I am mad at the police for a previous arrest," she told officers, according to Capt. Fre…

Crime

Five people were arrested and more than a half-pound of crystal methamphetamine was seized Tuesday at a house that "was being used for the sales and use of" crystal meth, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Jamestown police and several other agencies responded to 12 Bishop St. at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to find Camille I. Lopez, who wa…

Twenty homes built by seven local home builders will be on display during the Buffalo Niagara Builders’ Association's 2019 Horizons Tour of Homes, which begins this weekend. Visitors can tour the suburban homes on consecutive long weekends: Thursday through Sunday and July 25 to 28. Hours for tours on Thursdays and Fridays are 3 to 8 p.m.; hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

Crime

A Buffalo man arrested on aggravated driving while intoxicated and other charges on the New York State Thruway was found to have a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit, according to state police. Jose A. Sanchez, 50, was stopped on I-90 in the Town of Hamburg at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday for a vehicle and traffic violation, troopers said, when he w…

Local News

One person is in critical condition while another is listed in serious condition following a major crash between a State Police patrol car and a minivan that shut down a portion of the New York State Thruway Monday. According to state police, Trooper Stephen C. Barker of Buffalo's State Police station was traveling westbound on the I-90 when he rear-ended a Dodge Carava…

Courts

A Jamestown man who allegedly impersonated a military veteran in an attempt to receive services from a Western New York veteran program has been arrested on several charges, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Glenn A. French, 63, is charged with theft of services, criminal impersonation and forgery. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said that o…

Courts

A Buffalo man convicted of attempted murder in the beating of his girlfriend was sentenced this week to 25 years to life in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Alonzo Ross, 50, was given the maximum sentence by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges on Monday. A jury earlier found Ross guilty of second-degree attempted murder an…

Courts

DNA evidence helped lead to a guilty plea by a Buffalo man in an attempted rape that occurred earlier this year, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Omar Clark, 27, pleaded guilty Monday before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of first-degree attempted rape. Prosecutors said the crime occurred in March on Allen Street in Buffalo a…

Local News

A Chautauqua County Sheriff's K9 unit located a group of 11 hikers, including nine children, Monday night after the group became lost for about 4½ hours. The group, believed to be in the area of a creek near Park Road in Arkwright, was escorted out of a wooded area after a K9 located all 11 individuals, officials said. The nine children ranged from ages 4 to 19. A 91…

Crime

Paul Humphrey's football teammates filled the front steps of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School while family, friends and faculty gathered on the front lawn of the South Buffalo school Monday morning for a prayer service in which the slain 17-year-old was remembered for his smile and positive energy. Humphrey, who had recently completed his sophomore year, was killed in …

Crime

The New York State Police announced Thursday that Edward R. Bancroft, who fled authorities Tuesday after a pursuit and collision in Wyoming County, had been located and was in police custody. Bancroft, 31, of Angelica, fled into a wooded area following a collision that halted a vehicle pursuit in the Town of Eagle, troopers said. State Police, New York State Department …

Courts

A Buffalo man was indicted on murder and weapons charges Wednesday in a December 2018 homicide on the East Side, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced. Frank Nelson III, 36, also known as “Nitty,” was arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case on an indictment charging him with one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree cr…

Crime

A man and woman from West Seneca were traveling together in two cars, one following the other, when both were pulled over and both arrested on drug charges, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Austin T. Horn, 20, was charged on July 4 with unlawful possession of marijuana, driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWAI combination of drugs and alcohol and f…