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Several people were shot Thursday in an incident on Midland Avenue in Syracuse, including children, according to reports from Central New York media. Spectrum News put the total shot at "at least six," while the Syracuse Post-Standard reports that up to seven have been shot. https://twitter.com/katelynnulrich/status/1042953566716092418 Meanwhile, in Rochester, fiv…

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Bennett High School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon following a telephone threat that was called into the Middle Early College Office at the campus, a spokeswoman for the Buffalo Public School District reported. Elena Cala, special assistant to the superintendent for public relations, said administration and staff within the building engaged protocols that inc…

A Frewsburg man was arrested after an apparent threat Thursday morning that resulted in a lockdown at Hinsdale Central School, State Police reported. Investigators said Nicholas A. McChesney, 20, texted a 17-year-old student suggesting the school be "locked" because he had a gun and would harm others. Bureau of Criminal Investigation officers contacted McChesney,…

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A teacher at PS 197 Math Science Technology Preparatory School on East Delavan Avenue was injured breaking up a fight between students Wednesday afternoon, according to a Buffalo police report. The teacher suffered pain and swelling to the hand and went to a hospital for treatment. The fight happened at about 2:15 p.m. A 15-year-old student was arrested and charged w…

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A 19-year-old man is in fair condition at Erie County Medical Center after he was attacked with a knife Wednesday night on Buffalo's West Side by a group of at least 10 people, according to a police report. The victim told police the group of males approached him shortly after 10:30 p.m. outside a home on Rhode Island Street near 14th Street while he was smoking a cigar…

A Buffalo woman was convicted Wednesday in the stabbing death of her mother 13 years ago, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. A jury convicted Lashawn Lewis, 40, of second-degree murder in the stabbing of Lateyfa Lewis, 50. On Aug. 4, 2005, Lateyfa Lewis was found dead with more than 40 stab wounds throughout her body inside the victim's Orange S…

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A Chautauqua County man was charged with two counts of petit larceny Wednesday following an investigation into a Sept. 12 theft from a Frewsburg residence, according to Town of Carroll Police. James R. Tuttle, 30, of Kennedy, is accused of stealing a small amount of cash and a debit card from a wallet inside a residence at which he was contracted to perform construction…

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Federal prosecutors are misleading the public about emissions at Tonawanda Coke in an effort to stir up opposition, lawyers for the company said Wednesday. The company's criticism of the government is at the heart of a new report that also recommends a third-party monitor be hired to oversee the River Road plant. In the report, Tonawanda Coke urges U.S. District Judg…

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A coalition of Buffalo church leaders want to raise money to supplement witness protection services offered to people who come forward with information about crimes committed in the City of Buffalo. The Concerned Clergy Coalition of Western New York met with city leaders and law enforcement Wednesday to discuss ways to address the violence after a summer in which a gran…

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A 26-year-old Buffalo man was shot just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on Blum Avenue, near Military Road and Kenmore Avenue, police said. The shooting took place amid "some type of disturbance or fight," police said in a statement. The victim was taken in a civilian vehicle to Kenmore Mercy Hospital and was later transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. P…

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When Valentino Dixon wakes up Thursday morning, a free man for the first time in 27 years, only one thing will be on his agenda. Making breakfast for his 90-year-old grandmother. "It's the greatest feeling in the world," Dixon said of his newfound freedom Wednesday. "We've been waiting 27 years for this." After more than two decades in prison for a murder he didn'…

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A Buffalo man who was found guilty on multiple drug charges Tuesday faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 31 in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Miguel Parilla, 30, was found guilty by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns of two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substanc…

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If federal prosecutors have their way, Tonawanda Coke will shutter its doors until it complies with clean air standards. They also want the company to pay for a court-appointed monitor to keep tabs on its compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The government's recommendations for punishing Tonawanda Coke, released on Tuesday, are the latest step in a wee…

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An admitted drug dealer out on bail while awaiting sentencing is facing new allegations linking him to a fatal overdose in Lancaster. Nathaniel Myers, who prosecutors claim is a leader of the LRGP street gang, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and was ordered held without bail. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Violanti said Myers was schedul…