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A woman faces felony charges after she allegedly broke a beer bottle and attacked a man she used to have a relationship with, Niagara Falls Police reported. Renee J. Koval, 24, of Niagara Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree harassment following the incident in her home shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. Police said Koval’s 29-year-old ex had …

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Niagara Falls Police are investigating a report that a 50-year-old Falls woman stole drugs and money from another woman Friday after she overdosed in a motel room. Officers were called at 3:30 p.m. to the Motel 6a at 9100 Niagara Falls Blvd. for an unresponsive woman. Another woman in the room told police that the pair had been smoking crack cocaine with the suspect, an…

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Niagara Falls Police are investigating claims that a female school bus aide has been "physically harassing" children on their way home from school. The mother of an 11-year-old Harry F. Abate Elementary School student contacted police Friday afternoon after her daughter complained of ongoing problems with the bus aide. She reportedly told her mother that the woman pushe…

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The death of a man whose body was found Friday in a vehicle outside the Tops Markets store in the Town of Niagara is not considered suspicious, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. The cause of the 48-year-old man's death is under investigation, pending the results of an autopsy, the Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Authorities withheld the man's name. Staff a…

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Buffalo police arrested a 16-year-old on Friday and charged him with robbing a cab driver on the city's East Side. The robbery happened on Chester Street, between Glenwood and Woodlawn avenues, at about 1:45 a.m., according to a police report. The teenager was accused of displaying a pistol and taking about $100 from the cab driver, according to the report. ht…

State troopers arrested an Allegany woman on a charge of criminal sale of firearm Friday, state police said. Troopers said that Katherine L. Karnuth, 46, gave a pistol that had been reported missing in August to another party who was not legally allowed to possess it. She was arraigned in Allegany Town Court and released under supervision. She is scheduled to …

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A cab driver reported a robbery attempt early Saturday on Daisy Place, the second crime involving a taxi driver in Buffalo's Hamlin Park neighborhood in two days. The victim told police he went to pick up a fare when he was approached by three teens. One got in the cab, while another approached the driver's side and displayed what appeared to be a shotgun, according to …

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A Lancaster man was sentenced Friday by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to four month of intermittent incarceration, following his guilty plea on child pornography possession charges, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 26-year-old Alexander Grupp also was sentenced to spend 10 years as a sex offender on probation. On …

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An Allegany County man was arrested Wednesday in the theft of his former employer's dog, New York State Police said. Zakary S. Cobb, 29, of Friendship was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, coercion and aggravated cruelty to animals, State Police said. Troopers said Cobb's arrest followed their investigation of a report about a missing dog, whic…

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An Allegany County couple was arrested Wednesday in the theft of more than $15,000 from an elderly victim, according to New York State Police. William J. Hartman, 50, and Terri L. Hartman, 49, both of Little Genesee, were both charged with grand larceny, State Police said. Troopers were contacted by Allegany County Adult Protective Services regarding the misu…

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A man faces charges after a truck left the road and hit a house, injuring an occupant Wednesday, according to State Police. Benjamin Brooks, 33, of Conewango Valley, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, State Pol…

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A South Buffalo man faces charges after a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at Seneca and Stevenson streets, according to a police report. Aaron J. Leo, 25, was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs and driving while intoxicated, according to the report. Leo was accused of crossing double yellow lines and driving through a red light before str…

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A Lewiston police officer faces three felony charges after being accused of unlawfully surveilling a women's locker room. Alexander P. Ruckh, 31, has been suspended without pay by the Lewiston Police Department after his arrest Dec. 13, according to authorities. Ruckh has been accused of recording a victim changing clothes on several occasions between the spring and …

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A 15-year-old East High School student was charged this week with falsely reporting gunfire taking place at the school, according to Buffalo police. The student was accused of using another student's cellphone to call 911 from inside the school, at 820 Northampton St., at about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Officers responded to a "shots fired" call to find no su…